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Want to do something meaningful with your Spring Break? Apply for Alternative Spring Break!


Pipeline recruits a group of UW undergraduates to volunteer on a literacy arts project with elementary, middle or high school kids in rural Washington during spring break. The UW students are sent out in groups of 5 to 8-9 sites to help young students come up with an idea for a book, write a rough draft, edit the draft, and print and bind a single-signature book. The young students illustrate their published book and present it to the community at the end of the week.

Each team will collect students’ stories and artwork and bring it back from the project to compile in a magazine to send out to all of the student participants.  Selected stories will be featured in the magazine and all of the stories will go on the web.  Following the project, the stories need to be edited and the magazine designed.

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First Year Programs is currently recruiting for our First-year Interest Group (FIG) Leader and Orientation Leader (OL) student positions!  

The FIG program is looking for students from all departments who are UW-Seattle undergraduates with strong organizational skills and a genuine interest in working with freshmen as they face the challenges and opportunities presented to them as new students. FIG Leaders teach a 2-credit course to new Freshman students in Autumn 2019! 

Orientation Leaders play a vital role in the orientation process, working closely with new students and their families on a wide variety of topics including academics, student involvement, housing options, and more. Orientation Leaders work during summer quarter and are paid 30-40/hrs per week.   

Leadership in FYP Workshops: (All workshops will be held in MGH 120)

  • Tuesday 1/8 at 3:30 pm
  • Thursday 1/10 at 2:30 pm
  • Monday 1/14 at 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 1...
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The annual FIUTS CulturalFest is the biggest celebration of the diversity and talent of the international community on our campus and region. CulturalFest features two parts:

CulturalFest Performance Showcase | Saturday, February 2 | 7 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) | Meany Hall | $15 general admission, $10 students in advance, children 10 and under free; tickets available online and...

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The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center and the Career & Internship Center are excited to share information about winter quarter General Studies 350 (Independent Fieldwork) sections A-D. As many of you know, one year ago we piloted the first distance learning sections of General Studies 350, to enable students to engage in rigorous learning experiences that help coalesce their academic and...

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The application for the 22nd Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium is now open!  The Sym­po­sium will be held on May 17, 2019, in Mary Gates Hall.

The Symposium is a celebration of undergraduate accomplishments in research, scholarship, and creative expression in all academic disciplines.  Students may present their research either in a poster session or an oral presentation session.  We will also have a dedicated performance space in nearby Meany Hall for performing arts presentations and a visual arts and design showcase in Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Last year, over 1,200 students participated in this exciting event.

To learn more and start an appli­ca­tion...

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Husky Global Affairs Information Session

Husky Global Affairs is an interdisciplinary research club here at UW focused on increasing the interaction of the social sciences through research. We are searching for intellectually driven students who are interested in publishing or receiving guidance on their research.

We are hosting an information session and Game night Friday, Jan. 18th, 2:30 – 4:00 in Dem 012. Stop on by and learn about how you can improve your research.

*Coffee and Snacks provided

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The Career & Internship Center is excited to offer a robust menu of workshops (in person & online), events and small group coaching.  Details for all of this can be found on our online calendar or through the Handshake calendar

Also, below are details on how students can access 1:1 career support in our office plus key websites...

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Interested in Law School?

Come to West Coast Consortium of Law Schools Seattle Law Fair and meet law school representatives from across the country and learn about the admissions process, financial aid, and more. Admission is free!

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019

Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Admissions Panel
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.


Seattle University School of Law, Sullivan Hall

12th Ave. and E. Columbia St., Seattle, WA

RSVP online by February 1: 


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