Student Life

November 10, 2021

Autumn 2021 Resources & Opportunities (Vol. 4) – Husky Pawket Guide


Hi Huskies,

We’re well into the quarter, and likely right in the heart of midterms for many of you. It’s a busy time of the quarter, and while long weekends and holiday breaks are on the horizon, it can be a stressful time as well. Please continue to be patient and compassionate toward one another and, importantly, toward yourself. And remember, if it helps you can connect with a peer to talk about a variety of topics as well as access confidential mental health support from a counselor 24/7.


Contents

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


1. Health and Safety

Traveling for the holidays comes with many considerations this year.


Testing for COVID-19 remains a key part of keeping yourself and your loved ones safe. Many testing options are available on or near campus at no cost to you.


With shorter days, it’s important to be vigilant about your personal safety and know the resources available to you.

  • Husky NightWalk provides a security escort when walking at night on campus, to/from the residential area north of 45th St., and to/from the UW Tower.

It takes all of us to remain vigilant and help mitigate acts of discrimination. Here are some helpful resources, including how to report bias incidents and opportunities for bystander intervention training.


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

The Fall Maker’s Fair showcases the creative talents and uniquely made crafts and creations of UW students, faculty, and staff (Dec. 1).


Active pursuits are a great way to stay healthy and be social. The UWild Gear Garage has a range of seasonal equipment that students can rent inexpensively.


There’s still time to explore registered student organizations (RSOs) through the HUB’s Virtual RSO Fairs.


Veterans Appreciation: This week UW pays special tribute to the students, alumni, faculty, staff, and retirees who have served in the armed forces. Check out this year’s Veterans Appreciation events.


Grad Students:

  • The Graduate Resource Fair is a chance to learn about different resources to support academics, research, funding, and health, and enjoy live performances from student groups across campus (Nov. 15).
  • The Virtual Scholar’s Studio is an excellent opportunity to make connections and build presentation skills (Nov. 18).

EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

The UW Seattle Campus Calendar highlights opportunities to get involved around campus and connect with other Huskies.


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3. Mental Health Moment

Stress Breaks and Mindfulness
Make a little time to try out UW Recreation’s Stress Break videos to help you decompress and recenter. Additionally, you may consider taking a specialty mindfulness class.


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

Winter Quarter Industry Mentorship Programs
The undergraduate Industry Mentorship Program (1 credit) gives you a glimpse of what it’s really like to work in a certain industry and what it takes to get there through in-depth career guidance and professional development.


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:

Jobs/internship postings (undergrad):

Jobs/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

Need a study space for 10 with a projector that’s also next to coffee? Scout helps you filter and find campus food, tech you can borrow, and the perfect study space.


Rent a bike by the month or quarter with the UBike program to get around more easily and try out bike ownership.


Finding meeting spaces for your RSO: Many classrooms are available at no charge for Registered Student Organization meetings. Get started by completing a room request.


UW Libraries’ November Update shares news and a variety of free learning and community-based events.


ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATIONS

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


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