Student Life

October 12, 2021

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


Hi Huskies,

I hope you have enjoyed the first few weeks of the quarter, and that you have been able to reconnect with the people and places that make the UW on-campus experience so special. I also want to express my thanks to all of you for doing your part to keep our community safe, we have seen great cooperation with UW’s face covering requirements and getting tested.

The deadline to verify your vaccination status is approaching quickly. Be sure you have completed this as soon as possible, as it could affect your winter quarter registration – more info below.


Contents

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


1. Health and Safety

UW’s vaccination requirements have evolved – take a moment to ensure that you have done everything you need to do to be in compliance.


Exposure Notifications: The WA Notify app can inform you if you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 – it’s free and anonymous.


As we enter cold and flu season, here’s a bit on how to tell if you have COVID or a cold.


Husky Coronavirus Testing is UW’s COVID-19 testing program, and is free for students.


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

Monday was Indigenous Peoples’ Day, commemorated by the White House this year for the first time.


The UW Rec Class Pass gives you access to as many fitness and mindfulness classes as you want, including Fight Fit, High-Intensity Interval Training, meditation, Zumba, and more.


Intramural sports are a great way to do something you love or try something new and meet other Huskies along the way. An Intramurals pass costs $20 and gives you access to all options.

  • Fall offerings include a Scavenger Hunt League, Volleyball, Badminton, Pickleball, Spikeball, Cornhole, Flag Football, Soccer, and Basketball.

Don’t miss W Day, kicking off the UW Homecoming Weekend with a celebration on Red Square with music, free t-shirts, and more (Oct. 15).


A few things for international and internationally-minded Huskies:


HUB Games leagues and tournaments are getting underway. Here are a couple coming right up:


There’s still time to explore registered student organizations (RSOs)Virtual RSO Fairs are coming up:


EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

The HUB’s Event Calendars page highlights opportunities to get involved around campus and connect with other Huskies.


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3. Mental Health Moment

LET’S TALK – New options for fall

Let’s Talk connects UW students with support from experienced Counseling Center counselors, no appointment necessary.

This quarter there are four Let’s Talk options:

  • Let’s Talk: Drop In – Drop in between 2 – 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
  • Let’s Talk: Scheduled – Choose to schedule a 20-minute Let’s Talk consultation with a counselor.
  • Let’s Talk: Referrals – Students looking for ongoing psychotherapy can talk with a case manager on Fridays, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Let’s Talk: AAPI Student Support – AAPI students who are facing anti-Asian bias or who are in need of support can drop in on Thursdays, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

TALK TO US

24/7 consultation with a counselor 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

Career chats with UW alumni: Huskies@Work connects you with alums for one-time chats to explore career paths. Learn what your dream job is really like! Apply by Oct. 17.


The Virtual Business Career Fair is Oct. 14: Network with dozens of employers who are all looking to recruit UW students and alumni for full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities. All majors welcome!


FEATURED JOBS & COURSES
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:


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. Navigating UW

The MyUW App is now available, giving you more streamlined and personalized access to the info and resources you need in MyUW.


The UW PreReq Map helps you navigate the complex landscape of prerequisites by helping you view prerequisites for a specific course, explore paths opened by a particular course, and discover courses related to your interests.


LiveWell eCheckup provides confidential, online alcohol self-assessment offering personalized feedback for UW Seattle Students.


The Annual President’s Address is on Oct. 19: President Cauce will discuss the road ahead as we work together to recover from the pandemic and support equity and well-being for the UW community.


ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATIONS

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


Leaders of the Pack

Finally, a student leadership spotlight…

 

Grace Anderson (RCSA President)

Grace is the president of the UW Residential Community Student Association (RCSA).

Pronouns: She/her/hers
Academic Year: Sophomore
Major/Studies: Psychology
Hometown: Spokane, WA
Favorite place on campus: Red Square (in the rain!!)

 

 

What does your position entail? My position is in place so that residents of UW have the resources to empower ourselves and advocate for what is right and what we need on campus.

Why did you get involved in student leadership? As a previous Political Science major, I am quite passionate about representation and making sure that all voices are heard. This is possible in RCSA and I am honored to be here.

Contact Grace: rcsapres@uw.edu


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