The UW Study Abroad Office is hosting a Student Exchange Night on Thursday, November 29 from 7-8 p.m. in Alder Hall Commons in an effort to promote our worldwide student exchanges.
- Meet visiting international exchange students & UW alums of exchange programs
- Learn about the nearly 100 university and departmental exchange opportunities that exist for UW undergraduate and graduate students
- Study at one of our partner universities for a semester or a year: opportunities in Europe, Asia, Americas, Africa, Oceania, and Middle East
Enrollment opportunities exist for student in places like Bogazici University (Istanbul), Sciences Po (Paris), National University of Singapore, University of Auckland, Al-Akhawayn University (Ifrane, Morocco) and at nearly 100 other universities.
Consider attending to learn about these semester or year-long immersion opportunities. UW student alums and our visiting international exchange students will be available to talk with prospective students about what it is like to study and live in these destinations.
For more info and to RSVP visit http://studyabroad.washington.edu
The 2013 Bonderman Travel Fellowship application is now available and we encourage you to consider applying.
Graduate and professional students, undergraduate students in the University Honors Program (of junior and senior credit standing), and undergraduate students in UW Tacoma’s Global Honors Program (of junior and senior credit standing) in good standing are eligible for this opportunity.
David Bonderman – the donor – wishes to give students an opportunity to experience learning and growth in new and unexpected ways. Bonderman Fellows will undertake international travel on their own for eight months, to six or more countries in two or more major regions of the world. Through solo travel the Fellows will focus on exploration and discovery, learning about the world and themselves in it.
Up to seven graduate and seven undergraduate Bonderman Fellowships will be awarded in Spring 2013. Each fellowship carries a $20,000 award to be used only for extended solo international travel. Fellows may not conduct research, pursue an academic project, or participate in a formal program or organization.
To learn more about this extraordinary opportunity, please attend one of the following information sessions.
- Webinar on Thursday, November 29, 2012, 3:30-5:00 p.m. To register go to: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/596185358
- Friday, November 30, 2012, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Paccar Hall room 290
- Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 12:30-2:00 p.m., Mary Gates Hall room 206
The application deadline is Monday, February 11, 2013 at 12 noon (PST).
Information about the fellowship and the application can be found at http://depts.washington.edu/bondermn/.
If you do not have the chance to attend one of the information sessions and you have questions about this award, graduate/professional students may contact either Marilyn Gray (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Graduate School Office of Fellowships and Awards, and undergraduate students can contact Brook Kelly (email@example.com) in The University Honors Program.
Please review the FAQ prior to contacting either representative.
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Public Health Undergraduate Programs Joint Info Session
Thursday, Nov. 29th
Mary Gates Hall, Room 258
Information Session 2:30-3:30 pm
Open Advising 3:30-4:40 pm
Come learn about day programs in the UW School of Public Health for undergraduates: Environmental Health Major, Public Health Major, Global Health Minor, and Nutritional Sciences Minor (in development). After the session, advisers will be available for questions.
Other Upcoming Events – All in Mary Gates Hall, Room 258
Public Health Major Info Session
Thursday, Dec. 6th, 3:00-4:00 pm
Environmental Health Major Info Session
Thursday, Dec. 13th, 2:30-3:30 pm
Global Health Minor Info Session
Wednesday, Dec 5th, 12:30-1:30 pm
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Join the Department of Biology, LSAMP and OMA&D Partners for:
Exploring Majors in the Biological Sciences
Come learn about the different majors in the Dept. of Biology. Biology advisers will also address your questions about Pre-Med, Graduate School, Health Science Careers and other majors in the Natural and Physical Sciences.
When/Where: Nov. 8 from 2:00-3:00PM in the LSAMP Center Mary Gates 311
R.S.V.P. to LSAMP@uw.edu
Scan|Design @ the University of Washington is pleased to announce the opening of their 2013-14 Fellowship application cycle. Scholarships in the amounts of $2500 – $9000 are available to support undergraduate and graduate student participation in one of the UW’s Danish exchange study-abroad programs or summer travel study.
Deadline for submissions is January 15, 2013.
To apply and learn more about this opportunity, please refer to their website http://www.be.washington.edu/scandesign/, contact them via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or attend an informational session hosted at the UW Study Abroad Office (IPE) located on the corner of NE Campus Parkway and 15th Ave NE in 459 Schmitz Hall on the University of Washington campus.
The informational sessions will be held at noon on the following dates:
- Friday, November 2, 2012 (noon)
- Friday, November 16, 2012 (noon)
- Friday, January 15, 2013 (noon)
Scan Design hopes to offer fellowships to students from a wide range of UW department and programs so please consider applying.
The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards is offering a few more fall sessions on searching for scholarships, writing personal statements, writing CVs/resumes, and getting great recommendations. These sessions are for students in all fields who might be interested in learning more about searching and applying for scholarships of all kinds and/or working on graduate admission applications.
Freshman Scholarship 101: Getting Started in the Search for Scholarships
Specifically designed for freshmen and sophomores, this introductory workshop provides students with information to begin the scholarship search and to develop a competitive edge for merit-based scholarships.
Oct. 31, 2012, 2:30-3:20pm, MGH 171
Nov. 15, 2012, 3:30pm to 4:20pm, MGH 171
Please RSVP to attend any of the sessions HERE, though drop-ins are also welcome!
Scholarship 201 for Continuing Students: The Search for Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships
This workshop provides assistance to continuing undergraduate students looking to fund undergraduate academic years and graduate school. This will include information on discipline specific scholarships, campus funding opportunities, scholarship search sites, and tips to develop competitive applications.
Nov. 7, 2012, 2:30-3:20pm, MGH 171
Nov. 29, 2012, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171
Please RSVP to attend any of the sessions HERE, though drop-ins are also welcome.
CV Writing Workshops:
Nov. 16, 2012, 12:30-1:20pm, MGH 171
Nov. 28, 2012, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171
Develop your undergraduate CV/Resume for use in scholarship, fellowship, research opportunities, and graduate school applications! A Curriculum Vitae (“CV” or “vitae”) is a comprehensive, biographical statement emphasizing your professional qualifications and activities. A CV is similar to a resume, but an advantage to the CV format is the significant freedom to choose the headings and categories for your information and the strength reflected in their arrangement.
Bring a working draft, such as an existing resume, and a list of activities including: Honors, Awards & Prizes received no longer than 5 years ago, Academic and Research Activities, Community Service Involvement, Work History, and Activities outside of the Academic Environment. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to work with Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards staff to develop and strengthen a draft of your CV!
Please RSVP to attend HERE.
Personal Statement Writing Workshops:
Nov. 13, 2012, 4:30-5:20pm, MGH 171
Nov. 29, 2012, 3:30-4:20pm, MGH 171
The Personal Statement is an important part of an application package. Applying for scholarships, internships, and graduate/professional programs often requires a personal statement or application letter. This type of writing requires you to outline your strengths confidently and concisely, which can be challenging.
Personal Statement Workshops will provide students with essential information to develop an understanding of not only writing about their interests, eligibility and suitability for applications, but also to learn how their statements provide evidence of their achievements that aren’t reflected in other parts of an application.
Please RSVP to attend any of the sessions HERE.
Getting Great Recommendation Letters Workshops:
Nov. 5, 2012, 3:30-4:20pm, MGH 171
This workshop will help you plan ahead for developing strong relationships with faculty and other mentors, asking for letters of recommendation, and preparing your recommenders to write you stellar letters.
Please RSVP to attend HERE.
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The Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Lecture Series
Wednesday Evenings in November
Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm (doors open at 6pm)
Location: UW Seattle Campus – Kane Hall 120
Lectures are FREE but registration is required. On-line Registration is NOW open HERE.
Presenter: Coleen Carrigan, Doctoral Candidate, Anthropology & Research Associate, UW ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change
TITLE: Gender @ Work in a Dot Com World
Computer technology plays a critical role in US society and gives computer scientists and engineers unparalleled power and influence. Yet, since the mid-1980’s, women’s participation in computing began declining drastically, a trend that continues today. Anthropology can help us understand how US cultural values govern gender roles and influence women’s interest and inclusion in computing. Hear how women in computing negotiate and resist gender norms and what cultural innovations are needed to create a diverse group of computer scientists and engineers who address the most pressing challenges of our society. Excerpts from the video Miss Representation will be viewed and discussed.
Presenter: Anna Carlin, Professor, Computer Science & Engineering (CSE), UW Paul G. Allen Center for CSE
TITLE: A Brave New World: The Scientific, Economic and Social Impact of Computer Science
Computer science and computing are transforming all aspects of the modern world. In this lecture, we will take a short tour of the intellectual underpinnings, societal implications, and grand challenges in computer science and related fields. (And nowadays, everything is a related field…)
Magdalena Balazinska, Associate Professor, Computer Science & Engineering (CSE), UW Paul G. Allen Center for CSE
TITLE: Big Data Management Promises and Challenges
Our society is generating data at an unprecedented scale and rate. The ability to manage this “Big Data” holds the promise to deliver novel services and accelerate scientific discovery. We will discuss some of the opportunities raised by Big Data and also some of the challenges associated with managing it, including exciting recent research from the computer science database group at the University of Washington.
To learn more about WiSE and our WiSE Speak Lecture Series, visit our web page HERE.
The mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented under-served youth in business and industry, and prepare them for corporate and community leadership. INROADS has graduated over 25,000 talented individuals from Interns to full-time managerial jobs with over 1,000 major companies.
The President & CEO of the organization is coming to UW!
Come and speak with Mr. Harper about what it takes to be successful after college, how you can become a stronger leader, and what companies want when hiring talent. Also, learn about how you can participate in this opportunity!
Brown bag lunch with Mr Forest T. Harper, President/CEO of INROADS
Thursday, Nov. 8th 12:30-1:20pm
UW Business Hall 102
Business casual attire is requested
For additional information call 1-800-651-6411 or email Amy Loftis at ALoftis@INROADS.org
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Interested in applying to Teach For America?
Apply at the next deadline on Friday, November 2. Only a one page resume and a 500 word letter of intent are required to apply, recommendations and transcripts are only submitted at a final interview. Click here to register and view the application.
The Basics of Teach For America:
- Corps members are full-time teachers
- Training, support and career development opportunities including a master’s degree pathway
- Option to preference regional placement (46 regions across 35 states) and teaching assignment (preK-12, all content areas)
- Full salary ranging from $25,500 to $51,000 plus benefits
- Student loan assistance (access to AmeriCorps education grant and federal loan deferral)
- All majors and career interests encouraged to apply, regardless of teaching experience
- Website: teachforamerica.org
- Facebook: facebook.com/TFAatUW
- Email: email@example.com
Heard about Teach For America and other post-graduate opportunities but not sure which is the best fit for you? Want to prepare the most competitive application possible? Learn more at a info session featuring Teach For America, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps and City Year. Each organization will have a representative that served in the program to share their experiences.
Come learn more on Wednesday, October 24th in THO 134.
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Are you interested in improving your interview skills? Then come to the Husky Toastmasters Open House to learn five key skills necessary to effectively communicate with your audience, especially when your audience is a hiring manager.
Speak with Power & Get the Job!
PLACE: SCHMITZ 580
DATE: Thursday, OCT. 25
TIME: 12:00 NOON to 1:00 PM
The guest presenter is Leo Novsky — an award winning speaker and a gifted speech coach whose dynamic, humorous and inspirational approach is sure to help you speak with power! He has won numerous speaking competitions, taught lectures, led workshops, and helped many job seekers overcome their fear of speaking and master the art of the interview.
At the end of the hour, Leo will lead a short panel discussion to answer your questions about interview skills with local experts, so you can be prepared for your next interview and GET THAT JOB!
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