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April 14, 2014

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Upcoming Events
Dress for Success Workshop
Monday, April 14th | 3:30pm – 4:30pm | UW1-103
From the handshake to the wardrobe, the Dress for Success workshop is designed to help students develop and exude confidence to professional networks. This student led session is open to all majors, grades, and students. Whether students want to refine their interviewing skills or simply need tips on professional attire, this event can help! Questions for the hosts are desired.

Resume Review Night
Wednesday, April 16th | 4:00pm - 7:00pm | North Creek Events Center
Get ready for the Spring Career Fair by having your resume reviewed by industry professionals! Attendees include Moss Adams, TalentWise, Snohomish County PUD, Boeing, AccounTemps, Amazon, and more.

Speed Mentoring for International Careers (with International Professionals)
Wednesday, April 16th | 4pm-6pm | Husky Student Union Building (HUB) Room 250, UW Seattle
This is an event to support students who have studied abroad and/or are seeking international careers and who seek perspective about possible career options and how to present themselves to potential employers. In an informal but structured setting, students meet with professional “mentors” who have an active career with an international component.  Students enjoy unique access to a range of executives from multinational companies, private firms, and nonprofits.  Food and drinks included. Space is limited to 40 students.  Sponsored by Foundations for Global Scholars. For questions, email nkepner@fgscholars.org. Register today!

Seattle Pacific University ESL Information Session
Thursday, April 17th | 12:00pm – 1:00pm | Thompson Hall (UW Seattle Campus) Room 317
Seattle Pacific University’s Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA-TESOL) program prepares you to cross cultural borders and engage students from around the world. Whether you intend to teach in colleges, universities, or one of the various language institutes throughout the United States and abroad, SPU’s program gives you the preparation you need. Visit this information session to learn more.

Spring Job and Internship Fair 2014
ALL Industries Wednesday, April 23rd | 1:00pm-4:00pm | North Creek Events Center
STEM Industries Thursday, April 24rd | 1:00pm-4:00pm | North Creek Events Center

Looking for a potential job, internship, or other professional opportunities? Don’t miss the Spring Job and Internship Fair. This is a great chance to connect with employers who are looking to meet and hire talented students and alumni. Dress business casual and bring at least (10) copies of your resume. For a list of employers attending please click here.

Networking Graduate Student Professional Development Series
Monday, April 28th | 5:45pm – 7:30pm | UW1-160
Tuesday, April 29th | 5:45pm – 7:30pm | UW1-160

What is networking and why is it important?  How does one network in a way that is authentic?  Join other UWB grad students for a seminar on the practice of networking and effective strategies, including informational interviewing and LinkedIn. This event is being offered twice to accommodate busy schedules. Please register for either date by Thursday, April 24th.  Refreshments will be provided.   

Networking with George Northcroft, UW Bothell Advisory Board Member        
Tuesday, April 29th | 3:30 - 4:30pm |UW1-010                                                        
Join us for a discussion with George Northcroft, of the U.S. General Services Administration. He will be talking about his academic and professional path and the importance of professional and personal relationship building and networking.


NACE Survey
2014 Student Survey – National Association of Colleges and Employers
NACE has created its 2014 survey to tap into students seeking their first full-time job and to assess attitudes in the workplace. One respondent will win a $500 cash prize for participating. Responses will remain absolutely confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside of NACE. Only aggregate data will be presented in any reports or articles based on the responses to this survey.
Application Instructions: Survey Deadline: Wednesday, April 30th. Access survey here!


Get Your Paws on HuskyJobs
Hey DAWGS, Search for jobs and internships 24/7 on HuskyJobs. Free to all students. Hundreds of job listings.  Updated daily. Applying is as easy as upload and click. HuskyJobs is also the place to register for on-campus (UWS) interviews. Go to HuskyJobs– the door to your future!


On-Campus Student Employment
Check the on-campus departments you are interested in for open positions. Many departments do not post their positions, but have job openings available. Going to different departments is also a great way to network and practice your elevator speech. If you want help with networking techniques, make an appointment to come into the Career Center.

Summer Conference Assistant – Residential Life
Five students are needed as Summer Conference Assistants (SCA).The Summer Conference Assistant (SCA) position is a live-in position within the University of Washington Bothell. Under the direct supervision of the Resident Director and/or Assistant Director of Residential Life, the SCA’s responsibility is to ensure conference guest’s needs are met, prepare for conference groups, provide customer service, provide quality programming for summer school students on a monthly basis, and distribute public relations materials at the main desk area. This is a contracted position from June 15-August 25. Download Contract here.
Application Instructions: Application Deadline: Friday, April 18th. For more information and to apply, visit the SCA Orgsync page.

2014-2015 Student Regent
The Student Regent represents the varying perspectives of students at the university – both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as students at the Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma campuses. The role and voice of Student Regent will be especially important in the coming academic year as the University is faced with many difficult decisions such as tuition rates and approving new construction projects. The Student Regent will be appointed by Governor Inslee as a full member of the Board of Regents. Eligible candidates must be a UW student currently enrolled in 6 undergraduate of 4 graduate credits, must be planning to enroll at UW for the next academic year, and must be able to serve the entire term (June 2014-June 2015).
Application Instructions: Application Deadline: Monday, April 21st by 11:59pm. Visit the online application.


Internships of Interest
Market Strategy Intern – Vertafore

Vertafore is seeking a market strategy intern who will work with senior leadership to help build a strategic plan for growing business in new markets. This will require market, competitive, and customer research. This research will be gathered into a strategy document describing the key investments the company will make over the next 1-3 years, and be delivered to senior leadership and communicated more broadly, and incorporated into annual budgets and product roadmaps. The ideal candidate will be an MBA candidate, with experience/coursework completed in managerial finance, financial reporting and analysis, strategic planning, and competitive analysis. Need to have strong research skills, ability to synthesize lot of data into key points, and be able to write clearly and present findings.
Application Instructions: For more information and to apply, visit the Vertafore careers page.

Summer Intern – University Beyond Bars (UBB)
University Beyond Bars (UBB) seeks an energetic, dedicated, and highly responsible student to support our small nonprofit organization this summer with programming and administrative support. Internship tasks are flexible and can be adapted according to an intern's goals and schedule. Opportunities for a UW intern typically include the following: assisting with event planning and management; organizing prisoner art exhibits and other program-related outreach; helping to maintain our website and social media platforms; producing infographics for educational and communications efforts. Students with a strong commitment to social justice or nonprofit experience are encouraged to apply. This is an unpaid internship opportunity.
Application Instructions: To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to info@universitybeyondbars.org

Finance Intern – Seattle Department of Transportation
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), Resource Management Division is seeking for an intern to join the Finance unit. This unit is responsible for the coordination and development of the department’s operating and capital budgets, as well as the management of the current year’s resources. The intern will support in the preparation of SDOT’s Operating and Capital Improvement Program budgets, and to support the monitoring and analysis of Department’s performance against budget, identifying risks and opportunities with regard to revenue, expenditures and other financial issues. This position is open to Juniors or Seniors pursuing a degree in Finance, Business, Public Administration, or related field; proof of continuation in Fall 2014 is required.
Application Instructions: Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 22nd by 4:00pm (Pacific Time). To apply, submit an unofficial transcript, current coursework, next term registration, cumulative GPA, cover letter, and resume to Seattle.gov

Agricultural Project Intern – Snohomish County
The Agricultural Project Intern provides general program assistance to Snohomish County’s Agriculture Coordinator as a part of their efforts to increase economic viability for local farmer through the annual Focus on Farming conference, promotion of local food and farming at the Evergreen State Fair, as well as support on various food and farming policy related projects. This is a great opportunity to enhance public speaking, communication, and business planning skills primarily concerning the agriculture industry. Candidates must have proof of future enrollment. This is an unpaid internship opportunity.
Application Instructions: For full information and to apply, visit the Snohomish County Employment Page.

Marketing and Events Intern – Seattle City Club
Seattle City Club is seeking an intern for marketing and event coordination. This is an outstanding opportunity for someone who would like to gain insight into working in a fast-paced community based non-profit organization. This is an unpaid position, but bus tickets will be provided. Interns will write and distribute press releases, track media coverage, target marketing outreach, and more. For event planning, interns will assist with logistics, publicity, and work to the grow partner organization database. View full job description.
Application Instructions: To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Trish Peeples at tpeeples@seattlecityclub.org

Summer Intern – Nature Vision
Nature Vision is a local non-profit environmental education organization that fosters citizen appreciation and environmental stewardship through integration of school, community, and nature education. This organization is looking for an intern to aid in presenting environmental education programs to schools, camps, libraries, and more. Training will be provided. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree (degree may be completed or in progress) or experience in Education, Interpretation, Environmental Science, or related. Candidates must be a US citizen and can read, speak, and write English clearly. View full job description.
Application Instructions: Deadline: Thursday, May 1st To apply, email cover letter and resume to Ginny Ballard gsanchez@naturevision.org.

Off-Campus Jobs
Recent Graduates – Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Professional Career Program
This program is a three year career development program, one year within the Excepted Service as a Recent Graduate program and two years within the Competitive Service, to develop entry level candidates into trained and experienced contracting professionals. ALL selected candidates will be placed in a GS-07 Systems Engineer position, upon conversion from the one year Recent Graduate Program, individual positions with have promotion potential to the GS-12 level. This is an advanced trainee position that performs developmental and/or recurring assignments in support of systems engineering related contracting and procurement activities for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Recent graduates and Veterans in the engineering field are encouraged to apply.
Application Instructions: Application Deadline: Monday, April 14th. To apply submit a resume, job questionnaire responses, unofficial transcript, and other applicable documents specified in the job description to USAJOBS Employment Page.

Student Assistant – Seattle Public Library
The Student Assistant Program prepares students for entry into the world of employment by providing them with real-life work experience and teaching them marketable skills. Applications who welcome working with diverse clientele and staff, provide excellent customer service, and meet and master new challenges are needed. Student Assistants work in the Central Library or one of 26 Library branches. Selected students will receive paid training in basic job duties, required work skills, and Library services and programs.
Application Instructions: Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 30th at 5:00pm (Pacific Time). To apply, please submit an employment application, cover letter, proof of school enrollment (Student ID card, current class schedule, and official school transcript) to jobapplications@spl.org. See full job description and application details. All application materials must be submitted in the order specified in the job description in order to be considered.

Senior Research and Evaluation Specialist – Landesa
Landesa Rural Development Institute is seeking an experienced professional who will lead and/or support the design and implementation of gender-sensitive and nuanced research, monitoring and evaluation activities to expand knowledge and test innovative approaches for strengthening the rural poor’s access and rights to land. Candidates with a graduate degree in Economics, Sociology, Natural Resources Economics, Agricultural Economics, or related field with a proficient background in statistical methods and experience carrying out rural development work in cross cultural settings are preferred. View full job description.
Application Instructions: To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@landesa.org with the title “RME-L” in the subject line.

Part-time Assistant – Hot Yoga Inc.
Hot Yoga Inc. prides itself on having the most challenging yoga classes on the West Coast and providing exceptional customer service to its members. To uphold such quality service, a part-time assistant is needed in the Kirkland, Covington, Northgate, Bellevue, and Federal Way locations. Assistants are responsible for greeting members, maintaining general upkeep of the studio, creating sales, attending to members accounts, and helping new clients transition into membership. Ideal candidates have a customer service background, are organized, and have an outgoing personality. Having a yoga background is not required, but encouraged.
Application Instructions: If interested, call the Kirkland location at (425) 739-0880 to set up an interview and send resume to Kirkland@hotyogainc.com.

Public Health Trainee – Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI)
The Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) is accepting applications for an Urban Indian Public Health Trainee as a temporary, part-time summer position. The Public Health Trainee will support the UIHI, a division of the Seattle Indian Health Board, in efforts to support the health and well-being of urban Indian communities. This is an opportunity for either a student or recent graduate to work at the UIHI over the summer to develop skills and knowledge aligned with the UIHI scope of work and based on the Trainee's professional interests and abilities. Qualified applicants will be familiar with the health and social issues facing American Indians/Alaska Natives. Students and entry-level professionals either in a public health track or with a desire for exposure to the field are encouraged to apply.
Application Instructions: Deadline: Friday, April 25th. For more information and to apply, please see the Get Involved page on the UIHI website.
 

Scholarships and Fellowships
Please visit the Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Award page for a list of upcoming opportunities. Check this page often for news about upcoming merit scholarships. Deadlines are usually posted at least a month in advance to give you plenty of time to prepare your application.

WaCLA College Essay Contest
WaCLA advocates for the importance of a liberal arts education and believes that the voices of those who are benefiting from such an education are profoundly persuasive. In an effort to let those voices be heard, WaCLA invites undergraduate students at UW Bothell to participate in an essay contest. The essay format is 500 words maximum, submitted in a Microsoft Word document that is double-spaced with a centered title and 12 point font. For the essay prompt and more information visit http://www.uwb.edu/academic/undergrad-learning/wacla-college-essay-contest. Deadline: Submissions are due by 5:00 pm, April 25th, 2014. Send to vcaa@uwb.edu.

2014 TEACH Roadtrip – Roadtrip Nation
Every year as part of their TV series, Roadtrip Nation selects 3 people from different backgrounds to travel in the Green RV and talk to inspiring leaders all over the nation who do what they love. For this year, Roadtrip Nation is searching for young people ages 18-25 who want to embark on a 4-week cross-country adventure to interview everyone from teachers to education policymakers, activists, and beyond—the people who are leading a movement of a social justice that is reshaping the world. It is a great opportunity for young people to explore different pathways in education and learn how they can make a difference—all on Roadtrip Nation’s dime!
Application Instructions: Application Deadline: Monday, April 21st at 11:59pm (Pacific Time). To apply, visit here.
 

Tip of the Week
Looking for more jobs and internships? Visit the new job board in the Career Services Office! On-campus jobs, off-campus jobs, and internships are updated weekly including our Job of the Week!

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