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Are you interested in foreign language and business and planning to apply to the Foster School of Business?   If so, consider applying to the nationally-ranked undergraduate Certificate of International Studies in Business Program (CISB) and get the competitive edge you need to succeed in this interconnected business world!  CISB, an intensive supplement to the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, gives you the academic and real-world preparation you need for a global business career through immersion in a foreign culture, study/work abroad, language study, practical experience and leadership skill development.

Attend an upcoming info session to learn more:

Thursday, January 16, 3:30 p.m., Paccar 456

Wednesday, January 22, 12:30, Dempsey 333

Tuesday, February 4, 3:30, Dempsey 333

Wednesday, February 26, 12:30, Dempsey 233

For more information, please CISB for more information at or 206-543-5985

Navigating Career Options

General Studies 350D (SLN: 14514

Curious how to link college to careers? Do you need to choose a major? Not sure what academic and career options are out there? Interested in finding ‘what is right for you’? Looking for support in figuring things out? 

Course Topics: * Strengths & Self Exploration * Career & Academic Options/Exploration * Experiential Learning; Internships * Job and Internship Searching * Social Media * Professional Networking * Resumes, Cover Letters & Interviewing * Career Fairs * Informational Interviewing. 

This career and academic exploration course is offered primarily for 1st and 2nd year students and/or for new transfer students. This class is targeted to students who have earned roughly 0-105 credits. General Studies 350D, Navigating Career Options, is a 3 credit course (graded CR/NC) and includes a lecture and quiz sections. Students register for the lecture and one quiz section. We are team-teaching this class. Guest speakers from throughout our campus and city will interact with students in both the lecture and sections. There is no text book for this course. Course materials will be provided.  For questions about this class, please email or call Patrick Chidsey (206.616.5803,

For students exceeding 105 credits, yet interested in career support and information, they are encouraged to access Career Center offerings, including our awesome Career Success Certificate program (which offers students a structured yet flexible plan for optimizing career and job-search success), in-house and online workshops, big, medium and small career and employer events, career counseling appointments and much more.

Research Exposed! (GEN ST 391 D) offers undergraduates an opportunity to learn about current, exciting research in a wide variety of disciplines, including the process of discovery, how faculty come up with an idea for research, how inquiry is structured in the different disciplines, and how students can become involved in the knowledge-making process.

Presentations by UW faculty focus on specific issues such as ethics and the culture of research. Students attend weekly, fifty-minute discussions and have the opportunity to ask the speaker questions following each presentation. This course may be repeated for credit (1 credit/quarter-3 quarters max); speakers and topics will vary.

See the UW Time Schedule entry:

Looking for an engaging I&S course, Winter 2014-Race & Power in America HSTAA 230

HSTAA 230 final

Navigating Career Options - Winter 2014 flyer

PHYSICS 248B (Selected Topic in Physics) 
“The Physics of How Things Work”  (NW)5 CREDITS  
SLN: 22465 Meets: MW 2:30pm-3:50pm
IN ROOM: Physics-Astronomy Building Rm PAA A110 
 Instructor:  Professor Blinov
 ANY QUESTIONS?   Please email Professor Blinov at
                Course description:
This Physics 248B course uses everyday, or, at least, familiar objects
 to introduce basic physics concepts. For  example, discussions of skating,
 falling balls, and bumper cars are  used to explain the Newton’s Laws of Motion.
 Air conditioners and  automobiles are used to explore concepts of thermodynamics.
 Engineers,  architects, and professionals in other fields will benefit from the
 material that connects science to our everyday world. The website for
 the course is:


Are you serious about entrepreneurship?                             

Apply to the Lavin Entrepreneurship Program!

Application deadline:  Monday, October 14                                                  

The Lavin Entrepreneurship Program prepares a select group of entering University of Washington undergraduate students, of all majors, for entrepreneurial careers. Whether they want to start their own business or work within a larger company, the Lavin Program will help those who have a passion for entrepreneurship achieve their goals. The program works to expose students to the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship – all in a safe environment.

Apply now! – You will need a UW Net ID.

To find out more about undergraduate entrepreneurship at the UW, attend an Open House!

All majors welcome!

Open Houses – Dempsey Hall, Herbold Innovation Lab, Room 211 (map) Food and drink provided!

Dates:  Tuesday, September 24:     3:30 – 4:30
Friday, September 27:      12:30 – 1:30

Are you interested in scientific research, teaching, health sciences, environmental issues, or other related fields? Are you interested in:

  • Succeeding in introductory biology (BIOL 180, 200, 220) and other bioscience courses?
  • Learning, thinking, and writing like a scientist?
  • Joining a diverse community of UW biology students and mentors?
  • Identifying research, scholarship, and training opportunities?

Students who have not yet taken BIOL 180 are encouraged to apply. Accepted students will participate in BIOL 106 during Autumn Quarter (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00-4:20 pm, 3 credits). This course helps learners define and develop skills for success as science students and plan individualized academic and professional pathways.

“We got the sense that the best way was to study to understand it from our own interests as scientists. And that’s what I do now in my other classes–study as a scientist, to learn because of my interests and to put that information into the things I already know.”

“They encouraged us to be so connected, so that all of us could be better than what we were alone. We learned to see people as someone we could learn from, rather than as someone we needed to compete with.”

– BIOL 106 Students

Applications will be accepted until spaces are filled, and spaces are limited.

We look forward to your application!


There is a brand new and exciting Entrepreneurship class in the fall which has just been listed.  It is open to anyone at the UW and has no prerequisites.  For future Business majors or students already in the Business major/ENTRE, it can count towards graduation requirements.

 Grand Challenges for Entrepreneurs is a new course for business students, geeks, and other undergraduates who want to do something out of the ordinary. The world faces some extraordinary challenges in innovation, big data, food and water, energy, education, careers, poverty, etc.  This course will explore those grand challenges—and the opportunities that come with them. Students will examine how solutions to these massive challenges can be researched, validated, and implemented using entrepreneurial creativity, opportunity recognition, business models, pivoting, and skilled execution.

 SLN: 13976, 4 credits, ENTRE 490, section A, T/TH 8:30-10:20, DEM 024


ARCH 100 Summer Program

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ARCH 100: Introduction to Architecture is an introductory 8-credit design course for students contemplating architecture as a field of study or as a career. In this program undergraduate students and college graduates with degrees in other fields can learn more about architecture and the experience of design education. ARCH 100 / Introduction to Architecture will take place on the University of Washington campus in Seattle from during the full summer quarter from June 24 – August 23, 2013


ARCH 100 is comprised of a design studio that meets 3 afternoons a week and is augmented by morning lectures, workshops, and fieldtrips. Each studio of 12-15 students is taught by an instructor and a graduate student assistant who guide the students in a series of 2D and 3D skill building exercises and building design projects. Studios are central to a design education, where students learn to work collaboratively and independently and are supported by group and individual critiques with the instructors and guest critics. The lectures, presented by members of the faculty and the local design community, introduce the history, theory, design methods, and practice of architecture. Fieldtrips include visits to significant buildings and public spaces on campus and throughout Seattle.


ARCH 100/ 2012 will run from June 24 – August 23, 2013. Class times are on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:50 to 11:50 am and 1:10 to 5:45 pm. Morning sessions are devoted to lectures and demonstrations, drawing instruction, and field trips. Students are in design studio during the afternoon sessions where they work on design projects and meet with the faculty. We will occasionally gather in the evening for an optional film or workshop. Morning fieldtrips and lectures occasionally extend through the lunch hour so students should avoid scheduling other classes between the morning and afternoon sessions of ARCH 100.

Attendance and participation during all regularly scheduled class meetings and completion of all projects are required to receive credit for the course and to gain the maximum benefit from this experience. The studios spaces are accessible outside of class times and each student is allocated a personal workspace for the quarter. Many of the projects require substantial work outside of class time during evenings and weekends, and most students find it helpful and enjoyable to work in the studio at all times.


ARCH 100 / Introduction to Architecture 2013 is an 8-credit course offered through the University of Washington, College of Built Environments, Department of Architecture. ARCH

100 is open to college graduates, current college students, and high school graduates. Candidates should be at least 18 years old. Because the course is designed to accommodate students of varying experiences and backgrounds, prior training in architecture, design, or drawing is not necessary. Candidates should nevertheless be prepared to undertake a demanding academic program involving individual and group projects during and outside of class meeting times. ARCH 100 can serve as an important stepping-stone to an undergraduate or graduate program in architecture, and each successful participant will receive a written evaluation from the studio instructor.


The Applicant Questionnaire is available here: Arch100_2013_Questionnaire

Directions for submitting the application:

*  All applications must be submitted by email. Download the file by right clicking and selecting “Save link as”  and complete the questionnaire. Do not convert to a word .doc.

*  To send the form via email, you must click on the “Submit Form” button at the top right of the form. You will then be prompted to use either your desktop email client or your

Internet email. If you choose Internet email, you will be prompted to save the file to your hard drive. Email the file as an attachment to

*  If you prefer not to use Acrobat to fill out the form, print, complete and scan a copy to email.

Space is limited and early application is highly recommended as questionnaires will be reviewed and approved on a rolling basis. Following acceptance the applicant will receive an add-code to be used for course registration beginning April 15.

The 2013 program cost is based on the UW Summer Quarter tuition and fees.

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Some studio materials will be provided and students should expect to spend $150-$250 for additional equipment and supplies needed during the quarter.

For additional information about the ARCH 100 / Introduction to Architecture course content please contact Judith Swain.


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