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Spring 2023 Career Events
Weekly Career Webinars – Fridays, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Career Webinar + Q&A
Dive into your job and internship search! Join the Jackson School’s Career Services Director every Friday at 1pm to learn about where to get started and how to successfully navigate your job and internship search process! Each week, we will cover a specific career topic as listed below followed by open Q&A discussions. Register once and receive a zoom link that allows you to attend as many sessions as you want to.
4/7 What can I do with my major?
4/14 Where do I find jobs and internships?
4/21 Effective Resume Writing
4/28 Crafting a Tailored Cover Letter
5/5 Leveraging LinkedIn
5/12 Interviewing Skills
5/19 Salary and Offer Negotiation
Microsoft Site Visit – Wed, April 12, 2023, 12:00 – 3:15 p.m.
For learn more and RSVP, please click here. Space is limited and spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
The National Guard and Foreign Affairs – Tues, April 18, 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. THO 317
Discussion with Q&A, featuring JTC Janel Weise, UW Army War College Fellow
The Military’s Role in Unfolding Disasters – Thurs, April 20, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. RSVP required
Featuring Col. Ryan J. Bulger followed by a Q&A with JSIS Ph.D. Candidate LTC Frank J. Kuzminski as moderator
Winter 2023 Career Events
Resume & Cover Letter Webinar Thurs, 1/12, 3:00 – 3:50 p.m. Zoom
Peace Corps Information Session Wed, 1/18, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Zoom
Foreign Affairs Career Panel Mon, 1/23, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. THO 317
Warren Acuncius, JSIS/Evans School instructor, and USAID officer
Jason Chau, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
David Townes, UW Professor of Emergency Medicine & Adjunct Professor, Global Health
Mark Ward, JSIS instructor and former Foreign Service Officer
Interviewing Skills Workshop Tues, 1/31, 1:30 – 2:20 p.m. THO 317
LinkedIn Basics Webinar Mon, 2/6, 10:30 – 11:20 a.m. Zoom
Student Internship Panel Wed, 2/8, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. THO 317
Site Visits: Space is limited. Please RSVP early to secure your spot.
King County Tues, 1/24, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
State Department Fri, 2/17, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Autumn 2022 Career Events
JSIS Mentor Program Student Information Sessions:
All Jackson School majors & graduate students are eligible to participate in our annual mentor program. Attendance at one of the following program orientation sessions is mandatory to participate in the 2022-2023 program. RSVP is required for the Zoom sessions, but not for the in-person sessions. Seats will be filled on a first come, first served basis for the in-person sessions.
|Fri, 10/21, 9:00-9:30 a.m.||THO 317|
|Mon, 10/24, 11:00-11:30 a.m.||Zoom|
|Tues, 10/25, 1:00-1:30 p.m.||THO 317|
|Wed, 10/26, 2:30-3:00 p.m.||THO 317|
|Thurs, 10/27, 4:00-4:30 p.m.||Zoom|
|Fri, 10/28, 1:30-2:00 p.m.||Zoom|
Job & Internship Search Workshops
|Undergraduates||Wed, 10/12, 10:00-11:00 a.m.||THO 317|
|Graduates||Fri, 10/28, 10:00-11:00 a.m.||THO 317|
|International Students||Wed, 11/2, 2:00-3:00 p.m.||THO 317|
“Careers in” series:
|Careers in International Affairs
Carmen Mezzera, Executive Director, APSIA
|Tues, 10/18, 11:00 a.m.||Zoom|
|Careers in State Department
Josh Crabtree, Supervisory Special Agent, Diplomatic Security Service
|Thurs, 10/20, 10:30 a.m.||THO 317 – RSVP|
|Career as a Special Agent
Eric Chin, Special Agent, Homeland Security Investigations
|Tues, 11/8, 3:00 p.m.||THO 317 – RSVP|
|Careers in Consulting||Cancelled|
UW Career Fairs [uw.joinhandshake.com]
Autumn Business Career Fair – Tues, 10/11, 12:30-4:00 p.m. [Virtual]
Government & Non-Profit Job & Internship Fair – Wed, 10/26, 1:00-4:00 p.m. [MGH Commons]
JSIS Alumni Panel & Networking Sessions (VIRTUAL)
In these interactive and engaging sessions, you will be able to not only learn from our alumni’s unique career paths, but also have small group conversations with individual alum to ask questions and build relationships. Register for the sessions by clicking on the session titles below.
Policy and Government: Friday, April 8, 12:00-1:30pm
Business and Industry: Thursday, April 14, 4:00-5:30pm
Non-Profit and NGO: Tuesday, April 19, 12:00-1:30pm
Resume & Cover Letter Writing Lab
Tuesday every week, 1:00—3:00pm – No appointment necessary
Resume and Cover letter are critical for the success of your career search, as they help you make great first impression for the employers. In these weekly Tuesday labs, you will be able to ask any questions you may have about your resume and cover letter, get tips and advice on how to improve your documents, spend time to create or improve your documents, and more! You can drop by anytime and no appointment is necessary.
JSIS Alumni Career Panel (VIRTUAL): Meet the recent Jackson School alumni and learn how they navigated and built their career paths from college to career. There will be 4-5 alumni in each session, who are eager to share their insights and wisdom. Students will also have the opportunity to ask questions at the end.
Register for the sessions by clicking on the session titles below.
- Policy and Government: 12:00-1:00pm, Tuesday, February 15
- Business and Industry: 4:00-5:00pm, Tuesday, February 22
- Non-Profit and NGO: 12:00-1:00pm, Friday, February 25
- Education: 4:00-5:00pm, Thursday, March 3
Career Webinars: Please click on the webinar title to RSVP. Once you register, you will receive a link to join each webinar.
Wednesday, October 27, 9:00-10:00am Getting Started: Job & Internship Search
Tuesday, November 2, 11:00am-12:00pm Resume & Cover Letter
Monday, November 8, 12:00-1:00pm Interviewing Skills
Tuesday, November 16, 3:00-4:00pm LinkedIn & Networking
Launching Your Career (Virtual Group Advising Session):
Thinking of getting started on your career/internship search but not sure where and how to get started? Come join us in the virtual group advising sessions on every Friday during the quarter, between 1:00-2:00pm. In these live interactive sessions, you will be able to explore your career options and launch your career in a safe and engaging environment by:
– Getting your career related questions answered by a Career Services Director
– Listening to other students’ questions and learning from the answers provided
– Working on brief individual and group exercises to launch your career/internship search
– Sharing resources with one another and supporting your fellow colleagues
Register HERE. Once you register, you will receive a single link that you can use for all weekly sessions.