Obtaining a Ph.D.
University of Washington Resources
If you are a doctoral student at the University of
Washington, you may find these general Ph.D. career resources on campus
useful. Some of these are also Promising Practices on our site; click on
the name to learn more. The information provided in these resources (listed below) are general rather than
discipline-specific. The following two pages provide many more discipline-specific professional
We welcome additions to this list of resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
http://www.washington.edu/alumni/ Students at UW have free access to Career Connections, a
database of alumni and UW friends willing to offer informational
interviews, eProNet, an online job search and career management
service, and other resources. Alumni who join the UWAA have
access to these services as well.
Center for Advanced Research Technology in the
Arts and Humanities (CARTAH)
http://www.washington.edu/cartah/ CARTAH supports arts and humanities projects using technology, offers tutorials in multi-media, and organizes presentations
on using and assessing technology.
Center for Career Services
Although the Center for Career Services does not target graduate
students, the services and resources it provides are useful for
doctoral students and Ph.D.'s making a career shift. Among other
things, the Center offers individualized career counseling, aptitude
and skills assessments, career fairs and internships, a library and
on-line resources, workshops about career transitions,
resume writing, interview skills and more.
Center for Instructional Development and
http://depts.washington.edu/cidrweb/ CIDR is a pedagogical resource for TAs. CIDR consultants
provides TAs with individualized assessments and feedback about their
teaching, classroom dynamics, developing a teaching portfolio, and
more. The Center sponsors events and workshops and maintains
library and on-line pedagogical resources.
Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT)
http://catalyst.washington.edu/ CTLT is a pedagogical resource that helps TAs and
faculty effectively incorporate technology into the classroom.
The center offers individualized consultations, on-line resources,
workshops about creating and using class
websites, PowerPoint presentations, bulletins, surveys, and more.
Center for Technology and Disabilities (CTDS)
http://uwctds.washington.edu/UWCTDS/education.htm CTDS offers certification in and workshops about Assistive Technology.
Departmental/Unit Ph.D. Professional
http://www.grad.washington.edu/envision/project_resources/phd_career/profmatrix.pdf This table lists professional
development opportunities available for graduate students in
departments and centers around campus.
Disabled Student Services (DSS)
http://www.washington.edu/doit/ DSS consults with TAs and faculty about working with and
effectively teaching students with disabilities.
Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and
http://www.washington.edu/doit/ DO-IT helps
faculty and TAs make their classes more accessible through computer,
adaptive, and internet technologies.
Assessment, Office of (OEA)
http://www.washington.edu/oea/ OEA provides TAs and faculty with student ratings feedback.
Edward E. Carlson Leadership and Public
The center helps
faculty and TAs incorporate community-based volunteer service into
academic instruction to support the learning goals of their courses.
GO-MAP: Graduate Opportunities & Minority
interdisciplinary symposia, supports
graduate student participation in national conferences, and works to
enhance the graduate experience for students of color and traditionally
GPSS: Graduate and Professional Student Senate
http://depts.washington.edu/gpss/ GPSS represents students on campus and in the legislature, acts as a
resource center and funds graduate programming and departmental
The Graduate School offers courses on teaching and mentoring
620, 630), Huckabay
Fellowships and Mentor projects, a Preparing Future Faculty program,
and runs a new TA orientation, with additional workshops on teaching.
Issues for Ethnic Minorities and Woman In Science and Engineering
This lecture series (Fridays at 1:30 in Physics-Astronomy A114) is open to the
public, and lecture abstracts are available online.
Ph.D. Career Paths
This report, conducted in 1997 by the Graduate School, highlights
findings from an employment survey of University of Washington Ph.D.
recipients who received their degrees between 1986 and 1996.
Program for Educational Transformation Through
University of Washington Promising Practices http://www.grad.washington.edu/envision/practices/institutions/i01.html This
is a list of Promising Practices in doctoral education at the University of
Like CTLT, PETTTS also has the goal of incorporating technology into the
classroom. Where CTLT focuses more on the logistics of technology
use, PETTT also seeks to research and evaluate the use of technology in
the classroom. The program has helped departments develop
interactive video programs, on-line learning, and an interactive
multi-media site, and regularly offers presentations about enhancing
learning through technology.