Career Center is Hiring Peer Advisors & Peer Associates

The Career Center is hiring students to work in our office for the 2012-2013 academic year. Candidates can be work-study or hourly. Interested students should apply online through HuskyJobs – We would appreciate your help in making students aware of these positions.

Peer Advisors

Help students who visit The Career Center achieve career success by providing one-to-one resume and cover letter advising, facilitating practice interviews, and answering questions about HuskyJobs. Increase the Center’s visibility and impact on campus by speaking to student groups, creating new presentations, and completing projects with Center staff members.

HuskyJobs – 61020

Peer Associates

Create a welcoming environment at The Career Center. Provide front line assistance to students, alumni, employers, and others regarding Career Center procedures, resources, and services and make appropriate referrals to related resources available on campus and beyond. Help those who use The Career Center become more confident about careers, graduate school, and job search.

HuskyJobs – 61012

Full descriptions are attached and available at –

Career Center Peer Advisor Job Announcement – 2012-2013.pdf

Career Center Peer Associate Job Announcement – 2012-2013.pdf


FINAL Deadline: Teach For America – Friday 2/10!

Teach For America’s FINAL application deadline is Friday, February 10th.– Click here to view the application:

In America, zip code determines one’s life outcomes. Kids growing up in poverty are more likely to call a prison bed home than their college dorm room. The color of a child’s skin or the size of a child’s parent’s paycheck should not determine his or her destiny. Teach For America is your opportunity to have a direct impact on the lives of hundreds of students and families to change this fact. Our students need us now, more than ever. The application is designed to be a minimal initial investment of 2-3 hours; even if you are still exploring post-graduate options, also consider submitting your Teach For America application. This is the last chance to apply this school year for an opportunity to serve as a classroom teacher immediately after graduation. Application requirements are simply:  Resume, 500 word Letter of Intent, No letters of recommendation to apply

See the impact you can have here:

· Our YouTube site:

· Stories from corps members and alum:

The basics of Teach For America:

All academic majors and backgrounds accepted (background in education/teacher certification is not required); Salary ranging from $35,000-$51,000 a year with health insurance and retirement benefits; Loan forbearance and paid interest for two years and AmeriCorps Education award of $10,700; Regional placement is not random; applicants preference location in our 43 regions and subject/grade level; Option to receive your certification and/or Masters in Teaching; Graduate school and employer partnerships for alum to continue their societal impact

Best application resources:

· Application timeline:

· What TFA looks for:

· Preparation tips and a sample resume:

Due 11/1: Seattle City Light Temporary Research & Evaluation Assistant

Temporary research & Evaluation Assistant
Position Description:

Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation’s largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle’s electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. We are currently recruiting for a Temporary Research & Evaluation Assistant (R&E Assistant).

The R&E Assistant would primarily work in the toxics program, assisting the Senior Environmental Analyst with the PCB Management Program, Hazardous Material Emergency Response Program, Waste disposal and handling, and assisting with the logistics of carrying out required training for field personnel. The position will help organize and maintain records and compile reports; will also be introduced to handling environmental problems associated with planned and ongoing construction. It will report to the Environmental Management and Compliance Unit Manager.

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Student Lab position!! Pre-majors are welcome!

Andy Schauer in the ESS Iso Lab is looking for an undergraduate research assistant:

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Department of Earth and Space Sciences
Salary: $12/hour, up to 40 hours/week during Summer,
19.5 hours per week during academic school year
(working hours flexible around course work)
Position available as of October 3, 2011
The IsoLab (, located in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences, is a collaborative facility specializing in the analysis of light stable isotopes. Our focus has been to use the stable isotopes of hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur from ice, rock, and atmospheric samples to help elucidate paleo and modern-day environments.
We currently have an outstanding opportunity for an Undergraduate Research Assistant. This individual will initially be responsible for and assist with all aspects of sample preparation.
Routine duties include water sample preparation, carbonate sample preparation, and glassware preparation. The successful candidate will work with and be trained by the laboratory manager and collaborate with undergraduate and graduate students, post doctoral associates, and principal investigators. The schedule is flexible around course work. This position will provide excellent laboratory experience necessary for a scientific research career. Previous successful candidates have started as first or second years and stayed until graduation. First and second year students are strongly encouraged to apply.
If interested, please send a one page CV to Andy Schauer at


Entrepreneurial Program for new UW students – apply by 10/2

Entrepreneurship is a dynamic union of innovation and opportunity, passion and vision, risk and reward.

Lavin Entrepreneurial Action Program prepares a select group of entering University of Washington undergraduate students, of all majors, for entrepreneurial careers. The program works with students who have a passion for entrepreneurship and exposes them to the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship – all in a safe environment. Students will graduate with a comprehensive understanding of entrepreneurship in its various forms, including real experience in starting and running their own company, and a summer internship in an early-stage firm. The Lavin Program integrates students into the local entrepreneurial community by providing networking opportunities and experienced mentors.

By combining entrepreneurship courses with opportunities for practical experience, Lavin students will have the experience, skills, knowledge and network that will be the foundation for their future business ventures – whether at their own start-up or within a larger, established firm.

Take advantage of this opportunity today by clicking here:
(Note –use UW NetID)

Application deadline October 2, 2011

To find out more about CIE Undergraduate Programs, including the accelerated Lavin Program, attend one of the CIE Open Houses. Continue reading

Pew Fellowships – FT, paid fellowships in DC for recent graduates

The Pew Leadership Year is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 cohort. There are ten environment fellowships available!

The Pew Leadership Year provides individuals who are dedicated to building a leadership career in the public or nonprofit sectors with hands-on experience in solving today’s most challenging problems. By applying a rigorous, analytical approach to public policy advocacy, research, government relations and communications, Pew Leadership Year participants gain invaluable perspective on developing fact-based solutions to improve public policy, inform the public and stimulate civic life.

Called “fellows,” Pew Leadership Year participants have recently completed an undergraduate or advanced degree and serve in full-time, paid positions. Individuals selected for the program start in September and continue working through August of the following year.

All positions are based in the Washington, D.C. office.

-Kathryn Schleit

Pew Leadership Fellow, International Marine Policy Master of Marine Affairs, 2010 College of the Environment University of Washington