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April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and a group of students are leading a campus wide effort to educate ourselves on the nature of consent, understand how to support victims and survivors, and highlight that the majority of sexual assaults are committed by someone known to the victim.

In order to change the culture on our campus we invite all UW students to:

  • Watch this video
  • Take the pledge to better our community
  • Visit us at RAINN Day this Friday, April 3rd from 11am-3pm in Red Square
At RAINN Day you will learn about RAINN 'EM IN. It's a human powered horse race against sexual violence where teams race on inflatable ponies and... Read more
Categories: Advising, Lectures and Events

Event Details
Thurs, April 16th
HUB Ballrooms

The Details
All UW students & alumni from all 3 campuses can attend
Dress code is business casual
Info about what to expect is here

Next Steps

  • Get to know the employers who are coming (being knowledgeable about organizations that interest you shows preparation, interest, and professionalism).
  • Attend or download our Career Fair Success workshop and/or our Resumes & Cover Letters workshop.
  • Spruce up your...
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Categories: Advising, Jobs, Lectures and Events

Do you enjoy writing?  Do your professors or TAs write comments like “great work,” “fantastic,” or “excellent point” on your essays?  Do you already give your peers good feedback on how to improve their papers?  If so, would you like to get paid for what you are doing already?!

If you can answer yes to the aforementioned questions, please consider applying for a position as a writing tutor for the Political Science/LSJ/Jackson School/CHID Writing Center.

Pending continuation of funding, tutors may receive either a wage of $10.91 per hour or Political Science 499 credit (2 credits per quarter for if 6 hours worked each week, graded C/NC). Work-study recipients are welcome, too. Tutors are classified as hourly academic student employees and become union members after 110 hours of employment. See for more information.


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Are you passionate about your subject area?
Do you enjoy discussing theories or concepts in your field?
Do you enjoy teaching and supporting others?
Are you looking for a way to give back to UW and your fellow Huskies?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then you need to apply to be a CLUE tutor. We are hiring for many different positions for the 2015-2016 school year. Check out the ‘working with us tab’ on the website for more information, qualifications, and needed application materials.

We are hiring

  • Chemistry tutors
  • Writing tutors
  • Math tutors
  • Physics tutors
  • A French tutor
  • A Japanese tutor
  • A Korean tutor
  • A CSE tutor

Applications are due April 10, 2015.

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Categories: Advising, Jobs

‘Green’ jobs and working in sustainability often evoke images of environmental scientists and fieldwork, but this career field is incredibly diverse and quickly growing. Sustainability careers include professions in corporate social responsibility, research and development, fashion/apparel, agriculture, energy, green building, education, policy-making, and more.

The Career Center will host a panel of 5 employers from a variety of sectors who will share insight and advice. Stay for the Q&A session and networking following the moderated panel. Panelists include:

  • REI Sustainability Program Manager
  • Homegrown Sandwich Shop co-founder
  • Starbucks LEED Program Manager
  • City of Seattle Energy Policy Advisor
  • Naked City Brewing co-founder

No RSVP needed. Questions? Email

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Looking to fulfill volunteer hour requirements? Interested in event planning and want to add some events work to your resume? Interested in connecting 1:1: with hiring employers? The Career Center has a great opportunity for you!

We are in need of volunteers for the upcoming Spring Career Fair on 4/16/15 from 3-7pm in the HUB Ballrooms. Shifts will be available from 8:30am-8:00pm, with a minimum time commitment of 2 hours.

Interested? Please send an email to with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Your hours of availability on the day of the fair 4/16/15 (Thursday)

We appreciate your response as soon as possible. By 4/10/15 (Friday), we’ll be in touch to confirm your schedule and shift assignments. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We look...

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Categories: Advising, Volunteering

The Career Center has an exciting event coming up for international students. Former international student and current International Healthcare Executive with Seattle Children’s Hospital, Mark Wen, will be sharing his experience as an international student building a career in the U.S. A flyer is attached, please share with your students. Event details are below.

Event Details
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
5:30 pm to 7 pm
The Career Center, 134 Mary Gates Hall

Feel free to contact me with questions.

Thanks. Katie
Katie Hearn Zang, LCSW
Senior Career Counselor
International Student Career Services 206.543.9106

Categories: Advising, Jobs, Lectures and Events

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student with an interest in becoming a leader in your community?

Are you committed to bringing better representation for women in all fields?

The Alene Moris National Education for Women's (NEW) Leadership Institute is part of a national program started by Rutgers University in 1991. This program is designed to encourage women to seek out leadership positions and engage more with the civic community. Women are over 50 percent of the American population and yet they are underrepresented in leadership positions in virtually every field. The Alene Moris NEW Leadership Institute is working to change that.

The Institute lasts for 6 days, from June 22nd-June 27th, 2015. During that time, participants will meet some of Washington's leading women who can offer insight into their experiences and provide important training and networking skills. Some topics that are covered during the Institute:

  • How to run for...
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Categories: Advising, Announcements

Undergraduate research information sessions address how the Undergraduate Research Program can help the student pursue her/his research interests. Primarily for undergraduates who have yet to begin research, the sessions provide research resources, information on funding, and suggestions for approaching faculty. Additionally, the sessions are highly student-driven, with an emphasis on student questions and concerns. Students interested in attending the UW, including community college transfer students, are welcome to the sessions.

Event Details
Wednesday, April 1st:
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Friday, April 3rd:
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 7th:
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 14th:
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Register here

Categories: Advising, Lectures and Events

ENVIR 100 Introduction to Environmental Studies
Mon/Wed/Fri 9:30-10:20
Varying quiz sections Tues or Thurs
5 credits
Thomson Hall (THO) Room 101

  • Learn more about contemporary environmental challenges and responses, including climate change, ocean acidification, crop plant diversity, and social justice.
  • Engage in challenging conversations with peers, professors and community members about how to best participate in the work of planetary stewardship.
  • Recognize the complexity in environmental issues and our connections to these issues at multiple scales, from local to global.
  • Participate in a dynamic and unique learning experience with an interdisciplinary teaching team.

Co-taught by:

Kristi Straus, Program on the Environment (
Yen-Chu Weng, Program on the...

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Categories: Advising, Courses


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