Career Discovery Week 2010

January 25-29, 2010

Monday January 25

Recruiting Trends Workshop with Dr. Phil Gardner, 12-1pm, UW-103
Nationally-recognized researcher, Dr. Phil Gardner is the Director of the Collegiate Employment Research Institute (CERI) at Michigan State University. For over 30 years CERI has conducted an annual survey of national employers seeking their intentions for hiring new college graduates. This study provides a snapshot of factors influencing the college labor market, as well as in-depth examination of key issues in college recruiting.

Tuesday January 26

Undergraduate Programs Alumni Networking, 4:30-6:30pm, UW1 3rd floor vista
Refreshments will be provided by the Alumni Association, please stop by to network and catch up with UW Bothell alumni.

Business Alumni Panel, 5-5:50pm, UW1-361
Learn from Business alumni who have first-hand experience, from those who like you had to go through the whole ordeal.  What types of careers did they find?  What job search strategies worked for them?  What didn’t work for them?  What advice do they have for you?

Patrick Farrar- Epic Seats Inc., Community Marketing and New Media Development
Philip Noll - Business and Planning Analyst, The Boeing Company
Joe Stolte - Senior Consultant, ARRYVE Consulting
Chris Wille -  Mergers & Acquisitions, Ameriprise Finncial Services Inc.



Inna Lyublin – Regional Support; Aircraft  Contracts, Americas Region; The Boeing Company
Jennifer Samppala – Business Development Manager;



IAS Alumni Panel, 5-5:50pm, UW1-391
Neil Low graduated from UW Bothell in 2003 (Comparative US Studies), completing his education while working full time with the Seattle Police Department and raising his family. He credits his education with helping him attain the rank of captain, and as such he has commanded the Department's Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Section, Internal Affairs Section, Homicide and Robbery Section, which included CSI and the Fugitive Units.


Janet Geer graduated from UW Bothell in June of 2008 with an BA in Interdisciplinary Studies: Science Technology and the Environment.  She began her career in July of 2008 as a Surface Water Program Coordinator with the City of Bothell. 

Nina Bayer graduated from UW Bothell in 2005 with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies (Culture, Literature and the Arts). She went on to earn an MFA in 2007 from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, Whidbey Writers Workshop, and has subsequently been working as a fiction writer, literary magazine editor, and community college instructor.

Autumn H. Allen graduated from UW Bothell in June 2007 with her BA in Interdisciplinary Studies: Society Ethics and Human Behavior. She went on to finish her Master's degree in Leadership & Organizational Development at Bastyr University in 2009. She is currently working as a Community Relations Consultant and continues her strong dedication to giving back to the community.

Thomas Sandstrom graduated from UW Bothell in 2005 with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies: Global Studies.  He earned his Juris Doctorate from Seattle University in December of 2008.  Thomas now practices law in Friday Harbor, Washington where his focus is in Land Use, Real Estate, Wills, Trusts and Estate, Business Formation and Contract Law.

Teresa La Fleur graduated from UW Bothell in 2000, with a B.A. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Society Ethics and Human Behavior. In the fall of 2004, Teresa returned to school, earning a Master’s in Counseling degree from Seattle University. She is currently working as a youth and family therapist in community mental health and private practice.

Careers with Your CSS Degree, presented by Jamie Shay, 6-6:50pm, UW1-370
This workshop will include a broad discussion of how to start a high tech career:  assessing where and in what technologies you want to work, the computing industry structure, industry culture, and how to grow your career.  We will discuss job hunting tools like networking/contacts, resumes, career fairs, Career Center, internships, industry associations, etc.  Also, how to interact with hiring professionals:  hiring managers, recruiters, and HR will be explored.

After a leaving a position as IS support and application developer for Transamerica Insurance, Jamie Shay moved to technical recruiting.  She recruited for 10 years, with  companies such as Compaq and F5 Networks, in addition to contingent recruiting agencies.  After the .com bust, she returned to school to complete a 2-year AAS in Client Programming at Highline CC and then a 4 year BSCS at UWB.  While in school, she  worked at the Career Center.   Following graduation, Jamie went to work for Integra Telecom as a provisioner, designing phone circuits.  Since then she has been promoted to Carrier Escalations Coordinator, where she resolve issues between Integra and the local exchange carriers (Qwest or Verizon) .  Jamie returns to UWB as a guest lecturer in the Technical Writing classes as well as a guest speaker in events such as ACM Chapter meetings and Career Week. 

STE/Engineering Panel, 6-6:50pm, UW1-280 (Rose Room)
Come meet with UW Bothell's Science and Technology representatives and learn about Engineering at UWB! Representatives from the Electrical Engineering faculty, staff, as well as Engineers from the local community will be on hand to answer your questions about the engineering field as well as the UWB program.

MBA Open House, 6-8pm, North Creek Events Center
Please join MBA students, alumni, faculty and staff for a fun and informative evening to learn about UW Bothell’s nationally ranked MBA Programs: Leadership MBA, Eastside Leadership Center, Bellevue (LMBA), Technology MBA, Bothell (TMBA), PLEASE RSVP: Refreshments will be served


Wednesday January 27

 Law School Panel, 3:30-4:30pm, UW1-361
Are you thinking about Law School?  Receive practical advice on preparing and getting into law school, characteristics of a successful lawyer and what life is like after law school.  Network with and learn first-hand experience from professionals in the field.
Karrin Klotz is an attorney with over 20 years of experience in litigation and general business law matters.  She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School, and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. 

Alexandra Filutowski is a Seattle civil litigation attorney.  She protects the rights of individuals in  personal injury, employment, landlord-tenant and business matters.  See for more information.  She also lectures on Introduction to Law, B CUSP 202.  Alexandra received her J.D. from Seattle University School of Law and her B.A. from the University of Washington School of Business.  

Matthew Jellett is an attorney specializing in intellectual-property law.  He is a registered US patent attorney and is licensed in Washington State.  Matthew obtained his law degree from Seattle University School of Law, attended graduate school at the University of Texas, Austin, for civil engineering with a specialty in structures, and obtained a bachelor’s of civil engineering degree.

Mary A. Hotchkiss, Associate Dean for Students & Academic Life
University of Washington School of Law

Health Professions Panel, 4:30-5:30pm, UW1-391
Join us for a panel discussion on health-related careers, and hear from the experts everything you need to know if you’re considering health related professions after you graduate. Come with your questions for these experienced professionals:
Pat Fero, Director of Admissions, UW School of Medicine
Gary Seilheimer, UW Bothell Master of Nursing student, career nurse for 20 years. 

Thursday January 28

Transfer Fair, 11am-2pm, North Creek Events Center
At our Transfer Fair you can:
• Receive an on-site review for general admission
• Meet with advisors and current students
• Gather information on financial aid, student life, and academic support services
• Learn more about our new campus housing
• Receive a transcript evaluation

Resumes the UW Way--a Brown Bag Discussion, 12-1pm, UW1-103
Interested in applying for jobs at the UW? "Resumes the UW Way" is designed for staff, students, and alumni. Develop an effective resume for the UW -- or improve the one you've got. This workshop will provide the key ingredients for making your resume stand out from the rest!  Topics will include: the most effective resume format for the UW Hires system;  how to identify and use keywords to your advantage; tips for getting your resume selected; resume and cover letter resources.

Finding the Leader's Voice in Ourselves, 4-5:15pm, UW1-020
with Beau Parnell.  By invitation only, RSVP required. FILLED
This presentation will address the ‘why’ of leaders finding their voice. It will contrast and compare the difference between leader inspiration and motivation. Additionally, it will point to the demands put on leaders to communicate ‘what's on their minds’ with all arenas and audiences. 

Graduate Programs Alumni Networking, 5:30-6:30pm, UW1 3rd floor vista
Refreshments will be provided by the Alumni Association, please stop by to network and catch up with UW Bothell alumni.

Career Pathyways in Policy Studies Panel, 6:30-7:30pm, UW1-391
Policy Studies alumni and policy professionals will discuss their current work, providing exposure to various policy arenas and career paths.  All UW Bothell students, Policy Studies alumni, and prospective Policy Studies students are welcome to attend.

• Brooke Magnusson, Grants Administrator, Free & Clear – Group Health Cooperative (Policy Studies 2009)
• Sean Schmidt, Manager, NW Center for Occupational Health & Safety; Special Advisor to the Executive Director, Sustainable Seattle (Policy Studies 2009)
• Kelly Snyder, Director of External and Government Relations, UW Bothell
• Teresa Tam, Research Analyst, Government Accountability Office (Policy Studies 2008)

Moderator: Mariah Ortiz, MA in Policy Studies student

Career Pathways in Cultural Studies Panel, 6:30-7:30pm, UW1-361
Leaders from arts and cultural organizations will discuss various career trajectories, and Cultural Studies faculty will speak about further graduate education.  All UW Bothell students and prospective Cultural Studies students are welcome to attend.

• Emily Inlow-Hood, Sr. Communication Associate for New Media, PATH
• Anthony Kelley, Admissions Advisor, UW Bothell
• Kari Lerum, Faculty, UW Bothell
• Abbey Norris, Public Arts Manager, SEEDArts

Moderator: Joy MacTavish-Unten, MA in Cultural Studies student 


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Free sessions for students and alumni presented by the Career Center, Alumni Association, and campus partners of UW Bothell