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We are invite you to the FIUTS Global Student Leadership Roundtable, an exciting upcoming event on Thursday, November 21, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. This roundtable features conversations with UW student...

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Are you interested in doing an internship with a non-profit or government organization in summer 2020? If so, then this scholarship is for you!

The application for the new UW Scholarship for Unpaid Internships is now open, and the deadline to apply is 11:59pm on Monday, December 16. Apply online here!

Selected scholars will work with a career coach to secure an unpaid internship next summer and will receive $2,500 upon completion of their internship experience. The application is open to students of all citizenship statuses and will prioritize students who demonstrate financial need.

For more information about the scholarship see the...

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"This program gave me an opportunity to reflect on my experiences and skills in a way that I hadn't been challenged to do before. On top of that, I was able to find a clear and confident way to articulate those skills both in person and online." - Husky Leadership Certificate alumnus 

Applications are LIVE for the 2019-20 cohort of the Husky Leadership Certificate program. We are seeking Huskies who practice leadership in a variety of ways. Our leaders are change-agents, entrepreneurs, scholars, activists, athletes, educators and more. This is your opportunity to reflect on your leadership development journey during your undergraduate education.  

Through the Husky Leadership Certificate (HLC), students identify, articulate and demonstrate their leadership learning, growth and accomplishments. Students create a leadership e-portfolio and are matched with their own mentor (faculty member/staff member/alumni) who helps them reflect upon and give voice to their...

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Come to the session to learn more about the DAAD RISE summer research program for STEM majors as well as funding opportunities for graduate level study and research for all disciplines.  

What: DAAD Funding: Study, Research or Intern in Germany Information Session

Who: UW undergrads and grads from all disciplines

When: Thursday, November 14th at 4:00 p.m.

Where: Mary Gates Hall 171

More info: https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/934

 

 

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General Studies 391I (SLN 21722)

Course name:  Leadership Firesides

Schedule:  Thursday, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Credits: 1 credit graded CR/NC

Location: Career & Internship Center in MGH

Audience: Open to all students

The Leadership Firesides series offer ongoing opportunities for students to engage in meaningful dialogue with a diverse range of civic, corporate and campus leaders in an informal setting. These leaders share their personal journeys, perspectives on leadership and lessons they have learned about working with others towards positive change.  This course will offer students an opportunity to take a deep dive into the Firesides series and apply these lessons to their own lives.  Registered students will attend the weekly Leadership Firesides, participate in an introductory session (Week 1) and a closing session (Week 10) and submit weekly written reflections.

For more information and a sample of last year’s Firesides speaker...

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BE220 CITIES, HEALTH, AND WELL-BEING Suitable for: Undergraduate students who require I&S / 3-CREDIT class
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-4:50PM Location: Gould Hall 322  SLN: 10926  Contact: drbobm@uw.edu  

Class information: BE220 explores how cities contribute to "health and well-being," which covers diverse aspects such as security, basic needs, positive social relations, freedom, choices and opportunities in regards to the city. It evaluates an urban future, at the same time, debating on strategies for rehabilitating contemporary cities as well as to build the new and sustainable ones. This class mainly focuses on lecture and group discussions.  Read more
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Academic Support Programs is piloting a new course for students interested in tutoring in higher education. The class is designed for anyone interested in peer-to-peer learning, both in theory and in practice. Students that might be interested include those currently working in a learning center or with peers, interested in doing so in the future, or simply interested in working in education more broadly.

Education 401: Tutoring in Higher Education

Are you interested in teaching and tutoring? Are you interested in working at a campus learning center or discovering why peer-to-peer tutoring is a powerful educational model?

This seminar explores the theory and practice of peer tutoring at the university. In addition to research addressing learning, tutoring and teaching, we will consider how to nurture inclusive learning spaces committed to educational equity.

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BE220 CITIES, HEALTH, AND WELL-BEING Suitable for: Undergraduate students who require I&S / 3-CREDIT class
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-4:50PM Location: Gould Hall 322  SLN: 10926  Contact: drbobm@uw.edu  

Class information: BE220 explores how cities contribute to "health and well-being," which covers diverse aspects such as security, basic needs, positive social relations, freedom, choices and opportunities in regards to the city. It evaluates an urban future, at the same time, debating on strategies for rehabilitating contemporary cities as well as to build the new and sustainable ones. This class mainly focuses on lecture and group discussions.  Read more
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Course title: EDUC 421: STUDIO(Practicum in Community Service Activity) (SLN 21969, 13973).    STUDIO is an exciting opportunity to get involved in high point community (in West Seattle) by working with middle and high school youth in after-school program. It counts as VLPA or I&S credits as well. Our vision is to increase diversity and work toward educational equity in STEM by creating a community of learners where everyone's knowledge and skills are valued and used in how we learn, and solve problems that matter to us.   If you join us, you will adapt a role of mentor to middle or high school students. Past undergrads have said that it was one of the best experiences that they had in UW, because they felt a sense of belongingness learning together with youths and other undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds. I attached our most recent video featuring youth, community-based organization staff, and undergrads. Undergraduates do not have to be STEM major to participate in... Read more
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All About Overseas Internships

Panel & Information Session

Thursday, November 7

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. in HUB 307

Are you interested in gaining professional experience overseas? Join us this Thursday for a panel and information session all about overseas internships. Our student panelists will share their own experiences finding and applying for reputable internships overseas, securing funding to help cover costs, working around academic schedules and making their internships successful. Following the panel, Mike Renes from UW Study Abroad will share information about the UW’s new Global Research, Internship, and Service Program (GRISP). This program is designed to assist students in finding and preparing for overseas professional development opportunities, making it easier than ever.

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