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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.

Thanks to our Premier Partners


Students:

Visit the College to Career Roadmap Resources Page!


Make an Appointment

In-person appointments are available Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm.
Special arrangements can be made for unaccommodated schedules.

If you would like to schedule an appointment:

  • Call our office at 253.692.4421 or
  • Stop by MAT 106

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

  • Career planning
  • Choosing a major
  • Self-assessments
  • Networking strategy
  • LinkedIn coaching
  • Graduate school options and applications
  • Job offer negotiations

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

  • Resume critique
  • Cover letter writing
  • LinkedIn basics
  • Mock interviews

*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

  • Mondays-Friday during Winter quarter
  • 12:30-1:30 pm
  • First come, first serve
  • 30 minute appointment slots
  • Ideal for resume critiques

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calendar

Pop-up Career Development

  • Tuesday, February 10, 12pm-2pm, BHS Atrium
  • Wednesday, February 18, 10am-12pm, BHS Atrium
  • Thursday, February 26, 1:30pm-3:30pm, Anthem Coffee and Tea
  • Monday, March 2, 10am-12pm, BHS atrium

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!

Moss Adams Summer Leadership Conference

Moss Adams will be interviewing candidates to attend their Summer Leadership Conference for 2015. See the attached PDF for more details.

Degree - Pursuing bachelor's or master's degree in Accounting or related field.
CPA Eligibility Date - Must fall between December 2016 and August 2017.

  • Applications due February 25
  • Interviews at the UW Tacoma March 9

2015 Summer Leadership Conference-FYRAdobe PDF file

Career and Internship Fair for All Industries

  • Wednesday, April 8, 11:30-2:00, WPH

Students, alumni, and businesses are invited to the 2015 Spring Career and Internship Fairs. Our career fairs are designed to connect businesses with the future of their companies. Join last year's 63 businesses and 618 student and alumni attendees for the 2015 editions of these fairs!

Registration is open for employers and can be found here.
Attendance is free for students and alumni.

Technology Career and Internship Fair

  • Wednesday, April 15, 11:30-2:00, WPH

Students, alumni, and businesses are invited to the 2015 Spring Technology Career and Internship Fair. This event is designed to connect businesses in the ever-changing field of technology with the future of their companies. Our tech fairs are growing at a rate of >13% since our first spring fair in 2014, so join the 20 tech companies and 267 attendees from this fall in envisioning your future at the 2015 Spring Technology Career and Internship Fair!

Registration is open for employers and can be found here.
Attendance is free for students and alumni.


Start Searching For Jobs

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

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

HuskyJobs
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


Employers:

2015 Spring Career & Internship Fairs

Career and Internship Fair for All Industries

Our career fairs are designed to connect businesses with the future of their companies. Join last year's 63 businesses and 618 student and alumni attendees for the 2015 editions of these fairs!

Technology Career and Internship Fair

This event is designed to connect businesses in the ever-changing field of technology with the future of their companies. Our tech fairs are growing at a rate of >13% since our first spring fair in 2014, so join the 20 tech companies and 267 attendees from this fall in envisioning your future at the 2015 Spring Technology Career and Internship Fair!

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.