C21 Internship Bootcamp

Which is more important in an internship: real-world skills and professional experience, or someone to challenge you to take risks, and give you the hard feedback you need to grow?

It’s not easy to find an internship that does both, especially right now. So the College to Career Initiative built one — just for Arts and Sciences students.

This summer they’re launching an immersive professional training program. It’s called an internship bootcamp because you do the work of an intern in a consulting firm, with structured practice on key project management skills that apply in any field, from companies to non-profits to startups.

Find full program information here: https://c21.washington.edu/our-programs/c21-internship-bootcamp

C21 Internship Bootcamp | C21: The Center for 21st Century Liberal Learning

Everyone knows you need an internship. But as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, many internships have been canceled or shortened. It is harder than ever to find an internship, and harder still to find one that really develops the key skills you need.

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Are you ready to invest in yourself this summer?

For questions, please email: arielise@uw.edu

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Spring Counseling Center Workshops

The Counseling Center is offering free workshops and drop-in groups that teach skills related to stress management, managing thoughts and emotions, mindfulness, and more. All of our workshops for Spring 2020 will be offered via Zoom.  To request link, contact counsels@uw.edu or 206-543-1240.

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

Learn how to decide when to say no, when to ask for something, and how to communicate effectively.

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 4th
Who: All students
Cost: Free
Facilitators: Beth Blum, Psy.D. and Nicole Montes, M.A.


LOCKED IN – WHAT WE HAVE LOST & DEALING WITH UNCERTAINTY

Join in with peers to share about your loss and uncertainty, receive support and validation, and discuss how we are coping.

Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Dates: Tuesday, May 26th and Tuesday, June 2nd
Who: All students
Cost: Free
Facilitator: David Slagle, M.S., and Tomomi Ito, M.S.


OUT @ HOME

Drop-in communal space for folks who identify as LGBTQ+ or questioning.

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Dates: Thursday, May 28th and Thursday, June 11th
Who: All students
Cost: Free
Facilitator: Alexander Shappie, B.A. and Gianna Galindo, M.A.


WOMXN OF COLOR HEALING CIRCLE

Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, June 2nd
Who: All students
Cost: Free
Facilitator: Andrea Salazar-Nunez, Ph.D.

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Now Hiring: 2020-2021 City Year Positions

City Year is still hiring for a GAP year after graduation. 

When schools reopen in the fall, our students will need corps members like you to support them and provide a sense of belonging, alongside our communities. When you help a student find their strengths, you discover your own. The skills you gain and what you learn about yourself along the way will prepare you for who you want to be.

City Year Virtual Info Session
Thursday, May 21 | 3:30-4:30pm PDT
RSVP: http://tiny.cc/hvzooz

What You’ll Do

Your primary responsibility as a City Year AmeriCorps member is to support students as a full-time tutor and mentor in a systemically under-resourced school. You will help students learn about themselves, what they’re interested in and what they’re capable of doing. This position is an 11-month commitment where you and a team of 6-12 AmeriCorps members will support your students and your school Monday-Friday, for the entire year. In addition to tutoring and mentoring during the school day, you and your team will lead after school programs and activities that improve the overall school environment. Your role is to create an environment where students can thrive. The days are long, but so worth it. 

City Year AmeriCorps Member Benefits

City Year has 29 locations across the country, you can select where you want to serve for the yearParticipants are paid a bi-weekly stipend to cover living expenses Receive a $6,000 education award upon completion Health insurance and loan forbearance provided 110+ University Partnerships provide 25% – 100% tuition scholarships Over 340 hours of training and professional development Check out the City Year Blog to hear stories from our current corps and alumni! 

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Workshop: Research Funding through NIH Diversity Supplements

What are Diversity Supplements?
Diversity supplements are awards of additional funds to a faculty member’s ongoing NIH grant to support a student’s research project and career development. They are intended to help foster a diverse student body and future health/science workforce. Supplements provide students with funding for research, professional development and academic support (tuition, stipend, benefits), with funding available for up to 5 years.

Who should attend?
This virtual workshop is intended for eligible (details below) graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, interested in transitioning to independent researchers. Undergraduates that are interested in attending graduate school in the near future may also attend.

Who is eligible to apply for NIH Diversity Supplements?
US citizens who self-identify as being part of an underrepresented racial/ethnic minority, individuals with disabilities, or individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

How much support do they provide students?
Diversity Supplements may provide up to 5 years of funding, which includes additional research funds, tuition, stipend and health insurance, so that you can focus on your coursework and research project.

What information will the workshop provide?
 New Eligibility Criteria
 Funding for tuition, stipend, benefits & more
 Finding a Faculty Mentor and Project
 Application Components
 Process/Timeline

Breakout Sessions:
 Perspectives from faculty and students who have received the award
 Tips and lessons learned for successful application

Register at:  https://tinyurl.com/YAN7S5DA for a Zoom link. 
Contact Nora Coronado (ncorona@uw.edu) with any questions.

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Reminder: UW Undergraduate Research Symposium (5/15 @ 9am)

The UW’s 23rd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium has gone digital – students will present their work online and participate in a Q&A following their presentation. 

More than 850 students from a wide-range of disciplines will be participating. Attend to see work from astronomy to visual arts, international studies to psychology, anthropology to bioengineering and just about everything in between.

Registration is required, but it’s free! Click here to sign up.

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A Gift from the UW Alumni Association (UWAA) to 2020 Graduates

The University of Washington Alumni Association (UWAA) is granting a free one-year membership to all 2020 UW grads (normally $30). This is a great opportunity for graduates to connect with the UW’s vast network of alumni and tap into career resources. Membership includes benefits, discounts and perks, along with invitations to member-only opportunities and events.

If you would like to join the UWAA you will need to opt-in. Visit to UWAA website to sign up!

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Fall Class: Non-Tech Roles in Tech

Curious about Seattle’s booming tech scene, but don’t want to work in software engineering or data science? Tech companies require a broad range of skill sets and roles to function – including marketing, sales, account management, human resources, operations, project management, and more. In fact, according to a Glassdoor report, 43% of available opportunities in tech companies are non-technical roles!

Applications are now open for the Career & Internship Center’s Fall 2020 Virtual Mentorship Program: Non-Tech Roles in Tech. Applications are due Sunday, May 17th before 11:59pm PDT.

  • Students indicate a focus area interest within tech during the application process.
  • Applicants will be selected and notified by mid-June at the latest.

Program Overview

This program will be held entirely virtually, using collaborative platforms like Zoom, Skype or Microsoft Teams, and will pair small groups of UW undergrad students with mentors to explore, discuss and learn more about non-technical roles in the tech industry. Students will be enrolled in a 1 credit (CR/NC) GenSt course for Fall Quarter 2020:

  • Week 1: Kick-off session to learn what to expect at your mentor meetings, and meet with group to plan topics and questions for your mentor
  • Weeks 2-9: Virtual meetings with your mentor.
  • Week 10: Wrap-Up networking event with all mentors and students in the program.
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