Exploring Diverse Careers from Day One
Sep
20
11:00 AM11:00

Exploring Diverse Careers from Day One

Presented by: Kelly Edwards, Jaye Sablan, and Ziyan Bai, Core Programs in the Graduate School
This workshop will focus on ways for graduate students to explore a range of career paths including how to build your career development strategy, establishing your 21st century professional brand, communication and networking.

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UW School of Art + Art History + Design Welcome
Sep
20
11:00 AM11:00

UW School of Art + Art History + Design Welcome

Presented by: Elizabeth Copland, UW School of Art

Welcome to the UW School of Art + Art History + Design! In this session, you'll hear about the majors and opportunities in Art, Art History and Design at UW, connect with academic advisers from the School, and get a personal invitation to our Autumn welcome events for new students that will help you start off your first year on campus. We look forward to meeting you and answering your questions!

UW School of Art website

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Health Insurance 101
Sep
20
11:00 AM11:00

Health Insurance 101

Presented by: Patricia Atwater, Hall Health Center, and Chris Dessert, ISHIP

Feeling overwhelmed about navigating the US health care system? UW’s International Student Health Insurance Plan (ISHIP) and Hall Health Center are here to help. This presentation will be in an interactive format (with prizes).

International Student Services website

Presentation slides

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Interacting with the Police
Sep
20
10:00 AM10:00

Interacting with the Police

Presented by: Dahmar Smiles and Gabriel Golden, UW Police Department

Tailored towards the international members of the UW community, Interacting with the Police is a presentation that discusses the general differences between policing in the United States and other countries. The University of Washington Police Department is dedicated to protecting the rights of all citizens as provided by the Constitution of the United States as well as the Washington State Constitution. A few of the topics discussed include: Structure of U.S. Law Enforcement, Law enforcement authority, how to identify police officers, and your rights and responsibilities if contacted by the police.

UW Police Department website

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UW Libraries Tour for Graduate Students
Sep
20
10:00 AM10:00

UW Libraries Tour for Graduate Students

Presented by: Emilie Vrbancic, UW Libraries

Did you know that you have your very own personal librarian at UW? Learn how to find yours, and more about library resources and services, and take a tour of Odegaard Undergraduate Library and Suzzallo/Allen Libraries. We’ll also highlight our services for international students.

UW Libraries website

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Strategies for Writing in College
Sep
20
10:00 AM10:00

Strategies for Writing in College

Presented by: Odegaard Writing and Research Center (OWRC)
Join the Odegaard Writing and Research Center (OWRC) as we explore the steps and strategies to help you become a stronger, more confident writer. We’ll talk about writing at the University, understanding assignment prompts, and working with sources. We’ll also briefly introduce OWRC programs and services, and how to get the most out of a writing center appointment.

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Service Learning and Volunteering for UW Students
Sep
20
10:00 AM10:00

Service Learning and Volunteering for UW Students

  • Allen Library Research Commons Green A (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Presented by: Sarah Bishop, Pipeline Project

Do you want to meet new people, learn about American culture, and share your talents and skills while volunteering? This interactive session will focus on opportunities for international students to explore volunteer opportunities in Seattle, along with what “service-learning” means at the UW.

The Pipeline Project website

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Set Yourself Up for Success in Graduate School
Sep
20
9:00 AM09:00

Set Yourself Up for Success in Graduate School

Presented by: Kelly Edwards, Jaye Sablan, and Ziyan Bai, Core Programs in the Graduate School
This workshop will introduce strategies for navigating graduate school, including how to face the challenges of being an international graduate student, understanding university culture at the graduate level, working with faculty, and achieving work/life balance.

Core Programs in the Graduate School website

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Top Mental Strategies for Success
Sep
20
9:00 AM09:00

Top Mental Strategies for Success

Presented by: Chia Chen-Tu, UW Counseling Center

As an international student, you are facing the challenge of learning in a new cultural context.  Come learn what affects your concentration and motivation.  We will discuss how to adjust to the U.S. classroom expectations and culture so you perform well academically and adjust while remaining connected to your own identity.

UW Counseling Center website

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UW Libraries Tour
Sep
19
11:00 AM11:00

UW Libraries Tour

Presented by: UW Libraries

Join us for an interactive tour of several of the UW Libraries including Odegaard Undergraduate Library and Suzzallo & Allen Libraries. Learn about the online and in-person library resources and services available to international students and get a chance to see several popular libraries before the quarter begins! Please wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk between libraries. Tour will begin in Odegaard Library, First Floor.

UW Libraries website

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Campus Jobs and Internships
Sep
19
11:00 AM11:00

Campus Jobs and Internships

Presented by: Career and Internship Center and International Student Services

Many students hope to land a campus job or internship during their time at UW. This session will introduce students to online and campus resources available to help them find an opportunity as well as answer questions about work authorization options.

Career and Internship Center website

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Health Insurance 101
Sep
19
11:00 AM11:00

Health Insurance 101

Presented by: Patricia Atwater, Hall Health Center, and Chris Dessert, ISHIP

Feeling overwhelmed about navigating the US health care system? UW’s International Student Health Insurance Plan (ISHIP) and Hall Health Center are here to help. This presentation will be in an interactive format (with prizes).

ISHIP website

Presentation slides

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The Best Strategies For Success in Your UW Classes
Sep
19
11:00 AM11:00

The Best Strategies For Success in Your UW Classes

  • Allen Library Research Commons Green A (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Presented by: Prajacta Kulkarni, Academic Support Programs

This session will focus on helping undergraduate international students transition to the American classroom and offer practical strategies and tips for success at the UW. Topics will include classroom and cultural differences in higher education, resilience, and taking advantage of the wonderful campus resources available to all students.

Academic Support Programs website

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How Do I Pay for Graduate School?
Sep
19
10:00 AM10:00

How Do I Pay for Graduate School?

  • Allen Library Research Commons Green A (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Presented by: Michelle Drapek, Fellowships and Awards, The Graduate School

This session will cover basic information about funding graduate education at the UW. We will discuss various sources of financial support and how to secure them, as well as the resources available to assist UW students in the process. The presenter will also provide helpful tips to keep in mind while navigating the search.

Graduate School website

Presentation slides

How Do I Pay for Graduate School handout

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Explore Odegaard Library: An Interactive Experience
Sep
19
10:00 AM10:00

Explore Odegaard Library: An Interactive Experience

Presented by: Emilie Vrbancic, UW Libraries

Do you want to learn how Odegaard library will help you succeed at UW? Join us for a fun, interactive session where you will get to explore all three floors of Odegaard and learn about resources like textbooks, technology and how to get help in the library. You'll work together in small groups to complete an activity, meet and talk with librarians, and be able to ask in-depth questions about the Libraries. The activity will begin in Odegaard Library, First Floor.

UW Libraries website

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Banking and Managing Your Finances (presented in Chinese)
Sep
19
10:00 AM10:00

Banking and Managing Your Finances (presented in Chinese)

Presented by: Lichang Wong, Student Fiscal Services

This presentation will go over helpful information and details about banking in the U.S. We will also answer questions about the use of credit cards, ATM/debit cards, and any other questions regarding payment options in the U.S.

Student Fiscal Services website

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Introduction to the Rich Resources at the UW Libraries (presented in Japanese)
Sep
19
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to the Rich Resources at the UW Libraries (presented in Japanese)

Presented by: Azusa Tanaka, East Asia Library

A Japanese Studies librarian will greet you in your native language and explain all about how the UW Libraries system works. The librarian herself will share what made her surprised when she first came to the UW as a student. You will learn about how to navigate all the resources and services UW libraries offer to help you achieve academic success throughout your stay at UW!

East Asia Library website

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Scholarship Information for International Students
Sep
19
9:00 AM09:00

Scholarship Information for International Students

  • Allen Library Research Commons Green A (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Presented by: Emily Smith and Robin Chang, UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

Specifically designed for undergraduate international students, this workshop will provide information on how to begin the scholarship search and develop a competitive edge. We will focus on scholarship search tools, specific resources available to non-U.S. citizen undergraduates, and tips for crafting competitive applications in the U.S.

Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards website

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Unite UW: Instant Friendship
Sep
19
9:00 AM09:00

Unite UW: Instant Friendship

Presented by: Dan Zhu, Unite UW

Are you excited to meet new American friends with diverse backgrounds at UW, but feeling a bit intimidated to take the first step? Are you looking to find a community that feels like "home'" in a place where everything is new? Or are you simply looking for fun adventures with free things - like food, and a 2-night retreat at Pack Forest? If so, Unite UW is the place for you! Check out our Info Session to learn more about how this 7-week cultural exchange program that will help you experience the world without leaving campus.

Unite UW website

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Talking Trash: Understanding recycling and composting at UW
Sep
19
9:00 AM09:00

Talking Trash: Understanding recycling and composting at UW

Presented by: Liz Gignilliat, UW Recylcing

Did you know that a coffee cup you buy on campus can go in the compost? That plastic bottles can be made into a fleece jacket? That carrots put in a landfill can keep their shape and color for ten years? Recycling - it’s complicated, it’s always changing, and it’s a huge part of what it means to be a Husky! Come join us for a session that will introduce you to the ins and the outs of recycling and composting on campus.

UW Recycling website

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The Great Outdoors of Washington
Sep
18
11:00 AM11:00

The Great Outdoors of Washington

Presented by: Edward Landreth, FIUTS Alumni

Washington State is filled with unending opportunities to get outside. Whether your interest is hiking, skiing, kayaking, cycling, or any other outdoor sports, come learn about the locations, resources, guidelines, and safety information you’ll need to know.

 

 

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Interacting with the Police
Sep
18
11:00 AM11:00

Interacting with the Police

Presented by: Dahmar Smiles and Gabriel Golden, UW Police Department

Tailored towards the international members of the UW community, Interacting with the Police is a presentation that discusses the general differences between policing in the United States and other countries. The University of Washington Police Department is dedicated to protecting the rights of all citizens as provided by the Constitution of the United States as well as the Washington State Constitution. A few of the topics discussed include: Structure of U.S. Law Enforcement, Law enforcement authority, how to identify police officers, and your rights and responsibilities if contacted by the police.

UW Police Department website

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Writing Courses and Support Resources for Multilingual/International Students
Sep
18
11:00 AM11:00

Writing Courses and Support Resources for Multilingual/International Students

Presented by: TJ Walker, English Department Writing Programs, Academic English Programs, OWRC, CLUE/Academic Support Programs

Would you like to learn more about English language resources that are available to you? Come to this session and learn about composition and writing courses, academic support courses, writing centers, and online resources that will help you strengthen your academic English skills and confidence.

Department of English website

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