First Year and Pre-Major Program (FYPP)

Pathways Week


Pathways-Instagram-(Instagram-Post-(Square)).pngExplore Majors. Find Your Passion. Map Your Path.

The Pathways To Academic Engagement Week (Jan 23-26, 2023) is a series of virtual and in-person sessions designed to connect you with your major and with campus co-curricular opportunities.

Over the week, you'll have the opportunity to talk with alumni, advisors, professors, career services, industry professionals, and co-curricular programs and services. 

This week is an opportunity to explore majors, find your passion, and map your path. 


Mon, Jan 23 - Co-Curricular Connection (& CSS Networking) Day

Co-Curricular Connections (12-3pm @ Collaboratory)

co-curricular-button.gifFrom noon-3pm, the Collaboratory will host a gathering of representatives from The Crow, Clamor, Associated Students of UWB, Environmental Education & Research Center, Academic Learning Commons, Diversity Center, Community-Based Engagement & Research, Undergraduate Research, Global Initiatives, Academic Success Coaching, Health & Wellness Resource Center, the Counseling Center, Student Engagement & Activities, and more!

Stop by, enjoy some snacks, and chat with these amazing folks about the many co-curricular opportunities available to you at UWB. 

CSS Networking Event (6-7pm @ UW1 Second-Floor Vista)

css-button-(1).gifFrom 6-7pm in the second floor Vista of UW1, we're hosting a small networking event for current and potential CSS Majors. This is your chance to talk with industry professionals working in the field, learn about possible careers, and get advice on how to maximize your time at UWB.

Industry guest attending include:

  • Tony Bernard is the director of the Productivity Studio on Avanade's Microsoft account team where he drives project origination, delivery innovation and asset harvesting for a team that helps Microsoft do more with less using Microsoft technology. Avanade helps customers realize results in a digital world through business technology solutions and managed services that combine insight, innovation and expertise focused on Microsoft technologies. Avanade, which is majority owned by Accenture, was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation and has 50,000 professionals in more than 26 countries.
  • Deb Boehm-Davis was most recently a Research Manager at Meta, Facebook Reality Labs. Prior to that, she spent over thirty years at George Mason University, where she served both as a faculty member and administrator. Although her training is as a psychologist, she worked for many years (including her time at Meta) in the area of human-computer interaction. In her early work, she explored whether different forms of software structure or documentation might make it easier for other programmers to modify the code. More recently, she has been interested in understanding the best methods by which people can interact with virtual and augmented reality systems (e.g., using a haptic glove or a wristband).
  • Barry Briggs is a software creator, enterprise architect, and serial CTO. Called by InfoWorld "one of the better known CTO's in the world," his career includes serving as the CTO for Microsoft's 4000-person IT organization and leading its migration to the cloud; helping Interleaf (as its CTO) become one of the fastest-growing stocks in the bubble year of 1999; writing Lotus 1-2-3, at the time the world's most popular software application; and leading the technical integration of Lotus and IBM after the merger. He can be found at and at
  • Ram Shankar Siva Kumar works on the intersection of machine learning and security. At Microsoft, he founded the AI Red Team, bringing together an interdisciplinary group of researchers and engineers to proactively attack AI systems and defend from attacks. His recent book on attacking AI systems, NOT WITH A BUG has been called “Essential Reading” by Microsoft’s Chief Technology Officer and received wide praise from industry leaders at DeepMind, OpenAI as well as policy makers and academia. He can be found at

Stop by, enjoy some snacks, and chat with these amazing folks about the many opportunities available to you at UWB and in your careers. 


Tue, Jan 24 - Advisor Drop-In Day (12-3pm)

Advisor Drop-Ins (12-3pm via Zoom)

advisor-button.gifFrom noon-3pm, Advisors will be available for group drop-in Q&A. Want to know about the process and deadlines for applying to a major? Have questions about the course load? Confused about the degree options?

This is your chance to talk to advisors and get all your questions about majors, applications, and options answered!

  • Arts & Media Advisors available Jan 24, 12:00-12:30pm (Zoom link)
  • Business & Policy Advisors available Jan 24, 12:30-1:00pm (Zoom link)
  • Education & Society Advisors available Jan 24, 1:00-1:30pm (Zoom link)
  • Health & Natural Sciences Advisors available Jan 24, 1:30-2:00pm (Zoom link)
  • Technology & Engineering Advisors available Jan 24, 2:00-2:30pm (Zoom link) - focus on Technology
  • Technology & Engineering Advisors available Jan 24, 2:30-3:00pm (Zoom link) - focus on Engineering


Wed, Jan 25 - Faculty Connection (& Social Justice Panel) Day

Informal Faculty Chats (9-5pm @ SSC)

faculty-button.gifThroughout the day, faculty will be hanging out in the Student Success Center (UW-1, next to the Info desk) waiting to have informal chats with students.

Find out more about the classroom experience, the degree options, and the field of study from the folks teaching the classes! Sit down 1-on-1 or bring a buddy.  

The following schedules will be regularly updated and expanded as faculty confirm:

  • Arts & Media "faculty connections" schedule:
    • 10:30-11am: chat with Dr. Amaranth Borsuk (Interdisciplinary Arts)
    • 11:30-12pm: chat with Dr. Peter Brooks (Media & Communication Studies major; interests in English, Writing, Film, Higher Education/Student Affairs, & a little Business)
  • Business & Policy "faculty connections" schedule:
    • 9:30-10am: chat with Dr. Shannon Cram (Environmental Studies) 
    • 10-10:30am: chat with Dr. Shauna Carlisle (Law, Economics & Public Policy)
    • 10-10:30pm: chat with Dr. Rob Turner (Environmental Studies)
    • 10:30-11am: chat with Dr. Martha Groom (Global Studies; Environmental Studies)
    • 11-11:30am: chat with Dr. Jin-Kyu Jung (Mathematical Thinking & Visualization; Geographic Information Systems minor; Urban Studies) 
    • 12:30-1pm: chat with Dr. Julie Shayne (Global Studies)
    • 12:30-1pm: chat with Dr. Caleb Trujillo (Mathematical Thinking & Visualization; Data visualization/analysis)
    • 2-3pm: chat with Dr. Misha Mariam (Business Administration - focusing on Management, Leadership & Diversity)
    • 2:30-3pm: chat with Dr. Santiago Lopez (Mathematical Thinking & Visualization; Environmental Studies; minor in Geographic Information System)
    • 2:30-3pm: chat with Dr. Amy Lambert (Environmental Studies)
    • 3:30-5pm: chat with Dr. Stephen Jones (Business Administration - focusing on Management & Entrpeneurship)
  • Education & Society "faculty connections" schedule:
  • Health & Natural Sciences "faculty connections" schedule:
  • Technology & Engineering "faculty connections" schedule:

Center for Biotechnology Innovation & Training - Info Session (2-3pm @ UW1-102)

biotech.jpgThe new research and education center, housed in the School of STEM, is poised to provide a trained, skilled workforce to support the growing biotechnology industry in Bothell and the greater Puget Sound region; facilitate cutting edge biotechnology research for faculty and students in collaboration with industry; and work with a variety of public and private partners to foster new opportunities in the biotech field nationally.

CBIT will work with multiple areas of biotechnology, including chemistry, biology, bioengineering, physics, computer science, health studies, environmental sciences, business and regulatory affairs, and policy studies. The Center will support public health and solve regional, national, and global problems. 

We are leading a student information session on Jan 25 from 2-3pm (UW1-102). This will be an opportunity to share information about the new center and answer questions, while also soliciting feedback from the students we serve.

Social Justice Career Panel (3:30-5:30pm @ NCEC)


  • Social Justice Career Panel
  • Hosted by UW Bothell Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
  • January 25, 2023, 3:30-5:30pm
  • UW Bothell Campus – North Creek Events Center

Curious about careers in social justice? Wondering what majors might lead to these careers?

Join us for a panel discussion with UW Bothell School of Interdisciplinary Arts andGWSS-Skills-Careers-JobFindingResources-April2-2020.jpg Sciences graduates, who will talk about their career paths and jobs as social change agents.  This is an opportunity to learn from, and engage in, career conversations with professionals in their field.

Presenters Include:

  • Estephanie Guzman (she/her), Program Coordinator with Division 2- Early Intervention, Resilience, and Inclusion at WestEd
  • Manveer Sandhu (she/her), Policy Analyst with the Washington State Office of the Attorney General
  • Mary Jane Topash (she/her), Assistant Director of Cultural Education Initiatives at the Burke Museum 


Thu, Jan 26 - Pathways Fair & Career Conversations Day

Pathways Fair Event (4:30-6pm @ ARC)

fair-button.gifJoin us in the ARC Overlook for the "Pathways Fair." There will be tables scattered around the space staffed by: Advisors, Career Services, The Crow, Clamor, Associated Students of UWB, Environmental Education & Research Center, Academic Learning Commons, Diversity Center, Community-Based Engagement & Research, Undergraduate Research, Global Initiatives, Academic Success Coaching, Health & Wellness Resource Center, the Counseling Center, Student Engagement & Activities, and more!

Career Conversation Circles (4:30-6pm @ ARC)

career-button.gifJoin small groups of industry professionals, alumni, and upper-division students to chat about internships and career possibilities.

Light snacks and drinks will be provided.

Employer Partners in attendance:employerpartners.jpg

  • Expedia,
  • King 5 News,
  • TK Elevator,
  • Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families,
  • Crane Aerospace & Electronics
  • Kaiser WPMG
  • and more!



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