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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

More information on the JSIS Mentor Program

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 []

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.


WINTER 2022:

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.

  1. Policy and Government: 12:00-1:00pm, Tuesday, February 15
  2. Business and Industry: 4:00-5:00pm, Tuesday, February 22
  3. Non-Profit and NGO: 12:00-1:00pm, Friday, February 25
  4. Education: 4:00-5:00pm, Thursday, March 3

FALL 2021:

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.