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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.

Students:

Visit the College to Career Roadmap Resources Page!


Make an Appointment

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

If you would like to schedule an appointment:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays 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

LinkedIn Workshop

  • Monday, January 26, 12:30-1:20, KEY 102

So you've been hearing about LinkedIn and how important it is, but haven't quite gotten around to using it yet. This workshop is designed for you, the inactive or yet-to-be-user of LinkedIn. Learn the basics of this professional online media so you can get started, get connected, and build your network with some simple instruction.

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


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