Watch these recorded sessions of our iCareers events via our Adobe Connect web conferencing platform. And check out upcoming iCareers events.
Listen to Alycia McKenzie, iSchool Career Advisor, as she teaches you how to best prepare to attend one of the many career fairs offered at the UW. Hear valuable advice on how to talk to employers, how to get more information about companies that are attending, and what to do to help yourself stand out.
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.
This workshop focuses on some basic life skills helpful for navigating the post-graduation landscape.
Guest speaker Almeera Anwar, coordinator at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's HR Global Operations team, discusses a variety of HR and finance-related subjects. Topics include interviewing and negotiating an offer, employment contracts, compensation plans and investing, health benefits, performance reviews, and showing up for your first day on the job
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
Follow along as Career Advisor Dean Kirkpatrick presents the sixth annual Don't be Awkward networking workshop for iSchool students. This event will provide you with strategies for interacting with professionals in a confident, charismatic manner. We'll also help you craft the perfect 30-second elevator pitch for making lasting impressions.
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.
Whether you already have a job or internship lined up or you anticipate obtaining one, negotiation skills are important to leverage. These communications can start as early as before the interview, to 6 months into your job when you are looking for a raise. Salary can be an awkward topic that will eventually find its way into your conversations, but did you know you can negotiate other things too? Check out this recording with Dean Kirkpatrick so you can be prepared to negotiate when the conversation strikes.
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.