Faculty & Staff

Career Consultation Support Services

Career Consultation Support Services

There are many ways to support students’ career development.  In support of the 3 C’s (Cross-Disciplinary Practices, Connected Learning and Scholarship, and Community Engagement) we’ve identified a number of strategies that we can consult and work with you on to customize to your coursework and “enhance student services to support academic success and enrich student life.”   These include:

 Customized Class Presentations

  • Resumes, Cover Letters, References
  • Assessments and Interpretation
  • Networking/Informational Interviewing/Elevator Speeches/LinkedIn
  • Job/Internship Search Strategies/Conducting Occupational Research
  • Successful Interviewing
  • Developing Professional Portfolios
  • Workplace Etiquette
  • Graduate School Preparation

Integrate Career Services into the Curriculum

Introductory courses and capstone courses are two examples of how some schools and programs have integrated career services into their coursework to support students’ career success.

Highligting Career Information and Events on Department/Course Websites

Faculty have encouraged students to attend career events and workshops.

Ideas for Department/Course Website &/or Syllabus

Career Topic Assignments

  • Include a reflection piece at the end of one or more assignments, with prompts such as:
    • What skills did you use while completing this assignment?
    • What is one way the content of this assignment might be helpful in a work context?
  • Instead of or in addition to, the more traditional forms of communicating learning, have students:
    • Submit their work in the form of a memo, executive summary, press release, abstract, policy brief, professional letter or grant application
  • Have students conduct an “informational interview” in their field of interest or with another professor and present/report on the experience.
  • Assign students to conduct occupational research
  • More Career Topic Assignments

Ideas for In-Class Activities

  • Invite a Career Services staff member to come and speak.
    •  2-5 minutes – to introduce Career Services and announce specific events
    • 30-90 minutes - to facilitate an entire workshop on a topic of your choice, tailored to your discipline
  • Invite alum from your department to speak about his/her career and to give career-related tips to students, or invite several alumni and have a panel discussion.
  • Have students practice their “elevator speech” outlining the skills learned and acquired in their coursework

Internships & Experiential Learning

We partner with the academic programs to enhance the educational experience of UWB students-identifying internship resources, providing career advising and resume development assistance.

Advertise a Job or Internship

On-campus jobs and internships received via email to career@uw.edu will be posted in the Student Success Center, our website or the next Career Services News electronic newsletter.  

Off campus jobs should be posted on HuskyJobs.

Career Conversations with Students Toolkit

As staff, advisers and faculty, students often turn to us for career and professional development advice.  Many of these conversations focus on how to make informed decisions for the future.  While we encourage colleagues to refer students to Career Services to customize support resources based on the student’s need, this toolkit provides resources to share and weave into career conversations.

Contact Us

Kim Wilson
Assistant Director of Career Services
Phone: 425.352.5306
Email: kwilson2@uw.edu


Hours: M, Th, F 9:00A - 5:00P & T, W 9:00A - 5:00P
Located in: Student Success Center Room UW1-160


Still Exploring?

Contact the internship advisor to explore your options.