Friday, April 4, 2014

Employer Conversation April 10th: Employers are People Too

Thursday, April 10th
4:30-6:30pm HUB 145 (Seattle campus)

Leave a positive impression with employers at networking events, career fairs, and interviews!
Ever wished you knew how to keep the conversation going with an employer…without it getting awkward? Ever wondered how to make your career fair pitch amazing, not blah?

Join us on April 10th as employer panelists share practical insights, answer student questions, and stay and talk afterwards!  Panelists from the following companies will be represented:
- Google
- Denny Mountain Media
- ISB (Institute for Systems Biology)
- AT&T
- Amazon

No RSVP Necessary, seating is first-come first-served. Full details can be found here. Additional questions? Contact or 206-543-9103

What's next? ASUW is Hiring

Recruiters almost unanimously mention outside work experience as a quality that makes college graduates desirable in the current job market. At the Associated Students of the University of Washington, we pride ourselves on providing these opportunities for students. We are currently accepting applications for over 65 paid positions at

The Associated Students of the University of Washington is a non-profit organization that serves as the student government at the University of Washington. The structure of the ASUW is a composition of 25 units, including entities, enterprises, commissions, programs, and committees. Operating with a budget of approximately one million dollars, 72 employees and over 500 volunteers work to serve students and improve student life.

The ASUW truly provides an unparalleled experience for students to serve others. Through an overarching theme of public service, our association provides students with real world experiences ranging from advocacy efforts that helped freeze undergraduate resident tuition to organizing large scale concerts, like Fall Fling. As employees of the ASUW, students learn the necessary skills to function in a collaborative office environment, while still remaining accountable to the students that we serve.

We are currently accepting applications for over 65 positions. Join us in learning what’s next at

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Preparing for Grad School Applications Workshop Series

Are you an undergrad planning to apply for grad school this fall? Make the application process less stressful--get a head start on your application materials now. UW's Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards is offering a series of workshops to help you prepare four of the critical pieces of your application process: finding funding, writing a strong curriculum vitae and personal statement, and getting strong letters of recommendation. Please RSVP to attend any or all sessions of interest:

Scholarship 201: Searching & Applying for Graduate Funding as an Undergrad
·         Monday, April 14, 2014, 4:30-5:20
·         Thursday, April 17, 2014, 4:30-5:20
·         RSVP for these sessions at

CV Writing
·         Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 3:30-4:20
·         Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 4:30-5:20
·         RSVP for these sessions

Personal Statement Writing
·         Monday, April 21, 2014, 4:30-5:20
·         Thursday, April 24, 2014, 4:30-5:20
·         RSVP for these sessions

Getting Great Recommendation Letters
·         Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 4:30-5:20
·         Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 4:30-5:20
·         RSVP for these sessions

For more information, please visit, or contact with questions.

Engineering Career Fair - Thursday 12-4pm Haggett Hall

In response to student demand, we’re taking the plunge and providing a spring career fair for engineering. 
We’re starting small this first time and hosting the event in Haggett Hall with 30 registered employers. Employers are hiring both undergrads and master’s students and students in all engineering departments are being recruited. 

Engineering Career Fair
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Noon – 4pm
Haggett Hall, Cascade Room :  employer information and career fair tip sheet
Students are strongly encouraged to upload their resume to the Engineering Resume Book by logging in to their account at;  Students can also start an account on this page.

Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

DEADLINE:  Friday, April 11, 2014, 11:45 p.m.
The Class of 1957 Scholar Award is sponsored by the UW Alumni Class of 1957 to provide scholarship support to outstanding undergraduate students at the University of Washington. The scholarship shall be awarded to current sophomores, juniors and seniors based upon their academic merit and financial need.  (Graduating seniors are not eligible unless they intend to enroll as a full-time student summer or fall quarter 2014.)

Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award
DEADLINE:  Friday, April 11, 2014, 11:59 p.m.
Named for one of Seattle’s foremost civic leaders, the Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Award recognizes individual students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to public service, provided outstanding leadership in the community, and who are committed to continued creative civic participation.  The Carlson Student Leadership Award recipient will receive $2500 and be honored at the annual Spring Celebration on May 20th, 2014.

DEADLINE:  Friday, April 11, 2014, 11:45 p.m.
Sponsored by the University of Washington Alumni Class of 1954 in honor of their 50th Class Reunion, the Class of 1954 Achievement Scholarship will be awarded to outstanding students at the University of Washington (UW) who, by their achievements and goals, enrich society and themselves.  Scholarships are awarded to current UW juniors and seniors on the basis of academic merit and extra-curricular activities.  Funding may be used to support activities engaged in during the Summer of 2014.

Study and Research Scholarships for the UK and Ireland:  Churchill, Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell and Rhodes Scholarships
DEADLINE:  Tuesday April 15, 2014, 11:45 p.m.
This application provides you with an opportunity to present your qualification for the University of Washington (UW) campus nomination for the Churchill Scholarship, the Marshall Scholarship, the Mitchell Scholarship, and/or the American and Canadian Rhodes Scholarship Programs.  Although the Gates Cambridge does not require you to go through a campus selection process, announcing your intent to apply will connect you with resources to assist with the development of a competitive application. 

Fritz Scholarship for Study Abroad
DEADLINE:  Thursday, April 24, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
The Fritz Undergraduate Scholarship was endowed by Chester A. Fritz to provide financial assistance for students in the Humanities and Social Sciences who intend to study abroad in a program related one of these disciplines. Awards typically range between $2000-$5000. Students who are eligible to apply for the GO! and the Fritz scholarships can only receive one or the other, but are still encouraged to apply to both.

GO! Scholarship for Study Abroad
DEADLINE:  Thursday, April 24, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
The University of Washington is committed to increasing the diversity of students participating in programs abroad. Funded by the Washington State... Legislature, the GO! Scholarships increase access to international learning opportunities for students with significant financial need. Awards range between $2000-$5000. Students who are eligible to apply for both the GO! and the Fritz scholarships can only receive one or the other, but are still encouraged to apply to both.  Students from all three UW campuses are eligible to apply.

Monday, March 31, 2014

The UW McNair Scholars Program 2014 application is open!!!

The McNair Scholars Program, which prepares students for doctoral study, is a federal TRiO program funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. If you are interested in pursuing a career involving teaching and/or research, pursuing a Ph.D. will help you achieve this goal!

The McNair Scholars Program offers many benefits. McNair Scholars receive academic and personal support from advisers and mentors, a research stipend to complete an original research project, assistance in applying to graduate schools, funding to travel to research conferences and to visit graduate schools, and resources to help prepare for the GRE, among many other benefits.

To be eligible, you MUST meet the follow criteria:

(1) Plan to pursue a Ph.D immediately after obtaining your bachelor's degree without a break.
(2) Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident
(3) Be a low-income student who is ALSO a first generation college student OR a member of a group that is underrepresented in graduate education (African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latino, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander)
(4) Currently be enrolled as an undergraduate in a degree program at the UW
(5) Have completed 36 credits by the time of initial entry into the program
(6) Have at least one year remaining before graduation
(7) Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 for sophomores, 3.0 for juniors, and 3.2 for seniors

We invite you to set up an appointment to come in and meet with us to discuss how the McNair Scholars Program can help you achieve your academic and professional goals. We hope you will consider applying for the program. Applications are due Friday, April 18th by 5pm.
Box 352803  171 Mary Gates Hall  Seattle, WA 98195-2803
206.543.6460  fax 206.616.4389

Engineering Position with Idaho Power

Engineer Entry or I- SCADA Temporary
Tracking Code 2327
Approximate End Date 3/31/2016
Job Location Boise, Id
Wage Entry $23.06 – 27.77 (Non-Exempt)
Wage Level I $57,761.60– 69,576.00 (Exempt)
Application Deadline 4/14/2014
The Engineer Entry, I is responsible for the review, approval and management of work requests received by the Technical Operations group to support System, Distribution, and Generation Dispatchers to control production, transmission, and delivery of power. Supports the Control Integrations Team, and coordinates the specification and installation of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, as well as other remote control projects that interface with Operations. Provides engineering support to the Control Technicians; and coordinates automation work with other utilities. Supports development and operation of a secure Enterprise network. Helps develop and support processes that enable compliance with Regulatory requirements. Supports compliance efforts related to NERC Reliability standards, specifically CIP.
Knowledge of:
Electrical engineering principles and practices; power systems practices and operation; administration and operation of Enterprise networks; application of communications systems as related to SCADA system design; and current methods, equipment, and techniques for implementation of automation efforts.
Skills in:
Organization and management, as well as process mapping, design and control standards. Prefer skills in Networking and/or Security, SharePoint, SQL and Excel.
Ability to:
Read, understand, and prepare engineering drawings; perform concise analysis and utilize good judgment to compare alternatives; prepare clear and comprehensive oral and written reports; perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy; establish and maintain effective working relationships; work independently as well as in teams; be self-motivated; and effectively respond to changes required by new regulations.
  • Entry - Must be currently enrolled in an ABET accredited program majoring in engineering with a graduation date of May 2014, electrical preferred.
  • Level I – Bachelor of Science in electrical, computer systems or communication engineering.
Coursework/experience in one or more of the following areas:
  • Power System Analysis
  • Embedded and Port Computing Systems
  • Information Systems and Networking
  • Programming
Licenses & Certifications
  • Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record based on driving requirements for the position.
  • Decision Making, Communication, Adaptability, Planning and Organizing, Work Standards, Building Strategic Working Relationships, Initiating Action, Innovation, Continuous Learning, and Customer Focus.
  • The successful candidate for this position will be required to complete scheduled compliance training and submit to periodic background investigation as mandated by NERC.
  • Some travel is required within the IPC service area with occasional overnight stays.
To be considered for this position, please visit our website at and complete our online application. If you have questions, or require assistance or accommodation to complete the online application, please contact us at: Phone: 208-388-2965 or Email:

2014 UW Spring Career Fair-April 17th, 3-7pm, HUB Ballrooms!

We hope you had a fun and relaxing spring break, and welcome back! Have you been looking for the perfect career position, internship, or summer job?  You'll have the chance to chat with more than 140 employers at our annual Spring Career Fair!  The employers will be looking to hire Huskies for a wide range of roles in companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.  You're sure to find something that interests you!

  • Thurs, April 17th
  • 3:00-7:00pm
  • HUB Ballrooms
  • All UW students & alumni from all 3 campuses can attend
  • Dress code is business casual
  • More info about what to expect is here.

Next Steps

  • Get to know the employers who are coming (being knowledgeable about organizations that interest you shows preparation, interest, and professionalism)
  • Attend or download our Career Fair Success workshop and/or our Resumes & Cover Letters workshop
  • Spruce up your resume at ResumeFest (April 16th) or in Same-Day Sessions
  • Submit your resume to the Spring Career Fair Resume Book (even if you can't attend!)

If you have questions about the fair, please email or call 206.543.0535.

UW Women in Science & Engineering (WiSE) Lecture Series

The University of Washington College of Engineering and Qualcomm present:

2014 Women in Science and Engineering Spring Lecture

You Are More Than What You Wear

Featuring Dianne Chong, PhD
Vice President of Materials, Manufacturing, Structures & Support,
The Boeing Company

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Guggenheim Hall Auditorium, room 224
This lecture is about much more than fashion. Speaker Dianne Chong is not only a vice president at The Boeing Company; she is also a blogger, writer, public speaker, parent, engineer, and scientist. In a recent guest column in The Seattle Times, Chong wrote:

"Debating clothes and hair may seem superficial, but it reveals the critical challenges women face attaining a technology career and — more importantly — keeping one. I started with undergraduate degrees in psychology and biology, so I appreciate the relevance, both professionally and personally.
"When a young physicist asks me what to wear to work, she's not asking for fall-fashion trends. She's actually asking: 'How do I fit in at my office, where everyone else is a man?' The fact that women are still asking these questions exposes a deep sense of not belonging."

Dianne Chong, WiSE Lecture Speaker, Spring 2014
Space is limited! Registration is free, but required. Reception and networking following the lecture.
Register Now