UW Commencement

UW Career and Internship Center

If you’re still trying to figure out what to do after graduation, don’t worry…many graduating seniors, both at UW and across the country, are in the same boat!  Whether you’ve looked hard and haven’t landed anything yet, or you’ve intentionally delayed your search, the Career & Internship Center has you covered.

Complete UW’s Next Destination Survey

What’s next for you?  Whether you’ve got a job lined up, are heading to graduate school, or still trying to figure it out, we need to hear from you.  The results will be visualized in aggregate to help future and current Huskies understand their options after graduation.  BA/BS graduates, click here to take the survey.

Free Job Search Resources for Upcoming & New Graduates

  • Handshake – With over 10,000 postings, Handshake is UW’s one-stop shop for college-level internships and jobs!  Free access…forever!
  • Career Planning Resources – Check out video clips, handouts, online tools, recorded webinars, and other resources available 24/7 so you can work on career stuff whenever you want.
  • Free Subscriptions for Huskies – Online platforms and products to help you explore careers, build skills, get experience, practice interviewing, and more.
  • Workshops & Webinars – During spring quarter, we’ll be offering webinars and in-person workshops on resumes, cover letters, job searching, interviewing, networking, LinkedIn, using Handshake, and more.
  • Coaching Appointments – Schedule a 30-minute session to talk about any career-related issue with one of our 4 friendly career coaches.  Free for the first 3 years after graduation.

When Do I Get my Diploma?

Diplomas are sent out approximately 2 months after graduation. For more information on diplomas, check out the Diplomas page on the Office of the University Registrar website.

Make sure you’ve really graduated!

Students who complete all requirements to graduate will get an email confirming their official graduation status after the degree is granted. This email will have the subject “University of Washington Notification of Degree Posting: Next Steps.” It will be sent from registra@uw.edu to your uw.edu email. If you do not receive this email, you have not graduated (even if you attend Commencement). Meet with your adviser to make sure you will meet all graduation requirements.

Help with Student Loans

The Office of Student Financial Aid can answer your questions on paying back your student loans. Don’t hesitate to contact them if you need help managing your loan repayment plan.

Keep Learning at the UW

Learning doesn’t have to stop at graduation. UW Professional & Continuing Education offers certificates, master’s degrees and courses designed to boost your career.

Choose from more than 80 certificate programs and pick up the practical skills and experience required of today’s workforce. You’ll learn from instructors who are leading industry professionals in their field.

As a Husky alum, you’ll receive $300 off a qualifying certificate program.