NEW: Arts and Sciences New Major Career Launch!

Have you ever been asked, “What are you going to do with a Sociology major?” 


Being unsure about what to do with your Arts and Science major can be scary, but the A&S New Major Career Launch is here to help!

The UW Sociology Department advisors are ecstatic to offer this exclusive workshop, which is only being supplied by a select few departments in the university. Don’t miss your chance to participate in this limited opportunity!

Led by C21 staff and advisors in the College of Arts & Sciences, this 90-minute career workshop, in partnership with the Career & Internship Center, is designed specifically for recently declared A&S majors (and premajors). We will outline the limitless career paths you can follow, and help you determine any additional steps and strategies you may want to take in order to pursue the career of your dreams with your A&S degree.

From learning about internships and building your resume, to networking techniques and just exploring your new major, this workshop is a great opportunity for you to get your feet wet and start learning what a major in the College of Arts & Sciences is all about!

You can sign up for one of three workshops this quarter, which will be offered each month start next week:

Fri. October 21: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM in HUB 

Weds. November 30: 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM in the Career & Internship Center (MGH 134)

Thurs. December 1: 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM in the Career & Internship Center (MGH 134)

Questions? email


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Feeling Overwhelmed? In Crisis?

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Stressed out? In crisis? 

UW Health and Wellness Student Care Program  is a starting point for students in distress and in need of multiple levels of support. Student Care offers complete confidential support and advocacy, as well as evidence-based education and training for all UW students. They offer advice and support to students who may be struggling by creating plans to address the unique needs of each student.

Contact them at 


SafeCampus is the central reporting office if you are concerned for yourself or a friend. They have trained specialists who will take your call, connect you with resources, and put safety measures in place to reduce the chances of violence occurring. Email at

SafeCampus is available 24/7 at 206-685-SAFE (7233) 


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Documentary Film Series–Education and Society Film: Beyond Measure

Some of the most pressing issues facing America’s educational system will be discussed during the “Education and Society” documentary film series sponsored by the University of Washington College of Education’s Master in Education Policy

Tom Halverson, director of the MEP program, said the series is intended to spark conversation between audience members and local educators, advocates, and policymakers who will participate in panel discussions following each screening. The screenings are free and open to the public. 

“If we’re going to reform education to serve all students well, we need to partner with a variety of stakeholders,” Halverson said. “Our goal is bring people together for some thoughtful conversations about how we can work together to develop solutions.”

Oct. 27–The Cartel

220px-the_cartel_filmHow has the richest and most innovative society on earth suddenly lost the ability to teach its children at a level that other modern countries consider ‘basic’? This is the central question that drives this penetrating and gripping documentary, which explores the resourcing and financial management of our public schools.

6 to 8 PM, Smith Hall 120

Nov. 10–American Teacher
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Apply for a Paid Internship: Carlson Center Undergraduate Community Based Internships (UCBI)

The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center is excited to announce the second year of the Undergraduate Community Based Internship (UCBI) program!

UCBI provides approximately 40 undergraduate students the opportunity to engage in paid community based internship experiences with non-profit and public sector organizations accessible by public transportation during both winter and spring quarters. Internships begin January 3rd, 2017 and conclude June 2nd, 2017.

The UCBI program, developed in partnership with the UW Career & Internship Center, provides opportunities for undergraduates to grow professionally and personally, examine issues of social justice, gain an understanding of the diverse communities in Seattle and explore career paths in the public and non-profit sectors.

You can access more information and preview application materials via the Carlson Center’s website. Students can view the application questions now to prepare their submission materials. The online application on Catalyst will officially open on November 1st. Applications are due via Catalyst on November 14th @ 11:59pm

Upcoming Info Sessions: 

Thursday, October 20th @ 12:30-1:30pm in MGH 134

Friday, October 28th @ 2:00-3:00pm in MGH 258

Thursday, November 34d @ 4:30-5:30 in MGH 171

Questions? Email or give our team of Graduate Student Interns a call at 206-543-5514

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UW Professor recreates Milgram’s “Lost Letter” experiment from the 1960s with Black Lives Matter Movement

What would YOU do if you found a letter addressed to the Black Lives Matter movement on the sidewalk, would you put it in a mailbox? What if it was addressed to the American Neo-Nazi Party, would it make a difference?

matsueda-ross_In order to find out how people respond in such situations, one of your favorite professors, Ross Matsueda, has conducted a super interesting study called a “lost letter” experiment, where UW graduate students placed envelopes throughout Seattle neighborhoods addressed to either one of the two groups, or a third neutral party. They then collected data on which envelopes were actually mailed. This type of experimental study, often controversial (think Candid Camera), was first pioneered by sociologist Stanley Milgram (famous for his controversial “obedience experiments”) in the 1960s.

The goal of the experiment is to provide an independent measure of a neighborhood’s altruism and social cohesion, based on how many people in a given neighborhood will pick up an apparently dropped, stamped, addressed letter and drop it into a nearby mailbox. Click here to read more!

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October Upcoming Career & Internship Center Workshops


Read on to learn about upcoming October workshops and labs offered to you by the UW Career & Internship Center: 

Getting Started Workshops: Short, 30 minute presentations on strategies for success in the job & internship search. Join us for topics including LinkedIn, resumes, and career fair success! Come as you are. All held in MGH 134

  • Resumes: Thurs. 10/20, 2:30 – 3:00
  • Career Fair Success: Mon. 10/17, 3:30-4:00  or Wed. 10/26, 3:30-4:00
  • LinkedIn: Fri. 10/28, 2:30-3:00

Labs: Ready to explore further or get some practice? Join us for Labs–interactive, engaging workshops. Some labs are come as you are, others request that you bring some materials with you. All held in MGH 134.

  • Linked In Lab: Fri. 10/14, 2:30-3:20
  • Interviewing Lab: Fri. 10/21, 1:30-2:20
  • Student Employee Resume Lab: Tues. 10/25, 12:30-1:20
  • Exploring Your Strengths Lab: Mon. 10/24, 3:00-4:20
  • Job & Internship Search Lab: Tues. 10/25, 3:30-4:20

Workshops (see Career & Internship Center website for details):

  • Job Search for International Students: Thurs. 10/20, 3:30-4:20, MGH 134
  • Graduate Student Workshop: How to talk to People at Networking Events: Tues. 10/18, 4:00-5:00pm (see online calendar for workshop location)
  • Employer-Led Workshops: 
    • Successful Networking in the Non-Profit World (by Teach for America): Wed. 10/19, 12:30-1:20 in MGH 134
    • How to Stand Out at a Fortune 500 Company (by Amazon): Wed. 10/26, 12:30-1:20 in MGH 134


  • Government Career Fair: Thurs. 10/27, 2:00-5:00 PM
  • Science & Engineering Career Fair: Wed. 10/19, 12:00-5:00 PM in HUB Ballrooms
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WCPC Seminar: Callie Burt, “Racial Discrimination, Racial Socialization, and Crime…”


The West Coast Poverty Center’s Seminar will be featuring UW Sociology’s Professor Callie Burt, presenting her paper titled, “Racial Discrimination, Racial Socialization, and Crime: A Social Schematic Theory of Risk and Resilience across the Life Course.” 



Dr. Callie Burt, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UW

  • When: Monday, October 17th
  • Where: School of Social Work, Room 305A
  • Time: 12:30 to 1:30pm, with Q&A until 2pm

Paper Abstract: Compelling scholarship explicates the ways in which macro-level patterns of racial stratification increase the risk of crime and decrease the likelihood of educational and economic success among racial minorities. In the present work, Dr. Burt focuses on understanding how the micro-level processes that subtend and sustain inequality shape development among African-American youths in way that increase the likelihood of crime and decrease the likelihood of conventional success. Specifically, this work focuses on interpersonal discrimination as a risk factor for crime and familial racial socialization as a resilience factor and seeks to conceptually trace the criminogenic effects of racial discrimination experienced in childhood and adolescence on the structuring of the life course in ways that influence the likelihood of criminal offending, highlighting both social and cognitive developmental pathways and their interplay. Continue reading

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