Events: Accessible Document Creation: A Workshop for UW Graduate Students 11/7

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Room 102, Odegaard Undergrad Library, Seattle Campus
RSVP suggested. Questions? gabyd@uw.edu

RSVP for November 7: http://bit.ly/2R7zaFg

Are you a graduate student? Interested in learning ways to make your Word docs, PDFs, and PowerPoint presentations accessible to people who use Assistive Technology (AT)? If yes, this workshop is for you! Continue reading

Events: iSchool Graduate Programs Online Information Session – Veteran’s Resources, 11/7/18

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Are you a Veteran, or eligible for Veterans’ benefits to cover graduate education? Interested in learning how a graduate degree in information science can help you achieve your professional and personal goals?

Attend an online information session especially for Veterans and those eligible for Veteran’s education benefits, who are interested in the iSchool’s Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) and Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM) programs. Learn about building a career in data science, information architecture, librarianship, information security, UX, IT consulting, information management or the information sciences!

Session Information:
November 7, 2018, 3-4pm PT
Online (via Zoom)

Click here for more information and a link to the online session

Click here to RSVP for the session

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Career Newsletter, 10/29/18

EXPLORING CAREERS

The start of the year is a great time to explore future pathways. Your academic and professional endeavors at the iSchool can help prepare you for a variety of next steps. Below are some tips to help you find out what you’d like to do after graduation.

START WITH REFLECTION

Understanding yourself and your interests can help you pinpoint the type of career in which you’ll thrive.

Start by thinking about what you enjoy, what you do well, and what you find meaningful. Then, try to brainstorm some jobs that hit on all three of these criteria.

The UW Career & Internship Center’s Career Guide provides some helpful exercise to explore your strengths and connecting those to careers (pg. 6 – 11).

MICRO-TEST OPTIONS

Micro-testing pathways allows you to learn more about your interest in various jobs without committing to anything permanently. Some ways to micro-test:

  • Set up informational interviews. These reverse the roles of traditional interviews, allowing interested candidates to ask current employees about their organization and/or specific positions. Informational interviews can equip you with information you may not be able to find via public resources, giving you a level of depth and confidence in your career search. To learn more about informational interviews, consider joining us for the Mingling for Introverts workshop, or read our tips from a past newsletter.
  • Doing freelance work gives you real experience without the pressure to take on a long-term obligation. Common freelancing projects include writing, programming, web design, and Excel. Upwork is a frequently used site connecting freelancers to customers.

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Notice: OWRC Writing and Research Support for UW Students

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The Odegaard Writing and Research Center (OWRC) is an interdisciplinary center that offers free, one-to-one peer writing and research support for all writers on campus. We will work with any writer, on any projects, in any discipline, and at any phase in the process. Our appointments are 45-minute consultations with peer tutors from a range a disciplines. We’re proud of the diverse range of experiences, majors, languages, and backgrounds that our tutors bring. Meet our tutors and librarians here.

The OWRC also offers:

Support for International and Multilingual Students 

  • Targeted Learning Communities (TLCs):Weekly, small group tutoring for three to five international and multilingual students from the same course. TLC groups support students’ classroom learning, combine personal goals with academic goals, and create long-term learning communities.

Support for Graduate Students

  • Dissertation Writing Retreat:Week-long, writing retreat designed to support graduate students interested in making significant progress on their dissertation. The retreat consists of presentations, workshops, solo writing time and daily sessions with a peer tutor.
  • Open Writing Circles:Weekly, writing group meetings for writers working on long-term projects. Writers meet in Allen Research Commons to sit and write together to provide light structure, goal-setting, and some companionship.

Satellite Site Tutoring

  • Allen Research Commons: Drop-in sessions for graduate student writers working on long-term projects. Sessions are exclusively drop-in and cannot be booked in advance.
  • Health Sciences Library:Writing consultations for Health Sciences undergraduate and graduate students.
  • College of Education:Writing consultations for College of Education undergraduate and graduate students.

The OWRC also offers support to direct to instructors and departments through class visits, peer review workshops, and by-appointment consultations with the OWRC director. For more information on these support services, click here.

Events: UW Study Abroad Week November 6-8

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UW Study Abroad Week consists of multiple events that will help get you excited to study abroad:

  • Study Abroad Mixer – Tuesday, November 6th 5:30-7pm, ECC Unity Suite RSVP
  • “Remixing Your Reality” with Blake Brandes – Wednesday, November 7th 6-8pm wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House RSVP
  • Study Abroad Fair – Thursday, November 8th 10am-2pm, HUB Ballroom (no RSVP required)

Read below for more information on each event. Continue reading