Student Life

February 9, 2021

Winter 2021 Resources & Opportunities (Vol. 3) – Husky Pawket Guide

Hi Huskies,

Some indicators are hinting at progress in the fight against COVID-19. However, as we’ve seen, victories in the COVID context are incremental, hard-fought, and can easily be undone, particularly as the virus evolves.

Thank you all for continuing to do your part by masking up and being smart about your safety and that of those around you — these steps are making a real difference, and will be critical in paving the way for a return to normal life.

Additionally, recent criminal incidents have been cause for renewed concern and vigilance with regard to physical safety within and around the University. If you’re living around campus, one quick step you can take is to download the SafeZone app.


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

1. Health and Safety

Despite some encouraging COVID statistics, new, more contagious variants present a big risk. Behavior that was considered low-risk a few months ago may no longer be, and behavior that was already risky, like attending indoor parties, is likely even more so now.

Exercise greatly benefits our overall health and emotional well-being, and can be especially important during the gloomier months.


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

Racial justice at UW: Activism’s past and future is a panel discussion exploring the current state of activism at UW and what the future may hold. Speakers include Emile Pitre, one of the UW’s Black Student Union founders (Feb. 10).

The Q Center is accepting short clips illustrating the broad scope of the queer experience and community and highlighting the unique perspectives of LGBTQ+ voices (due Feb. 10).

The HUB craft kit is back for Valentine’s Day: Stop by the HUB between Feb. 8-12 to pick up a craft kit with supplies to make cards for your loved ones.

Join renowned pediatrician, professor, and activist Dr. Ben Danielson for the UW Diversity Series’ Black History Month Lecture (Feb. 22).

Get a free book and join the discussion: Pick up a copy of Sexual Citizens on campus now, and discuss it with the authors and other UW students on Feb. 22.


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

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3. Mental Health Moment

Peer Wellness Coaching is a new, free service out of UW LiveWell to help students strengthen and enhance personal well-being, solve problems effectively, and work toward intentional change in their lives and self. A PWC appointment is a collaborative process between you and your Peer Wellness Coach to identify areas of growth and barriers to success. Learn more and schedule.


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

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 (grad):

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 platform.

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5. Helpful Resources

Applications are open for the 2021 HUB Awards, recognizing the remarkable contributions that students, RSOs, and staff/faculty RSOs make every year (due Feb. 15).

There’s a job for that: Take this 3-question quiz to learn what College of Arts & Sciences alumni with similar interests have done since graduating.

Mobile ordering has arrived: Check out Dub Grub, UW’s new mobile dining app.

Students can request academic accommodations at any time through the Disability Resources for Students office. Learn more about accommodations.

Applications for the 2021 Husky 100 are now open. The Husky 100 recognizes 100 students each year who are making the most of their Husky Experience.

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