Student Life

September 30, 2020

Autumn Resources & Opportunities (Vol. 1) – Husky Pawket Guide

Hi Huskies,

We couldn’t be more excited to welcome you to a new academic year. For those of you who are new to campus, I’m Denzil Suite, your Vice President for Student Life.

This is a year unlike any other, and yet, I know that we can and will overcome the challenges we face thoughtfully, compassionately, and together. You’ve been getting lots of very long emails from UW leadership – my goal in the coming weeks is to equip you with need-to-know info and tips through messages that are bite-sized and easily digestible.

Now, without further ado (or further food analogies), let’s get started…


Contents

  1. COVID health and safety
  2. Connecting with community
  3. Your role in Election 2020
  4. Mental health moment
  5. Career and internships
  6. Helpful resources

 


1. COVID health and safety

The health of our students and our community is our highest priority. Young adults are just as likely to catch—and spread—COVID-19 as older people.

This is going to take all of us.  

Testing is a key part of keeping yourself and our community safe.

At UW, you must wear a face covering indoors wherever other people are present and outside whenever it may not be possible to stay 6 feet from others.

 

 

IF YOU HAVE COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

If you are currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home and  follow the instructions for what to do if you feel sick.


2. Connecting with community

Students who participate in clubs, organizations, and engagement opportunities graduate at higher rates, are more satisfied with the college experience, have better grades, and are less likely to drop out. 

  • Plus, one of the strongest protective factors for emotional health is being involved with and connected to community.
  • And, you’ll have a more fun and enriching Husky Experience that way!

Registered student organizations (RSOs) are a great way to connect with students who have similar interests and are looking to meet people.

 

VIRTUAL EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

The HUB’s Student Events & Activities page highlights opportunities to connect with other Huskies.


3. Your role in Election 2020

On November 3, we will elect the next U.S. president. There’s too much at stake in this election to sit this one out.

  • We live in extraordinary times. This is your chance to turn your beliefs into impact.
  • However you plan to vote, what matters is that you vote.
  • Get started now.

College students have been dismissed as apathetic voters and “all talk” due to low participation rates in years past.

  • Let’s shatter that stereotype.

Do these things right now:

 

ELECTION DAY IS NOV. 3

That’s less than 5 weeks from now.

Check out Huskies Vote for helpful info and tools.


4. Mental health moment

Want to practice self-care but feeling unsure about how to do it? Self-care BINGO could be a good place to start.

 

TALK TO US

If you feel overwhelmed, concerned about a friend, or you’re not sure what you need but you’d like to talk, take a few minutes to connect with us: call 206-543-1240, or explore mental health and counseling support at UW.


5. Career and internships

The economy has been a rollercoaster, but there are still jobs and internships out there. It’s as important as ever to build your skills, experience, and network. Here are a few things you may want to check out:

 

Job/internship postings (undergrad):

Job/internship postings (graduate):

LinkedIn Learning courses available to you now:

 

CAREER SUPPORT

The Career & Internship Center is here to support you with guidance and resources, including Handshake, UW’s online job and internship database.


6. Helpful resources

The Online Learning Tools page has resources to help you succeed with remote learning.

CLUE provides free tutoring for UW undergraduates.

The What’s Open page highlights helpful student spaces that are operational. 

SafeCampus is available any time if you ever need to anonymously discuss safety and well-being concerns for yourself or others.