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The iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) is an undergraduate research and leadership development program that prepares students from underrepresented populations for graduate study and careers in the information sciences. Only 25 students from across the country are selected each year to become i3 Scholars. Those students undertake a yearlong experience that includes two summer institutes hosted by the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences and a research project spanning the year.

Introductory Institute: June 14-July 10, 2015

Held on the main campus of the University of Pittsburgh

  • Participate in special-topic workshops that highlight the many specialties and research areas in the information sciences. 
  • Take part in professional development seminars led by industry and research experts that focus on graduate school applications, mentoring, résumé building, and networking
  • Complete two-week modules on research design...
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Categories: Advising, Announcements

It’s nearly time for our department's annual graduate student book sale again!
The book sale inventory is provided by donations from faculty, students, and other community members, and the proceeds from the sale go toward funding travel to conferences for graduate students in the department, as well as other activities.

Event Details
Dates: Thursday, April 16th (9am to 5pm)* 

and Friday, April 17th (9am to 5pm)
*Husky ID required for entry from 9am to noon)
Location: Gowen M218 (Student Lounge)

We will continue to accept donations of texts written in or about Asian languages, cultures, and literatures until the day before the sale. Please bring donations to the Asian Languages and Literature main office (Gowen 225) before Wednesday, April 15.

Categories: Advising, Lectures and Events

Department of Asian Languages and Literature Graduate Student Colloquium

Event Details
April 25th, 2015, 10-5pm
317 Thomson Hall
University of Washington

The Graduate Student Union of the Department of Asian Languages and Literature at the University of Washington is pleased to announce the 2015 Graduate Student Colloquium. This annual event has always been a great opportunity for graduate students from across different departments and schools at the University of Washington, and farther afield, to interact with each other and to catch up on the latest Asia-related research happening in our own backyard.

All graduate students, and any qualified undergraduates, are encouraged to submit abstracts and proposals to present in this year’s colloquium. The only restriction is that the subject be Asia-related — all disciplines welcome. We are hoping to get a good mix of presenters this year from many departments here at the University of...

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Categories: Advising, Lectures and Events

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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Categories: Advising, Jobs

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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Categories: Advising, Jobs

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


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