Register Now for the 2018 Diversity Leadership Conference

Registration is open now for the 2018 Diversity Leadership Conference: Understanding Self in the Context of Community.

This *FREE* half-day conference is open to all undergraduate students, and provides an opportunity for skill-building, connection with staff and community facilitators, and exploration of current and relevant leadership topics and concepts.

Students can elect to participate in the Leadership Workshop Track (rotating workshops, all levels and class years) or can apply to participate in the Advanced Leadership Track (a more intensive 3-hour training led by UW staff, juniors and seniors preferred). More information on the workshops and conference can be found on the Husky Leadership Initiative website.  The event will close with a networking reception featuring recent UW alumni (appetizers provided).

Diversity Leadership Conference: Understanding Self in the Context of Community

Friday, February 9, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

Register now!


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Mental Health Resources for Students

Are you concerned about how stress is impacting your mental health? Consider these FREE resources available for students.  No appointments necessary.  Students can just show up.

Mindfulness for Daily Living with Ron Ma, 1-1:45pm on Thursdays (through the last week of class) in 401 Schmitz Hall

o   Mindfulness meditation is a practice that helps reduce stress, anxiety and depression by cultivating greater self-awareness and a sense of inner peace.

What the (Mental) Health? Workshop at 3-4:20pm on Tue 1/30 & 2/27 and Fri 2/16 in 401 Schmitz Hall. This workshop by Caitlin Stanaway reviews psychological theories related to managing stress and regulating thoughts and emotions. Students can learn about:

o   Optimal stress

o   Mindfulness Skills

o   Grief and Acceptance

o   Effective coping behaviors

o   Assertive communication

o   Understanding and assessing mental health needs

 Let’s Talk.  Drop-in consultation with a counselor, a collaboration between the Counseling Center and Hall Health Center.

o   Tuesdays 2-4pm with Iris Song at the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

o   Wednesdays 2-4pm with Kate Fredenberg at the Q Center in the HUB


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Student of Color Support and Empowerment Group

Student of Color Support and Empowerment Group
This is a support group for students of color who are often navigating a complex and difficult college environment. The focus of this group is on creating a space for students of color to connect over experiences of discrimination/oppression/racism, support one another, and gain wisdom and energy from each other.
Topics covered in the group will vary based on the members’ preferences, but some examples include but are not limited to: microaggressions, pressure to prove yourself, feeling like you don’t fit in, discrimination, first-generation college student, family issues, and academic issues/concerns, romantic relationships, sexism, racism, imposter syndrome, stereotype threat, self-awareness, self-esteem, emotional health issues and other stressors related to being a person of color in this university environment.
If interested, please contact Dr. Andrea Salazar-Nuñez at or (206) 543-1240 for more information.
Group meets Wednesdays from 3-4pm at the UW Counseling Center, 401 Schmitz Hall
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Scholarship Fair & Scholarship Talks

We hope to see you at the Scholarship Fair next Thursday, January 25th from 2:00-5:30pm in Mary Gates Hall!  Over 25 programs will be tabling and we’ll hear from 7 different scholarships during information sessions throughout the day.  Sign-up for a reminder and we’ll see you there!


Learn about over 25 different scholarship and fellowship programs. Drop by any time during the fair!

January 25th | 2pm-5:30pm |  Sign-up for a reminder


Leadership 1000: College Success Foundation

Learn about the Leadership 1000 scholarship, an award of $1,000-$5,000 per academic year for Washington state residents enrolled in a Washington state college.

12:30-1:30pm | Reserve your spot

Schwarzman Scholars Information Session:

The Schwarzman Scholars is a selective, global fellowship that funds an 11-month Master’s degree in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University.

12:30-1:30pm | Save your spot

Princeton in Asia

Do service-work abroad and build relationships with local communities after you graduate!

2:00-2:25pm | Save your spot

FLAS: Last minute tips

Working on your Foreign Language & Area Studies application for summer study abroad or language study for next year? Come to the session for last minute tips!

2:30-3:00pm | Save your spot

Washington Space Grant

Calling STEM majors! Learn about Space Grant scholarships for students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering & Math!

3:00-3:50pm | Save your spot

Marshall Scholarships

Become one of 40 scholars who will go to the United Kingdom to earn their graduate degree.  Learn more about this program & how to apply at this session!

4:00-5:00pm | Save your spot

Knight-Hennessy: Stanford

Become one of 100 scholars who will receive a full 3 year scholarship for graduate study at Stanford.

5:15pm-6:15pm | Save your spot

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Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad Info Sessions

The Gilman scholarship application for study abroad is scheduled to open in the coming days and is due on March 6th. Students can earn up to $5,000!

The application deadline applies to students beginning study abroad programs in summer, early fall or fall.  Students must be undergraduates  receiving a Pell grant as part of their financial aid to be eligible.

I will be hosting info sessions at the following times and will also offer writing tips:

  • Thursday, January 18, 2:00-3:30 p.m. (MGH 171)
  • Wednesday, January 24, 1:30-3:00 p.m. (MGH 171)
  • Thursday, February 1, 3:00-4:30 p.m. (ECC)
  • Wednesday, February 14, 2:30-4:00 p.m.(MGH 171)

Please encourage students to come. More information about the Gilman can be found  at

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Explore and connect at two upcoming events: Careers in Healthcare and Careers in Research

Curious about a particular industry or type of work? Not sure where to get started, or if it’s “for” you? Join us for our ‘Careers In’ series to gain insight, information and the opportunity to connect directly with people working in your areas of interest!

Careers in Healthcare for All Majors
Thursday, January 18, 4:30-6:30pm
HUB 334 – All are welcome (students of all majors, pre-majors, alumni)

When you think about a career in healthcare, doctors and nurses might be the first careers you think of, but there are hundreds of other healthcare careers and jobs that don’t require a medical or health-related degree. Join us for an employer panel + networking with employers about options in healthcare. Learn about what employers look for when hiring, and gain a better understanding of how to conduct your job search in a more effective and strategic way. Gain insight, ask questions, and network with a variety of employers from health-related fields.

Panelists will include employees from King County Public Health, UW Medicine, and Neighborcare Health.

Careers in Research for All Majors

Wednesday, January 24, 4:30-6:30pm
HUB 250 -All are welcome (students of all majors, pre-majors, alumni)

Whether you’re interested in labs, tech, public health or more  – research plays a key function in many industries and at organizations you might never have thought of!  Wondering what a job in research could look like?  Join us and hear panelists talk about what research means to their work, what their own experiences have looked like and what advice they have, as well as answers to your questions.  Stick around for a chance to mingle and network with panelists after the panel.

Information on panelists will be available soon.

No need to pre-register or RSVP for any Careers In event.  Please do arrive early as seats are limited. Questions? Email us at We look forward to seeing you there!

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iSchool Career Fair 1/30 (Jobs & Internships)

iSchool Career Fair 2018

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 | HUB Ballrooms – UW Seattle | Event Page

Open to all UW students and alumni 1:30 – 4:30 PM. Check-in closes at 4:00

Make sure to bring your UW Husky Card!

*Please note- the fair is restricted to iSchool students only from 12:30-1:30, then open to all UW students and alumni 1:30-onwards)

The iSchool Career Fair (ICF) is an opportunity to engage with employers interested in hiring a wide range of information technology and information science jobs and internships. Students will find opportunities in software and application development, information architecture, content management, data science, data analytics, information technology consulting, user experience, project management, information security, and much more.

The fair is open to all UW students and alumni across campus who are seeking jobs and internships in the information science field.

We plan to have updated employer hiring information within the next week, so be sure to check our website periodically.

Expectations of students attending:

  • Come dressed up in business or business casual attire
  • Bring multiple copies of your resume
  • Bring your Husky Card

Additional information on the fair and attending employers can be found here. Please note the career-prep events listed on this page are for iSchool students only:

Questions? Email


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