Student Life

March 10, 2021

Winter 2021 Resources & Opportunities (Vol. 5) – Husky Pawket Guide

Hi Huskies,

The end of another quarter of remote learning is nearly upon us, and there is meaningful hope on the horizon. Continued progress on vaccine production and distribution is encouraging, and as the weather begins to warm, we can look forward to more opportunities to safely socialize outdoors. And still, it’s as important as ever for each of us to continue making smart decisions to not reverse hard-fought gains against COVID.

As we wrap up another historic academic term, I want to again express how proud I am of our Husky community for your continued resilience, selflessness, and care for one another during these trying times. Sending you good vibes for finals, and may you (safely!) enjoy a well-deserved break.


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

1. Health and Safety

Staying COVID-safe over spring break: Whatever your spring break plans are, please do your part to keep yourself and those around you safe.

Vaccines on your mind? A few things to consider as COVID vaccines become more widely available:

Safety around the University: UWPD’s Citizen Reporting System allows you to file a police report online for a range of incidents, including lost property, theft, vandalism, and more.


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

Join a Virtual Library Study Room: UW Libraries is providing motivational tips, a variety of study soundtracks, and opportunities for you to meet and chat with other students:

Join Unite UW for spring 2021 to make lifelong friends through cultural exchange, story sharing, and fun bonding activities. Facilitator applications due Mar. 31, participant applications due Apr. 2 – apply now!

The Husky Seed Fund awards grants of up to $5,000 that bring to life innovative student ideas that are inclusive, impactful, and inventive. Learn more and apply (due Mar. 30).

Voyage, UW’s student-run travel magazine, is calling for submissions for their Celebration Issue. Send in your written and visual stories that explore the topic of celebration in travel! Due Mar. 14.


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

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3. Mental Health Moment

Reducing Distress through Acceptance
Acceptance can help us be reflective, objective, and cultivate wisdom, growth, and change. It can help us heal and move into different physical, mental, and emotional states when needed. Read the full post, from the UW Counseling Center.


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

Spring Break = Career Readiness Week
The Career & Internship Center is providing a week of workshops and info sessions to help you envision your ideal post-pandemic future and build the skills, experience, and relationships necessary to get there.

Learn more and plan your week!

There are still jobs and internships out there, and it’s as important as ever to build your skills, experience, and network.

In February we saw a new record for jobs posted to Handshake, with 1,114 new jobs and 421 new internships posted in a single week, bringing the totals up to 6,100 jobs and 2,700 internships available to Huskies in Handshake.

In other words, there’s hope on the job front! 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

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

Course alert: Leadership in a Time of Disillusionment, a 1-credit course open to all students, features storytelling and conversation with inspiring leaders.

Catching the bloom safely: See how to watch the cherry blossoms virtually this year.

In the news: UW has launched a faculty diversity initiative to expand efforts to recruit, welcome, and retain a diverse faculty.

You can get tailored study skills tips based on your answers to UW Academic Support Programs’ brief Study Skills quiz.


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

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