December 20, 2013

Husky Parents 101: A guide to student career development

By University of Washington

husky parentsUpdate:

Parents and families,

The Husky Parents 101 event on Saturday, March 8 has reached capacity. While we did not expect the event to fill so quickly, we are thrilled by the enthusiastic response we’ve received from our UW parent/family community. Due to the popularity of the “student career development” topic, after the event we will publish presentation content under the ’calendars and events’ section on the Parent and Family Programs website.

In the future, Parent and Family Programs will be offering more opportunities similar to the March 8 event. In the meantime, however, please consider attending an upcoming focus group on campus, taking place on Tuesday, February 18 and Wednesday, May 21.

Staying connected with you is very important to us! Please visit our website, join the conversation on Facebook, or contact us at

Thank you for your continued interest and support,

UW Parent and Family Programs


You spoke, and we listened! In a February 2013 survey of parents and families, respondents identified the topic of careers as their number-one area of interest. That’s why we’re kicking off our Husky Parents 101 series with a morning of learning, networking, and discussing ways to help your UW student start developing a career path. This event is geared toward parents of all undergraduate students.

At our first Husky Parents 101, you will hear from university experts about how to navigate the various on-campus career resources available to students, as well as learn about current career-related research and gain insight into job preparation strategies. Participants also will have the opportunity to chat one-on-one with faculty and staff and network with other Husky parents in a roundtable format. Coffee and a light breakfast will be served.


Robert C. Stacey, Professor of History and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will discuss the importance of encouraging students to pursue their scholarly interests, as great career opportunities can be tied to every major.

In addition to his role as a professor of history, Bob has served as Dean of the UW’s College of Arts and Sciences since January 2013, after one year as interim dean. Other UW academic leadership positions include: Divisional Dean of Arts and Humanities (2007-2011), Divisional Dean of Social Sciences (2003-2005), Chair of the Department of History (1997-2002) and Chair of the Jewish Studies Program in the Jackson School of International Studies (1994-1997). A Guggenheim and ACLS fellowship recipient, Bob has received Distinguished Teaching Awards from the UW (1997) and Yale (1988). His Ph.D. is from Yale (1983); he also holds a B.A, summa cum laude, from Williams College, and a B.A/M.A. (with first class honours) from Oxford University.

Michaelann Jundt, Assistant Dean in Undergraduate Academic Affairs, will speak about the Husky Experience, an initiative focused on a partnership between each individual student and the university, to ensure that graduates leave with strong critical thinking skills and competence beyond their chosen major area of study.

Michaelann oversees First Year Programs, Academic Advising, Academic Support Programs and the Husky Leadership Initiative.  Michaelann is committed to the mission of the University of Washington as a public institution, one that challenges students to learn through experiences inside and outside the classroom. Her academic and professional career have been centered at the UW, including earning a PhD. in Education in 2010.

Susan Terry, Director, UW Career Center, will present on career “sophistication,” including tips on navigating on-campus career resources and preparing for internships, jobs and graduate school.

Susan has worked in higher education for more than 20 years and holds a master’s degree in social work. Susan and the Career Center staff are committed to supporting students in successfully connecting their academic and out-of-classroom accomplishments with a wide variety of employers. The Career Center provides a full spectrum of services, from self-exploration and decision-making, to understanding career options and knowing how to prepare for the work world.

Thomas Lee, Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs in the UW’s Foster School of Business, will share findings from his research on job satisfaction.

At the Foster School, Tom is an endowed professor of management specializing in employee commitment, retention and turnover.  He earned his PhD. from the University of Oregon and has been at the University of Washington since 1983.


Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014

Time: 9:30 am – noon

Location: Alder Hall, UW Campus, 1310 NE 40th Street, Seattle, WA 98105

RSVP here or e-mail with questions

Space is limited, so please register ASAP.

While you’re on campus….

During your visit on March 8th, enjoy discounted tickets to other events going on around campus, including:

UW Men’s Basketball vs. USC at 1:30pm ($25/ticket) *Promo code: MBUWPARENT

UW Arts/School of Drama Arabian Nights 7:30pm ($9/ticket) *Promo code: family

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