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July 18th, 2016
 

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Upcoming Events

 

Special Summer Quarter Workshop for International Students
Thursday, July 21, 10:00am – 4:00pm | UW Seattle MGH 258
You have heard how important it is to know your strengths and skills, both for career exploration and job search, and know that employers are eager for you to write and talk clearly about how you are a good match for a position and organization.  Yet, students are often at a loss and confused about to how to express these strengths and skills, both in writing and talking to potential employers.   The Career Center is holding a special one day workshop, Identifying and Talking About Your Strengths, customized  for international students to help you clearly identify your unique strengths and skills, as well how to conduct a strengths based career exploration & job search process, write a strengths based resume and conduct a strengths based interview.  This workshop is limited to 20 students maximum, so register as soon as possible to secure your spot. http://uwcareerswebforms.com/identifyingstrengthsws/
Cost is $30, includes materials and lunch.

Starbucks Hiring Event
Wednesday, July 27, 10:00am - 4:00pm | Russell Investment Center, 1301 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA, 98101
Come meet with Starbucks to discuss opportunities within the company! Questions? Contact Matt Korth: mkorth@starbucks.com

Job Search Skills – Summer Workshops
Wednesday, July 27, 4:00pm – 5:00pm | UW1-103
Searching for the right job or internship and need help where to start? This workshop will answer all your questions about how to start the process of looking and finding part-time or full-time jobs and internships.

Resumes & Cover Letters – Summer Workshops
Thursday, August 4, 2016 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm | UW1-103
Learn how to improve your resume and cover letter, increasing the chance of getting an interview. This workshop will teach you how to compose your resume and cover letter to market your strengths and talents, while giving you an understanding of what the employer is ultimately looking for.

Summer Recruiting Event – Falco Sult
Thursday, August 4, 2016 | 12:00pm – 3:00pm | The Parlor – 700 Bellevue Way Northeast 300, Bellevue, WA, 98004
Join for a summer recruiting event to learn more about the Falco Sult firm and enjoy food, drinks, and billiards. This event is open to juniors, seniors, 5th years and anyone else that will be going through Fall 2016 recruiting. RSVP by July 22nd: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/falco-sult-summer-2016-recruiting-event-tickets-26206707969

Interview Skills – Summer Workshops
Wednesday, August 8, 2016 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm | UW1-103
You've applied now what? Learn how to prepare for and conduct interviews that will get you the job or internship. This workshop addresses general interview preparation, researching companies, what to expect, and answering behavior based and other tough, important questions.

Portland Student Career Trek
September 18th – 20th
Thinking about what to do after college? Explore career opportunities in the City of Roses with our Portland Student Career Trek. From the local coffee shop to up-and-coming IT companies to multinational corporations like Nike, a variety of Portland businesses and careers are yours for the exploring. Hotel accommodations (if needed), most meals and transportation to, from and around Portland are included.
Application instructions: The application deadline is August 1. Applicants can expect to be notified no later than August 12. To apply, visit: https://www.washington.edu/alumni/portland-student-career-trek/

 

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 Jobs


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 with Career Services.

Chancellors Community Engagement Council
The Council (and its Executive Committee) provides a forum for conversation among a range of UW Bothell units and community partners.  The conversation is a value in itself for advancing shared understandings; to do so, the Council will develop and maintain a timeline with goals, strategy and tactics to achieve the community engagement mission.  The Council is responsible for reviewing annually progress in achieving them.
Application Instructions: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/caseykl/306196


Internships of Interest
 

Financial Representative Internship & Post-Graduate Program - Northwestern Mutual
This is a valuable opportunity for students to combine classroom learning with a real-life look into what they could truly make of themselves. Northwestern Mutual is built on nearly 160 years of experience and unmatched levels of client service and satisfaction with over $2309 billion in assets and $28 billion in revenues. It is ranked 100 on the 2016 Fortune 500 with approximately 4.4 million clients. The Puget Sound network has offices in Seattle, Bellevue, Bellingham, Tacoma and Anchorage.
To learn more about Northwestern Mutual, look here. To learn more about this position, look here.

Sound Salmon Solutions
SSS is seeking 2-3 Community Stewardship Partners for a long-term volunteer opportunity to raise public awareness about the decline of salmon populations, water quality problems and solutions, and personal best management practices. Community Stewardship Partners will be asked to attend 5-10 community outreach events per year ranging from 4-8 hours per event, including farmer’s markets, festivals, conferences, and science fairs at local schools.  Community Stewardship Partners build community awareness and support for salmon recovery as well as provide information about how individuals can make a difference by getting involved with SSS through our volunteer and education programs. SSS will provide training, all of the needed supplies (event registration, outreach materials, brochures, display board), and coordinate all of the logistics (mileage reimbursement, parking/event fees, etc.) for attending events on our behalf.
Application Instructions: Interested individuals can contact: lisa@soundsalmonsolutions.org.


Self-Driving Vehicle Internships
Several summer internships, with the possibility of extending into fall, are available in the UW Bothell Embedded Systems Lab (room UW1 321B).  This project, funded by Amazon Catalyst, seeks to take vehicle automation to bicycles.  In order to extend the current remote operation of two recumbent tricycles to full autonomy, we require computer science and electrical engineering students. The project is described on http://www.elcanoproject.org – Introduction; https://github.com/elcano/elcano – Code and documentation; https://kerika.com/m/Fbm6?v=workflow – Current task list; Internships will include academic credit; some internships will include a stipend. The internships cover different fields.

 

Youth Initiatives Manager (Full-Time)
Salary Band:  $23.08 - $25.00/hour DOE
Summary: The Youth Initiatives Manager is responsible for strategizing, implementing, managing, tracking and monitoring the assigned youth provider projects and contracts. This includes, but is not limited to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) contract administration, and/or other assigned youth programs. This individual will be responsible for representing the agency at community meetings and forums related to any Youth initiatives.
Application Instructions:  http://www.workforcesnohomish.org/company/careers/documents/ypm2016.pdf & http://www.workforcesnohomish.org/company/careers/
For questions contact Debbie Little, the Workforce Snohomish HR Director, 425.921.3488, debble.little@workforcesnohomish.org.

Sector Development Intern (Part-Time)
Salary Band: $15.00/hour (20 hours per week)
Summary: Workforce Snohomish is seeking a six month part time intern to work with the entire system, including all the partners to enhance WorkSource Snohomish County through outreach strategies, Social Media, and outreach material, to both employers and other community based organizations, and to assist the Sector Partnership & Business Engagement Program Manager with business contacts and convening sector-based employers for events, training, and partnerships.
Application Instructions:  http://www.workforcesnohomish.org/company/careers/documents/SPNEG.pdf & http://www.workforcesnohomish.org/company/careers/
For questions contact Debbie Little, the Workforce Snohomish HR Director, 425.921.3488, debble.little@workforcesnohomish.org.

 


Off-Campus Jobs


Full-Time Recruiting/Sales Management Positions with TEKsystems
TEKsystems® Inc. is a leading provider of strategic IT staffing and Global Services, with over 100 offices throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. TEKsystems is currently hiring for full-time Recruiter/Sales Management Trainees, including at their two Seattle-area locations. Responsibilities include developing and implementing recruiting strategies, screening and interviewing potential candidates for IT roles at various levels, helping to negotiate salaries, terms, and conditions for clients, managing contract employees, and maintaining relationships with industry partners. They are interested in seniors and recent grads from all majors, and are focused on hearing from those with interest and/or experience in sales + strong communication skills. Hiring happens year-round and on a rolling basis. To learn more, reach out to University Relations Recruiter Nikki Reusch for an informational interview.
Application Instructions: Read full job description, select office location, and submit materials online. You can also see their posting for this opportunity in HuskyJobs.

VRstudios
VRstudios creates an incredibly high fidelity virtual reality platform that is used by businesses around the world to delight customers, solve problems, and save lives. Users slip on a custom VR headset and get transported into virtual environments that they can walk around, explore, and interact with. Gamers, Architects, Doctors, and Engineers alike understand that the potential of this platform is limited only by the designer’s imagination. http://www.vrstudios.com/

Washington State Jobs
When you work for the state, you are serving your community every day. Whether it’s building maintenance, customer service, forensic science or law enforcement, Washington offers a wide variety of opportunities for you to make a difference and grow in your career. www.careers.wa.gov
 

Cocoon House – Various Positions
Cocoon House seeks people who are dedicated to the success of young people in our community.  If you have a passion for working with homeless and at-risk young people, are over 21 and can pass a background check, please check out our opportunities. http://www.cocoonhouse.org/employment/

 

Writing Volunteer – Pongo
Pongo's writing mentors are the most caring and intelligent people and wonderful colleagues. They are the individuals who work directly with distressed youth and adults, to facilitate personal poetry and to serve as containers for our writers' painful stories. They are writers, students, therapists, teachers, and more. We call these mentors the Pongoites. This newsletter is our annual call for new volunteers. Pongo has its ongoing projects at juvenile detention in Seattle, at the Washington state psychiatric hospital for children in Tacoma, and at supportive housing for chronically homeless adults in Seattle. Please go to the links below and create an application to volunteer with us. If you are from another city, please send us an email, as well. We may be able to connect you with a Pongo-inspired project in your area.
Application Instructions: To apply, visit: http://www.pongoteenwriting.org/How-to-Apply.html

Administrative Assistant/Foreign Language for Youth
Administrative Assistant with excellent written and oral communication skills supporting the Assistant Director of a thriving nonprofit. Must have good time management skills, strong knowledge base in Microsoft Office, as well as a passion for foreign languages, education and teaching. Individual must possess a strong sense of accountability and ethics and work well with a team. Must have reliable transportation, as position requires frequent local travel.
Application Instructions: Please submit cover letter, resume and 3 professional references via Husky Jobs or email info@fl4y.org. Submissions missing information will not be considered. Please do not call regarding this position. https://www.foreignlanguageforyouth.orgHusky Jobs number: 104541

Camp Kindness Counts – Lead Teacher
The Camp Kindness Counts (www.campkindnesscounts.org) is seeking a lead teacher on a part time basis (up to 15 hours a week) who is passionate about motivating, teaching and creating a fun learning environment to practicing their empathic skills! Program Training (provided). Background Check Required. Experience with service, volunteerism, teambuilding exercises, arts/crafts lessons, and/or mindful exercises is a plus. CPR certification a plus. Salary: $15-22 an hour based on experience.

Camp Kindness Counts – Lead Teacher
The Camp Kindness Counts (www.campkindnesscounts.org) is seeking a lead teacher on a part time basis (up to 15 hours a week) who is passionate about motivating, teaching and creating a fun learning environment to practicing their empathic skills! Program Training (provided). Background Check Required. Experience with service, volunteerism, teambuilding exercises, arts/crafts lessons, and/or mindful exercises is a plus. CPR certification a plus. Salary: $15-22 an hour based on experience.


Camp Kindness Counts – Part Time
The Camp Kindness Counts (www.campkindnesscounts.org) is looking for someone available 1.5-2 hours a week beginning September (3:15-4:45pm) or during the summer for 20 hrs a week (Aug 15-19). The role requires someone who is passionate about motivating, teaching and creating a fun learning environment to practicing their empathic skills! Program Training (provided). Background Check Required. Experience with service, volunteerism, teambuilding exercises, arts/crafts lessons, and/or mindful exercises is a plus. CPR certification a plus. Salary: $10-15/hour based on experience.

Baristas & Shift Supervisors – Starbucks
Baristas personally connect with, laugh with and uplift the lives of our customers – even if just for a few moments. Their work goes beyond handcrafting a perfectly made beverage; it’s about creating a human connection with every customer. Part- and full- time positions are available. Shift Supervisors are the operational experts that keep each store running like clockwork. By managing a shift, running a team and making store operations decisions, they develop leadership skills for the future. They role model and coach the delivery of high-quality service while creating meaningful connections with customers and partners alike. Part- and fulltime positions are available. Be sure to check out the Starbucks hiring event listed above in Upcoming Events. For more info, and to apply, check out: www.starbucks.com/careers

Whatcom County – Various PositionsA place rich in natural beauty and a vibrant economy, Whatcom County offers a variety of opportunities to help you make a difference in the community and further your career.  Whatcom County offers a quality work environment with comprehensive benefits. Check out all available opportunities here: http://www.whatcomcounty.us/1675/Current-Job-Openings Opportunities close July 21st.


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.


Tip of the Week
 

Job hunting is like a job unto itself: You will get it right, but you need to work at it. Visit the Career Services resume page online at http://www.uwb.edu/careers/job-search-tools/resumes to find tips and tricks on how to customize your documents for a position you are interested in.

 

 

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