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SPECIAL EVENT: Marshall Scholarships Information Session with Special Guests

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., MGH 171

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at any UK institution in any field of study.

Join Mr. Robin Twyman, Consul (Business and Government Affairs) in the UK Government Office in Seattle, to learn...

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If you are looking for a 2-credit course, the Career & Internship Center is offering a Job Search Strategy class for 4th and 5th-year students in the upcoming spring quarter. The course is listed as GEN ST 391-F, #14669 and will be held once a week, Wednesdays from 2:30-4: 20 pm, with a class size of 45.

It’s a 2-credit/graded course, focused on self-exploration, investigation of career options, and the development of an effective job search strategy. Students will work on resumes, cover letters, networking, interviewing, and will be required to attend programming related to their professional development. If you have any questions or if you want to learn more, please reach out to

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The Earth Day student planning committee will work in conjunction with UW Sustainability and the College of the Environment to create and program this year's Earth Day celebration on April 22. 

The 2019 UW Earth Day event will be student-driven and include a focus on diversity and social & environmental justice. All students who are interested in being part of this year's Earth Day planning committee can attend the weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. in Johnson Hall room 241.

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Due to the unexpected snow closures, UW study abroad office have scheduled additional Gilman Scholarship Info Sessions for students.  The Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship for undergraduate study abroad is now open and accepting applications. Students can receive up to $8,000 for study abroad.  Students must be receiving a federal Pell grant through the Office of Student Financial aid to be eligible and be participating in an approved UW program of at least 21 consecutive days in length in a single host country.

Please reference the ...

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UW Seattle Winter Job & Internship Fair

February 14, 2019

1-4pm, HUB Ballrooms (UW Seattle)
PLEASE NOTE time change (1-4pm instead of 1-5pm)

Whether you’re looking for a full-time job or an internship opportunity, or just hoping to create connections and learn about companies and industries, you won’t want to miss the Winter Job & Internship Fair!

Which employers are attending?

A full list can be found in your Handshake account – due to recent inclement weather in the Puget Sound region and other parts of the country, we...

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Navigating Around Road Bumps In Your Internship (Small Group Coaching)

Feb 19, 3:30-4:15

Career & Internship Center (134 MGH)

To register, click here.

The session provides personalized support from one of our career coaches and our internship project director, with the added benefit of learning from fellow students also participating in internships. You’ll have a chance to engage in hands-on...

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The Labor Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary program of study focusing on the importance of labor to the economic, social, political, and cultural evolution of modern societies.

If you are interested in Labor Studies, the two foundational courses for the Minor are being offered in SPRING 2019:

HSTCMP 249 / POL S 249 / SOC 266: Introduction to Labor Studies (5 cr) - MW 8:30-9:50
(I&S), no prerequisites, Instructor: Mathieu Dubeau

HSTAA 353: Class, Labor, and American Capitalism (5 cr) - TTh 1:30-3:20
(I&S,DIV), no prerequisites, Instructor: James Gregory

Taking either course fulfills the Labor Studies required course, and the other credits in the minors are electives! Please check out our long list of electives here:

If you have taken other unlisted labor-related courses and would like to have them qualify towards...

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CHSTU 498 A: Latinas and Labor in the Neoliberal Age

SLN: 12256

TTh 10:30am – 12:20pm

5 Credits / Individuals and Societies (I&S)

Instructor: Alina R. Méndez

Examination of the social, political, and...

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