Amazon Mentors Program

We want to make sure that YOU are among the first to know about the UW Amazon Mentors Program!

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Deadline to apply: March 1st 2017

This new program gives students the opportunity to meet with mentors from Amazon every other week throughout Spring Quarter, explore topics related to professional preparation and growth, and gain insight about potential post-graduation career paths.

The application is open to all current UW Seattle undergraduates, and students majoring in the College of Arts & Sciences will be given priority status in the program. The priority deadline to apply is March 1st, 2017.

Program Description

Link to Application

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Congressman John Lewis coming to UW

OMA&D presents…

ecf56abb4f2f47cdb10b035db3bc5de7 Congressman John Lewis 

February 23rd at Meany Hall, 10:30 AM

 Click here to get tickets!

Join us for a discussion with U.S. Representative John Lewis, co-author Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell on the graphic novel series “March.”

John Lewis is Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District Representative and an American icon, widely known for his role in the Civil Rights movement. The three volumes of “March” capture the events in Mr. Lewis’s life: organizing sit-ins to protest the segregation of lunch counters in Nashville; joining the Freedom Riders to test the Supreme Court decision that outlawed bus segregation; and taking part in the 1963 March on Washington, of which he is the sole surviving speaker.

Please note that at the request of Rep. Lewis, event registration and seating is prioritized for students.

Want to learn more?

Check out this free movie screening of Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis 

Thursday, Feb. 23rd 6:00-9:00 pm at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute

 

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A Conversation with Brittany Packnett

The Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center presents…

Brittany Packnett at the Diversity Leadership Conference

Saturday, Feb. 18 at 10:00-11:30 AM in the Kelly ECC

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The Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (Kelly ECC) has taken an active role in creating meaningful programs and inviting prominent speakers to further our core values surrounding Leadership, Education, Advising, Diversity and creating Inclusive Space on campus. In order to host and provide these great programs, we recognize that our success is contingent on the support from our campus partnerships, community collaborations, and student community engagement.

 In honoring that tradition of distinguished speakers, this Saturday morning, February 18, 2017, the Kelly ECC will host Brittany Packnett here at the Diversity Leadership Conference from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.  An activist, former teacher, education executive, and community organizer, Ms. Packnett came to national attention when she, along with other #BlackLivesMatter partner DeRay McKesson, co-founded Campaign Zero which helped turn the #BLM movement into a policy platform to address police violence.  Her actions were a significant factor in helping her become part of former President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.

 We would like to extend to you this personal invitation to join us this Saturday morning for Brittany Packnett’s fireside chat. Members from our team were able to see Brittany present at other national conferences, and they were amazed and moved by her commanding story so we are excited to bring her powerful narrative as a women of color to campus.

 To make sure you are able to reserve a seat with us for Saturday, February 18, 2017,  please RSVP

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New Course! Undocumented Students Success & Career Development

The Career & Internship Center and Leadership Without Borders are proud to announce a Spring 2017 course…

GEN ST 391 H: Undocumented Students Success & Career Development

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Course Overview:

  • GEN ST 391 H
  • SLN: 21461
  • Credits: 2, C/NC
  • Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30-3:20 pm
  • Location: ECC, UW Seattle Campus
  • Instructors: UW Staff from the Career & Internship Center and Leadership Without Borders
  • Restrictions: This course is for undocumented juniors and seniors

Course Description: 

This class assists UW undocumented student’s exploration of career options and development of career and job search strategy.  General Studies 391 H
is a 2-credit class graded credit/no credit where students attend two 50-minute classes each week. This course is designed for students who have earned roughly 90 credits or more. No pre-requisites are required.

This class is offered to help empower undocumented UW students to explore careers and expand job search skills.  We’ll start by helping students identify strengths, skills, values,
and interests to develop a career strategy. Additionally, students will work on resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and digital portfolios.

Whether students are preparing to launch careers or applying to graduate school, this class will help in planning how to successfully transition into the next phase of their
educational and professional journey.

Questions? Contact Patrick Chidsey in the Career & Internship Center (chidsey@uw.edu)

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Citizen University 2017!

Hello changemakers, activists, and community catalysts!

We want you to attend the 2017 Citizen University taking place in Seattle on March 24th and 25th!

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Deadline: Feb. 27th, at 11:59 PM

Citizen University is an annual national conference; it is a creative and vibrant gathering on the art of powerful citizenship. Hundreds of change makers, activists and catalysts from across the United States show up to learn about power, build their networks and recharge their sense of purpose. The theme for this year’s conference is Reckoning and Repair in America. As the event website states: “We face deep divisions across the country. Now more than ever, we the people have to step up: to reckon with injustice across ideological divides and to repair our frayed social fabric.”

Citizen University invites everyone–regardless of national origin or documentation status–to practice the art of citizenship and civic participation. For more information about Citizen University and to see the agenda and list of the amazing speakers and presenters, please visit their website.

Citizen University 2017 is taking place on Friday, March 24th from 5:30-9:30PM AND Saturday, March 25th from 8AM-5:30PM at Seattle Center. The University of Washington* is covering the cost for 30 UW students to attend this dynamic conference.

What is required of the UW students selected to attend Citizen University 2017?

  • Attend a pre-conference orientation on Thursday, March 9th from 5:30-7pm in Mary Gates Hall, Room 171. Complete pre-conference reflection assignments.
  • Attend and participate in the entire conference on Friday, March 24th from 5:30-9:30pm AND Saturday, March 25th from 8am-6pm at Seattle Center.
  • Participate in a post-conference conversation on Tuesday, March 28th from 5:30-7PM in Mary Gates Hall, Room 171, and complete post-conference reflection assignments.

If you are interested in one of the sponsored registrations for Citizen University, complete this questionnaire. Please recognize that if you are selected to attend the conference, your registration costs will be covered by the University of Washington. These sponsored conference registrations are limited; we ask that only those fully committed to attending complete the interest form. Deadline for consideration is Monday, 2/27 at 11:59pm. (We will confirm your spot by Friday, March 3rd.)

If you have any questions about the commitment required for the conference, please feel free to contact Nani Vishwanath at nvish@uw.edu or Kathryn Pursch Cornforth at purschk@uw.edu.

*Sponsored student registrations for Citizen University were made possible by the Husky Leadership Initiative and the Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center.
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Social Work & Criminal Justice Colloquium!

UW Tacoma Social Work and Criminal Justice presents…

The 2o17 Social Work & Criminal Justice Colloquium: Multi-disciplinary Teams with Detective Bradley R. Graham

Monday, March 6, 2017 from 5:30-6:30 pm at UW Tacoma’s William Philip Hall

**Free and open to all!**

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Save the date! The UW Tacoma annual Social Work and Criminal Justice Colloquium is scheduled for March 6 at 5:30 PM in WPH. Students from all campuses are welcome to attend! The topic is “Multi-disciplinary Teams,” presented by Detective Bradley R. Graham.

 

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**TODAY** Internship Fair!

Are you looking to find an internship opportunity? Search no further!

The Career & Internship Center is excited to be hosting the annual Internship Fair

Thursday (TODAY) February 16th from 2-6pm in the HUB Ballrooms. Students from all 3 campuses are welcome to attend!

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The Career & Internship Center’s Internship Fair is a great opportunity for students of all majors, class levels, and from all three UW Campuses to connect with corporate, small business, non-profit and government employers who are all looking for Huskies, like YOU, to fill their internship needs. Don’t miss out on this perfect opportunity!

Tips On How To Prep For The Fair:

  • Look at sample resumes in theCareer Guide
  • Once you have your resume drafted, stop by for aSame-Day Session and/or ResumeFest to get some feedback on it
  • Submit your resume to the 2017 Internship Fair Resume Book! Select employers have purchased access to this book, in the hopes of identifying talented UW candidates. Whether or not you’re attending the fair, don’t miss this opportunity to stand out! Please see instructions below on how to submit your resume:
  1. Login to your HuskyJobs account athttps://c103-shib.symplicity.com/sso
  2. From the “Documents” tab on the your left hand side navigation pane, select “Opt-in Resume Books”
  3. Select the DropDown menu under the Resume Book you’d like to submit your resume to
  • Take a look at the attending employers (using The Fairs App)  and spend a few minutes researching the employers you are interested in meeting with by visiting their web sites and doing a quick review of them online. The list is updated regularly
  • Prepare and practice your introduction. What do you want the employer to know about you? Which of your skills and past experiences do you want to highlight?
  • Have a short 15-second “sales pitch” ready and make sure to build in some good questions of your own to ask the employer
  • Attend theInternship Fair Success workshop to learn how to prepare, what to bring, what to say, and how to follow-up

What You Should Wear:

  • Your style of dress may vary according to the type of field you’re considering and the employers you plan to meet with. However, you’ll find that most employers will be wearing business-casual attire, which is a safe bet for you as well. For example, consider wearing pressed slacks or a skirt with a blouse, sweater, or collared shirt.

The Day Of The Fair:

  • Bring 10-15 copies of your well-prepared resume to the fair
  • Greet employers with a smile and handshake
  • Collect business cards
  • Send a thank you note to interesting employers you talked with
  • Lockers or storage facilities are not available; to increase the ease with which you can move through the fair, we recommend trying to minimize what you bring with you
  • Please bring your Husky card and have it ready for check-in purpose

 

We look forward to seeing you at the Internship Fair on February 16th!

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