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UW Study Abroad is launching a new workshop designed to help students make more informed decisions about the financial costs of studying abroad.  Our Financial Planning  workshop will cover the basics of financial aid, scholarships to consider, cost comparisons of different programs, budgeting tips, money generating strategies and important forms and deadlines for students.  We are offering the workshops at three different times to make it convenient for students:

Tuesday October 24, 3-4:30, Mary Gates Hall 171

Wednesday November 1, 3-4:30 in Schmitz 450

Wednesday November 15, 3-4:30 Ethnic Cultural Center


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Greetings from the Career & Internship Center. Below are two exciting “Careers in…for All Majors” employer panel sessions offered for students in October. We appreciate your support of our events and ask that you forward this message to students as you deem appropriate.

Careers in Consulting for All Majors

Wednesday, October 18, 5-7pm

HUB 250

Are you interested in consulting as a potential career path? Have you heard of consulting, but are unsure what it really means? Come to the ‘Careers in Consulting for All Majors’ panel to find out more! Join a panel of industry experts as they break down the variety of consulting roles and focus areas, share their own experiences, give advice and answer questions.  Stick around for a chance to mingle and network with company representatives from Point B, The Spur Group and Campbell & Company after the panel.  All are welcome (students of all majors, pre-majors, alumni).

Careers in...

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Hello from Pride Foundation and the GSBA Scholarship Fund!

We are excited to announce that our...

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We will be hosting an informative session on Oct. 18 from 5:30-7:00PM at William H. Gates Hall, room 133about the law school admissions process, personal statement, resume, and other tips about applying to law school.

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The Boren Awards will be visiting the UW on October 18th to talk with students about Boren funding for study abroad.  He’s offering aninformation session in Mary Gates Hall 171 at 4pm.  Below I’ve listed a few highlights of the Boren Funding and I’ve included photo of a few of our 2016 undergraduate Boren Scholars.

A few highlights to share about the Boren Awards:

  • Open to U.S. citizens
  • Up to $20,000 for undergraduates who study language abroad during the academic year (semester or longer)
  • Must be studying a language abroad (list of preferred languages ...
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Opportunity Notice 

The application to join the Legislative Steering Committee is now live! If...

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The English Department is offering two faculty-led Spring 2018 study abroad programs 
(to Rome and to London) open to all majors:...

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Join us to learn more about scholarship opportunities that are designed to support you as you gain experience and skills in Public Policy or International Affairs. 

We'll discuss opportunities like the PPIA (Public Policy & International Affairs) Junior Summer institute where you'll spend a summer immersed in the world of public policy. You'll build skills that can use in graduate school and learn about professional opportunities in the field.

We'll also discuss fellowship programs like the Rangel, Pickering and Payne that can support you as you pursue a graduate degree and career focused in international affairs.

Thursday, October 12th
4:00 pm
MGH 171

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The QSC's Intern Application Is Now Open!

Hello everyone! I hope your first few days of the new school year have been going well! Do your best, take all the time you need to care for yourself, and spend a minute to enjoy all the cool things happening this quarter. 

I'm so happy to announce that the application to be an intern for the QSC is now open! Definitely apply if you have any interest in queer activism, community
building, event planning, legislation, and collaboration with various organizations both on and off-campus. It's a wonderful opportunity,  and one of the best ways
to get our amazing community involved in student government!

The positions I'm looking for are:

1.     Programming Intern

2.     Social Media & Outreach Intern

3.     Legislative Intern

The link to the application is here: 


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We are now opening up this series of talks to all students


Attend any or all of the talks without registering for JSIS 478 A

Due to the success of our Spring quarter series on ‘Trump in the World: International Impacts of the Trump Presidency’ we have organized a sequel, with a new series of all-new ‘Trump in the World’ talks in Fall quarter.

All talks are by Jackson School faculty.

If you are interested in learning more about the international implications of the Trump administration’s policies, sign up for the series, come to the talks, and earn 2 cr (CR/NC).

Attendance and sign-in at all talks is required to earn credits.

Course information: (you can register now!)

JSIS 478 A – Trump in the World – A Series of Talks and Discussions on the International Impact of the Trump Presidency

Moderator: Professor Resat Kasaba, Director of the Jackson School

Mondays 4:30-6 pm

Kane Hall...

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