Career Resources

Career Resources

The School of STEM Office of Graduate Studies offers resources for graduate STEM students and alumni seeking career guidance. Career Services are here to help you build the tools necessary for career management from the start of your graduate education and throughout your professional career. Visit Career Services to view resources on

  • Technical résumé creation and review,
  • Cover letter writing,
  • Developing an internship or job search strategy,
  • Career transition and exploration,
  • Professional portfolio review,
  • Technical and behavioral interview preparation,
  • Networking, and
  • Salary negotiation.

Online Resources

Canvas course

Specialized career resources and information on the above topics, as well as resume and cover letter samples, are accessible through a Canvas course specifically designed for STEM graduate program students and alumni. Login into your UW Canvas account and click “Career Resources for Graduate STEM Students” within the Dashboard. If you have any issues with the Canvas course, please e-mail stemgrad@uw.edu.

Specialized Hiring Opportunities

As students and alumni of the University of Washington Bothell, you have access to the campus Career Services resources. They have put together specialized hiring resources where you can find details about employer recruitment methods, links to information on recruiting methods and hiring process for commonly asked employers, and learn how to access an “off-campus” recruitment tool many employers use called Handshake. All of our virtual career fairs and many of our event registrations are through Handshake.

Note: While Handshake is free for master's degree students, access to Handshake is available to UW certificate students on a quarterly basis at a nominal fee. Please register here.