Student Life

December 1, 2021

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


Hi Huskies,

I hope you had a relaxing and rejuvenating long weekend. With the Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Day holidays behind us and winter break coming up quickly, it’s time for one final push. Sending you encouragement and general good vibes for finals, along with some updates and resources that I hope you’ll find helpful.


Contents

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

 


1. Health and Safety

Indoor gatherings are a common source of COVID-19 transmission.

  • If you learn you were in close contact with someone infected with COVID-19 over the break, it’s a good idea to get tested, even if you’re vaccinated and don’t feel sick.
  • You can find out fast about possible COVID-19 exposures through the WA Notify app — it’s free and anonymous.

As another concerning COVID-19 variant makes headlines, it is as important as ever that we as individuals and communities are vaccinated.


Coping with the Clouds is an educational workshop by UW LiveWell’s Peer Health Educators available for groups or one-to-one (via a Peer Wellness Coaching appointment), to learn skills for coping and thriving with the seasonal changes to stay well through the colder seasons.


If you find yourself worried about someone close to you, see the Counseling Center’s guidance on how to help when you’re concerned for someone else.


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

Join Unite UW for winter 2022 to make lifelong friends through cultural exchange, story sharing, and fun bonding activities. Facilitator applications are due today (Dec. 1), participant applications are due Dec. 15apply now!


The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Join internationally-renowned author Rhonda Magee in exploring the application of mindfulness as a means to achieve racial justice as part of the Resistance Through Resilience Lecture Series – register now (Dec. 7).


Fun After Finals: Stop by HUB Games during the first three days of finals week and get 30% off all gaming activities, free play for sports video games, and free popcorn if you wear a sports jersey.


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


 

Huskies Look Out for Huskies

It’s been a complicated quarter, and I’m continually impressed (but not surprised) at UW students’ compassion and care for one another. We’ve always known Huskies look out for each other. Now, you can say it with a post or a poster.

 

 


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

A Sleep Guide for Huskies
Goodnight Huskies is a booklet from UW LiveWell that you can use to help increase your chances of getting a good night’s sleep.


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

Free PathwayU Career Assessments
Discover your passion and connect it to college and careers. Take assessments to gain insights on your interests, values, personality, and workplace preferences and get a list of career matches to explore.


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

Finals prep:


Whatever you’re into, there’s (probably) a way to turn it into a job! Take a 3-question quiz to learn what College of Arts & Sciences alumni with similar interests have done since graduating.


Student Legal Services is an on-campus law office that provides a safe and confidential space for UW students who have legal questions or concerns.


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 couple more spotlights to help you get to know your student leadership…

 

Calen Garrett (UW National Pan-Hellenic Council President)

Calen is the president of the National Pan-Hellenic Council.

Pronouns: He/Him
Academic Year: Junior
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Concord, CA
Favorite place on campus: Husky Union Building

 

 

What does your position entail? I serve as president of the governing body of nine historically African American Fraternities on campus known as the Divine 9. I preside over all meetings and council activities, serve as the council’s official spokes-person to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and campus administration, and advocate on the behalf of our individual organizations.

Why did you get involved in student leadership? I made a promise to myself a long time ago to never pass on an opportunity to make a difference in my community, to inspire others to be the best version of themselves. If my actions as president can empower others with a voice, then it will all be worth it. Through NPHC I have the ability to leave a lasting impact not only for the marginalized communities on campus, but for the University as a whole.

Contact Calen: nphcpresident@uw.edu


 

Paytan Murray (UW Panhellenic Association President)

Paytan is the president-elect of the UW Panhellenic Association. Her term begins in January 2022.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Academic Year: Junior
Major: Law, Societies, and Justice and the Interdisciplinary Honors Program (Pre-Law)
Hometown: Snoqualmie, WA

 

 

Favorite place on campus: The downstairs floor of Mary Gates Hall or the benches near the fountain on sunny days!

What does your position entail? Oversee the regular workings of the UW Panhellenic Council and Executive Board while holding bi-monthly meetings with all current sorority chapter presidents.

Why did you get involved in student leadership? I greatly appreciate all that the Panhellenic Community has done for me and hope to continuously foster a positive environment for all of those currently involved; while simultaneously working to provide engaging programming for our members, as well as taking action to eliminate the structural barriers which inhibit optimal participation in the formal fall recruitment process.

Contact Paytan: phpres@uw.edu (beginning January 2022)


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