Campus Spotlight Autumn 2016

SPOTLIGHT: Career Services

At University of Washington Bothell Career Services, graduate students have exclusive access to Graduate Program Assistants (GPAs), the STEM Graduate Career Counselor, and programming specifically tailored to their needs and unique career paths.

The Graduate Program Assistants, Lauren Van Fossen and Ian Ambler, have developed events, programming and resources targeted to the needs of the specific graduate degrees at University of Washington Bothell. Resources include one-on-one in-person, video, or phone appointments to help guide students, create professional portfolios, and establish networking connections. Workshops will be provided throughout the year, such as Resumes for Advanced Careers and Graduate Students, How to Make Connections in your Career Field, and What is a Professional Portfolio and Why do I Need it? GPAs are located at Career Services in the Student Success Center, UW1-160. To explore resources or make an appointment with a GPA, please visit the Career Services website at Career Services gladly accepts feedback or ideas to evolve programming and resources to best serve graduate students.

Furthermore, Career Services has partnered with the STEM Office of Research and Graduate Studies to offer targeted career assistance, programming, advising and employer relations for graduate STEM students through hiring our new, STEM Graduate Career Counselor, Michael Kimball-Bryant. Graduate students studying Electrical Engineering, Cyber Security Engineering, Computer Science & Software Engineering and students pursuing the graduate certificates in Software Design & Development or Electrical Engineering Foundations will have access to advising and targeted programming through the partnership between Career Services and the Graduate STEM office. These enhanced services are targeted for Graduate STEM students as they seek guidance on topics not limited to conducting an internship/job search, preparing technical documents such as resumes, technical interviewing, networking/professionalism, making a career change/transition, salary negotiation, skills translation, conducting a search as an international student, and preparing for a promotion. If you are a graduate STEM student and would like to schedule an appointment with the STEM Graduate Career Counselor or have a suggestion for targeted programming/events, please contact or 452-352-5490 starting November 1st.

Offered as well are resources and appointments for University of Washington Bothell students looking to continue their education by attending further graduate or professional studies. Not only does Career Services have resources to help write personal statements and assist in the search for programs, they will be offering workshops with a range of topics pertinent to being successful in the application process for graduate and professional schools.

The Graduate Program Assistants and the STEM Graduate Career Counselor are dedicated, committed, and sincerely invested in student success. Their work actively reflects University of Washington Bothell's distinctive values of connected learning, cross-disciplinary practice, and community engagement. Graduate students looking to expand their professional footprint and work toward their career goals can benefit from utilizing these professional services.