Professional and Career Development Workshop throught the Summer

 Please join the UW Alumni Association and the UW Career Center for a series of career development events this summer!

Whether you’re just starting out or looking to make a career change, there is something for you. Attend one program—or all—and take a step towards finding a career you’ll love.

Career Center Calendar

 

Prepare and Align Yourself with Your Chosen Career

One great resource we discovered from one of our own UW neuroscience graduate students, Liza Shoenfeld, is Branching Points. Liza’s website explores a variety of topics related to path-finding and careers after graduate school. Topics include talking to a wide range of professionals about their career path (informational interviews), translating your skills, and finding a career that combines your passions, interests and authentic self. Liza models a smart approach to really exploring diverse career options, talking with people in the field about the skills and experiences they use in their work, and re-designing your own graduate training accordingly to get the most out of it.

UW Career Center offers Mock Interviews

A mock interview will help you:

  • Know what to expect when you interview for real
  • Learn more effective ways to answer different types of questions
  • Become more comfortable and confident during interviews
  • Have successful real interviews

Mock interview steps:

  • Choose a position-of-interest to focus on during your interview, which is usually an internship, job, scholarship finalist award or seat in a grad/professional program.
  • Contact our front desk to schedule a mock interview. Mock interviews generally last 40-50 minutes. For scheduling, please visit or call the Career Center. We can’t schedule appointments via email. Appointments for alumni and postdocs available for a fee.
  • Drop off or email a copy of your resume or CV, along with a description of your position-of-interest, at least 24 hours before your scheduled appointment. Before your interview, review your resume/CV and research the employer or graduate program. Please prepare for this interview as you would a real interview.

Note: If you would like to record your interview, please bring a USB drive with 4 GB of available memory to your appointment. You may also choose to record your interview on your own mobile device, such as your cell phone.

Tomorrow- May 7 Interview Workshop

Tools for the Job Search: Interviews

Tuesday, May 7
 2 p.m.- 3:15 p.m.

Miller Hall, Room 320

 In this 75 minute workshop you will learn about: 

  • how to conduct research for the interview
  • how to practice your interview skills
  • how to best communicate your skills – verbally and nonverbally – to the employer
  • what types of interview questions you might be asked
  • how to appropriately conclude an interview
  • proper post-interview etiquette

 

Facilitated by Briana Keller, Assistant Director of the UW Career CenterPlease let us know if are attending this workshop by filling out this Catalyst Survey.

Tools for the Job Search: Interviews

Tuesday, May 7 – 2 p.m.

Miller Hall, Room 320

 In this 75 minute workshop you will learn about: 

  • how to conduct research for the interview
  • how to practice your interview skills
  • how to best communicate your skills – verbally and nonverbally – to the employer
  • what types of interview questions you might be asked
  • how to appropriately conclude an interview
  • proper post-interview etiquette

 

Facilitated by Briana Keller, Assistant Director of the UW Career Center

This session is open to everyone, however the material presented will be geared more towards Master of Education students.

 

Please let us know if are attending this workshop by filling out this Catalyst Survey.

Highline Public Schools hosts our 4th Annual Language Learning Research Symposium-Tuesday, April 16th

Tuesday, April 16th, Highline Public Schools hosts our 4th Annual Language Learning Research Symposium.  This event will appeal to those interested in bilingual education/dual language immersion and ELLs.  It is a great opportunity to connect with thoughtful practitioners and to learn about how they are translating research and policy into practices that support student learning.   

 The event takes place from 4 – 7pm at Highline High School, located at 225 S. 152nd St, Burien, WA 98148.

 Some highlight of the event include:

- action research presentations

- panel discussions featuring students

- instructional demonstrations

- poster session

- free dinner (and free clock hours for those who might want them)

 If you would like to attend, please RSVP by email (stephanie.forman@highlineschools.org) by Friday, April 12th.  Feel free to get in touch with questions.

Community College Teaching Opportunities- Wednesday, April 17

Wed., April 17
3:30 – 5 pm
BAGLEY 154

This event is for grad students and postdocs.

Ever thought about teaching at the community college level or wonder how working at a community college might be different than working at other types of educational institutions? Come listen to community college professors and administrators describe their positions – work environment, responsibilities, students, and more. They’ll also provide tips on how you can make yourself marketable for community college jobs.

Co-sponsored by The Career Center and The Graduate School.

No registration required.

Career Launch Workshop- April 4, 2013

This workshop features three of our key job search workshops including:

Resume and Cover Letter Writing
Did you know most employers spend only 30 seconds reviewing a resume and cover letter? Learn how to make sure yours stand out.

Conducting a Job Search
What are the most successful job search strategies? How do you use them? How do you find a job in a down economy? Learn the answers to all of these questions.

Successful Interviewing
Learn practical information and tips to help you ace any interview by exploring popular questions and how to answer them, interview preparation techniques and more.

The cost for the workshop is $35 for non-UWAA members and $30 for current UWAA members and includes lunch.

Please note this workshop is all group-based, and does not include 1:1 counseling time or resume reviews.

** You will be asked for your credit/debit card information after you complete this form. **

If you have any questions about this or any of our other alumni services, please do not hesitate to contact us at (206) 543-0535.

To RSVP: http://careers.uw.edu/Career-Launch-Workshop

 

The Adjunct Project

Two-thirds of the faculty standing in front of college classrooms each day aren’t full-time or permanent professors. However, finding information about the compensation, benefits, and working conditions for adjunct faculty members has been difficult. Until now.

The Adjunct Project gives you the opportunity to get a comprehensive view of the most relevant and current information about the nation’s adjunct faculty.

This interactive database lets you:

  • Compare compensation and benefits – sort and compare data by department, college, or region of the country.
  • Research potential employers.
  • Anonymously submit your own data.

Starting the Job Search

Are you starting the job search? Check out some of the adivce and articles from the Chronical of Higher Education. Topics varify from academia to professional searches.

http://chronicle.com/section/Advice/66/