Student Life

February 9, 2022

Winter 2022 Resources & Opportunities (Vol. 3) – Husky Pawket Guide

Hi Huskies,

We’re about halfway through winter quarter. Days are gradually getting longer, and before we know it, cherry blossoms and spring weather will be upon us. And, another hopeful sign – UW’s public health metrics related to COVID are continuing to improve.

I want to thank each of you for how diligently and thoughtfully you have helped protect the health of our community through important measures like masking and COVID testing, and also for your patience and adaptability as we have navigated a hybrid beginning to this quarter.


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

1. Health and Safety

UW has expanded distribution of high-quality KN95, KF94, N95, and surgical masks to students – see where you can get one.

Speaking of N95 maskshere’s more on how to find a high-quality respirator that fits you well.

LiveWell Confidential Advocates provide a safe and confidential space to help students identify what they want or need after an incident of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, or sexual harassment has occurred.


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

February brings a number of opportunities for celebration, learning, and community. Here are some ideas on how to get involved:

Seattle Arts & Lectures: Celebrated author Charles Yu (HBO’s “Westworld;” “How to Live Safely in a Science Fiction Universe”) will be speaking on topics including cultural stereotypes in popular media (Feb. 15).

Community Conversations – Cross-Cultural Dating & Relationships: Join UW CIRCLE for a free-flowing online discussion with UW LiveWell’s Peer Health Educators exploring the nuances of relationship dynamics across borders. Topics include healthy relationships, how individual backgrounds affect relationships, and more (Feb. 16).

Mark your calendar for the Winter Maker’s Fair, showcasing the creative talents and uniquely made crafts and creations of UW students, faculty, and staff (Feb. 23).


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

UW Peer Wellness Coaching connects students with trained peers to identify areas of growth and barriers to success in order to help you strengthen and enhance personal well-being, solve problems effectively, and work toward intentional change in life. Learn more and schedule.


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

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4. Career and Internships

Attend the Virtual Winter Job & Internship Fair (Feb. 17, 12:30 – 4:00 p.m.)
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!

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 (graduate):

LinkedIn Learning Courses are available to you!
LinkedIn Learning is an on-demand video learning platform to support your academic, personal, and professional development. Free access to LinkedIn Learning is provided to all UW students, staff, and faculty by the Student Technology Fee.

Quotes from Huskies, Jan. 2022:

  • “LinkedIn Learning helped me get hands-on training on tools like excel, powerautomate, power BI, block chain etc.”
  • “I used LinkedIn Learning to learn how to negotiate and get a $7k increase on my offer plus another $5k bonus!”
  • “I learned multiple things like technical skills but also interpersonal skills and how to support others in these difficult and changing times.”
  • “LinkedIn Learning helped me build skills in photography, videography, digital art, and graphic design.”
  • “Students should use LinkedIn Learning to learn and practice the basic functions of a new software required for a course project.”
  • “In one word, LinkedIn Learning is PHENOMENAL!”

Check it out:


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

DawgPath can help you discover interesting courses and majors, manage course load, and connect with your adviser, not to mention gain insights into capacity-constrained majors and navigate your path to a degree once you’ve declared a major.

UW Emergency Aid assists students who are experiencing unexpected financial hardships that may disrupt their education or prevent them from earning their UW degree, including food insecurity, emergency medical/dental costs, family emergencies, and more.

The Husky Green Awards recognize individuals and teams from all UW campuses who show environmental dedication and leadership. Nominations are due Mar. 1.


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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