The Resource

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Career Development

Published: February 10, 2010

You earn more than a paycheck when you work or teach at the University of Washington. The Resource, UWHR’s e-newsletter, will keep you informed of offerings from across the University that help you make the most out of UW employment.


Buying Your First Home?
Attend a free lunchtime seminar to learn about special programs for first-time buyers, low down payment options, using down payment assistance, and how to handle gifts and third party contributions. Access event information and registration.


Socially Responsible Investing
Are you interested in achieving financial security while helping to build a sustainable world and protecting our quality of life? If so, socially responsible investing (SRI) may be for you. Learn more about SRI funds and the role these can play in your personal investment and retirement planning. Access event information and registration.


Family Caregiver Network
UW employees, who are providing care to adult loved ones, are welcome to attend the Family Caregiver Network to share frustrations, challenges, and successes with one another. On the last Tuesday of every month, the Family Caregiver Network will provide you with information and encouragement. Access event information and registration.


Social Security: A Foundation for Planning Your Future
Do you know what benefits to expect from Social Security and when they will be available to you and your family members? Attend this social security seminar to gain a better understanding of how the Social Security and Medicare systems work. Access event information and registration.


Intentional Parenting
Navigating the teenage years—through high school, into the car, and away from home—is challenging. Gather ideas for keeping your cool when your teen acts their age, maintaining focus as a parent, and strengthening your parent/teen relationship. Access event information and registration.


UWCFD Meet the Charities: American Red Cross
March is Red Cross month and the American Red Cross will be on campus Wednesday, March 17 from noon-1 p.m. in HUB 110. Learn how this organization is making a difference, get updates on Haiti earthquake relief, and explore volunteer opportunities. Visit the UWCFD website for more information.


February is Healthy Heart Month
Learn how to love your heart! Take advantage of free blood pressure screenings at the Employee Health Center at Hall Health. Call 206-685-1026 to schedule an appointment. Ready for more? You can prevent heart disease and stroke by following Life's Simple 7. Read this month's issue of UWellness to find this list of simple strategies that will help you improve your health and lower your risk factors–even if you try just one or two.


UWTV * ResearchChannel Celebrates Heart Month
ResearchChannel invites you to honor American Heart Month by exploring new research and science about this most vital organ. Learn the signs and symptoms of atrial fibrillation, innovative methods for tracking risk, epidemiological advances in treatment, and ground-breaking techniques for stem cell growth and heart transplantation.

Career Development  

Customer Service Excellence
In this interactive half-day course, learn how all points of customer contact can occur in the best way possible—whether that's dealing with external customers on the "front lines" or providing service and support to colleagues down the hall. Access course information and registration.


Discovering Your Dependable Strengths
This two-day workshop uses a proven process for uncovering what you do best and learning new ways to use your unique excellence. The more you know about your strengths, the more you understand how to adapt them to different careers and the changing demands of the workforce. Access course information and registration.


Student Database (SDB) Training: Fiscal Viewing and Authorizing
Designed for staff members who use the fiscal/student accounts side of the Student Data Base (SDB), this hands-on class gives an overview of the SDB fiscal screens and navigation and provides help for those who advise, implement, and monitor departmental scholarship awards for students. Access course information and registration.


New Hourly Career Counseling
One-hour career counseling sessions are now available with Training and Organization Development Consultant Susan Templeton. The charge is $80 per one-hour counseling session if paid with a UW budget number (with supervisor approval) or $92.48 if paid with cash, check, or credit card (due to a mandatory institutional overhead fee). Career counseling can help you evaluate your strengths, assess your career fit, write a résumé or cover letter, conduct an effective job search, or gear up for a job interview. Learn more about this service.


Adult Eldercare Consultations
Has your mom or dad’s condition changed? Would you like to discuss the changing situation and find out about resources and services? UW’s WorkLife provides private consultations with eldercare specialists that will provide you with information and resources tailored to your specific situation. To schedule an appointment, email:


Caregiver Directory
Would you like to hire someone to watch your children after school? Are you looking for that occasional babysitter for an evening out? Does your elder loved one need some household help? Check out the UW Caregiver Directory. Accessible with a UWNetID, the directory is comprised of a list of potential employers who are looking for UW-affiliated caregivers. You can register your needs and view the listings of UW students who are looking for occasional or part-time work.


Are You Parenting a Teen?

  • Puzzled by the new parenting challenges?
  • Concerned about behaviors?
  • Trying to figure out how to have fun with your teen?

Find resources for these and other common issues in Parenting Teens, UW WorkLife’s updated web page for parents of teens.


Summer Care
Yes, it really is time to begin planning for summer care and activities–programs fill quickly. Check out these University resources:

UW Summer Youth Programs Designed for the Elementary, Middle School and High School student, classes are taught by experienced educators and involve hands-on learning in a fun and engaging manner.

UW CareLink’s online resource, APS HelpLink, contains articles and checklists for summer camp options. Enter UW for company code, click on ‘parenting’ tab at top of page, then ‘childcare’ in the right hand column and select ‘summer camp’.


UW CareLink
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Love & Romance: Tending Your Relationship, a tip sheet from UW CareLink. Review those basic elements and check out the ideas for ongoing attention every relationship needs.


More of UW Campus Life on UWTV
Take a fresh look at UW as seen by our students in “The Daily's Double Shot." Burgeoning journalists at UW’s student newspaper The Daily take over UWTV airwaves for their first television program on UWTV at 7 p.m. every Friday. Husky sports fans can also tune in to UWTV for Husky Classics, Husky Hoops Talk, Huskies All Access, and, coming this spring, live Husky softball games. Visit to find out when to watch.


Keeping the Husky Promise
Many of our state’s most talented students don't even apply to the UW because they believe they can't afford the tuition. That’s why the University established the Husky Promise, our guarantee that we will not let financial challenges keep them from pursuing a UW degree. Find out more about this program by:


Become a SafeCampus Superstar!
The UW SafeCampus Facebook page recently highlighted our SafeCampus Superstars–departments that have participated in a Violence Prevention Training. You too can be a SafeCampus Superstar! Contact, to schedule your departmental training. See the SafeCampus Superstars on our Facebook Page and become a fan!


Build on great savings for your home projects with discounts on home interiors, outdoor décor, and gardening. The online UW discount program is available to all UW faculty, staff, students, and retirees.

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