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Division of Student Affairs


Career Development

"Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life." - Confucius

Career Development assists undergraduate and graduate students and alumni in developing, evaluating, and implementing career and educational decisions. Our staff is here to support students' endeavors toward a rewarding college experience and successful professional growth beyond UW Tacoma.

The Career Kickstarter is a 2-day series of workshops designed for students and alumni preparing for the next stage of their career after the UW Tacoma. Join us for any and all of these sessions that will cover the following:

Tuesday, June 16 - 9am-4pm

Finding Your Fit - Morning Session
In the job search, fit is everything. Employers know they can hire for fit and train for skills, so it is your job to determine with whom that best fit lies. This session will examine how to search for jobs based on this fit so that your job search will be successful.

Cultivating Connections - Afternoon Session
We have all heard it said before: it's all about who you know. Your networking is bigger than you think, so this session will help in identifying who is in your networking, how to develop these connections, and ways to unlock new connections.

Wednesday, June 17 - 9am-4pm

Looking Great on Paper - Morning Session
Every job will require some combination of a resume, cover letter, and job application. This session will examine these components of your application and how you can best represent yourself to stand out and get that interview.

Impressing in Person - Afternoon Session
Employers are not just hiring employees; they are hiring people. Making a good impression in person is critical to landing that next job, but that impression turns into your professional brand in the workplace. This session will talk about success in the interview and into the job.

***Due to technical difficulties, registration is temporarily unavailable. Check back on June 2nd to register!***

Thanks to our Premier Partners


Visit the College to Career Roadmap Resources Page!

Make an Appointment


Monday - Friday
10:00am - 4:00pm

Monday - Friday
9:30am - 12:30pm

Special arrangements can be made for unaccommodated schedules.

To Schedule an Appointment

The Career Development Specialist can be consulted for, but is not limited to, the following topics:

The Career Development Assistants can be consulted for, but are not limited to, the following topics:

*If you are running late or will miss your appointment, please notify our office by calling 253-692-4421. Appointments who are more than 15 minutes late without notice will be asked to reschedule.

Walk-In Hours

Note: the walk-in hour will be canceled on 4/24/15, 5/1/15, and 5/15/15.

*Days subject to change each quarter. Walk-in hours ONLY when classes are in session.

Other Events

McGladrey Summer Leadership Program

Deadline to apply: April 28

Interviews: May 7

McGladrey will be on campus to interview candidates for their Summer Leadership Program. Find information about the program and how to apply in this document Adobe PDF file .

Pop-up Career Development

Career Development will be popping-up around campus to answer any questions you have about career planning. Stop by to say hi, have us look at your resume, learn about LinkedIn, or anything else you would like to know about careers!

Throughout the Quarter
Tue, 4/28 - 9:45-10:30 - BHS
Wed, 5/6 - 10:30-11:15 - UY
Fri, 5/8 - 10:30-11:15 - BHS
Thu, 5/14 - 9:45-10:30 - UY
Mon, 5/18 - 10:30-11:15 - BHS
Fri, 5/22 - 10:30-11:15 - BHS
Tue, 5/26 - 9:45-10:30 - BHS
Fri, 5/29 - 10:30-11:15 - BHS
Wed, 6/3 - 10:30-11:15 - UY
Fri, 6/5 - 10:30-11:15 - BHS

Start Searching For Jobs

Company Sites
All companies post their jobs on their individual websites first, so this is the best place to start.

Not sure for which companies you are looking? Google is your best resource to start mining information about who is hiring in what fields.

To access HuksyJobs, you first must activate your account. Here's how (if you're already activated your account, read below):

  1. First, click here to get to the HuskyJobs website.
  2. Your user name is your @uw.edu email address.
  3. Next, click the "forgot my password" tab to receive, via email, your temporary password. Complete your profile and change your password.
  4. Upload your resume(s), cover letter(s) and any unofficial transcripts.
  5. Return regularly!

Already activated? Simply go to www.huskyjobs.washington.edu/students to log directly into your account.

Career Connections Blog
Take a quick look at the UW Tacoma Career Connections Blog. This is great for local opportunities in the greater Puget Sound area.

Going Global
Not sure for which companies you are looking? Google is your best resource to start mining information about who is hiring in what fields.

Social Media

Quick Resources


How to Post a Job

  1. Post to Husky Jobs
  2. Send a formal job description to tcareer@uw.edu to post on UWT Career Connection

Contact Jake Nelko with any questions at 253-692-4421 or jnelko@uw.edu

Premier Partners

Premier Partners have the best branding on campus and recruit the top talent from UW Tacoma. Learn more about becoming a Premier Partner for the 2014-2015 school year.