Yasemin Bolstad, Graduate Career Counselor

Yasemin Bolstad

Yasemin Bolstad
Graduate Career Counselor

Yasemin serves as the career advisor for graduate STEM academic programs, providing support for those students in all career-related matters. She develops professional and career learning opportunities both through advising and events that integrate with graduate STEM students' overall educational experience.

Yasemin Bolstad spent the past six years of her career helping students gain meaningful employment. As a consultant at a London based Graduate Recruitment Consultancy, Yasemin has worked with clients and students internationally in managing career development programs, recruitment processes, and career coaching. She has experience in helping students with resume writing, interview techniques, networking techniques, and much more.


Background

Education: 
New York University, MS in Global Studies
London School of Economics, MS in Comparative Politics
University of Washington, Bothell, BA in Global Affairs

Yasemin has always been passionate about helping others. In 2015, aside from her full-time position, she helped co-found a non-profit organization in helping refugee students integrate into the university system of their transitioning countries. As an advocate of career development, she integrated career related services into the vision of the non-profit organization, which later functioned as a student ran career services platform for refugee students in the Netherlands. 

 

Job responsibilities

  • Career advising for STEM graduate and certificate students and alumni
  • Targeted event planning & program coordination
  • Tech and engineering employer and alumni strategy and relations
  • Resource development
  • Communications and marketing

 

Contact

Location:
UW2-134

Phone:
425.352.3722

Email:
ybolstad@uw.edu