Welcome to the 2015-16 Academic Year!

Welcome to the 2015-16 Academic Year!

The staff in Student Services is excited to start another academic year! We have planned a number of events for Autumn quarter including chats with the Dean, a variety of career workshops and meet-the-firm events, as well as our traditional Spooky Study Break. For our online students: watch for ways to attend these events online or listen to the recordings at a later date.

Here’s a guide to the information you’ll find in this document:

  • New iSchool Faculty
  • iSchool Welcome and Orientation Evaluations
  • iSchool Facilities
    • iLounge and iSchool Computer Lab Etiquette
    • Husky Card Access
    • After-hours Building Permits
  • iSchool and UW Student Conduct Policies
  • Communication
    • Student Services Blog and Social Media
    • Advising Emails
  • Student Representatives for iSchool Committees
  • Student Leadership Council
  • Funding to Present at Conferences
  • iCareers
    • Scheduling Academic and Career Advising Appointments
    • Viewing iSchool Events
    • Accessing Internship, Job and Capstone Postings
  • Conversations with the Dean
  • Student Services Study Break

New iSchool Faculty

The iSchool hired six  new faculty members.  Some have taught for us part-time, some have returned after time teaching elsewhere, and some are brand new to the iSchool.

After teaching for the iSchool part-time, Mike Doane and Annie Searle are joining the iSchool as full-time lectures.  Michael Freeman joined the iSchool last winter quarter, teaching a bit in spring and summer quarters.

Joining us this autumn are Sean McGann, Joel Ross, and Hala Annabi.

iSchool Welcome and Orientation Evaluation

Attention new students:  we want your feedback.  Please take a moment to complete our survey about your program orientation and iSchool Welcome activities.  The survey is available at https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/ioss/281700 .  Deadline to complete the survey is Sunday, October 11th.

iSchool Facilities

The iSchool offices exist in three different buildings spread across the U-District.

Mary Gates Hall is the home of the Dean’s Offices, Student Services, IT, as well as individual faculty offices. Continue reading

Career: What’s on tap for your Career Services in Winter Quarter?

There is a lot happening with iSchool career events in the next few months. Be sure you don’t miss any of the activity!

Career Advising

We are still in the process of hiring a new Career Services Adviser, and eventually an Asst. Director for Career Services.  However, you can still see someone for advising on you career-related questions.

Laura Schildkraut will be available for advising appointments beginning next week (January 12th).  Her appointments will be both in person and virtual, and you will be able to schedule them via iCareers.  We’re still in the process of setting up her access to iCareers, so it will be a few days before you can schedule appointments with her.

For those of you who don’t know Laura, she’s a lecturer for the iSchool and has taught INFO courses on Professionalism and on Women in Technology.  In addition, she’s taught courses in the Foster school and produced a television show on helping students understand various career paths.  Laura will be a great resource for iSchool students, so please take advantage of her expertise!

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