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UW + Amazon Mentors – Winter Quarter 2019

Is it time to elevate your professional skills? Looking for a way to get insider knowledge around the roles and diversity of a dynamic workplace? If so, you are invited to apply to the UW + Amazon Mentorship Program. Through a partnership with Amazon, the UW Career & Internship Center, and C21/College of Arts & Sciences, students will be matched with mentors at Amazon to explore the world of work through the lens of Seattle’s largest employer. If you want to know how careers develop in the 21st century, this program is for you.


  • Students will meet with their Amazon mentor during the winter quarter of 2019.
  • Explore topics related to professional preparation and growth, networking and feedback.
  • Gain insight and guidance about career paths based on goals, skills, background, strengths and personality.
  • All meetings will take place at Amazon locations in Seattle's...
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2019 Bonderman Fellowship application is now available!
Deadline: January 14, 2019, 12:00 noon (PST)

The 2019 Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is open and we encourage you to apply! This fellowship offers University of Washington graduate/professional and undergraduate students (from the Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell campuses) an opportunity to engage in independent exploration and travel abroad.

The first information session is next Monday, 11/5/18, 12:30-1:30 pm in Mary Gates Hall 206.

David Bonderman - the donor - wishes to give students an opportunity to experience learning and growth in new and unexpected ways. Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for eight...

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Tutor at an elementary, middle or high school in Seattle during Winter 2019 Quarter!

The UW Pipeline Project recruits, trains and places UW students as volunteer tutors in Seattle schools and community organizations. We are recruiting tutors for Winter quarter to work with about 40 different schools, and would love to have you! We’ll help you get set up tutoring in a K-12 classroom or community organization. Tutors make a minimum commitment of 2-3 hours per week for at least one quarter.

The schedule is flexible: schools need tutors Mon-Fri between 7:30 and 5pm. And we offer transportation to some of our partner schools that have the highest need for tutors.


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If you are currently applying to law school and would like more information on writing your personal statement and editing your resume, the Career and Internship Center is offering an online workshop to help you with this! Please register through Handshake and join us on Friday via...

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Have you ever wondered how your favorite poem came into being or what in the world your favorite writer was thinking when they developed that fascinating essay about bugs or that heartrending exploration of coming to terms with a family trauma? Have you ever wondered how the intricate plots and subplots of your favorite novel were woven together? Have you ever wondered how your favorite writer constructed the most beautiful sentence you’ve ever read? This class may help dispel some of those mysteries.

Through lectures and readings, this class will introduce you to the creative processes of working prose writers and poets. Through numerous short writing assignments (both in class and at home), you will have the chance to write about writing and to create your own short works. Online forums will allow you to share your writing with classmates and receive feedback.

Day and Time: TTh 12:30-2:20

Instructor: Professor Maya Sonenberg

Texts: Light the Dark:...

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Attend an information session hosted by the GSBA Scholarship fund! You’ll be joined by Taylor Briggs, Scholarship Program Manager for GSBA. Taylor will be sharing information on LGBTQ+ scholarships for student leaders in the northwest.

What: Pride Foundation & GSBA Scholarships Information Session

When: 3:30 p.m., November 7

Where: Allen Library Auditorium

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Paid internship opportunities at the European Parliament in Washington DC and Brussels

The European Parliament Liaison Office in Washington DC is pleased to announce the launch of its next round of paid, full-time internships aimed at US graduates. Interns will be accepted in our Washington DC office from January 16th – April 15th, 2019, with an option to extend the internship for a further two months at our headquarters in Brussels. The deadline to submit an application is November 12th. We require a CV in Europass format, a personal statement and two letters of recommendation.

We believe the internship offers a unique opportunity for students and young professionals with an interest in transatlantic relations. I would be very grateful if you could pass this information on to your relevant student and alumni networks.

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