IAS Students

Inner Circle

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All IAS students are part of the IAS Inner Circle, a network designed to help you Thrive in IAS and Thrive after IAS.

Through the Inner Circle, you will have access to timely news highlighting events, opportunities, and resources. You will also have the chance to forge authentic relationships with mentors and peers who share a common purpose and care about your success.

Your level of engagement is totally up to you! Here are ways to stay informed and get involved.

Stay informed

Instagram logoFollow IAS on Instagram to discover news, events information, tips for success, and inspirational stories! Subscribe to the IAS calendar to receive a weekly digest of upcoming events that may fit your goals and interests, like those described below.

Thrive in IAS

Faculty chats

Instructor talking to students outdoorsDialogue with IAS faculty about their teaching, research, and more! Learn about their current work and how their passions brought them to UW Bothell and the School of IAS. These exchanges can build connections that establish life-changing relationships.

Spring 2021 chats

Culture, Literature & the Arts and Interdisciplinary Arts
with Amaranth Borsuk and Alice Pedersen
Friday, May 7, 11 am – 12 pm | Zoom | Learn more and register!

Affinity groups

three students chatting while walkingComing in academic year 2021-22! Affinity groups provide an opportunity for students of various identities to regularly gather to get to know each other, build deeper connection and community, and strengthen their networks.

IAS will be conducting undergraduate affinity focus groups to learn what it’s like to be an IAS student from your lived experience.

Thrive after IAS

Career mentoring

image of silhouetted figures sitting in group with talking bubbles overheadIAS alumni and friends are here to support your career development!

Join a Mentor Chat to meet alumni and learn how they've built their careers.

Attend a Career Trek to connect with industry professionals who will share their career journeys and offer advice for yours.

Get connected on Bothell Husky Landing, UW Bothell's mentoring platform! Find find alumni mentors, career support, and opportunities to help you thrive after IAS. Activate your account and join the IAS Inner Circle group, a space to connect with fellow alumni and current students.

Check out our Mentor Moments video series to hear IAS alumni and friends share their career stories, navigations, and advice. Mentors discuss topics such as taking risks, following your passion, self-advocacy, imposter syndrome, and authentic networking.

Graduate school workshops

advisor talking to student at deskThinking about graduate school? IAS offers workshops to help students discern whether graduate school is right for them and how to build a strong application.