The Career Center

Alumni Career Accelerator: Summer Series 2016

The Career Center presents Alumni Career Accelerator: Summer Series, a series of events and workshops designed to give your job search and career plans a boost.

Created for recent Husky graduates and open to all UW alumni, there’s no need to RSVP and there are no admission costs.

Partner with the UW Career Center and equip yourself with strategy, feedback, support and resources for your future.

Thurs. June 16, 2016

Summer Career Fair

If you’re about to graduate or an alum looking to land a part-time or a full-time position with a top employer, then the UW Summer Career Fair is for you! The UW Summer Career Fair brings over 60 employers to campus who are looking to hire Huskies for jobs and internships with their organizations. This fair is open to students and UW alumni from all majors and career-interest areas…you don’t want to miss this great opportunity!

Employers attending represent a wide range of jobs and industries, including business, government agencies and non-profit organizations.

2–6 p.m., Husky Union Building, Seattle Campus

Tues. July 12, 2016

Meetup: I Just Graduated … Now What?

Just graduated?  Join in on a discussion about life-after-college.  We will talk about jobs, job searching, careers, gap-years and options beyond traditional jobs/careers.  Don’t get too stressed about graduation – get ready for what’s next!  Come as you are with or without questions.

12:30–1:30 p.m., Mary Gates Hall 134

 Tues. July 12, 2016

Getting Started: Exploring Career Options

There are several effective ways to thoroughly explore career options – come learn about these strategies!  Join us to explore and identify possible career paths that match your values, interests, skills and may (or may not) match your major. Learn how to make yourself and your major more marketable to future employers!

2–2:30 p.m., Mary Gates Hall 134

 Wed. July 13, 2016

Getting Started: Resumes

Not happy with your resume? Don’t know where to start? Let us help! We will discuss format, style and how to write a resume that best reflects your strengths and talents.

12:30–1 p.m., Mary Gates Hall 134

Wed. July 13, 2016

Getting Started: Job Search

Learn key strategies and tools for an efficient, successful job search.

1:30–2 p.m., Mary Gates Hall 134

Wed. July 13, 2016

Getting Started: LinkedIn

Not sure where to start with LinkedIn? We’ll cover how to set up a basic profile and get started connecting with friends, colleagues and professionals.

2:30–3 p.m., Mary Gates Hall 134

Wed. July 20, 2016

Resume Lab

We’ll pick up where the ‘Getting Started—Resumes’ workshop leaves off with workshop attendees working together on resume reviews and guidance from the facilitator. Before attending the lab please view the online workshop or attend the ‘Resumes: Getting Started’ workshop. Bring a draft of your resume to the lab, and if available, a relevant job posting.

12:30–1:30 p.m., Mary Gates Hall 134

Wed. July 20, 2016

LinkedIn Lab

With 300+ million professionals on LinkedIn, of which 265K+ are Huskies, there are people all over the world to connect with. Learn how to create a profile that gets attention and connects you with future colleagues. If possible, bring a laptop or tablet to work on your profile.

2–3 p.m., Mary Gates Hall 134

Thurs. July 21, 2016

Getting Started: Interviews 

Interviews can be scary—especially when they include questions like the dreaded, “Tell me about yourself.” This workshop addresses general preparation, researching companies, what to expect, and answering behavior-based and other tough, important interview questions.

1:30–2 p.m., Mary Gates Hall 134

Thurs. July 21, 2016

Interviewing Lab

Be a standout to employers and tell them what they really want to know: how you are valuable to them! Learn how to highlight your strengths and demonstrate what you know about their company. We’ll practice answering interview questions in small groups. Please attend the ‘Interviews —Getting Started’ workshop, review the interviewing section of our Career Guide and/or view the Interviewing workshop on our website prior to attending.

2:30–3:30 p.m., Mary Gates Hall 134