Gaming at UW

Identity in the Workplace: Inclusivity in the Gaming Industry

Wednesday, April 28 from 6 to 7pm

Our next ‘Identity in the Workplace’ panel event is a conversation with three panelists from underrepresented backgrounds sharing their personal experience about working in the gaming industry. Video games are now a multi-billion-dollar industry with numerous career pathways in the development, marketing, and monetization of games. The industry is largely made up of professionals who identify as either white or male, and our panelists will share both about their career pathway and also their experience as an underrepresented person working in this field. We want to acknowledge that our panelists do not aim to represent all marginalized or underrepresented populations in the gaming industry and will be sharing from their personal experience in the field.      

Join an eSports Team

Interested in the competitive esports scene? Tryout to represent UW on one of our three official esports teams (League of LegendsRocket LeagueOverwatch). Join the UW Esports Discord to learn more. 

HUB Games are Open

HUB Games activities are open by reservation for the UW community. UW community members are allowed to bring one non-UW guest. Reserve your spot online at hubgames.uw.edu, email hubgames@uw.edu, or call 206-543-5975.

Daily deals: https://hub.washington.edu/play/hub-games/deals-discounts/

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Be The Match Panel Event featuring Dr. Harris

Over the last year we have all come to realize that caring for each other is vitally important. One real, tangible, and often-overlooked way to help someone else is to participate in a bone marrow registry. Filling out a bit of paperwork and doing a cheek swab might the difference between life and death for a stranger you’ve never met.

If you’re interested in learning more, join outstanding sociology professor, Dr. Alexes Harris on Monday, April 26th at 5pm for a discussion about cures for cancer and what you can do to join the fight. Here’s the Zoom link.

The Whole U invites you, your family, and friends to join us for an evening panel with Be The Match – an education, research and advocacy organization managing the world’s largest marrow registry. 

This registry is essential to connecting people living with life-threatening blood diseases and cancers, to life-saving donors—like YOU! 

A cure to cancer exists, but matches are needed on the registry from all of us. Growing and diversifying the registry is essential to saving lives, and The University of Washington is committed to diversifying the donor list so that all people have an equal opportunity to find a cure. 
In this spirit, we hope you will come together with us on Zoom for an engaging panel event where you will:

– Learn about Be The Match, marrow registries, & how this life-saving cure works.
– Hear personal stories from a cancer survivor, a marrow donor, and from someone looking for his match and cure to cancer right now.
– Learn about the racial inequities on the donor list and why it’s more important than ever for BIPOC and mixed-race people to join the registry.
 
This event is on Monday, April 26 at 5:00 p.m. Don’t miss this Zoom. 
Click here to learn more and register. Share this community registration with your loved ones! Bit.ly/BTMPanelUW Connect with us on Facebook and share the event!
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UW Seattle Spring Job & Internship Fair (open to all majors!)

Thursday, April 22, 2021
12:30pm – 4:30pm PST
Learn more and register now: https://uw.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/23199

Details:

The 2021 Virtual Spring Job & Internship Fair, hosted virtually in Handshake by the UW Career & Internship Center, will give you an exciting opportunity to network with dozens of employers (via 10-minute 1:1 video chats and 30-minute group sessions), who are all looking to recruit UW students and alumni for full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities.

Matriculated students and alumni from all majors/programs at UW-Seattle are welcome and encouraged to attend.

How does a Virtual Career Fair work? Check out these resources:

What is a virtual fair?
Preparing for UW Virtual Career Fairs
Handshake’s Guide to Attending a Virtual Fair
5 Tips to Stand Out at Virtual Fairs
Virtual Fairs – Your Ticket to Getting Hired

Questions? Email cicevents@uw.edu.

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, and activities. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made 10 days in advance to cicevents@uw.edu.

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CERSE is Hiring an Undergraduate Student Assistant (starting Spring or Summer 2021)

Interested in research & evaluation in advancing racial and social justice in STEM fields? Do you want to gain valuable research skills while also getting paid?
If yes, come work for CERSE!

The Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity (CERSE) at the University of
Washington is seeking an undergraduate student assistant to help with ongoing
evaluation and research projects. CERSE conducts research and evaluation on diversity,
equity, and inclusion in STEM fields. We are a highly collaborative team committed to
increasing the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM
education and careers. Find out more about CERSE at http://depts.washington.edu/cerse/.

This paid research position ($16.69/hour) begins as soon as possible (at the start of
the summer 2021 quarter at the latest) and will require approximately 10 hours per
week. Work hours are flexible depending on the student’s class schedule. Approximately
95% of this position is work related to our evaluation and research projects, while the
remaining portion is administrative duties. We would love for the student to commit to
work for us for more than one quarter. We have funding for a student assistant that
continues through the 2021-2022 school year.

Duties will include:

  • Data collection, data entry, and database management
    • Developing databases of publicly available data
    • Generating descriptive statistics and data visualizations of survey data
    • Conducting simple statistical analysis
    • Coding qualitative data
    • Writing summaries of analytic results
    • Preparing materials for presentations
  • Office administration
    • Assisting with website updates
    • Preparing administrative forms and problem-solving for staff
  • Weekly meetings to train, debrief, and provide guidance

Experience Gained:

  • An in-depth understanding of how program evaluation and research are conducted.
  • Experience working in a highly collaborative environment
  • Skills in analysis and visualization of data
  • Skills managing databases
  • Familiarity with efforts to broaden participation in STEM fields

Qualifications:

  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Motivated
  • Friendly
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite
  • Currently enrolled undergraduate student at UW
  • Preferred: experience with website management (WordPress), SurveyMonkey,
  • and data analysis (SPSS, STATA, R, Dedoose)
  • We will train you on campus!

Time commitment & equipment

  • We hope that the student can work 8-12 hours per week.
  • The specific tasks and responsibilities will depend, in part, on the number of hours per week that the student is able to work, as well as the student’s schedule.
  • Regular meetings will take place with CERSE research staff to update on projects.
  • Work will be conducted remotely or at the CERSE offices in Savery Hall.
  • CERSE will provide all needed equipment and training.

If you are interested in joining our team, please email Dr. Liz Litzler at elitzler@uw.edu with the following information by May 2, 2021 (11:59 PM PT): 

Combine a letter of interest explaining why you want to work with us and your class standing and major, with your resume (including any relevant coursework or research experiences) in a single PDF document with the file name [LastName][FirstName]_UGSA (example: LitzlerLiz_UGSA). Using the subject “CERSE UGSA application”, please email your combined application materials to elitzler@uw.edu.

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Upcoming Online & On-Campus Events

Spring Virtual RSO Fairs (hub.washington.edu/virtualhub)

Listening Lounge

Get Growing!

Celebrate Earth Day by making your own planter with upcycled materials. Pickup starter materials at the HUB North Entrance and get growing!

  • Thursday and Friday, April 22-23, 10:00am – 5:30pm
  • Monday through Thursday, April 26-29, 10:00am – 5:30pm
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Student Survey on Post-Pandemic Learning

What should continue post-COVID? 

During this period of remote instruction, what have you found helpful? What would you like to see continue when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted? The UW Office of Educational Assessment wants to know how UW can continue to support you moving forward both inside or outside the classroom.

Please contribute to this student-led project by taking a few minutes to complete our four-question survey. Your answers are anonymous and results will be shared with the University to help inform a positive transition to a post-pandemic world.

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Resources for your Future Career

In the College of Arts & Sciences, you are developing the skills and flexibility of mind to succeed in any career. Need help translating those skills into a dream job? Interested in networking with alums in your field? Here are some UW resources to help as you prepare for your future career.

Externships at Microsoft and Amazon
Through Arts & Sciences’ C21 program, participate in externships at two of the region’s top employers, where you will meet with professionals and gain insider advice. Only open to College of Arts & Sciences majors. Apply this autumn for spring 2022. Learn more about C21@Amazon and C21@Microsoft externships.

Huskies@Work
Huskies@Work connects you with UW alums for one-time video/phone chats to explore career paths and gain industry insights. Apply for Huskies@Work by April 14.

C21 Internship Bootcamp
Develop the skills employers want, and learn how to establish a reputation as a capable professional. In Bootcamp, a cohort of intern trainees will have a manager, work responsibilities, and constant feedback and evaluation. Offered quarterly.  Learn more about the C21 Internship Bootcamp.

UW Husky Landing
The UW Alumni Association’s Husky Landing is the place for students to build a network with one another and alumni. Create your profile and start connecting. Learn more about Husky Landing.

C21 Career Channel
The C21 Career Channel offers self-paced, online career learning to help Arts & Sciences students tell a compelling story that translates their major and experiences to professional potential. Learn how to tell your story.

LinkedIn Learning
Free to all UW students through the Career & Internship Center, LinkedIn Learning is an on-demand video learning platform with 16,000+ courses to help you learn new skills (or brush up on skills) to help you become professionally competitive. Explore LinkedIn Learning.

Alumni Career Panels
In April and May, alumni will share their professional experiences on career panels presented by the UW Career & Internship Center and UW Alumni Association. Panels will focus on careers in artificial intelligence, inclusivity in the gaming industry, and careers related to sustainability and the climate crisis. Learn more about upcoming career panels.

Spring Break-Through: Career Readiness Week
During spring break (March 22-26), dive into a week of workshops on topics that include finding internships, preparing for interviews, and finding a career path that’s right for you. View the schedule of workshops.

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Spring Class: Wellness and Resilience Series: EDUC 215 and 216

Are you struggling with virtual learning and all the challenges around the pandemic? Are you interested in growing your professional skills? Maybe you have struggled academically, professionally, or personally even before the upheavals of 2020 and 2021? Or you are just interested in personal growth and living your best life here at UW and beyond?

If so, we recommend EDUC 215 Wellness and Resilience for College and Beyond.

The class will be particularly helpful for first year and/or transfer students to get started out with tips and tools to make the most out of their time at UW! It is also great for seniors as they prepare to graduate and enter the workforce!

In EDUC 215, students learn skills to enhance their well being in college and in their life in general. Particular focus is paid to skills that help students withstand common difficulties in life, like a disagreement with a loved one, tolerating doing work you don’t want to do, and managing negative emotions in a healthy way. Skills will include but will not be limited to mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Students will also learn about research underlying stress, resilience, and related skill areas.

This 5 credit class meets virtually for lectures on Tuesdays from 11:30am-2:20pm PST with a one hour lab section on Fridays for small group activities running from 8:30am-3:20pm PST starting every hour on the half hour. Asynchronous accommodations for lecture can be easily coordinated (synchronous participation in the one hour quiz section on Fridays is required). See the attached flyers for additional information and as a tool to share with students.

For students who have already taken EDUC 215 (formerly EDUC 200 for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years), recommend the new course EDUC 216: Thriving on the Path to Happiness. This new course will follow the same format as EDUC 215 and build on the skills learned in the first class to help students experience more joy, build stronger relationships, cultivate a growth mindset, and increase opportunities for success and development in personal and professional endeavors.

EDUC 216 will be offered on Wednesdays from 11:30am-2:20pm with one hour quiz sections on Fridays. As with EDUC 215, EDUC 216 is a 5 credit course that provides I&S credits. Again, Asynchronous accomodations for lecture can be easily coordinated (synchronous participation in the one hour quiz section on Fridays is required). EDUC 215 (or equivalent) is a prerequisite class for EDUC 216. See the attached flyer for additional details.

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Husky Seed Fund Applications Now Open

The Husky Seed Fund is an award that brings to life innovative ideas by students that are inclusive, impactful, and inventive to the UW. The fund launched as a pilot program for students on the Seattle campus in 2016 and is now expanded to also include the Tacoma and Bothell campuses. The fund is managed by students on the Husky Experience Student Advisory Council with funds from the Office of the Provost.

Created by students for students, the goal is to bring to life innovative ideas by awarding funds for projects that will enhance students’ extracurricular experience.

The winners of the Husky Seed Fund are students who are embracing their Husky Experience. They are making their passions come to life, and gaining the skills they need to prepare for rewarding careers in industry, community and life. As you learn more about their projects, we encourage you to do the same – make the most of your Husky Experience.

For questions or more information, contact HESAC members at seedfund@uw.edu, visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/huskyseedfund, and read this UW Daily article.

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Applications Open Now!: Building A Movement Labor Internship and Scholarships/Fellowships

The Building A Movement (BAM) Labor Internship is a paid internship program that connects undergraduate students at the University of Washington with the local labor movement, through partnerships with community organizations engaged with this work on a variety of levels. Students who are invested in labor and social justice advocacy are given the opportunity to explore how organizations work to make systemic and community-level changes for the benefit of working people, and make meaningful contributions to that process.

Organizations that will be hosting and mentoring students during Spring 2021 include UW United Students Against Sweatshops, API Chaya and the Massage Parlor Outreach Program, Unite Here Local 8, and the Seattle COVID-19 Oral History Project.

Students will be compensated at a rate of $17 an hour, which includes their hours spent working with their host organization (varies per organization) and a weekly meeting with other BAM Labor Interns, and Yasmin Ahmed, HBCLS Assistant Director of Student and Community Engagement.

The applications for the BAM Labor Internship are open now, and must be submitted by Monday, March 22, at 12pm! Please visit https://labor.washington.edu/bam-labor-internship for more information and to apply!

In addition to the BAM Labor Internship, HBCLS is pleased to announce that our scholarship applications for 2021-2022 are also open now! We have seven scholarships and fellowships that are open to undergraduate and graduate students, with funding that ranges from $5,000 to $10,000 depending on the award. On top of that, students only need to fill out ONE online application to apply for all of our awards! We will do the work on our end to determine which awards you qualify for. Please visit https://labor.washington.edu/scholarships-and-prizes for more information on each of our scholarships and to access the online application.

If you are curious about the scholarship & fellowship selection process, how to strengthen your application, or work on your application collectively with Bridges Center staff and other students, please register for our virtual Scholarship Information Session on April 1st (3:30 to 5pm). The link to register can be found here: https://washington.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArf-yhrzgjHtYsJDBPQjZEQjXwp4ym9OKM

For any questions, please reach out to Yasmin Ahmed at ypahmed@uw.edu!

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