UW Honors | Weekly Announcements

Week 8 – Spring 2024

Happy Week 8 of Spring Quarter, Honors Huskies! We are reaching the home stretch of the quarter and Honors wishes you the best of luck on your upcoming finals. It’s Thursday afternoon which means it’s time for our weekly announcements! Check out the exciting new events and cool opportunities, linked below.

Check out this week’s Honors Community Spotlight!

Honors Events and Opportunities



It’s Just…Coffee and Donuts

Join us for a refreshing interlude amidst the demands of dead and finals week! On 5/21/2024, at Mary Gates Hall 211, experience the delightful synergy of coffee and donuts starting at 9 AM. Indulge in the complimentary offerings as we provide a respite from your academic pursuits. No need to RSVP—simply drop by, enjoy the moment, and fortify yourself for the challenges ahead. Let’s foster a supportive study environment together!

Click here to see the event on the calendar.

Volunteer with K-12 Students and Earn Credit

Want to volunteer with K-12 students and earn credit? The Community Engagement and Leadership Education (CELE) Center offers courses for UW students to earn academic credit while volunteering in K-12 schools! If you are interested in educational equity and gaining direct-service experience working with K-12 students, then we encourage you to enroll in our courses. Our courses are variable credit, count towards the ELS and Leadership minors, and are graded CR/NC. To get started, consider registering for the below classes on MyPlan:  

EDUC 260 A/B: Equity Issues in K-12 Education (1 credit)

When: A Section on Mondays, 1:00pm-2:20pm

      B Section on Mondays, 10:00am-11:20am  

Modality: In-Person 

EDUC 260 is a community-engaged course designed to prepare University of Washington students for a mentoring and tutoring relationship with K-12 students at local partner schools, either in an academic tutor or a post-secondary planning capacity. The course’s purpose is to strengthen student consciousness of self, of others, and community to be applied to practice. *Pre/co-requisite course for EDUC 401  

EDUC 401 A/B: Practicum in Community Service Activity (1-6 credits)

When: A Section BIWEEKLY on Wednesdays, 11:30 am-12:50 pm 

            B Section BIWEEKLY on Wednesdays, 4:00 pm-5:20 pm 

Modality: In-Person  

EDUC 401 A and B are CELE community-engaged courses designed to prepare University of Washington students for an academic tutoring or mentoring relationship with K-12 students at local partner K-12 schools. Students will be matched with a volunteer site, or can choose their own site, and will volunteer on a weekly basis. Tutors will build teaching and academic support skills through coursework and in-person volunteering. EDUC 401 classes are meant for tutors to reflect on their direct community engagement experience. Credit is earned through attendance, assignments, and the completion of required service hours (to be fulfilled through tutoring at schools and professional development sessions). 

*Co-registration in 260 required for all first-time 401 A/B students

**EDUC 401 is also offered summer quarter!

EDUC 401 C: Practicum in Community Service Activity (1-6 credits)

When: Asynchronous

Modality: Virtual 

EDUC 401 C is for returning tutors and mentors. Students must have taken and passed EDUC 401 A or B and EDUC 260. First class session meets sychronously online, and subsequent sessions are asychronous online. Tutors/mentors will either continue the same volunteer site placement they have done previously, or choose a new volunteer site. Assignments expand on previous 401 A/B material and focus on advanced reflection topics and in-depth issues in K-12 education. Credit is earned through attendance, assignments, and the completion of required service hours (to be fulfilled through tutoring at schools and professional development sessions). 

*Pre-requisite: EDUC 260 and EDUC 401A/B 

You can find out more information on our website, located here. If you have any questions about registration or curriculum, please email celecenter@uw.edu.

Honors Portfolio Presentations

Next week many of your Honors Program peers will present their Honors portfolios as a part of completing HONORS 496 and their Interdisciplinary Honors curriculum! Come see what portfolio presentations are all about and celebrate our graduating seniors and their academic and personal journeys here at UW! 

If you’re able, please consider attending a session on either Monday, May 20th from 11:30 – 1:00 and/or Wednesday, May 22nd from 3:30-5:00. Sessions will all begin in Mary Gates Hall Room 211. If you can only pop in for part of a session, please come on by and someone will direct you to a presentation.

Additionally, there will be one more presentation session the following week on Wednesday, May 29th from 3:30-5:00 

As you all know, reflection is one of the core tenets of the Interdisciplinary Honors Program. These students have finalized their web-based collection of artifacts and reflective annotations in their Honors portfolio and have prepared wonderful presentations to share their UW Honors story with the community. 

Hiring Student-Athlete Tutors

Student-Athlete Academic Services (SAAS) is beginning the hiring process for 2024-2025 peer tutors! We are looking to add highly motivated and talented student tutors to our team for the upcoming school year. 

UW students can view the job description and get directions on how to apply through Handshake (or through the attached document). We are accepting applications through September and will review them on a rolling basis, with the first batch of applications being reviewed in mid-July.  We are currently accepting applications for all subject areas! 

Job link: https://app.joinhandshake.com/stu/jobs/8963345   |    Job # 8963345

School of Public Health Graduate School 101 on ZOOM

All those interested to apply to public health graduate school are welcome!

Interested in graduate school but don’t know where to start? The SPH Career Services Team and PH-GH SRCs present “SPH Graduate School 101”, an event that explores graduate departments within the UW School of Public Health! This event will take place on Monday, May 20th from 3:30-5pm on Zoom (pre-registration required).  

This event will feature five UW SPH Departments, including: the Department of Global Health (DGH), Department of Epidemiology (EPI), Department of Biostatistics (BIOST), Department of Health Systems & Population Health (HSPOP) and the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS). Each department will share about their programs and there will be a Q&A section at the end. the Assistant Director of Admissions and Outreach, Noura Youssoufa, will also be doing a segment on SOPHAS and the graduate school application process. All undergraduate students are welcome to join.  

Please direct all questions, comments, and concerns to phghsrc@uw.edu. We hope to see you there!

Registration Link: https://washington.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwscOChrTMsGdBgkp7HlAbu2cUmXJ6YemRK Links to an external site.

Join Us for the Spring CELEbration

A showcase of student service and leadership.

Thursday, May 23, 2024 // 4:30–7:30 p.m. 
Please see the schedule below to maximize your time. 

Husky Union Building (HUB) University of Washington 

Learn more about the event and let us know you’re coming! Registration is optional and helps us plan.

Pre-event Lightning Talks 
3:45–4:30 p.m. 

Students give a short talk to present their leadership development projects/portfolios and community engagement and leadership experiences. Q&A follows. 

Event Welcome 
4:30 p.m. 
Hear from Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor about the connections between leadership education and community engagement. 

Student Presentations   

  • Session 1: 5:00–5:50 p.m.
    Lightning Talks, Poster Presentations and Table Talks 
  • Session 2: 6:00–6:50 p.m.
    Lightning Talks, Poster Presentations, Table Talks and Video Showcase 

Students from a wide variety of programs share their reflections through visual presentations and engaging conversation. Student-created videos document their reflections on their community-based experiences that contributed to their growth and leadership development. 

Community Conversations   
7:00–7:30 p.m.  
Wrap out the event in casual community with one another. Share what inspired you and enjoy some light refreshments. 

College of Built Environments Climate Solutions Symposium

Join the College of Built Environments on Thursday, May 23rd from 5:00pm-7:00pm for our inaugural Community of Practice Climate Solutions Symposium. Students, faculty, and other experts will engage in exciting discussions about climate research, teaching, and learning initiatives currently underway. Register here.

WHRC Student Representative Opportunity

The Western Regional Honors Council invites applications to its vacant one-year student position on the WRHC Board. Applications may be submitted here.

Priority date for consideration is May 17, 2024. Applications will be reviewed by WRHC board members with appointments announced by July 1. Honors students from both two and four year colleges are encouraged to apply.

Student representatives should be supported by their Honors Director/Dean and should be in good standing in their honors program. The students’ home honors programs/colleges must agree to sponsor board members’ participation at both WRHC and NCHC meetings for the duration of their students’ term. For student applications to be considered, their institution must be a dues-paying member of WRHC (Contact Treasurer Ryan Swanson for more information, swansonr@unm.edu).

The role of student board members will be to represent students of the region on the WRHC Board, contributing ideas, perspectives, and insights on matters that come before the Council. As alluded to above, applicants should be willing and able to commit to the Council’s biannual face-to-face meetings (at WRHC and NCHC), and up to two other meetings (via distance; i.e. Zoom, Phone) per year. This has been the first year with student representatives on the WRHC. Our retiring student representative Amazing Anna Abeyta from the University of New Mexico and continuing student board member Super Sarah Hibbard from the University of Montana have been wonderful colleagues and contributors to the ongoing work of WRHC. We are excited about this opportunity to more intentionally integrate student voices into the ongoing work of the Council, and to provide another meaningful professional/leadership development experience to students in the region.

Call for Submissions for Honors Publications Contest

For years, NCHC has proudly hosted an Honors Newsletter Competition. As of 2024, NCHC is proud to host an annual Honors Publications Contest. Any current member of NCHC is invited to participate if your honors program or college has its own publication. Valid submissions include newsletters, magazines, or journals that are produced in-print, electronically, or both. Both student-run publications and faculty/administrator/student-run publications are eligible. Contest Eligibility·  Any active member of NCHC with a publication that fits into one of the categories is eligible to submit.·  All publications in the “student published” categories may be re-submitted for the contest every year.·  Winners in the “faculty/administrator/student” categories are ineligible for the contest the year immediately following their award. Work will be judged and up to three awards will be given in each publication category. Winning publications will be recognized at the NCHC24 Conference awards ceremony in Kansas City, Missouri.

Enter the Honors Publications Contest

Contest Closes June 30, 2024

Questions concerning the nature of the contest can be directed to Kat MacDonald. Technical questions concerning the submission process should be directed to the NCHC Office at hello@nchchonors.org.

CELE Student Opportunities

  • Register: CELE K-12 Tutors and Mentors for Autumn 2024  

Passionate about educational equity and interested in gaining experience working with K-12 students from diverse backgrounds?  Tutoring and mentoring are rewarding experiences and a great way to engage with the local community.  Enroll in EDUC 260 and 401 in Autumn quarter 2024 to learn about K-12 educational equity issues while tutoring in a K-12 Seattle Public School classroom or mentoring high school students in post-secondary planning.  Enroll during Spring 2024 course registration period. Visit our website to learn more.

  • Register: LEAD 100 for Autumn 2024 

Are you looking for a unique course to help you develop your own leadership potential and make a positive difference in your communities?  Through exploring contemporary leadership theories with a critical lens and engaging in activities to translate theory into practice, LEAD 100 (Learning Leadership in Theory and Practice) aims to give students the knowledge and tools to practice authentic and socially responsible leadership.  This course is designed as the first of three required courses for the Minor in Leadership. Offered M&W 3:30-5:20 p.m.  SLN: 17860 

  • Apply: Work Study Tutors 

Work Study Tutors is a program where UW students tutor 6-19 hours/week at target schools in Seattle. Tutors focus on reading skills with elementary school students or math skills with K-9th graders. Tutors build strong relationships with youth by making a commitment to their tutoring site for two consecutive quarters during the academic year (Fall or Winter quarter start). Tutors support the Seattle Public Schools’ effort to promote educational equity for all students, with a focus on under-resourced schools. Tutors must be federal work-study eligible. Now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 academic year. Visit our website to learn more and apply.  

  • Apply: College and Career Readiness Assistants 

Dream Project is hiring undergraduate students to serve as College and Career Readiness Assistant (CCRA) interns at local high schools and middle schools for the 2024-2025 school year.  CCRA interns will directly mentor and support middle and/or high school students to support post-secondary preparation & planning including but not limited to working with students on: college applications, financial aid, scholarship searching, and career exploration. This is an academic year long paid internship through federal work-study. Undocumented students are also eligible to apply! CCRAs work at their school placement site for 10-12 hours/week, attend bi-weekly professional development sessions, and meet with a graduate mentor monthly. First round applications will be reviewed after June 7. Visit our website for more position details and how to apply today! 

  • Apply: Jumpstart Team Leaders and Corps Members 

UW Jumpstart is currently hiring several leadership positions to help us in our mission to prepare preschoolers for kindergarten during the 2024-25 academic year.  Members have the unique opportunity to inspire young children to learn, serve in a local community, collaborate with others on a team, and build professional skills. All members receive high quality training to help them implement Jumpstart’s outcome-based program, promote children’s school success, and build family engagement. Open until filled.  Visit our website for more position details and how to apply today! 

  • Apply: Neah Bay Telling Our Stories, Imagining Our Futures  

Through this year-long program, UW undergraduates work with Neah Bay Elementary School students in the Makah Indian Nation where they explore pathways to higher education and career paths where they can live, lead and thrive in Neah Bay after graduation. Visit our website to learn more and apply.  

  • Explore: NextGen Civic Leader Corps  

The UW NextGen Civic Leader Corps (NextGen) is a growing community that aims to spark, hone and recognize a deeper commitment to public and community service for undergraduate students. This is a great opportunity to meet other Huskies as well as students across the country who are interested in public service as well as explore government, non-profit and social venture careers. We offer advising, programming, networking opportunities and exclusive access to scholarship dollars to socially engaged, community-rooted leaders with the aim to empower and equip the next generation of public service leaders. Students can learn about NextGen events as well as join the community by filling out our Interest Form . NextGen opportunities are also posted on our website.  Open to all UW undergraduate students.   

GRDSCH 200: Prep for Grad School, Summer 2024 Course for Juniors and Seniors

For juniors and seniors interested in learning more about and/or applying to graduate school, check out GRDSCH200: Preparing for Graduate Education, a summer 2024 class! (For students not able to enroll for summer, know that this class is offered quarterly.) 


  • Credits: 2 CR/NC 
  • When: Mondays, 1:10 – 3:20 p.m. 
  • Where: PACCAR Hall. (PCR), Room 293
  • SLN: 11584

WE Lead Student Board Application Open + Upcoming Entrepreneurship Events

The application for the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship’s Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership program (WE Lead) Student Board for next academic year 2024-25 is now live! An overview of the Student Board and job descriptions can be found here. Students from any major or department, undergraduate and graduate, are welcome to apply. Submit your application here – the deadline is 12PM on May 30th. More information, including upcoming info sessions, can be found below. 

Upcoming WE Lead + Buerk Center Events

  • 5/29: Final WE Lead Wednesday of the year! 12:30-1pm (Founders Hall 490)
    If you’ve ever wanted to get more involved with WE Lead, meet others in the campus WE Lead community, or connect with others interested in entrepreneurship, this is the space for you. Hosted by the WE Lead Student Board, WE Lead Wednesdays are a monthly informal community gathering for creatives, innovators, and the entre-curious. This WE Lead Wednesday will be our final community gathering of the year and we can’t wait to celebrate your wins this year, hear about your plans for the future, and answer any lingering questions you may have about applying for the Student Board for the 2024-25 academic year. 
  • 5/30: Application Deadline – WE Lead Student Board 2024-24 | Deadline: 12PM PST
    Application opens today, 5/1 – Apply now! You can join an info session (May 9th, May 15th), or schedule office hours with Winona Kantamaneni if you have questions.  

CBE Aspire Program Summer 2024

Apply today for the College of Built Environments’ Aspire Program for summer 2024!

What is Aspire?

The College of Built Environments’ Aspire Program focuses on housing and the role of home and homeownership in promoting a thriving, equitable community. Students participating in this immersive program will divide their time between classroom lectures and activities with faculty, and field-based tours and interviews with professionals at Windermere Real Estate and other companies and nonprofits working in the built environments. The Aspire Program will introduce students to a range of career opportunities in the built environment and real estate professions; foster their leadership skills; and empower them to bring a critical, equity-based lens to their work.

Program Details:

  • Duration: June 18 – July 18, 2024
  • Meeting Times: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
  • Financial Benefit: Participants will be awarded a $2,000 stipend 
  • Cohort Size: 12 students


  • Must be a rising junior or senior at UW, including incoming transfer students
  • Students from historically underrepresented or marginalized groups, and/or those with lived experiences of housing insecurity, are especially encouraged to apply
  • Students with a demonstrated interest in the built environments – including housing, community development, social equity, urban planning, architecture, real estate, or related fields – are preferred

The deadline to apply is Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.


Learn more on our website. For questions, contact Associate Dean for Students Christopher Campbell at ccamp1@uw.edu.

Washington State Legislative Internship Program

Each January the Washington State Legislature welcomes a cohort of passionate, inquisitive, and hardworking juniors and seniors to serve as non-partisan legislative staff.  This is a full-time, five-days-a-week internship lasting through the whole of Winter quarter 2025. Interns earned a stipend of $2,400 a month during the 2024 session.

The Coordinators for the Internship Program will be offering three days of information sessions for any interested students on May 8th (in person), May 9th (In person), and May 10th (Zoom).  

In-Person Information Sessions in Gowen Hall, room 1A (Wednesday, May 8)

    May 8th, 10:00-10:30AM

    May 8th, 10:30-11:00AM

    May 8th, 11:30-12:00AM

    May 8th, 12:00-12:30AM

    May 8th, 1:30-2:00PM

    May 8th, 2:00-2:30PM

    May 8th, 2:30-3:00PM

    May 8th, 3:00-3:30PM

In-Person Information Sessions in Gowen Hall, room 1A (Thursday, May 9)

    May 9th, 10:00-10:30AM

    May 9th, 10:30-11:00AM

    May 9th, 11:30-12:00AM

    May 9th, 12:00-12:30AM

    May 9th, 1:30-2:00PM

    May 9th, 2:00-2:30PM

    May 9th, 2:30-3:00PM

    May 9th, 3:00-3:30PM

Zoom Information Sessions (Friday, May 10th) link: https://washington.zoom.us/j/99017054435 

    May 10th, 2:30-3:00PM

    May 10th, 3:00-3:30PM

The Legislative Internship Program offers unparalleled access to Washington’s most influential leaders and policy makers, professional development to build transferable skills, and hands-on simulations to learn all aspects of the legislative process. This experience will encourage you to learn quickly, think critically, and develop professionally as you forge lifelong connections in public policy.

Political experience is not necessary, and students of all majors are encouraged to applyWe welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and political ideologies who are active leaders, engaged in campus communities, and excited to learn about government while gaining practical job skills. Whether your interest is in law, business, communications, environmental policy, public health, or elsewhere, there is a place for you as a legislative intern. Interns are matched with legislators in the State House or the Senate based on interest areas and political ideology. The program also has opportunities for interns to serve as caucus staff, focusing on policy or communications.   

Visit their website

UW Students who are selected are required to register for 15 cr of POL S 497 during the winter quarter. 

The contact person for the Washington State Legislative Internship Program at the University of Washington-Seattle is Daniel Ayala Robles (danieloa@uw.edu).  Feel free to reach out with questions, particularly about how the credit requirement is fulfilled at UW-Seattle.

28th UW Black Graduation and Kente Ceremony Registration

Registration is currently open for the 28th Annual University of Washington Black Graduation and Kente Ceremony. 

Ceremony Information:

  • Date: Sunday, June 2, 2024
  • Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Location: Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion | 3870 Montlake Blvd NE, Seattle, WA 98105 
  • Registration Deadline: Friday, May 10, 2024

The Black Graduation Ceremony is a pre-commencement celebration to honor African and African American students who through unyielding determination have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from the University of Washington. The Ceremony is representative of African and African American culture and heritage, embraces the value of community and scholarship, and culminates with a Kente Stole presentation.

New this year:  This ceremony is now open to all Black graduates from ALL three University of Washington campuses! That is correct, UW Tacoma and UW Bothell students are invited to participate in this year’s ceremony!

This is a Celebration for Graduates to be recognized for their accomplishments and provided an opportunity to honor significant people who have helped them achieve their goal. Students are honored together in one setting and their families also get the opportunity to celebrate their hard work and dedication.

Register for the ceremony here.

If students have any questions about the ceremony, please reach out to uwblackg@uw.edu.

Nepali Summer Language Program 2024

This two-week intensive online Nepali language program is ideal for those who plan to study abroad, conduct research, work, or travel in Nepal. The program will provide an introduction to basic conversational Nepali, the Nepali script, and the foundations of Nepali grammar.

This non-credit-bearing workshop is intended for absolute beginners through intermediate learners. Participants will be placed in one of two sections based on proficiency level. (Please note, this program is not intended for advanced Nepali learners.)

There is a registration fee of $300 to participate. Current UW students are exempt from this fee, and will be prioritized for admission.

Summer 2024 Program Dates: July 15–26, 2024 (10 sessions held Monday – Friday)

Class Meeting Times:

  • Section 1 | Beginning Nepali Language | 9:00am-11:00am PDT
  • Section 2 | Advanced Beginner / Intermediate | 12:00pm-2:00pm PDT

Format: Online via Zoom

Instructor: Binod Shrestha

Registration Fee: $300 (waived for current UW students)

Application Deadline: Friday, May 17, 2024

Selection Criteria:

Space is limited. Participants will be selected based on the following selection criteria:

  • ability to attend full duration of 2-week program
  • demonstrated commitment to learning, self-study, and engaging with peers
  • compelling justification for studying Nepali for professional and/or academic reasons
  • priority given to current University of Washington students, faculty and staff

Learn More and Apply: https://bit.ly/uw_nepali

Peer Wellness Coaching

To prepare for academic stress at the end of the quarter by looking into Peer Wellness Coaching.

Peer Wellness Coaching is a free service offered by UW LiveWell and provides 1:1 goal-oriented sessions to students. If students need support for any sort of well-being goal (i.e. relationship conflicts, managing academic stress), coaches can help them build the skills to solve problems effectively and make intentional, positive change on their wellbeing goals.

Visit the website for more information.

Linh Thuy Nguyen UW Campus Book Event

UW Robinson Center Teaching Aide

The Robinson Center is inviting applications for the position of Summer Program Teaching Aide. Join us for a fun and rewarding summer job! 

More information about the job description can be found here.

LSJ 332: Disability & Society Experiential Learning Opportunity

LSJ 332 B: Disability & Society Special Topics is a summer full-term 5-credit course that will count towards General Education Social Science requirements and has an outdoors Experiential Learning component.

Apply learning from the field of Disability Studies in the community with people with disability. In-person class meetings will be organized around service learning in the community. The course requires you to be at parks and other outdoor recreation spaces in Seattle for 5-7 days spread between June 20th-August 18th. You will choose from a range of instructional and support roles across a variety of summer recreational activities. Days and times of service-learning will depend on the recreational activities you choose to support. Online seminar meetings will happen between 12pm-2pm on 6/23, 7/21, and 8/4.

UPREP Medical Student-Applicant Mentor Program

UPREP is excited to announce that signups for the 2024-2025 Medical Student-Applicant Mentor Program are now OPEN! If you are interested in being connected with a current UW medical student to help look over your primary/secondary application, please fill out the form below! We hope that these medical student mentors will be a wonderful resource for you during the application process, whether it involves looking over your essays a single time or communicating throughout the summer as you prepare to go through interviews! 

Sign up HERE!

The Bridges Center Survey Study

The Bridges Center is conducting a survey about gig workers and people who use those services. There is an effort going on to overturn the gig worker minimum wage ordinance passed in Seattle after companies hiked up their fees in response. The survey aims to understand these impacts on gig workers and those who use their services!

Call for Undergraduate Research Symposium Volunteers and Moderators

The Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking volunteers and moderators for this year’s UW Undergraduate Research Symposium on Friday, May 17, 2024 (but opportunities exist before this date too!). Our volunteers are critical to the success of the Symposium and as such we thank you for sharing this opportunity with others and your potential participation. 

This year’s event will take place in-person, and there are a variety of volunteer opportunities available.  Brief descriptions of volunteer roles are available on the volunteer webpage. We welcome you to sign up for as many as you wish, as long as times do not overlap.

Support your fellow UW Honors students presenting at the Undergraduate Symposium by volunteering!

Sign up to volunteer: VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP

Volunteer roles include:

Pre-Event Prep // Wednesday, May 15 & Thursday, May 16, 2024

  • Pre-registration 
  • Pre-event Set Up
  • Material Preparation

Day of Event // Friday, May 17, 2024

  • General Assistants (poster/room setup, signage, greeters, traffic directors, engaging with poster presenters, poster handling, etc.)
  • Oral Presentation Session Assistants 
  • Performing Arts & Visual Arts and Design Session Assistants 
  • Tear Down 

UW Counseling Center Spring Wellbeing offerings

1. **Psychoeducation Workshops**: Throughout this quarter, we’re hosting various workshops facilitated by our clinicians on various topics. These sessions will cover various techniques on healthy communication, stress management, intuitive eating, enhance focus, and many others. Or seeking to deepen your practice, these workshops offer valuable tools for self-care. Other workshops around relaxation and tarot for intuition to come later. Please see flyer below on information on these workshops and visit the Workshops and Groups Webpage for more information.

2. **Group Therapy** Sometimes one of the most effective ways to engage in therapy is in community, especially when loneliness is so prevalent. Group therapy can be an opportunity for students to work on a similar goal or take on a challenge, alongside a facilitating mental health therapist. Please see flyer below on information on these workshops and visit the Workshops and Groups Webpage for more information.

3. **Let’s Talk** Students may not be sure whether they want to seek out counseling or may not need counseling. There are times that students just want to connect and talk with someone. The UW Counseling Center is here to provide drop-in support for students from a therapist to talk about resources, or provide some insights. Students can drop in for in person Let’s Talk or a scheduled drop-in time. Learn more about Let’s Talk.

4.**Individual Counseling**: Our counseling center remains available to provide confidential support for students. Whether individuals are facing academic stress, personal challenges, or simply need someone to talk to, our licensed counselors are here to help. Encourage anyone in need of support to utilize this valuable resource at One to One Mental Health Support Webpage. Students can also schedule online on the UWCC Student Portal.

5.**Husky HelpLine – Urgent Support** There are times that things get hard, frustrating, or overwhelming and you need to talk to someone. Know that same-day support (operates 24/7) is available for our students through Husky HelpLine at 206.616.7777.  Another option is to call 988 for 24/7 access when in distress and for American Sign Language (ASL) support.

Summer term 2024 at Friday Harbor Labs

Come spend five weeks on beautiful San Juan Island exploring the tide pools, learning in a hands-on lab environment, and “diving” into lectures about the diverse life found in our ocean. Friday Harbor Labs offers a unique classroom setting for marine science course work and allows students to learn research techniques and field skills. We host research focused courses where students can actively participate in projects to explore the subjects they are passionate about and grow as early career scientists.  

We welcome students from everywhere; price of the term is the same no matter where you are coming from AND we offer scholarships!

This summer we are offering advanced courses open to undergraduate and graduate students.  Check out the University of Washington credited courses we are offering this summer.

APPLY NOW through our Summer course applications.

Upcoming OMSFA Events

Study and Research Opportunities in Germany: DAAD Programs Info Session 

The DAAD scholarships provide opportunities to gain international academic, internship and research experiences in Germany. Students and graduates of American universities, with all citizenships, are eligible for these programs!

Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 3:30-4:30 p.m. – in person, MGH RSVP here

Careers in Diplomacy: Looking for a meaningful career that will take you around the world? Hoping to make a difference? Want something that’s more than a job, but a lifestyle? 

Learn more about paid internships, fellowships that fund graduate school, and career opportunities with the U.S. Department of State. **All academic majors have a role to play and have become successful diplomats.**

Monday, May 20, 3-4 p.m. – in person, MGH RSVP here

As always, we have our monthly Scholarship Search Party on Monday, May 13

RSVP here: https://expd.uw.edu/scholarships/events/

Open Scholarship Applications

The UW Resilience Lab and the Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) are pleased to share the 2024 Resilience and Compassion Seed Grant cycle is accepting applications! 

These small grants (<$5,000) support efforts to promote resilience, compassion and sustainability and foster connection and community at the UW. Seed grants support impactful activities, programming, projects and/or applied research that align with the goals of the Resilience Lab and the CSF.  

Partners in the Parks Projects

This program is an outdoor experiential learning program coordinated by the National Collegiate Honors Council. PITP projects at national parks across the country offer unique opportunities for collegiate honors students and faculty to visit areas of the American landscape noted for their beauty, significance and lasting value. For over 15 years, PITP has led over 100 projects in more than 50 different national parks.

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  • Appalachian Trail
    • May 20-27
  • Crater Lake National Park: Directors Retreat
    • July 28-Aug 3 
  • Glacier National Park
    • August 4-10 

NCHC’s Partners in the Parks Committee offers two support scholarship options for qualifying students interested in attending a Partners in the Parks event, based on financial need.

Full Project Scholarship:

The Partners in the Parks Committee provides one full project scholarship for each excursion planned in the current year. Students demonstrating financial need and not receiving additional assistance for this event may qualify for a full project scholarship, to include event registration fee and airfare. Pre-registration for the project is not required.

Project Discount:

If a qualifying student is receiving partial project funding assistance from another source (such as a regional honors council or their home institution), they may apply for a discount code to provide an additional reduction to the cost of their registration fee. Pre-registration for the project is not required.

More Scholarship Details 

Please feel free to contact aleym@uw.edu with any questions about the program and scholarship opportunities.

Self-Service Help on Resumes and Interviews

The UW Seattle Student Tech Fee Committee recently approved funds for two self-service career development tools.  Please note that these tools are currently only available to Seattle students.

Jobscan – 

  • Fine-tune your resume by analyzing it against specific job descriptions. Jobscan highlights crucial keywords, skills, and qualifications employers are looking for. By tailoring your resume to match each job posting, you’ll stand out against Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and catch recruiters’ attention. 
  • https://careers.uw.edu/resources/jobscan
  • Images you can use to promote are here.

Yoodli – 

  • Yoodli helps you simulate mock interviews and get feedback in private (Grammarly for speech). With Yoodli, you’ll get real-time and judgment-free coaching on your body language, conciseness, filler words, and more. 
  • https://careers.uw.edu/resources/yoodli-ai-interview-coach/
  • Images you can use to promote are here.

You can find additional self-service tools here – https://careers.uw.edu/resources/category/free-subscriptions-for-huskies/

Research Programs for the 2024-2025 Academic Year

Washington Research Foundation Fellowship: WRF Fellows will receive $8,000 to support their research and additional funds to present their findings at a professional conference. Additional program and application information can be found here

Levinson Emerging Scholars Award: Levinson Emerging Scholars will receive up to $8,000 for educational expenses, research supplies and additional financial support to present their findings at a professional conference. Additional program and application information can be foundhere. 

Application Information: These programs share a common application. Students are welcome to apply to one or both programs for 2024-2025 research funding. Applications are due July 21, 2024, at 11:59 PM PT.  


·                     Be a current UW (Seattle, Bothell, Tacoma) undergraduate engaged in a research project in bioscience or a related field during their award period. 

·                     Propose to continue or initiate a research project for the duration of the award (2-3 quarters) that shows some level of independence and originality. 

·                     Be registered full-time (at least 12 credits) during the award period, pursuing a bachelor’s degree at the UW Bothell, Seattle, or Tacoma campus. Exceptions to this requirement may be made on a case-by-case basis by connecting with the Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research. 

·                     Have completed the equivalent of two years of university-level coursework and have had at least 3 quarters of prior research experience at the time of application. 

·                     Receive guidance from a UW faculty member serving as the student’s research mentor (applicants may also be working with a graduate student, staff, and/or post-doctoral associate in addition to the faculty mentor). 

·                     Submit a completed online application. 

Virtual Information Sessions: Join the Office of Undergraduate Research team for a virtual information session to learn more about application components, applicant resources, and program details. RSVP for an info session here.   

·                     Friday, June 14, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. PT 

·                     Friday, July 12 1:00-2:00 p.m.  PT 

Additional information about these programs including information about the selection process and criteria, program expectations, and application resources can be found on our website