Recorded iCareers Sessions
Watch these recorded sessions of our iCareers events via our Adobe Connect web conferencing platform and YouTube. And check out upcoming iCareers events.
Heather Harris, an iSchool alumna now working at Alaska Airlines, gives a lightning talk to arm you with powerful, easy actions you can do during an internship to kick-start your career into high gear.
A panel of recent MLIS alumni talk about the work they're now doing and offer advice on how current students can succeed in their job search.
- Jenn Parent (MLIS '17) - Archivist II, The Museum of Flight
- Leili Slutz (MLIS '17) - User Experience Researcher, Blink UX
- Katie Westlake (MLIS '13) - Network Planning & Acquisition Manager, Oracle
The discussion is facilitated by former iSchool career adviser Janet Matta.
So, you haven't yet secured a summer internship. Or maybe you're just foregoing one and instead focusing on school, or big travel plans. Still, you want to work on advancing your career. What to do? Watch this workshop! You'll leave with new ideas on how to obtain valuable experience outside the standard internship route.
This session was led by former iSchool career adviser Janet Matta.
Many of you are soon headed out into the "real world." You probably have a whole host of questions, and possibly concerns, about what comes next. Levi Sanchez of Millennial Wealth LLC, a financial planning firm focused on young professionals in tech, begins the workshop with a 30-minute presentation on personal finances. Former iSchool career adviser Janet Matta wraps up the session with general strategies for managing your career and relationships and your transition into the next stage of adulthood.
Note- *The video recording cut out the first ~10 minutes of this presentation*
Are you tired of job searching? Feeling like you might never find something, or starting to get desperate?
Watch this workshop to help rejuvenate and re-motivate your search. You'll leave the session with new tips and strategies that will allow you to move forward and overcome any sense of burnout you're feeling.
This session was led by former iSchool career adviser Janet Matta.
What kind of brand are you? Watch a recording of this webinar to learn how to craft your personal brand with practical suggestions you can implement immediately. This session was hosted by former iSchool career advisor Janet Matta.
This workshop will teach you all the tricks and words to use to make sure you aren't leaving any money on the table when your job offer comes around. Learn about other aspects of your offer too, like benefits, vacation time, stock, and how to negotiate for contract work as well. Whether you have an offer yet or not, get prepared to have the conversation that will get you where you want to be. Taught by Janet, your go-to career expert for early career awesomeness
The iSchool career fair is just around the corner! But to make it a success instead of a waste of line-standing time, you need to get prepared. Listen to this workshop to cover all the questions you should ask, shouldn't ask, how many resumes you should bring, and how you can stand out among the hundreds of other students. You'll walk away with a list of things you need to do before the fair and you'll know exactly what to do on the day. Taught by Janet Matta, your go-to career advisor for all things networking
Listen along for the iSchool's seventh annual Don't Be Awkward networking workshop hosted by Janet Matta. This recording will provide you with strategies for interacting with professionals in a confident, charismatic manner. It will also help you craft the perfect 30-second elevator pitch for making lasting impressions.
This workshop is designed for those that attended Resume and Cover Letter Basics, or who have otherwise made solid ground in creating application documents. This presentation goes into further details on creating a strong resume, with a specific focus on crafting effective bullet points.
Dean gives a short presentation, has the class review example resumes (exercise #1), and then has students participate in peer resume reviews (this part is removed from the video).
Former iSchool student Danny Dover discusses how today's students can use the unprecedented leverage of technology to live unprecedented lives. The lecture covers under-utilized financial strategies, productivity tips, freelancing as a career option, digital nomad trends, and, most importantly, a practical look at love in our ever-changing world.
In 2010, Dover created a "life list" of 150 things to do by a self-imposed deadline of May 25, 2017. The list included goals like becoming a published author, running a marathon, starting a company, being on a talk show, and even living in the wilderness for a month. He was tired of hearing about others' exciting lives and decided to jump-start his own life as if the end was in sight. In 2017, Danny completed his life list. Along the way, he accomplished some extraordinary things -- more importantly, though, he developed deep friendships and has been able to share his experiences with others. For more information on Danny, check out his blog.
Ever wonder what a PM at a technology company actually does? Curious about the difference between project, program, and product management? Want to know what competencies employers look for during the PM hiring process? Listen to this recording of our informational panel to learn answers to these questions and more. This panel includes a variety of PMs from different companies and features a moderated set of questions, and then opens up to Q&A from students.
• Elton Dias, Program Manager/Service Owner at Microsoft WDG Universal Store (MSIM 2015)
• Katie Westlake, Sr. Project Manager in Network Engineering at Wave Broadband (MLIS 2013)
• Jennifer Maurer, Project Manager at Decisive Data (INFO 2015)
• Fernando Centurion, Technical Product Manager at Adobe (MSIM 2016)
• Mike Warady, Sr. Technical Program Manager at Tableau (UW MBA 2012)
Listen as Kathy Wong with UW International Student Services gives a presentation on Optional Practical Training (OPT) which provides F-1 students with an opportunity for hands-on work experience related to related to their academic field of study (Information Science, Library Science, Information Management, Informatics). Watch this session to find information on eligibility requirements, instructions on how and when to apply for OPT, the STEM OPT Extension (for MSIM, INFO, and PhD students), and more. This is targeted for students graduating in the 2016-17 academic year.
Find additional information regarding OPT here
Interviewing doesn't need to be a nerve-racking experience. You'll leave this workshop armed with the tools necessary to make a strong impression on potential employers and tackle behavioral interview questions. To follow along with Dean Kirkpatrick during the interview quiz, you can find the interview questions here.
In this short video tutorial, Dean Kirkpatrick demonstrates how you can find UW iSchool alumni on LinkedIn to learn about what companies hire iSchool grads, typical career progression, and how to use this tool to increase your network at targeted organizations. Please note, the interface of LinkedIn has changed since filming. The alumni tool can be found using this URL: http://www.linkedin.com/alumni.
We’ve all heard about using LinkedIn for professional networking, but what about other social media platforms? Listen in as Dean Kirkpatrick, iSchool Career Advisor, discusses best practices for using Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to help you highlight (and hide) information to professional connections.
Interested in pursuing research as a current UW INFO student? How about after graduation? Considering getting your Ph.D.? Check out our research panel for Informatics students to see what opportunities in research can do for you both as a student and after graduation. Tune in to hear great advice from several panelists active in research.
Hear from three former MLIS students as they share about their post-graduate and career experiences.
Fall is always a great time to start your career search. Whether you are looking for an internship, directed fieldwork or your first professional position, check out this workshop to learn about the steps you can take to help you find your dream position.
Listen as Dean Kirkpatrick shares a short presentation on the basics of writing cover letters.
Check out this short video on resume tips specifically for iSchool students.
Hear what representatives from local consulting companies have to say about contract positions and what it's like working in a contract consulting job.