Help us bust these myths and common misconceptions.
Myth: Career Services guarantees employment after graduation.
False: We offer counseling, advice, guidance, recommendations, suggestions, and opportunities; however Career Services DO NOT provide placement or guarantee students employment after graduation.
Myth: Career Services is only for seniors.
False: Career Services offers services to all students at all class levels – first year through graduate school.
Encourage your student to connect with us early and often. Students who start their career planning early will be more prepared and confident as they progress toward graduation.
Myth: Career Services is only for certain majors.
False: Career Services provides services to all students in all majors, including those that have not yet decided on their academic major.
Make an appointment with Career Services to discuss majors and careers, internships and other opportunities that will complement your classroom learning. You can start exploring what you can do with your major here.
Myth: Majors lead directly to a specific occupation or career.
False: Students in many majors can make a non-linear connection a variety of occupations and career fields. Check out what our UW Bothell alumni are doing now.
Through career fairs, networking mixers, presentations, and career counseling students are exposed to a variety of career options and employers. Discuss with your student how their course of study, on-campus jobs and internships, study abroad, volunteer and co-curricular activities develop transferable skills and knowledge, career awareness, and contacts that can lead to different fields and positions.