UW On-Campus Job: Career Center

The Career Center is hiring students to work in our office for the 2012-2013 academic year.   Candidates can be work-study or hourly.  Interested students should apply online through HuskyJobs – http://careers.washington.edu/HuskyJobs/Students

Peer Advisors

Help students who visit The Career Center achieve career success by providing one-to-one resume and cover letter advising, facilitating practice interviews, and answering questions about HuskyJobs.  Increase the Center’s visibility and impact on campus by speaking to student groups, creating new presentations, and completing projects with Center staff members.

HuskyJobs – 61020 

Peer Associates

Create a welcoming environment at The Career Center.  Provide front line assistance to students, alumni, employers, and others regarding Career Center procedures, resources, and services and make appropriate referrals to related resources available on campus and beyond. Help those who use The Career Center become more confident about careers, graduate school, and job search.

HuskyJobs – 61012

Full descriptions are attached and available at – http://careers.uw.edu/About-Us/Were-Hiring-Peer-Advisors-and-Associates


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Spring Hall Health Mental Health Clinics

Hall Health Mental Health Clinic

Spring Quarter Groups 2012

  1. DBT Skills Group (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy group). Mondays from 1:30-3:00 p.m. starting Monday, March 26, 2012.  Ten weeks.   Come join us to learn how to increase self-awareness, build relationship skills, manage crisis situations, and better control your emotions.  Open to clients referred by their Hall Health Mental Health Clinic providers.  Contact Treg Isaacson, MA (221-7983) or Meghann Gergber, PsyD (221-7941) for more information.
  2. Procrastination/Perfectionism Group – Two Sections:  Wednesdays from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. and Fridays from 10:00 am to noon.  Ongoing.  Starting March 28, and April 6, 2012.  This is group for folks who struggle with procrastinating and being perfectionist.   Being troubled by procrastination and perfectionism is not a requirement.  Come learn how to be less anxious.  Co-Facilitators: Anil Coumar, LMHC and Ricardo Hidalgo, LMHC. To Register or for further information or questions contact Anil or Ricardo at 206-543-5030, option #4 or go to http://depts.washington.edu/hhpccweb/article-detail.php?ArticleID=538&ClinicID=6
  3. Follow-Up MBCT Group for Depression and/or Anxiety. Wednesdays from 11:30-1:00 pm beginning TBA.  Ongoing.  For those who have already participated in any Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for Depression, a follow-up group is now being offered.  An 8-week commitment is recommended.  Facilitated by Anil Coumar, LMHC.

4.    Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners.  Two Sections:  Wednesdays 10:30-noon and Thursdays 4-5:30, beginning April 4 and April 5, 2012.   Eight weeks.  Mindfulness meditation is a practice that involves cultivating attention to the present moment in a nonjudgmental manner. The benefits of mindfulness meditation have been widely studied and include alleviating symptoms of depression and anxiety, increasing capacity for attention and concentration, improving self-esteem, enhancing resilience to stress.  No prior knowledge or experience is required. Participants will be provided with materials, instruction and support for building and sustaining a meditation practice.  To enroll contact the Mental Health Clinic at (206) 543-5030.  For questions e-mail or phone the group leaders, Meghann Gerber, Psy.D.: (206) 221-7941;  meghanng@uw.edu or Ryli Webster, LICSW.: (206) 616-5316ryliw@uw.edu


5.    A Mindful Approach to Anxiety:  Mondays 4:30-6:00pm. beginning April 9, 2012.  Eight weeks. This group focuses on teaching mindfulness as a means of becoming aware of thoughts, feelings and behaviors that lead us to define and identify ourselves as anxious.  The goal of this mindful approach is to learn how to better manage our uncomfortable thoughts and feelings, not by attempting to control or avoid them, but by inquiring deeply into them and accepting them. If you are interested in learning more about the group, please contact Jane Mortell, MA, LMHC, at jmorte@uw.edu, or Michaela Wehner, BA, M.Ac., at mwehner@uw.edu.


6.    Exploring Sexual Orientation:  Fridays 2:30 to 4:00 pm.  Ongoing. The purpose of this group is to provide a safe, supportive, and affirming environment where individuals can explore thoughts and feelings around sexual orientation. Members can be individuals who are anywhere in the lifelong “coming-out” process, which includes: people who may be uncertain and are questioning their sexual orientation, people who may be coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or queer, and people who struggle with “being in the closet” at work or school, with friends, and with their families.  If you’re interested in the group or have questions, please contact the group leader, Ryli Webster, MSW, LICSW, 206-543-5030 or ryliw@uw.edu.


Cost of all groups: $47 per session ($40 No Show Fee without 24 hour notice). Insurance may cover fees, please check with your insurance carrier.

Where: Mental Health Clinic, Hall Health Center, 3rd Floor.

Register, get information, or ask questions at 206-543-5030, option #4 for any and all groups.

Go to  http://depts.washington.edu/hhpccweb/article-detail.php?ArticleID=408&ClinicID=6 for more information about our groups.

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Alumni Scholarships for current UW Undergraduates

The Class of 1957 Scholar Award is sponsored by the UW Alumni Class of 1957 to provides scholarship support to outstanding undergraduate students at the University of Washington.

Eligible Students must be:

  1. Sophomores, juniors or seniors as of autumn quarter 2011; graduating seniors are not eligible unless they are intend to enroll as a full-time student summer or fall quarter 2012; 
  2. Have a 3.3 minimum grade point average;
  3. Financial need as indicated by the Financial Aid Office; and
  4. Able to demonstrate academic merit through involvement in activities relevant to their academic, career and/or professional goals.  Appropriate activities can be research, internships, study abroad or other experiential activities.

Additional information can be found at the following URL.  The scholarship application is via Catalyst.

URL: https://www.washington.edu/students/ugrad/scholar/scholarships/s/Classof1957Award

Application:   https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/scholarq/158651 .

Deadline:  11:45 p.m., Thursday, April 5, 2012


The UW Class of 1954 Achievement Scholarship will be awarded to outstanding students at the University of Washington (UW) who, by their achievements and goals, enrich society and themselves. 

Eligible students must be: 

  1. Juniors and seniors as of autumn quarter 2011,
  2. Have a 3.3 minimum grade point average,
  3. Financial need as indicated by the Financial Aid Office, and
  4. Able to demonstrate involvement in and relevance of extra-curricular activities to their academic, career and/or professional goals.  Activities can be research, internships, study abroad, service, leadership or other experiential activities.

Additional information can be found on the following URL. The scholarship application is via Catalyst.

URL: https://www.washington.edu/students/ugrad/scholar/scholarships/s/UWClassof1954

Application:    https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/scholarq/158660

Deadline: 11:45 p.m., Thursday, April 5, 2012


For additional information, please contact the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards.

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Very Young Girls Screening + Panel Discussion

April 10, 2012 7:00pm- 9:00 pm

Kane Hall 220

Cost: FREE | Registration required via http://bit.ly/xbTK2S

Did you know we are in a crisis with the sex trafficking crisis locally, domestically and globally especially because of the growing prostitution problem? VERY YOUNG GIRLS is an exposé of the commercial sexual exploitation of girls in New York City as they are sold on the streets by pimps and treated as adult criminals by police. The film follows barely adolescent girls in real time, using vérité and intimate interviews with them, documenting their struggles and triumphs as they seek to exit the commercial sex industry. The film also uses startling footage shot by pimps themselves, giving a rare glimpse into how the cycle of exploitation begins for many women.As in NYC, sexual exploitation happens everywhere around the world whether in urban or suburb settings. Where there is prostitution, there is illegal activity, sexual exploitation, violence, etc.

In fact, SEATTLE is considered one of the worst urban cities in the U.S. with sexual exploitation of hundreds of youth as well as boys and women. See: http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/dailyweekly/2010/11/seattle_ranked_worst_city_in_u.php

*27 million humans enslaved today
*1.8 million new children are coerced into the sex trade each year in the world.
*At least 100,000 (as much as 300,000) domestic youth are sexually exploited into prostitution each year in the U.S.
*72,500+ sex buyers in 11 counties of Washington State according to report by Shared Hope International
*Avg age of girls lured and coerced into prostitution is 13 yrs old
*99% of prostituted people are lured, coerced, sexually exploited, and/or forced
*50% murder rate in this population

-Students Against Sexually Exploited Youth (UW)
-Hope for Seattle
-Seattle Against SlaveryMORE INFO: http://hopeforseattle.org/events/very-young-girls/

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Summer Research Institute

2012 Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities      (Application deadline: March 16 @ 5pm)
This year’s theme is Borderlands: Power, Place, and Difference.  
Students will explore a number of domains related to borderland concerns: the borders of nation-states; borders of race, gender, sexuality, species, and multiple forms of social difference; the borders of citizenship and law; borders of popular culture; and the longstanding and subjugated borderlands of Indigenous peoples throughout the globe. Through the development of individual research projects, students will gain experience in cross-disciplinary and collaborative research methods and practice.
2012 Teaching Team: 
 José Antonio Lucero, Associate Professor, Jackson School of International Studies
– Carolyn Pinedo Turnovsky, Assistant Professor, American Ethnic Studies and Law, Societies, and Justice
 Raj Chetty, PhD Candidate, English
– Simón Trujillo, PhD Candidate, English

Eligibility: UW (Bothell, Seattle, & Tacoma) undergraduates with curiosity about borders of race, place, community and political formations, and cultural practices from any arts, humanities, or social science majors are encouraged to apply. 
SIAH selects and supports 20 undergraduates to engage in intensive research projects under the guidance of four interdisciplinary instructors.  Selected students are named Mary Gates Scholars and receive a Mary Gates Research Scholarship of $4000. Participants enroll in 12 academic credits for this full-time research immersion experience.
For more informationexp.uw.edu/urp/sinst
Questions?: Contact the Undergraduate Research Program at urp@uw.edu or stop by to 171 MGH during ourWinter Quarter Drop-In Advising Hours: Mondays, 12:30-2:30 and Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30, or by appointment.

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Spring Quarter Class: Navigating Career Options

*Navigating Career Options – General Studies 350D*

Curious how to link college to careers?

Do you need to choose a major?

Not sure what academic and career options are out there?

About to graduate but not sure what to do next?

Interested in finding what is “right” for you?

Wondering what you can do and how to think in a challenging economy?

Looking for support in figuring things out?

Want to learn how to write an effective resume or conduct a successful interview?

Look no further.


General Studies 350DNavigating Career Options, is a 3-credit course that will be offered on the UW Seattle campus in Spring 2012.  This course includes a Lecture (max 100 students) and 4 Quiz Sections (max 25 students per section).  Through lecture, discussion, exercises, homework, and reflection, we include self-exploration, career exploration, and ways to figure out  majors and/or careers that may be good matches for you and your goals.

Students register for the lecture and one quiz section (see Time Schedule at http://www.washington.edu/students/timeschd/SPR2012/genst.html for SLN #’s).  This course is open to all undergraduate UW students, and there are no prerequisites.

The course is team-taught and will include guest speakers from throughout our campus and city.  Credit will be awarded based on class attendance, participation, completion of assignments and the final project.  There is no text book for this course, and course materials will be provided.

Assignments for this class include written reflection pieces, informational interviews & write ups, career and academic research assignments, career event reports, resume and cover letter development, and a final project.

If you have any questions, please contact Lynnea or Tim

Lynnea Erickson                                         Tim McCoy

The Career Center                                       Center for Undergraduate Advising, Diversity, Student Success

134 Mary Gates Hall                                   141 Mary Gates Hall

206-685-4096                                              206 543-1631

LErick@uw.edu                                       mccoytj@uw.edu

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Peace Corps Info Session

University of Washington Celebrates Peace Corps Week

at an Application Workshop March 01, 2012

More Than 2738 UW Alumni Have Served in Peace Corps Since 1961 

UW Campus– To celebrate more than 50 years of service abroad, the Peace Corps will be hosting an Information Session: How to be a Competitive Applicant on March 1st at 5:00-6:30 in Thomson 125.

 The Peace Corps recognizes the first week of March as Peace Corps Week to commemorate the signing of President John F. Kennedy’s executive order establishing the federal agency March 1, 1961. Broadcast quality audio and video of the historic occasion is available on the Peace Corps website.

At the special campus event, come learn about volunteer experiences, have your questions answered, and gain tips to guide you through the application process.

To receive updates about upcoming events in the area, visit www.peacecorps.gov/info or “like” the Peace Corps at the UW Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/PeaceCorpsUW.

Peace Corps UW Campus Representative Phil Hayes – who served in Morocco (08-10) – will be at the event to share information about opportunities available with the Peace Corps, the benefits of serving with the agency, and tips to guide potential volunteers through the application process.

The University of Washington has a strong legacy with the Peace Corps. Over 2,738 alumni have served with the agency since 1961 and 110 alumni are currently serving overseas ranking the university #2 in the nation among large universities.

President Kennedy established the Peace Corps to promote world peace and friendship through three goals: helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women; helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served; and helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans. Read more milestones from the Peace Corps’ rich 51-year history.

About the Peace Corps: Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps by executive order March 1, 1961, more than 200,000 Americans have served in 139 host countries. Today, 9,095 volunteers are working with local communities in 75 host countries. Peace Corps volunteers must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age. Peace Corps service is a 27-month commitment and the agency’s mission is to promote world peace and friendship and a better understanding between Americans and people of other countries. Visit www.peacecorps.gov for more information.

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Interested in working for a Global Non-profit?

UW Alumni Panel – Careers in International Non-Profit (with founders of local Seattle NGOs)

Tuesday, February 28th 
Thomson Hall 317
No registration required


Join us for a lunchtime discussion with UW alumni Rick Montgomery (’88 BA, International Studies) and Samantha Rayner (’08 BA, Business), who founded their own NGOs in the Seattle Area. Learn about their career paths and what led them to founding these global organizations, as well as internship and volunteer opportunities.


Bio for Rick Montgomery, founder of Global Roots (children’s charity organization):

After graduating from the UW’s Jackson School of International Studies in 1988, Rick took a job in southern China but the rampant destruction of Pearl River ecosystems and the endless migration of child labor from the hinterlands inspired Rick to change directions. He roamed the world as a travel writer and tour guide until he met Tendol Gyalzur, a Tibetan woman who has adopted more than 250 desperate children on the Tibetan Plateau. Rick realized that he could bring about great change by seeking out and helping local humanitarians like Tendol in distressed places all over the world.http://www.globalroots.org


Bio for Samantha Rayner, founder of Lumana (microfinance organization):

Sammie implemented the pilot micro-credit program that marked the inception of Lumana in 2008, which occurred through meeting members of the Atorkor Development Foundation in Ghana. She has been the driver of Lumana’s strategic expansion ever since. Sammie is Lumana’s operations director, overseeing the implementation of programs and communication between teams in Ghana and the US as well as managing the organization’s finance and accounting systems. In addition to keeping the back-end in check, Sammie loves introducing new people to Lumana, maintaining relationships with supporters and encouraging young people to get involved in social entrepreneurship through Lumana’s Fellows Program. Sammie has a BA from the University of Washington Foster School of Business with a focus on international business and French. Sammie began her path toward founding Lumana when looking for ways to use her business degree to do good in the world. She was struck by the powerful concept of microfinance and wanted to be a part of spreading it to rural areas in Africa where there was – and still is – a great need for funding. http://www.lumana.org/


During this upcoming lunch-time chat, Rick and Samantha will answer any questions you might have about global aid work and explain why you should never be afraid to “knock on the doors that keep you from your destiny.”

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Spring Internship

If you are looking for a spring internship and you are interested in learning more about the power of digital media and helping young citizens engage in their communities, please see the attached announcement about “Becoming Citizens: Engaging Youth in Politics.”

The internship is 5 credits, requires 15 hours per week on site, and includes a weekly seminar on Tuesdays from 430-620pm. If you would like to learn more, attend the orientation on Friday, March 2, at 4pm in 126 CMU. To RSVP or if you have questions, contact Catarina Rost at crost@uw.edu.

To learn more about Becoming Citizens, go to http://ccce.com.washington.edu/projects/becomingCitizens.html.

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Spring 2012 Academic Achievement courses

THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON’S ACADEMIC SUPPORT PROGRAM is offering four different sections Spring Quarter 2012 titled, “Immigration and Higher Education: What is an American?”, “Genetic Engineering: Moral and Ethical Issues”, “Identity and Graphic Novels: Visual Storytelling” and “Race, Class and Gender in Sports Media”.These courses are great for freshmen, sophomore, and transfer students who are interested in improving their academic performance. Through these courses, students will be presented with interesting course material and will learn strategies to improve their note-taking, essay writing, reading, and study skills. As a part of the course, students will meet with a tutor-mentor three hours per week to work on class assignments and learn about university resources.  

General Studies 101 A: Immigration and Higher Education: What is an American?

  • ·         SLN 14071
  • ·         3 credits, numerically graded, W credit
  • ·         Class meets on Tuesdays from 2:30PM-4:20PM
  • ·         Meet with a tutor-mentor for 3 hours/week


General Studies 101 B: Genetic Engineering: Moral and Ethical Issues

  • ·         SLN  14072
  • ·         3 credits, numerically graded, W credit
  • ·         Class meets on Wednesdays 2:30PM – 4:20PM
  • ·         Meet with a tutor-mentor for 3 hours/week


General Studies 101 C: Race, Class and Gender in Sports Media

  • ·         SLN 14073
  • ·         3 credits, numerically graded, W credit
  • ·         Class meets on Wednesdays  11:30AM – 1:20PM
  • ·         Meet with a tutor-mentor for 3 hours/week


General Studies 101 D: Identity and Graphic Novels: Visual Storytelling

  • ·         SLN 14074
  • ·         3 credits, numerically graded, W credit
  • ·         Class meets on Tuesdays  11:30AM – 1:20PM
  • ·         Meet with a tutor-mentor for 3 hours/week





To request an add code, please contact Anne Browning at anneb7@u.washington.edu.

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