The Sophomore Select-a-Quest (SaQ) at the University of Washington Bothell is a program dedicated to helping sophomores students adjust to their second year at UW Bothell. SaQ encourages students’ engagement with a combination of services, programs, professional development, curricular and co-curricular activities that provides a gateway between a student's college transition and their future aspirations. In short, it offers a foundation to explore the specific experiences and opportunities UW Bothell has to offer, especially those related to career development, interdisciplinary education, academic success, community involvement, and campus involvement.
ENGAGE in experiential programs to prepare students for the “real world”
EMPOWER students to make a difference
EMBRACE diverse perspectives, people, and places
Engage in all that the campus has to offer now that you are more familiar with it, explore some of your interests, and develop a good foundation in the skills and best practices that are required to succeed. Talk to your academic advisor about choosing a Select-a-Quest opportunity!
BCUSP 290 Research in Action
This is a 2 credit (W-optional) class offered jointly by CUSP, the Office of Research and the Campus Library designed to introduce sophomore, junior and senior students to the research opportunities on campus. The goal is to expose students who may like to participate in research to opportunities earlier in their academic career so that students, the faculty advisors and the university as a whole can benefit more from student research and work.
Clamor Literary Arts Journal
This journal is open to all students, staff, faculty, alumni. Every year the University of Washington Bothell publishes this Literary and Arts Journal, representing the best creative practices in literary, visual and media formats from across our campus and the surrounding community. Clamor’s goal is to support and promote captivating, inspiring, and lively art in the forms of visual, literary and media work through their print edition as well as through their website.
- Be a contributor! Clamor represents all types of creative practice, from creative writing to visual art, video, sound and music, as well as dance and performance. To contribute work, students need to go through a submission process (links can be found at http://clamor-journal.com) after which the editors will meet to decide which work to include.
- Become an editor! To become an editor enroll in BISIA 401 (Literary and Arts journal Editorial Board). This is a 3-credit class that meets in Fall, Winter and Spring quarters. During the class sessions, students learn how a literary and arts journal is produced and work as a team to produce the edition of Clamor for that year. If interested send an email to (email@example.com) for more information.
Collegiate DECA is a student driven organization that values competence, innovation, integrity, and teamwork. They prepare students for careers by integrating skills learned in the classroom into real world experiences. Collegiate DECA programs assist in developing academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders. Students major in a variety of academic programs with a strong focus on business-related fields. Collegiate DECA conferences and other activities give students unique access to internships, scholarships, competition, and professional networking. Visit the official DECA website at: http://www.deca.org/membership/college/
- Pick up a brochure at our Select-a-Quest table.
- Join the UWB DECA contact list by emailing Aaron Middleton. You will be notified of any DECA meetings or events.
- Visit the UWB DECA Facebook page.
- Explore the Collegiate DECA website.
Community-Based Learning and Research
Community-based learning is a learning experience that combines service with the community, structured preparation and reflection opportunities. Community-based learning opportunities are tied to academic coursework and address concerns that are identified with the community.
The Office of Community-Based Learning and Research at University of Washington Bothell envisions that all persons will be civically and collaboratively engaged and educated for local and global equity, stewardship, and justice.
- Visit our Select-a-Quest page to learn about current community engagement opportunities.
- Sign up for our listserv: Put your name on the clipboard!
- Like us on Facebook
- Visit us in UW2-134 or email us at CBLR@uwb.edu
- Get text message updates about upcoming leadership opportunites. Text @cblr to (425)440-3310.
The debate team does not have a particular focus regarding second year students. After speaking with Ismaila who founded the debate team at UWB, having a focus for second year students would be a great idea. The debate team would allow second year students to hone in on their presentation and research abilities, also, second year students would be with the university longer then juniors and seniors.
- Email our coach at Dvaughan@uwb.edu.
- Join us for our Thursday meetings from 3:30-5:30 in UW1 102.
- Like us on Facebook at UW Bothell Debate.
- Join us on Orgsync at UW Bothell Speech and Debate.
Global Initiatives: Study Abroad
Increasing numbers of UW Bothell students are studying abroad each year. Adding an international component to the college experience not only helps students develop global skills, such as adaptability, intercultural communication, and problem-solving, but also shows positive correlation with graduation rates and post-graduate success.
- Visit the Study Abroad Getting Started page on the Global Initiatives website.
- Attend a Study Abroad event on May 1, 2, 15 or 16.
- Meet with a UWB Student Study Abroad Advisor, Chelsea Boren or Lan Le, located in the Career Center, UW1-161.
- Connect with us via Facebook
The Husky Herald is the school newspaper that serves the University of Washington Bothell community members by providing coverage of news and events on campus. Visit the Husky Herald website for articles on culture, food, clubs, and campus news. For more information on how to get involved visit https://orgsync.com/37907/chapter husky sync to view the organization itself.
Internships and On-Campus Jobs
Jobs on-campus are available to current UW Bothell students. On-campus jobs are convenient, will work with your class schedule, and allow you to learn more about campus.
An internship is a short term opportunity to provide practical experience in an occupation or career field. An internship provides students, recent graduates, or those interested in a career change, an opportunity to "test the waters" and gain "hands on" experience in a career.
The 2013 Editorial Board and faculty advisors would like to encourage first and second year students to think about the benefits of having their work published in the Policy Journal. We would like to target Interdisciplinary courses (BIS 300) and create a foundation for students to think about pursuing research projects throughout their undergraduate academic career. The Policy Journal would like to work with CUSP in order to figure out how design a system to accomplish this goal.
Student Life Leadership and Involvement
There are various clubs, organizations, and committees that Student life has to offer. Some positions are paid while others are on a volunteer basis. Student government, diversity programmers, recreation supervisors, HEROs, Campus Events Board, and the SAF committee all fall under student life. In terms of student government (ASUWB) each class standing has a student senator that organizes programs on their behalf. There are over 80 clubs and organizations currently on campus. If there is a club or organization that does not exist, you can be involved in creating one through husky sync!
- Check out the Student life webpage.
- Create a Husky Sync account
- Peruse the organizations on campus by interest
- Get involved!
The notion of performing research as an undergraduate student can be a bit intimidating. But doing research as an undergraduate can help you discover your hidden talents and interests. Research projects can also lead to scholarships and awards. Plus, it looks good on a resume or graduate school application.
UW Bothell is currently accepting Undergraduate Research Awards. These awards allow students to focus more attention and time on their research.
- Attend the UW Bothell Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, May 10th from 11am – 5pm in UW1, 2nd & 3rd floor vistas
- Check out the UW Undergraduate Research Program website and opportunity database
- Take BCUSP 290
- Talk to a faculty member about their research, either during their office hours or during a Research in Progress seminar
UWave Radio is a community media resource at the University of Washington Bothell. Created by and for students, the station is a platform for diverse musical tastes and intellectual passions. There are lots of ways to get involved: as a DJ, a volunteer, a staff member, or one of our frequent listeners. UWave offers students an opportunity to learn about how a radio station is run behind-the-scenes. Tune in! UWave Radio: Your Voice Your Vibe!
- What are you interested in within our departments; Business, Promotions, Programming or Technology?
- Ask us how you can get involved! Email us and express your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Volunteer with us and get involved on campus! There are so many opportunities here for you!
- Entertain the campus! By being a part of UWave Radio you will be the force that helps elevate our campus to a whole different level!
The youth court is an IAS course that is offered through the Autumn, Winter and Spring quarters by Professor Camille Walsh. It offers community-based Learning and research opportunities for all class standings. Bothell youth court partners with the Bothell municipal court in an effort to create an unforgettable experience in citizenship and restorative justice for the participants. This class offers a unique opportunity for UWB students to participate in the youth court and mentor nearby high school students.
- Register for BIS494 Youth Task Force. This course is offered Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarter. Students in this class will learn about the model of restorative justice at the heart of the youth court framework, and will collaborate with one another to research and develop specific, tangible project “deliverables” for the youth court.
- After joining the Youth Task Force, expand your role in class! Become a mentor for our youth attorneys, judges and jury.
- We always are looking for new members for the Bothell Youth Court Community Advisory Board, broaden your involvement and become part of the board!