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The Career Center and you

The UW provides students with hundreds of ways to get involved, meet interesting people, and learn—both inside and outside the classroom. At the UW Career Center, we help students successfully connect their diverse academic and co-curricular experiences with a wide variety of career paths and employers. As a transfer student, you probably want to hit the ground running and here at the Career Center, we want to help you make the most your time at UW. Here are some recommendations for a successful transition.

Chart Your Path

Strategically mapping out your time at the UW will help ensure you get what you came for and are marketable for an array of post-college options such as careers, volunteer work, and graduate school. Whether you have a specific career path in mind or not, consider making an appointment with a Career Counselor for one-on-one advice about career development and your future goals. 

Make Connections

Often times it does come down to those we know that help us move in new and exciting directions. Peers, colleagues and professionals can be great resources in helping you to identify strengths, interests, values and goals, not to mention helping to connect you with great opportunities. You could make instant connections with fellow Huskies by joining a student organization!

Get Experience

As a transfer student, you probably already have some experiences under your belt, but the array of opportunities at UW are vast! Internships, field experiences, and volunteer positions let you apply your book knowledge to real situations, use a variety of skills, explore career paths, meet potential mentors, and make a difference. Be sure to check out HuskyJobs for opportunities!

Utilize the Career Center

Services provided by the Career Center include career and job search counseling; an active campus recruiting program; job listings; workshops on resume writing, interviewing, internships, and more; employer panels on topics such as interviewing and resume writing; and career fairs.

Take Time to Reflect

After each co-curricular activity (internship, volunteer, leadership, etc.), be sure to reflect on what skills you learned, what results you accomplished, and how you can share the experience with potential employers through your resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, and interviews.

Come visit the Career Center at 134 Mary Gates Hall and check out our 24/7 resources online at careers.uw.edu! Welcome to the UW and Go Huskies! 

—Alison S. Jones, Career Counselor, Lead, UW Career Center