Educational Experience Survey – UW Board of Regents (Deadline Tonight!)

The UW Board of Regents is the University’s governing body whose broad responsibilities are to supervise, coordinate, manage and regulate the university, as provided by state statute. Every year, the Student Regent, an undergraduate member, presents something about student life to the Board in the Spring.

This year’s Student Regent is Kaitlyn Zhou, and she has spent time exploring how undergraduate students across all three of our campuses would describe their educational experiences. Kaitlyn’s goal is to understand how their academic learnings and beyond classroom experiences prepare them for their future careers. As the Student Regent, she’s particularly curious to understand in which areas students feel most prepared and which areas students feeling they are lacking.

This is where you can contribute!

Kaitlyn has already conducted a series of interviews, and is now seeking input from as many students as possible, across all three UW campuses, through an anonymous survey. She interested in hearing from everyone, particularly graduating seniors and recent alums who’ve had significant experience living and working through the UW system.

The deadline to complete this survey is TONIGHT, April 23rd at 11:59 PM.

Link to survey:

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It’s Time for Week 4!

Welcome, dear majors, to Week 4 of the Spring Quarter! It looks like the clouds and the sun are going to be fighting it out for most of this week, but the forecast is for a relatively dry week (keep your fingers crossed)!

It’s a relatively quiet week in terms of events, but there’s always something to talk about. Here’s what you should know about this week:

New Majors

  • Welcome to the Major! To finish your paperwork and officially declare the major, you’ll need to come see us in the Advising Office. Here’s how:
  • If you attended New Major Orientation last week – There will be special drop-in hours this week to complete your paperwork: today (10am-2pm), tomorrow (23 April, 2pm-4pm), and Wednesday (24 April, 10am-2pm). If you can’t make those times, just make an appointment to meet with our advisors like normal.
  • If you did NOT attend New Major Orientation: – You will need to make an appointment so you can review the information we provided during orientation before you complete your paperwork. Feel free to stop by the Advising Office, email, or call 206-543-5396 to make your appointment!

Effective Study Strategies Workshop – Tomorrow!

Earlier this morning, we highlighted the 3rd in ASP’s Study Skills Workshops this quarter: Effective Study Strategies. Tomorrow’s workshop (6:30pm-7:30pm, MGH242) will cover how to develop and maintain effective study skill habits and create the right study environment to support your learning.

Small Group Career Coaching with Caitlin Goldbaum – Interviews!

Caitlin Goldbaum will be hosting a small group career-coaching session tomorrow afternoon (4pm-4:45pm, Smith M261) that will help get you ready to nail your interviews!

That’s all for now! Hope everyone has a spectacular Week 4!

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Summer Sociology Courses!

Summer registration is now open for all students!  Check out some of the highlighted course offerings this Summer quarter and see the Time Schedule for a full list of course offerings:

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Study Skills Workshop – Effective Study Strategies (23 April)

We’ve highlighted the series of Study Skills Workshops that Academic Support Programs is offering this quarter, and this week’s workshop will address one of the most important skills to succeed at the UW: Effective Study Strategies

Everyone learns in different ways, but it can be a struggle to discover the studying habits and strategies that will be most effective for you. If you feel like you’re putting in the hours but not getting the results you want – or if you just want to continue refining your study skills – then this is a great opportunity for you! The workshop will cover different learning styles and study techniques, as well as how to create the right study environment.

Workshop Details:

  • Meeting with Instructors – the Benefits of Reaching Out
  • Tuesday, 23 April 2019
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • MGH 242

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This Week in the Career Center

SOC Majors – my dear family – my apologies for not posting your weekly Career Center preview last Friday. I was presenting my research at a conference and time got away from me!

Fully in the spirit of “Better late than never,” here’s what the Career Center is offering this week:

Tuesday, 23 April

  • Career Launch, 2:30pm-3:20pm. This is an interactive workshop for anyone who wants to have a clear plan before they hit job market, thinking about things like thinking about who you are and what you want from your career, and how to express that in your resume and while networking.
  • How to Rock an Interview – Small Group Coaching, 4pm-4:45pm, Smith M261. Tomorrow’s small group session, hosted by our own Arts and Sciences specialist Caitlin Golbaum, will be focused on how to respond to common interview scenarios to demonstrate your strength as a job candidate.

Wednesday, 24 April

  • Interviewing Workshop, 2:30pm-3pm, Online. This online workshop is another great chance to improve your interviewing skills, including how to prepare, what to expect, and how to succeed once you’re in the interview room!

Thursday, 25 April

  • LinkedIn Lab, 1:30pm-2:20pm. We all know that LinkedIn can be a great platform to find jobs and internships, and this workshop will cover the ways you can make the most out of using LinkedIn – from setting up your profile to professional communication! Note: if you plan to attend, make sure to bring a laptop!
  • Translating Your Student Experience to Career, 3:30pm-4:20pm, HUB 141 Computer Transfer and Commons. This small group coaching session, specifically designed for transfer students, will cover things like finding the right opportunities for you, applying for jobs, and translating your student experiences into work strengths.

Friday, 26 April

  • Cover Letter Workshop, 12:30pm-1pm, Online. This online workshop will help you improve your cover letter writing skills, regardless of whether your a first time writer or just want to create better letters to sell yourself as a job candidate.
  • How to Prepare for Law School, 2pm-2:30pm. Thinking about applying to law school but want some guidance before you jump right into the application process? This is the perfect workshop for you, covering things like application timelines, preparing application materials, and what to do next – no matter where you are in the application process!

As always, unless otherwise noted, all workshops and information sessions take place in 134 Mary Gates Hall. If you need or want any other information about the Career and Internship Center, please visit their website.

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The UW Pipeline Project is Hiring!

Calling all people passionate about improving equity in education!

For those of you who don’t know, the UW Pipeline Project is a K-12 outreach program that connects undergraduate students from the University of Washington with educational and service opportunities in local and regional schools and community organizations through tutoring and mentoring.

Pipeline is hiring for two different full-time positions to begin September 1st, 2019:

The Pipeline Project Education Equity AmeriCorps member recruits, trains and supports UW students to become tutors in elementary, middle and high schools in the Seattle area. They will also manage a team of UW student interns who will assist with Pipeline programming. In addition, they will be involved with planning Pipeline’s rural outreach program Literacy Arts Alternative Spring Break. The member will also have opportunities to assist with other Pipeline initiatives and take leadership in additional areas they choose.

The Pipeline Project Equity in STEM Ameri­Corps mem­ber recruits, trains and supports UW students to become tutors in elementary, middle and high schools in the Seattle area. The AmeriCorps Member will be highly involved in planning and executing the year-round STEM engagement programs with rural and tribal schools, including STEM Alternative Spring Break. The member will also have opportunities to assist with other Pipeline initiatives and take leadership in additional areas they choose.

Both jobs are full-time 10.5 month positions. Please click on the link above for each position’s description and application instructions. Applications are due by 11:00pm, May 12th, 2019.

Join the Pipeline Team!

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Washington Bus Summer Fellowship – Application Deadline 19 April

The Washington Bus is a non-partisan nonprofit that seeks to engage young people in politics and advocacy work and is offering it’s annual summer fellowship!

The Washington Bus Summer Fellowship is a political boot camp located in Seattle for young people between the ages of 18-25. Bus Fellows spend the summer learning campaign management tactics, grassroots organizing, public policy formation, and leadership skills. The fellowship prepares young people to take on leadership positions in campaigns, political movements, and nonprofit organizations.

The Washington Bus Fellowship is a 20 hour a week, ten week long program starting June 17, 2019. The application priority deadline is April 1, 2019. Fellows are provided a stipend of $1,500 over the course of the program.

Follow this link to complete the 2019 Washington Bus Fellowship Application!

For more information visit:

If you have any questions or would like to recommend someone to the program, contact Leadership Coordinator Will Muhammad at or (206) 325-1889.

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