Portland Student Career Trek

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Your Portland adventure awaits!
Explore career opportunities in the City of Roses with our Portland Student Career Trek, September 18–20!

From the local coffee shop to up-and-coming IT companies to multinational corporations like Nike, a variety of Portland businesses and careers are yours for the exploring. Hotel accommodations (if needed), most meals and transportation to, from and around Portland are included.

Connect with UW alums and expand your Husky network with our neighbors to the south. Apply for the Portland Student Career Trek today! Applications are due August 1.


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Job Opportunity – Economic Analyst in Lacey, WA

Good afternoon,

The Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) is recruiting for an Economic Analyst in Lacey, WA. This position contributes to the achievement of the organization’s mission by conducting comprehensive economic and labor market research.

The job announcement is attached and can also be found online. Please share this with graduate and undergraduate students, alumni, or others who may be interested in this exciting opportunity!

Thank you,

Recruitment | Human Resources & Operational Support Division

Employment Security Department


(360) 902-9560

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Rhodes Scholarships – now open to international students from many countries currently studying in the US

The Rhodes Scholarships have been undergoing some changes in recent years that open up the opportunity for Rhodes-funded studies at Oxford to more students from more countries around the world. For UW, this means that both our US and international students and alumni may be interested and eligible to apply. Students who are citizens (and in some cases permanent residents) of the following countries studying at UW (or elsewhere) may be eligible. Full eligibility details (including the varying age limits) are included on the websites listed below. International students apply through their home countries, but our office is available for advising and support for any UW students/alumni interested:

Australia – http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/australia

Bermuda – http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/bermuda

Canada – http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/canada

China – http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/china

Germany – http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/germany

Hong Kong – http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/hong-kong

India – http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/india

Israel – http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/israel

Jamaica & Commonwealth Caribbean – http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/jamaica-and-commonwealth-caribbean

Kenya – http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/kenya

Malaysia – http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/malaysia

New Zealand – http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/new-zealand

Pakistan – http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/pakistan

Southern Africa (including Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland) – http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/southern-africa

Syria, Jordan, Lebanon & Palestine – http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/syria-jordan-lebanon-and-palestine

United Arab Emirates – http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/united-arab-emirates

USA – http://www.rhodesscholar.org/ (includes US citizens and those who have been permanent residents since October 5, 2011)

Zambia – http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/zambia

Zimbabwe – http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/zimbabwe

Applications are open now, with deadlines varying by country and ranging from August-October. This application cycle is for students/alumni hoping to begin studies at Oxford in fall 2017.

UW’s US citizen and permanent resident applicants must be nominated by UW to apply. Interested applicants should contact me ASAP to inquire if nomination is still possible at this late date. Additional details regarding UW nomination are at http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/search/search-results.html?page_stub=rhodesa.

Thank you,

Robin Chang

Director, Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

Center for Experiential Learning & Diversity

University of Washington

171 Mary Gates Hall, Box 352803

Seattle, WA 98195



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Economics Summer Challenges

Dear Students,

Please review the latest economics projects from MindSumo. MindSumo partners with employers to create projects that you can complete to get work experience, win prizes, and be hired for jobs and internships. Questions can be directed to aaron@mindsumo.com

Can you predict which countries are most attractive for impact investing? – $1000 in prizes

How should a credit union loyalty program work? – $1000 in prizes

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Important Dates and Deadlines! Summer quarter information

Updates from Economics Advising Office on Adds & Drops, Graduation and Graduating Senior Priority (GSP), Drop-In Advising

Reminder: Last day to add or drop classes on MyUW without a late fee being charged: Sunday, June 26th (Wednesday, July 27th for B-term courses). The last day to drop add/drop classes in person in the Registration Office is Friday, June 20.

Dropping Classes:

No late fee for drops June 20th – June 24th (July 27th for B-term). From July 4th – Aug 7th (full-term), June 27th – July 10th (A-term), and July 28th – Aug. 10th (B-term) a late fee of $20 is charged for drops.

Adding Classes:

No late fee for adds June 20th –24th (Full/A-term) or July 27th (B-term). From June 27th – July 10th (full-term/A term), a late fee of $20 is charged for adds.

Summer and Autumn Schedules

Summer and Autumn time schedules are online at: http://www.washington.edu/students/timeschd/.

Summer/Autumn Registration and GSP

Summer registration opened April 15th. Autumn registration opened May 9th. Students who want graduating senior priority (GSP) for Winter 2017 must have their senior appointment completed by November 1st. To make a senior appointment, send an e-mail to econadv with your name, student number, and several times that you are available for an appointment.

To Graduate in December

If you plan to complete your degree in December 2016, you must have your senior appointment completed by October 14th, 2016. To make a senior appointment, send an email to econadv with your name, student number, and several times that you are available for an appointment.

Summer Quarter Drop in Advising – Savery 305

During summer quarter, we hold advising appointments. You are also welcome to drop by during our drop-in hours (M-F 11am-12pm, 2-3pm). We will be happy to meet with you, however, our schedules vary throughout the quarter.

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UW Marching in Seattle Pride Parade! – June 26

Show your Husky Pride at the Seattle Pride Parade!

On Sunday, June 26th, all University of Washington students, faculty, staff, and alumni, from all campuses, are invited to come MARCH with their fellow Huskies at the Seattle Pride Parade. LGBTQ or Ally, all are welcome!

Help us reach 500 RSVPs for the march!

When: Sunday, June 26th, 11:00am

Where: 4th Ave, Downtown Seattle (more specific details will be sent out once we know our position in line). We will likely be staged in the Republic Parking Lot at 6th Ave. & James St. If you have any trouble finding us, ask a volunteer in a Seattle Pride Volunteer t-shirt.

What to wear: Husky Gear, Pride Apparel, Rainbows, Drag, Purple, just be colorful and have fun with it!

We will be handing out thousands of Husky Pride stickers designed by Cat O.!

Public event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/802108289915467/

Please RSVP so we can get a head count: http://doodle.com/poll/gna6ff487svf7ar7#table

We will be marching alongside UW Medicine, who will also have a booth at PrideFest at Seattle Center. The parade route is 1.75 miles long so please remember to bring water and wear sunscreen and shoes you are comfortable walking in.

Both UW and UW Medicine will also be participating in Trans* Pride Seattle on the evening of Friday, June 24th in Capitol Hill. Trans* Pride Seattle starts with a march. We will assemble at the courtyard north of Seattle Central College for the march, beginning at 5:00pm. At 6:00pm the march will begin. For the route, please visit http://www.transprideseattle.org/schedule-route/. The march will end with a rally and celebration in Cal Anderson Park.

Public event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1751486195070010/

RSVP here: http://doodle.com/poll/uvxpa3frud39khy5

Please share this announcement and bring a friend or twenty! All family members are welcome!

Questions: Wanjiku Gitahi (wanjiku) or Thai Bui (QFSALeaders)

Pride with UW is organized by the UW Q Faculty and Staff and Allies Affinity Group (QFSA) and staff at UW Medicine and co-sponsored by the Q Center.

Best wishes,


Assistant to the Chair
Department of History

308B Smith Hall, Box 353560
Seattle, WA 98195-3560
206.543.6224 / fax 206.543.9451
wanjiku / depts.washington.edu/history

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Summer Quarter 2016 Groups at Hall Health

Hall Health Mental Health

Summer Quarter Groups 2016

1. Mindfulness Meditation Follow-up Groups: Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 1:00 pm. Starting June 22, 2016 and June 23, 2016 respectively. Ongoing. For those who are already familiar with mindfulness meditation and want to continue in an open, ongoing, weekly group. An 8-week commitment is recommended. Facilitated by Meghann Gerber, PsyD. Contact Meghann at 206-543-5030 option #4.

2. International Student Support Group: Thursdays 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Starting June 29, 2016. This is a support group for international students who want to develop interpersonal skills, increase emotional awareness, and practice self-care habits in a multi-cultural context. If you’re interested in the group or have questions, please contact the group facilitators, Chia-Wen Moon at chiawen or Jenny Schwickerath, MSW, schwick or call 206-543-5030, option #4.

3. Procrastination/Perfectionism Group:Two Sections – Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. and Fridays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Ongoing. This is group for folks who struggle with procrastinating and being perfectionist. Learn how to be less anxious about being anxious, which includes seeing clearly that there is no need to avoid experiencing anxiety. Facilitator: Ricardo Hidalgo, LMHC. Info at: 206-543-5030, option #4 or via email at rhidalgo .

4. A Mindful Approach to Anxiety: Tuesdays 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Starting July 12, 2016. Eight weeks. Explore common signs of anxiety and learn how to approach the anxiety in your life and situations you tend to avoid. If you are interested in learning more about the group, please contact facilitator Chia-Wen Moon at chiawen.

5. Beginning Mindfulness Meditation Groups: Two sections – Tuesdays 9:30 to 11:00 starting July 12, 2016; and Wednesdays 4:00 to 5:30 am starting July 13, 2016. Eight weeks. Mindfulness meditation is a practice that involves cultivating attention to the present moment in a nonjudgmental manner. The benefits of mindfulness meditation have been widely studied and include alleviating symptoms of depression and anxiety, increasing capacity for attention and concentration, improving self-esteem, enhancing resilience to stress. No prior knowledge or experience is required. Participants will be provided with materials, instruction and support for building and sustaining a meditation practice. To enroll contact the Mental Health Clinic at (206) 543-5030 option #4. For questions e-mail or phone the group facilitator, Meghann Gerber, Psy.D.: (206) 221-7941; meghanng

Cost of all groups: $55 per session ($40 No Show Fee without 24 hour notice). Insurance may cover fees, please check with your insurance carrier.

Where: Mental Health Clinic, Hall Health Center, 3rd Floor.

Register, get information, or ask questions at 206-543-5030, option #4 for any and all groups.

Go to http://depts.washington.edu/hhpccweb/content/clinics/mental-health/group-therapy-support-groups for more information about our groups.

We look forward to seeing you.


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