Student Life

February 24, 2021

Winter 2021 Resources & Opportunities (Vol. 4) – Husky Pawket Guide


Hi Huskies,

This week marked a profoundly heartbreaking milestone of 500,000 lives lost to COVID-19 in the U.S. The enormity of this tragedy is staggering, and as challenging as that number is to sit with, much less try to visualize, I believe it’s important that we take a moment to do just that.

The last 12 months have been unlike any other in my lifetime, and likely the same is true for you. Many families have been forever changed. Each of us owes it to those who have been lost, to those who have lost someone, and to all those around us to do everything we can to protect the health of ourselves and others.

It may take years for us to grasp the full magnitude of this crisis, but we know today what we can and must do to minimize further deaths. I am grateful for the sacrifices to your norms, social lives, and much more that so many of you have made over the past year, and I implore you to continue doing your part to keep yourself and those around you safe.


Contents

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


1. Health and Safety

Some COVID safety refreshers:


UW Recreation’s new Peer Nutrition Program connects you with a nutritionist to provide individualized nutrition counseling.


Hall Health is mailing safer sex supplies to UW Seattle students during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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.


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2. Connecting with Community

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


March is Women’s History Month, and you’re invited to submit a note of recognition for amazing womxn throughout the UW community – students, faculty, staff and alumni. This is not a competition – all will be honored and celebrated at the Celebrate UW Womxn event on Mar. 30.


HUB Games has re-opened: All activities are reservation-only for members of the UW community. See the details.


The D Center is relaunching the Disability Connections Blog, highlighting experiences, adventures, and insights from the UW disability community every week. Share your stories for a chance to be featured on the blog!


VIRTUAL EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

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


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3. Mental Health Moment

LET’S TALK
Let’s Talk connects UW students with free, confidential support from experienced UW counselors without an appointment. Counselors hold drop-in hours via videoconference to provide insight, solutions, and information about other resources.


TALK TO US

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 mentalhealth.uw.edu.


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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:


CAREER SUPPORT

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

There’s still time to apply for the 2021 Husky 100:


If you are considering grad school, consider checking out Preparing For Graduate School to help you think through topics like choosing the right program, paying for grad school, and more (Mar. 2).


Riding the Wave: A Somatic Approach to Stress is a Zoom-based workshop focused on using a body approach rather than a mind approach to dealing with stress (Mar. 2 – email Andrea Salazar with the UW Counseling Center to register).


The Husky Green Awards recognize individuals and teams from all UW campuses who show environmental dedication and leadership. Nominations are due Mar. 1.


ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATIONS

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


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