Student Life

April 21, 2021

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

Dear Huskies,

Yesterday’s conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd marks a single, but important step forward in a journey of a thousand miles. Creating a more just and accountable society will not be achieved by a single event, but must begin somewhere.

Events like this trial and several other recent events undoubtedly conjure up a range of strong emotions, and bring back into the spotlight profound dynamics and important conversations that our country is far from done with.

During these times, it is natural to feel a deep sense of exhaustion and uncertainty. My promise to you is that you do not need to navigate these feelings alone — we are here to help. I have been continually impressed with your continued resilience, vigilance, and, importantly, compassion during these times. It is together that we heal and learn, and it is together that we advance meaningful change.


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

1. Health and Safety

All Washington residents age 16 and over are now eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine:

Vaccine questions? The New York Times’ Vaccine Q&A may help.

Breaking Perfectionism: The next Outlasting the Pandemic workshop from the UW Counseling Center is on Apr. 27 at 3 p.m. – email to RSVP.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and student Peer Health Educators from UW LiveWell are conducting several workshops on healthy relationship skills as well as relationship and sexual violence education.


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

If you’re passionate about student and community health, apply to be a Peer Health Educator with UW LiveWell! (Due Apr. 25)

  • Peer Health Educators (PHEs) use workshops, 1:1 wellness coaching, awareness campaigns, and event programming to promote student health and well-being.
  • Focus areas include stress management, sleep, relationships and intimacy, self-awareness and self-image, alcohol and substance use, anxiety and fear, supporting peers, interpersonal violence, and helping skills/bystander intervention.

Get growing with your own plant kit: Swing by the HUB’s North Entrance between Apr. 22-29 (10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.) to pick up planting materials and cultivate a garden of your very own!

Inclusivity in the Gaming Industry: Hear three UW alumni panelists from underrepresented backgrounds share their personal experiences of working in the gaming industry at Identity in the Workplace: Inclusivity in the Gaming Industry (Apr. 28, 6 – 7 p.m.).

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


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

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3. Mental Health Moment

Mindfulness for Self-Compassion
Learn from UW Counseling Center professionals about the power of being kind and compassionate toward yourself in the workshop Mindfulness for Self-Compassion on Apr. 27 from 3:30 – 4:20 p.m.

Email to RSVP.


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 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!

Career Guide 2021 from Husky Media Group compiles career hunt resources, a major quiz, resume writing tips, and more.

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

CLUE is open for drop-in and appointment tutoring. Topics include math, physics, chemistry, writing, biology, economics, statistics, and computer science and engineering.

The ASUW Bike Shop is open. Drop off your bike for a working mechanic or work on your bike using their space, tools, and equipment for free (by appointment).

Earth Day is on Apr. 22, and UW Sustainability is hosting events and programming this week to celebrate the UW community’s efforts and commitment toward sustainability.

UW Libraries is awarding $500-$1,000 through the Library Research Award to undergrads who demonstrate outstanding ability to identify, locate, select, evaluate, and synthesize library and other information resources and to use them in the creation of an original course project (applications due May 3).


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

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