Student Life

April 6, 2021

Spring 2021 Resources & Opportunities (Vol. 1) – Husky Pawket Guide


Hi Huskies,

Welcome to spring! I hope you had an enjoyable break and that your quarter is off to a great start. More good news on the fight against COVID-19 – Governor Inslee announced that on April 15, everyone over the age of 16 will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Please plan to get vaccinated as soon as you’re able; it’s critical for a quicker return to safe in-person social gatherings, academic experiences, professional opportunities, and so much more.

You can stay up to date on vaccine-related updates on the UW COVID-19 vaccine information page.


Contents

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


1. Health and Safety

Spring break travel? Get tested. Husky Coronavirus Testing is available and encouraged for all students, especially if you traveled over spring break.


You will likely be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine on April 15, if you aren’t already. Confirm your eligibility and review the latest vaccine resources.


Increased levels of hate crimes and acts of discrimination continue to occur around the country. It’s important for each of us to stay vigilant and informed to keep ourselves and each other safe.


There are a range of mental health groups, workshops, and trainings available during spring quarter to help you actively (and proactively) manage your well-being.


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.


Spring recreation: There are a variety of ways for you to stay healthy and connected with other students, including:

  • UW spring intramurals (lawn games, Spikeball, trivia, basketball/soccer HORSE tournaments, and more) are a great way to do something you love or try something new, and meet other Huskies along the way.
  • The Rec Class Pass (tai chi, street-style jazz, yoga, outdoor boot camp, salsa dance, and more) is back again for spring and is free for students! Classes are running now through June 6.
  • The HUB’s Spring Doubles Bowling League begins Apr. 12 – sign up by Apr. 9 with a friend or find a partner as a free agent!

Check out the 6th annual UW Maker Summit (Apr. 12-16), featuring a blend of in-person, small-scale workshops, take-home workshops and activities, a virtual project showcase, and more.


Interested in the competitive esports scene? Try out to represent UW on one of our three official esports teams: League of Legends, Rocket League, and Overwatch. Or, learn more about UW Esports.



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

Sleep Hygiene and the Pandemic
The UW Counseling Center is rebooting its Outlasting the Pandemic series for spring quarter. Check out the first workshop, Can’t Sleep; Tired but Wired, on Apr. 13 – email counsels@uw.edu to RSVP.


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

Spring Job & Internship Fair: The 2021 Virtual Spring Job & Internship Fair is on Apr. 22! 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.
  • Learn more and register!

Huskies@Work connects you with UW alumni to provide a real-world window into jobs you’re interested in. Apply by Apr. 14.


FEATURED JOBS & COURSES
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

The What’s Open page highlights helpful student spaces that are operational during spring quarter.


See the latest news on UW Libraries, including reopening plans, the new Individual Study Space @ the Research Commons, student and faculty FAQs, and more.


You can reserve a private room at The HUB for things like scheduled interviews, mental health services/appointments, or non-departmental testing.


Graduating seniors: In case you missed it, please read the update on the University’s plans around Commencement.


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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