Student Life

January 27, 2021

Winter 2021 Resources & Opportunities (Vol. 2) – Husky Pawket Guide

Hi Huskies,

The inauguration is now behind us, and with it, a season of heightened political temperatures has hopefully begun to subside. It is my hope that across our communities locally and nationally, what has been a sharp focus on what makes us different can give way to a focus on what we have in common and what we hope to achieve together, regardless of our political views.

Let’s make the weeks and months ahead a season to constructively explore ourselves, to unpack our biases and stereotypes, to better understand our differences and commonalities. Let’s try out ways to build each other up, to believe in ourselves and each other (why not nominate a friend for the Husky 100, and then apply for yourself?).

And, critically, let us each continue doing our part to proactively ensure our own health and safety, and those of the communities around us.


    1. Health and Safety
    2. Connecting with Community
    3. Mental Health Moment
    4. Career and Internships
    5. Helpful Resources

1. Health and Safety

It’s easy to only focus on COVID, but with shorter days and a less-populated U-District, it’s important to be vigilant about your overall safety and know the resources available to you.

  • Husky NightWalk provides you a security escort when walking at night on campus, to/from the residential area north of 45th St., and to/from the UW Tower.
  • SafeCampus is available any time if you ever need to anonymously discuss safety and well-being concerns for yourself or others.

Outdoors is still the best place to stay active and socialize safely during the pandemic. UW Recreation can help equip you with the skills and gear to live your best outdoor life:

Testing remains a key part of keeping yourself and our community safe during the pandemic. If you haven’t already, enroll in Husky Coronavirus Testing.


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

Dinner with the Pack is back for winter quarter, connecting you with Huskies and alumni while building your professional network in different career areas.

  • Next up: Non-Profit/Social Services (Jan. 27, 5 p.m. – RSVP now).
  • Coming soon: Law/Government/Public Service (Feb. 11) and Environment/Sustainability (Mar. 2).

Be a student leader in UW Residential Life: Build community, create connections, and gain leadership skills. Compensation includes on-campus housing and a dining plan, and you don’t need to have on-campus living experience to apply (due Jan. 29).

Explore RSOs via RCast @ the HUB, a series from the HUB’s Resource Center where leaders of Registered Student Organizations at UW dive into what they do (and why you should join).

UW CIRCLE’s Global Leadership Series: Join a conversation with Dr. Anu Taranath, a speaker, facilitator, consultant, author, and UW professor specializing in issues of diversity, racial equity, and social change (Feb. 4).


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

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3. Mental Health Moment



Distancing doesn’t need to mean isolation
“Social distancing” can feel like social isolation, but it doesn’t have to. Here are some helpful tips on coping with social isolation.


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 and Internships

The UW Seattle 2021 Virtual Winter Job & Internship Fair is on Feb. 2! It will be hosted in Handshake, and is open to ALL majors.

  • You’ll get to network with dozens of employers via video/chat, 1:1 and group sessions.
  • All employers are looking to recruit UW students for full-time, part-time, and internship positions.
  • Secure your spot: Learn more and register!

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

The Whole U Discounts page lists a range of discounts available to UW students, including adidas gear, Zipcar rentals, and more.

Check out 7 Ways Job Searching Will Be Different in 2021 (and How You Can Adapt) on the Career & Internship Center blog (as you prepare for the Winter Job & Internship Fair).

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.

If you love UW Libraries and also like winning money… Capture your love for UW Libraries in a video for a chance to win up to $1,500.


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