Week 7: Respawn

All of us after last week

Now that Snowmageddon 2019 is finally over, it’s time to reemerge from our bunkers and try to finish this whole “Winter Quarter” thing with a lot more Quarter and a LOT less Winter. And the calendar gods even gave us a 4-day week to ease us all back into routine life!

Here in the Advising Office, we’re still scrambling to finish catching up on the work we missed and appointments we’ve had to reschedule. Here are the headlines we’d like to bring to your attention this week as you all recover from your own snow interruptions:

  • Registration. Registration for Spring 2019 has begun, and I’m sure you all have questions. If you want some registration advice, you’ll need to make an appointment – and make your appointments early. Our Advisors’ schedules are pretty full, but if you’re patient, we’ll find space for you!
  • Honors Info Session – Next Week. Have you considered the Sociology Honors Program? If you have any interest in joining the Honors cohort and doing your own research, make sure you attend our info session on Tuesday, 26 Feb, from 2:00pm-3:00pm in Savery 409. Members of the Advising Office and current Honors students will be there to answer any questions you may have. For more information, see our posts about the Info Sessions or the Honors Program itself.

That’s it for this week – short but sweet. Good luck, Majors, as you get back on track after the snowpocalypse and start thinking about the end of the quarter!

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Next Week in the Career Center

Good afternoon, SOC majors! Fingers crossed, the weather might actually let us have an uninterrupted week – I mean, we already have Monday off, so maybe we can make it through a week without any cancellations!

As always, here’s your preview of what’s going on with the Career Center next week (weather permitting, of course):

Tuesday, 19 February

Wednesday, 20 February

  • Finding a Job When you Don’t Have Experience – Online Small Group Coaching, 10:30am-11:30am. You need to work to gain experience and you need experience to work – this session will help you break that cycle and cover strategies for finding employment without an employment history.
  • Interviewing Lab, 2:30pm-3:30pm. This is a great interactive workshop that will help you improve your skills as an interviewee and will cover common questions you’re likely to get during an interview.

Thursday, 21 February

  • Career Launch Workshop, 1:30pm-2:30pm. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed with working on a career plan, this is an excellent opportunity to explore your interests and develop a clear purpose in your job search.
  • How to Talk About Yourself – Small Group Coaching, 3:30pm-4:15pm, 203E Smith Hall. It can be uncomfortable to talk about yourself in a professional context, but this coaching session will help you figure out what to talk about and how to say it.

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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Alan R. Spence Transfer Student Support Fund – due 20 February

Applications are open for the Alan R. Spence Transfer Support Fund – Apply now!

The Alan R. Spence Transfer Support Fund was established to support undergraduate students in their educational pursuits who have transferred from a WA community college to the University of Washington.  Dr. Spence had a long career as an educational leader at several Washington state community colleges, including 24 years at Pierce College. Valuing the community college system as a place where student can begin their journey through higher education regardless of their circumstances and backgrounds, Dr. Spence worked tirelessly to ensure that institutional barriers would not impede a student’s ability to be successful. This year, the Spence Fund will award 2-3 scholarships of $1000 each to UW students who entered as transfer students. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be Washington State residents who are US citizens or permanent residents; or undocumented students who are Washington State residents and DACA-eligible or WASFA-eligible.
  • Applicants must have earned a minimum of 36 credits at a WA State community college by the time they matriculate at UW Seattle. Students who hold an Associate’s degree are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must be UW Seattle matriculated students during the 2018-19 academic year.
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need as defined by the Office of Student Financial Aid. (Students in unusual financial situations may apply, but must explain these circumstances in the additional comments section of the application.)
  • Running Start students are not eligible if they entered UW as a Freshman Admit.

Apply by 20 February at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/apply/541.

For more information, please visit the fund’s information page. If you have any other question, contact Robin Chang in the UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards: robinc@uw.edu or phone 206-543-2603.

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Participants Needed for Research Study – Woke about Coke?

In the middle of all this snow, have you seen any of that other white powder around campus? This study needs your input!

We’ve posted about the Sociology Honors Program before, emphasizing that it’s a great opportunity to grow as a scholar and to do your own research. Now here’s your chance to participate in one of those studies!

Senior Honors Student Anna Lewi is conducting research to understand how college students today think about recreational cocaine use and their beliefs regarding the effects of cocaine use. This study will have important implications for future prevention measures designed to help keep college students safe.

Students who choose to participate in this study will complete an anonymous online survey that is approximately 20 questions long and will take between 5-10 minutes to complete. To be eligible to participate, you must be (1) a UW student (2) between the ages of 18-29.

If you are interested in completing the survey, please follow the survey link. Your participation will be an important contribution toward understanding how substance use is perceived by college students today – not to mention you’ll be helping a fellow Husky AND Soc Major reach her study goals and finish her degree!!

Anna will be presenting this research as her Honors Thesis at the Mary Gates Symposium in the Spring, so you’ll also have the chance to learn about the results of her study (as well as find out what a polished Honors Thesis looks like)!

Anna is passionate about this project, and is happy to talk to anyone about the research she is conducting. If you have any questions about the study, please contact Anna at annal02@uw.edu.

Senior Honors Student Anna Lewi (with literal snow)


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Snowmageddon Week, Part 2

Welcome to a shortened Week – wait – I feel like I started the same way last week. With all these snow closures, it’s getting really hard to keep track of what day it is…but I’m pretty sure this is the Week 6!

As you begin to thaw out from several days of frigid temperatures and a snow/rain onslaught, there are just a couple things we’d like to bring to your attention this week:

  • Advising Office Appointments. Just like last week, our schedules have been thrown into chaos with the snow days – and things are even more hectic this second time around. If you had an appointment and have not yet rescheduled, please do so ASAP. If you need to schedule an appointment, please be patient as we work with you to find a time to meet.
  • Study Abroad Information Session – Spain, Early Fall. The final info session for the Challenges in Contemporary Spain study abroad trip was snowed out on Monday. Sadly, there’s no time to reschedule as the deadline to apply is this Friday, 15 February! If you have any questions at all about the program, please contact the Advising Office (asksoc@uw.edu) or see our original blog post for more information.

Stay warm and stay dry, my dear majors – and I hope everyone manages to deal smoothly with making up for the days we’ve lost!

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Next Week in The Career Center

Good afternoon, dear majors! Here’s your weekly preview of the great workshops and coaching that will be offered by the Career Center next week (this weekend’s snowstorm encore permitting, of course):

Monday, 11 February

  • Job and Internship Fair Success Workshop, 12:30-1:00pm. If you want to take advantage of the Job and Internship Fair on THURSDAY and want to go into the Fair with extra confidence, then this is the workshop for you!
  • Translating Your Strengths to the Working World – Small Group Coaching, 2:30pm-3:30pm, Online (through Zoom). This is a great way to get convenient small group coaching about how to communicate your strengths to potential employers.

Tuesday, 12 February

  • Networking Lab, 1:30pm-2:30pm. The workshop is designed for those who want to improve their networking skills and discuss strategies for productive network interactions.
  • How to Rock an Interview – Small Group Coaching, 4:00pm-4:45pm, M261 Smith Hall. This coaching session allows small groups of students to collaborate with a career coach to discuss what makes an interviewee successful.

Wednesday, 13 February

  • ResumeFest!, 10am-4pm. During this day-long event, students have the opportunity to bring their resume in for a 20-minute review. Reviews are on a first come, first served basis, so make sure to sign up in the Career and Internship Center (in 134 MGH) early!

Thursday, 14 February

  • Winter Job & Internship Fair , 1pm-5pm, HUB Ballroom. The annual Winter Job & Internship fair is back, and is a great opportunity for you to meet with (and apply to work for) over 100 employers. These employers are looking for interns, as well as full-time and part-time hires, so don’t miss the Fair! For more information, see yesterday’s blog post.

Friday, 15 February

  • Is Law School the Right Path for Me?, 1:00pm-1:30pm. Law school is a great choice – if it’s the right choice for you. As someone who learned the answer to this question the hard way, I HIGHLY recommend that anyone considering law school attend this workshop!

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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Winter Job and Internship Fair – 14 February 2019

The Annual UW Seattle Winter Job & Internship Fair is back!

Join over 100 employers in the HUB Ballrooms from 1:00pm-5:00pm on February 14, 2019 to participate in this year’s fair!1-5pm, HUB Ballrooms (UW Seattle)

Whether you’re looking for a full-time job or an internship opportunity, or just hoping to create connections and learn about companies and industries, you won’t want to miss the Winter Job & Internship Fair!

Which employers are attending?

A full list can be found in your Handshake account – new employers are registering every day, so check back often to research participating employers and opportunities.

How do I get prepared?

Want to feel even more confident when you stride through the doors of the HUB Ballrooms? The Career & Internship Center team is hosting a number of preparatory opportunities between now and the Fair:

  • Job & Internship Fair Success Workshop – join in-person or view online on Monday, 11 February, from 12:30pm-1:00pm and gain great tips & tricks for navigating a fair.
  • Networking Lab – an hour-long workshop on Tuesday, 12 February, from 1:30pm-2:30pm to help make you more comfortable, and more successful, at developing professional connections.
  • ResumeFest – a day full of 1:1 resume reviews with our coaching team on Wednesday, 13 February from 10am-4pm in 134 MGH.
  • And moreCheck out our full calendar on their website or or stay tuned for our Career Center preview post tomorrow for additional prep and skill-building opportunities.

What if I have questions?

Contact ccsevent@uw.edu and we’re happy to help.

And remember, the most important date you could have this Valentine’s Day is a date with your future! (Is that too corny? I couldn’t resist the wordplay…)

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