Student Life

December 3, 2020

Autumn Resources & Opportunities (Vol.5) – Husky Pawket Guide

Hi Huskies,

I hope you had a safe and restful Thanksgiving weekend. Despite the trials of 2020, it is so very important to remind ourselves of the things for which we are grateful. You may be grateful for a friend or family member, a hobby, the opportunity to pursue higher education, consistent access to food, or a chance to sleep in on a weekend day.

Read on for a quick digest of updates, job postings, and an opportunity to share your gratitude with those for whom you’re thankful.


    1. COVID health and safety
    2. Connecting with community
    3. Mental health moment
    4. Career and internships
    5. Helpful resources

1. COVID health & safety

Widespread COVID-19 transmission likely occurred last weekend across the country due to gatherings around the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Community spread via people who are not showing symptoms is an ongoing challenge.
  • If you learn you were in close contact with someone infected with COVID-19 over the break, it’s a good idea to get tested, even if you don’t feel sick. 

You can find out fast about possible COVID-19 exposures through the WA Notify app — it’s free and anonymous.


How to chill with friends? Try literally chilling with friends: The Nordic concept of friluftsliv — outdoor life — could be a key to socializing safely this winter.

  • While you’re at it, get warmed up for your winter of friluftsliv with the Rec Class Pass — free fitness and mindfulness classes are live-streaming through Dec. 13.



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

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2. Connecting with community

Whether you’re actively searching for a job, looking to expand your network, or want to learn more about building your professional presence…

  • UW Husky Landing is a new professional networking tool that helps UW students connect with alumni, mentors, professional development resources, industry advice, and other like-minded Huskies.

Games, trivia, and prizes… Connect with other students over fun activities at Social CIRCLE from UW CIRCLE — you can bring a friend or join on your own and make new ones! (Dec. 8)

Don’t want to study alone? Join the Virtual Library Study Room for motivational tips, study soundtracks, and to meet and chat with other students. (Dec. 13)

Practicing gratitude: Regularly taking the time to slow down, reflect on what we are grateful for, and express that gratitude boosts our emotional well-being and often benefits those around us as well.


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

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3. Mental health moment


Whether it’s about stress, focus, dwelling on the past, being a better listener for friends… what is mindfulness, really, and how might you benefit from increasing yours?



24/7 mental health and counseling support is available to UW students.

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.

Learn more at

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4. Career & internships

There are still jobs and internships out there, and 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:


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

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5. Helpful resources

Check out UW Libraries’ top 10 tips for finals success.

Mark your calendar for The Evolution of Employment: Job Searching During Covid-19 on Dec. 8 (virtual event).

Securing a private space: You can request to reserve a HUB conference room for things like scheduled interviews, mental health services, or non-departmental testing.

Watch 5 quick tips for taking online finals from a UW academic success coach (and browse the full Academic Support Programs video library).


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