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Career Services That Get the Job Done

"It's buyer beware when it comes to job-hunting services," according to a recent article in the Puget Sound Business Journal. And KING 5 News ran a report, "More scams targeting the unemployed." As if job-seekers didn't have enough to worry about already.

One of the reasons UWAA Career Services remain so popular is that they offer alumni a resource they can totally trust. That's because the UWAA works only with respected, effective partners. The latest addition is CampusPoint, a service founded in 2002 by UW alumni to help recent graduates in Washington and Oregon connect with employers. CampusPoint job listings are available to alumni who received a bachelor's degree in the past six years or a graduate degree in the past year. Visit for more information. Here are a couple of other trusted UWAA partners, along with information about their upcoming events:

  • The Centerpoint Institute for Life and Career Renewal, a Seattle-based non-profit founded in 1992, offers UWAA members a discount on most career counseling and workshops. It will host Early Career Passion Search for young alumni July 6-10. Call 206-686-5433 or visit centerpointseattle.org.
  • The UW Career Center, a UWAA partner since 2001, will offer a Career Launch Workshop for new/recent graduates (classes of '06-'09) on June 25. Call 206-543-0535 for more information and discount pricing for UWAA members. Later this summer, the UWAA will collaborate with the Career Center to launch a job listing service for experienced alumni.

For more information about Career Services at the UWAA, visit UWalum.com/careers.