Student Life

June 2, 2021

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

Hi Huskies,

As we wrap up an academic year like no other and look forward to a return to campus for autumn quarter, I want to acknowledge the milestone that is upon us.

During a year that often felt marked by turmoil, unpredictability, sacrifice, and anxiety, I and my colleagues in the Division of Student Life have been impressed and inspired by the grit and grace with which Huskies navigated profound ups and downs.

In our final Pawket Guide message of this academic year, I want to thank you all for your resilience and for the kindness and compassion you’ve shown one another throughout this time like no other. Wishing you all a strong finish to the quarter, and a fulfilling summer ahead.


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

1. Health and Safety

Students have shown strong interest and action with regard to getting vaccinated and our community continues to make progress against COVID-19.

As we quickly approach the end of the quarter, many are undoubtedly feeling the effects of virtual learning – here are some ways to identify and mitigate Zoom fatigue factors.


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

De-Stress Grab ‘n Go Kit: Swing by the HUB’s North Entrance between now and Jun. 4 (10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.) to hand-select a few items to help you relax and stay focused during studying. While supplies last – contact for more info.

Short Talks: Power features four storytellers who use their voices to heal, transform, and celebrate the collective power of BIPOC communities (Jun. 3).

Summer is (basically) here! Check out some great ways to enjoy the natural beauty of our region:

Join Huskies from around the world in celebrating the class of 2021 at UW’s virtual, interactive Commencement ceremony (Jun. 12).

  • And, if you’re around campus, you may notice things look a little different. Starting this week, campus is getting a boost of Husky spirit to celebrate our 2021 grads.

Congrats to the 2021 Husky 100! See how these 100 students from across the UW are making a profound difference in our communities and for our world.


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

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3. Mental Health Moment

9 “magic” breaths
There are a range of stressors that come with being a student. Learn how one of your most powerful tools is literally right under your nose.


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 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:

Class of 2021: Career Readiness Week is a series of workshops meant to help you get ready for a successful entry into the world of work.

The Recent Graduate Job Fair (Jun. 29, 1 – 4 p.m.) is a great opportunity for recent grads from all majors to network with dozens of employers who are all looking to recruit recent UW alumni for job opportunities. Open to anyone who graduated within the past year; registration opens in Handshake on Jun. 15.


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

Explore majors and career paths that may be a great fit through PathwayU.

Still haven’t signed a lease? Check out Dawg Houses, from The Daily, to browse local housing opportunities.

UW mental health support is still available in the summer: UW partners with My SSP to give students 24/7 access to real-time, confidential mental health and crisis intervention support in multiple languages. More information can be found at


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

Note: Current DRS students should activate accommodations by Aug. 18 for autumn. 

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