Give Yourself a Promotion: Come to Career Discovery Week Print
If Homecoming Week is a chance to revisit the past, and Washington Weekend is a showcase for the UW of today, then Career Discovery Week—the UWAA’s third signature event—is all about the future. Your future.

Over the past eight years, Career Discovery Week has grown into a three-campus extravaganza for career-minded students and alumni alike. This year, there are over 100 sessions scheduled—panel discussions, workshops, networking events and more—including a substantial alumni track. And “week” is just a figure of speech. The events begin in mid-January and continue for more than a month. Here are some highlights from this year’s Career Discovery Week alumni track:

Why You Should Get an Advanced Degree, 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 16, Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle.

A workshop led by Carol Vecchio, executive  director of the Centerpoint Institute for Life and Career Renewal.

I Can’t Believe They Pay Me to Do What I Love!, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 31, Alumni House.
An informal, interactive seminar for younger alumni who haven’t yet “found their calling,” as well as more experienced graduates who are making or considering a career change. Presented by C.J. Liu, a certified professional coach and former Microsoft manager.

Early Career Passion Search, Beginning Feb. 5, Centerpoint Institute.
A workshop designed to help alumni in their 20s and early 30s discover their passion and professional direction. Facilitated by Cody Strauss, ’00, a UW alumna with degrees in both comparative history of ideas and community and environmental planning. Visit for dates and times.

Dependable Strengths, Feb. 22–24, UW Center for Career Services.
A seminar designed to help alumni assess strengths and talents, and use this information to develop a powerful job-search strategy.

Career Discovery Week is produced by the UWAA and the Center for Career Services with dozens of campus partners. Sponsors are Chipotle and Kaplan. For more information, visit .