Student Life

December 14, 2022

Autumn 2022 Resources & Opportunities (Vol. 6) – Husky Pawket Guide


Husky Pawket Guide from the Desk of Dr. Denzil J. Suite.

Hi Huskies,

Congratulations on making it to the end of Autumn quarter! I hope your finals are going well and that you had some memorable experiences in the past few months. I encourage you to continue to seek out ways to build connections, discover new learning opportunities and challenge yourself during Winter quarter.

I wish you very happy holidays and look forward to seeing you again in January!

Contents

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


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1. Health and Safety

Husky Coronavirus Testing

Help keep your Husky Pack healthy!

Proactive testing for COVID-19 infections is an essential part of how we keep our community safe and healthy.

Husky Coronavirus Testing is a voluntary research study that provides COVID-19 PCR testing for members of the UW community. The program is powered by the Seattle Flu Study team — the group that was the first to report community spread of COVID-19 in the United States.

The program will also be offering tests for influenza and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) during the winter. Learn more about Husky Coronavirus Testing and sign up online to participate.


Stay cyber-safe during your holiday travels: Traveling during the holidays? Learn how to keep your mobile devices and your data safe — and pick up other travel tips with this handy guide.


UW Recreation offers free fitness and mindfulness classes finals week: Take a yoga class, cycle or burn off some stress with a total body workout. No preregistration required.

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2. Connecting with CommunityUW Q Center

Take a virtual tour of the Q Center
The Q Center facilitates and enhances a brave, affirming, liberatory and celebratory environment for students, faculty, staff and alumni of all sexual and gender orientations, identities and expressions. Take a virtual tour or visit the Q Center, located on the third floor of the Husky Union Building, Room 315.


Donate to the UW Food Pantry Milk Drive: Milk products and milk alternatives are among the most highly requested items at the Pantry. Due to rising food prices, the Pantry has been unable to provide milk products Fall quarter. Your donations will help get milk and milk alternatives back on Pantry shelves.


Read the UW Student Legal Services annual report: Get an overview of Student Legal Services’ work from the past year providing free to low-cost direct legal services to UW degree-seeking students. Learn about what kind of cases Student Legal Services can help with.

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3. Mental Health Moment

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Mental Health and the Holidays
With the holidays just around the corner, UW Counseling has tips from the Mayo Clinic about how to cope with holiday challenges.

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4. Career and Internships

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DIY Career Planning Pages
Looking for a sample resume? Want to quickly find UW alumni on LinkedIn? Need advice on how to succeed in your internship? Check out our six DIY Career Planning pages, which have short video clips, samples, checklists and more to help you 24/7.


Featured Resource: StandOutStandout logo.
Want to practice your interviewing skills for an upcoming interview? Use StandOut, a free mock video interviewing platform that uses AI feedback and thousands of practice questions to help you improve the content and delivery of your answers.


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

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Where to use your Husky Card
From shopping at District Market to buying a snack from a UW vending machine, you can use your Husky Card in lots of places. Watch this video from our friends at Housing & Food Services to see more options for using your Husky Card account.


Visit the Burke Museum for free: Another benefit of your Husky Card is free admission to the Burke Museum. Check out the current exhibition, Body Language: Reawakening Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest.


UW Press Holiday Book Sale: Give a gift that is uniquely UW! Now through Jan. 6, order books from the UW Press website and use the code WINTER22 at checkout to receive 40% off your purchase and free domestic shipping.

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