Friday, March 9, 2012

Two counselor intern positions open in Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Position description:
The UW Seattle Office of Undergraduate Admissions is hiring two professional staff, 12-month contract (summer 2012 to summer 2013) admissions counselor interns. The positions are full time and paid. 

The mission of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions is to attract and enroll talented and diverse students in order to help create an intellectually and culturally vibrant student body. The values of the university - integrity, diversity, excellence, collaboration, innovation and respect - are exemplified by the Office of Admissions. The Admissions staff enjoys a fast-paced work environment noted for its commitment to diversity and excellence. The Office of Admissions is seeking two talented individuals who share these values and are interested in joining our staff as counselor interns.

Responsibilities include: counseling prospective freshman, transfer, international and postbaccalaureate students; responding to admissions inquiries via phone and email; representing the UW at on-campus information sessions; traveling throughout the Northwest to represent the UW at high schools and college fairs; application review; assisting in outreach and recruitment programs; giving campus tours on a back-up basis; covering reception desk on a back-up basis; and other duties as assigned. We are looking for people who are enthusiastic about the UW, have a strong work ethic, and exercise sound judgment, professionalism and maturity.

When you apply, please submit a resume and a brief cover letter describing your interest in this position.

Bachelor's degree. Must be flexible and have the drive to work in a fast-paced office. During fall and spring recruitment seasons, this position requires the ability to work evenings and some weekends; travel to remote locations; and load and transport admissions materials, displays, and other equipment. Strong interpersonal, writing and public speaking skills are necessary, as well the ability to represent the University in a positive way to diverse populations. The position begins June 18, 2012, and ends June 28, 2013. 

Involvement in UW clubs or organizations is also desired. As a role model for prospective students, a strong candidate has had a positive UW experience as a student and campus community member.

Conditions of Employment:
Valid driver's license and a criminal background check required. 

Search for Requisition #82601 on the UW Employment website.
Applications will be accepted only through the UW Employment website.

The deadline to apply is Monday, March 19.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Spring Quarter Law for Engineers 1 credit Seminar Course

There are no prerequisites and open to all COE students both undergraduate and graduate please distribute accordingly and
forward to all interested parties.

Spring 2012 Quarter
 Special Topics
 1 credit Cr/Nc
 Mondays 3:30 - 4:20
 134 Sieg Hall

Course Description

Engineering and legal principles govern most everything in our society today. This course examines and explains the practical application of the law to engineering, and assists the engineer in industry, higher education, and life. Topics focus on intellectual property law, business and contract law, tort law, and engineering ethics. Discussions explore patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, specifically what they are, how to obtain them, how to use them, and how to lose them. Additionally, the class considers how businesses are started and governed, product liability law, and the ethical duties an engineer owes to an employer and the public. This course is applicable to all engineering disciplines.

Instructor: Joel Lohrmeyer, J.D.
 SLN 10016 AA498A and 10053 AA598A
 Course Assignments and Grading:
In-class participation. Optional out of class exercises.
 Remit feedback to the instructor
 More detailed information may be found at:*

Google Summer of Code Info Session

This is an information session for Google Summer of Code. If you're a student and you'd like to find out how to apply for Google Summer of Code 2012, please come to this GSOC meetup.  We will go through the basics of Summer of Code, how to apply, and how to write the best possible application to give you the best chance of getting accepted! It will be held on Friday March 9th at 3:30pm in room 303 EEB.

Open source software is changing the world and creating the future.
Want to help?

Historically, Google Summer of Code has brought together nearly 5,500 students with over 300 open source projects to create millions of lines of code. We’re looking for mentors and students to join us in making 2012 the best Summer of Code yet!

The Google Summer of Code program is designed to encourage student participation in open source development. Kicking off in 2005, the program has several goals:

• Inspire young developers to begin participating in open source development
• Provide students in Computer Science and related fields the opportunity to do work related to their academic pursuits during the summer
• Give students more exposure to real-world software development scenarios (e.g., distributed development, software licensing questions, mailing-list etiquette, etc.)
• Get more open source code created and released for the benefit of all
• Help open source projects identify and bring in new developers and committers

We’ll be offering successful student contributors a 5,000 USD stipend, enabling them to focus on their coding projects for three months. This program is done completely online. Students and mentors from more than 100 countries have participated in past years.

Google will accept applications from open source projects from February 27–March 9, 2012.
Student applications will be accepted from March 26–April 6, 2012.
Find full details on requirements for participating, including how to apply and info on the all important t-shirt at

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Women in Leadership class, Spring 2012

MGMT 490A       SLN 16010       TTh 1:30-3:20 pm        Cate Goethals

Women in Leadership

You see them in the media: fabulous femalees who are top executives and successful entrepreneurs and visionaries making a real difference in their communities and the world.  You admire their accomplishments.  But what you seldom see or hear is what these women felt like when they were your age and lacked experience.  How did they get from that place to their current level of success?  How have they developed effective leadership styles?  Do they have children?  How have they found ways to balance competing priorities?

In this class amazing local leaders will share their life and career stories to answer these questions and more.  We will also learn from the stories of well-known women innovators and executives.  In the process, we will:

*  Interact with at least seven fantastic local leaders.
*  Learn to use the leadership framework that has helped women around the world succeed.
*  Create personal leadership manifestos to develop an authentic and powerful communications style
*  Increase comfort level with risk-taking and negotiations
*  Examine different ideas of work-life balance.
*  Develop a personal career- life vision board and plan.

After taking this course, you will know how to tap into your personal leadership values and how to build onn them to create a life worthy of your aspirations.

For more information, contact Cate Goethals, Foster Lecturer in Leadership Communications and Director of the “Half the Sky” India programs.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Research In Motion Info Session & Internships

Does wireless / mobile technology interest you? Come grab some swag, have pizza, and see what Research in Motion is working on. They'll hold an info session this Wednesday, March 7th at 5:30 in EEB 303. They're looking to hire interns so bring your resume.

Hope to see you there!

Tutoring and Mentorship Service Learning Opportunity!

Attention Juniors and Seniors!

Gain Experience and Make a Difference

The University of Washington Academic Support Program is offering a service-learning seminar titled EDUC 401: Tutoring and Mentorship in Higher Education for Spring Quarter 2012. This weekly seminar will introduce junior and senior students to a diverse range of tutoring, mentoring, and teaching methodologies. Students will have an opportunity to apply what they learn in class through tutoring and mentoring new transfer, freshman, and sophomore students who are transitioning socially, culturally, and academically to the University of Washington. This is a great opportunity for seasoned students to give back to the University by sharing their knowledge and experience with new students who are working to become independent learners.
Seminar begins 1st  week of Spring Quarter,  March 26th, 2012
Seminar will meet on Mondays from 3-4:20 PM (2 sections) or from 5:30-6:50PM (1 section)
Tutoring will take place on campus
Receive 2 credits for working with one student
Receive 3 credits for working with two students
A letter of recommendation will be available upon request after completion of the seminar

For more registration information, please contact Anne Browning at: