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Are you a student/individual looking for employment in a startup?

If so, join us at the UW Intellectual House (4249 Whitman Court, Seattle 98195) between 3:00-5:30pm on Thursday, October 17th for UW CoMotion’s Startup Career/Internship Fair! Talk to dozens of fully established and vetted startups who are looking for people like you to join their companies. Bring your A game, and your resume(s). Attendance is free and open to all, regardless of student status, but you must preregister at to get your ticket. Space is limited, register early to guarantee admission!

If you are a startup interested in participating or have other questions, please register...

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The UW application for students interested in seeking nomination for the Goldwater Scholarship is now available! Brief details are included here, and further information and application instructions are at Please find a Goldwater Scholarship flyer to post attached. Please share with undergraduate sophomores and juniors (based on graduation date) in STEM fields engaged in research and planning for research careers!


In past years, the Goldwater Scholarship has limited colleges and universities to 4 nominations/school. This year, we are able to nominate 5 students to compete for this national award, as long as at least 1 of those 5 nominees is a community college...

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I’m writing to ask your help in getting the word out to both undergraduate and graduate/professional students to apply for the 2019-20 Husky Experience Student Advisory Council (HESAC).

HESAC directs the Husky Seed Fund. Created by students for students the program brings to life innovative ideas that are inclusive, impactful and inventive. Following on the success of last year’s winners, Fleur Anteau’s, Madeline Bennett’s, Audrey Immel’s, Alice Ranjan’s and Gal Snir’s...

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The Alumni Association is excited to be launching our Fall Programs, including Homecoming Scholarships and Huskies@Work (our job shadowing program that pairs a student with an alumni for career exploration). I’m including more information below. Every year we hear from students that they learned about our programs from an advisor. Thank you for all that you do to make opportunities available to students!

  • Homecoming: application deadline October 2, open to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students
  • Huskies@Work: application deadline October 13, open to all students

 If it would be useful, we also have handbills that I’m happy to drop into campus mail for you and your teams; just let me know. Please also let me know if you have any questions.


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American Indian Studies is again offering Southern Lushootseed, the original language of Seattle. Our ability to continue offering it depends on enrollment for the course this year, so unfortunately, if you have students considering it, there is no guarantee it will be taught on campus next year. So jump on in and register for Autumn 19!

Highlights include:

  • Fulfills Foreign Language requirement
  • Especially good for non-traditional learners - uses games like Bingo and storytelling
  • No final exams
  • Learn the language spoken by the Native peoples in this area
  • No prerequisites - Students of all majors and levels welcome

Also, if your students already have FL fulfilled, if they take the full year, they can count all 15 credits toward VLPA credit. Here’s a ...

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The Mary Gates Endowment for Students is currently accepting scholarship applications.  Mary Gates scholarships provide $5,000 ($2,500 per quarter for two quarters) for students to pursue leadership or research activities.  These scholarships benefit students in the current academic year, and are open to all UW undergraduate students, including all class years, all majors, and all residency statuses (US citizens, permanent residents, international students, and undocumented students are all eligible). 

Deadlines are coming up soon, so please encourage your students to begin the application process, attend an information session and learn more on our ...

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Monday, September 30th 2019

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Lobby - Career & Internship Center [134 Mary Gates Hall]


Join meet Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm, the U.S. Department of State Diplomat in Residence for the Northwest, to learn about careers with the U.S. Department of State and how you can serve your country by working in any one of more than 270 U.S. embassies, consulates or missions overseas, or in Washington, D.C. Career paths include Foreign Service Officers, Foreign Service Specialists, Civil Service professionals and interns. All U.S. Department of State careers require U.S. citizenship. The U.S. Department of State is an equal opportunity employer.


RSVP through Handshake: ...

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Are you unsure if you want to attend graduate school?
Do you know for certain that you want to attend graduate school, but are not sure how to write a quality personal statement?
Not sure what program or school you want to attend?

We can help!

This 2 Credit, ten-week course is for juniors and seniors who know they want to pursue, or are considering the possibility of graduate education. During the quarter, students will learn first-hand from faculty and staff involved in graduate admissions how to find programs that fit their interests, and how to prepare application materials.

Course information:
GRDSCH 200: Preparing for Graduate Education
Autumn Quarter 2019: Fridays, 1:30-3:20pm
Gould Hall (GLD), Room 322
SLN 15801

Course Website: ...

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The Journal of Sino-American Affairs (JOSA) is an intercollegiate, student-led, student-run publication dedicated to providing a forum for young leaders to publish on and discuss political, economic, and cultural topics relevant to the U.S.-China relationship, and by extension, global prosperity and security. Our inaugural publication will be coming out in December 2019. We are currently calling for submissions. 

Write for the Journal of Sino-American Affairs, a student-led, student-run publication that seeks to provide a forum for young leaders to publish and discuss political, economic, and cultural topics relevant to U.S.-China relations. See the attached flyer for more information. Please review our ...

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Several Stanford law professors are seeking full-time Research Fellows to begin work in the spring/summer of 2020. This is a unique opportunity for graduating seniors and recent college graduates to participate in groundbreaking empirical legal and social science research. Past fellows have found the experience to be valuable preparation for graduate school and have matriculated to a number of prestigious graduate, law, and business programs. We would greatly appreciate it if you could pass along the attached job posting (also copied below) to your students at your convenience.

Stanford Law School Research Fellow Program

RESEARCH FELLOW, STANFORD LAW SCHOOL (Fixed term) *multi-job posting

Commitment: Full-time, starting Summer 2020. Some applicants available to start earlier will also be considered. Fellowships last for one year, with an option to renew for a second year by mutual agreement of the professor and the fellow.


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