News from the Career & Internship Center
By Sha’terika Perkins
This quarter the Career & Internship Center launched programming specifically for transfer students. We are currently in the midst of our first Career Exploration course for incoming transfer students and we also offered two transfer student specific workshops called. One workshop, “Fast Track to Career Exploration”, helped transfer students maximize their time at UW by giving space to learn about ways to explore career options while getting skills employers want. Additionally, we offered “Career Transition 101” for our students who are pursuing a career change. Please check out our event calendar next quarter at https://careers.uw.edu/events/student/ for all of our workshop and employer events.
Speaking of events, did you know that winter quarter is prime time for internship opportunities? That’s right, there are several job and internship fairs and opportunities to connect with employers through industry specific panels and networking events. More and more employers are valuing internship experience as a major part of their hiring process and it is a great way for you to test out some possible career options. Don’t miss out! The first step is to make sure your materials (i.e. resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile), networking, and interviewing skills are ready to go. Attend one of our workshops or schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor at https://careers.uw.edu/schedule-an-appointment/ for one-on-one support.