UW Alumni Association Career Services Alerts

Greetings career-minded UW alumni,

Don GallagerThank you for opting in to receive UWAA Career Services Alerts. Each month we hear from more employers, recruiters and career services groups wanting to share job openings and other opportunities with UW alumni. I also pass along networking and job search tips, upcoming events and other career-related articles and resources.

Below is the September 2010 edition. Whether you're currently in a job search or just actively considering a career transition, I hope you'll find a useful lead, contact or info item.

Feel free to e-mail any comments or questions to me at dongal@uw.edu.

Don Gallagher
UWAA Career Services

Exclusively for UW alumni


From Eddie Maiava, Jr., Diversity Outreach Coordinator in the Human Resource Division of WA State Employment Security Department, reports that they have many opening and encourages people to sign up for e-mail alerts about new positions. Alumni job seekers with questions about careers at ESD can contact him at emaiava@esd.wa.gov.

Liandra Krebs in Human Resources/Recruiting at the Kitterman Marketing Group, has two openings: Marketing Project Manager Contract (closing date open) and Advertising Research (closing date September 30). E-mail liandrak@kittermanmarketing.com for more information.

Suzie Kramer, Field Campus Recruiter at Target, is hiring for Executive Team Leader positions in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. They also have Store Team Leader openings in Washington. Visit www.Target.com/careers or contact Suzie Kramer at suzie.kramer@target.com.

Cathie Agor, Associate Director for Diversity Recruitment and Retention at Edmonds Community College, notified us that they have instructor positions available. Go to www.edcc.edu/hr (Part-Time Faculty) for full details on education and experience requirements, forms to download, documents to complete and submit, and instructions on mailing, faxing and personal delivery of application packet.

Christi Goodwin, Sr. Staffing Manager/Recruiter at AT&T, tells us they are actively hiring for their fall classes including the Business Sales Leadership Development Program. They accept applications year round from alumni who graduated within the last three years. To apply and read about the program, visit www.att.jobs/b2b.

Emily Bomar, Recruiting Programs Manager at CampusPoint, indicates they have added more than 30 new job and internship opportunities for students and alumni since the last edition of Email Alerts. CampusPoint's free job listings are available to UW alumni who received a bachelor's degree within the past six years—or a graduate degree within the past year. Alumni can register and apply at www.campuspoint.com. Emily can be reached at emily@campuspoint.com.

Also, to learn about Campuspoint jobs and internships in the Portland Metro Area, contact Hirav Dave at 503-595-2390 x315. Hirav can also add you to the Portland/Vancouver metro area listserv.

UW alum Elizabeth Richardson, president/founder of the recruiting organization Richfield Consulting Group, is recruiting for two immediate openings for a Medical Device Sales position and a Software Sales Account Executive. Her firm specializes in placing entry to mid-level sales people in jobs around the Puget Sound. Elizabeth's e-mail address is elizabeth@richfieldconsultinggroup.com and her phone is 206-397-3702.

Aimee Manio Higbee, Employment Manager in the Finance & Administration department of UW Advancement, reports several opportunities, including: Deputy Director of External Relations at the Henry Art Gallery (req # 65595) and Director of Development, School of Drama (req# 66058). Both positions will be open until filled. Apply through the UWHires system. Complete job posting and application details for these and other positions at www.washington.edu/jobs.

The United State Capitol Police in Washington, D.C., has an opening for a Director, Office of Financial Management (CP-0501-14). Login to http://www.avuedigitalservices.com/uscp/applicant.html and then enter the code YZAIH into the "Reference Code" field in the top right on the screen. For more information, contact William Robinson at william.robinson@uscp.gov or 202-593-3368.

The Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. has an opening for a Grant Program Specialist (GS-1101-09). Login to http://www.avuedigitalservices.com/dojjmd/applicant.html and then enter the code RUTSO into the "Reference Code" field in the top right on the screen. For more information, contact Sherry Harrison at sherry.harrison@usdoj.gov or 202-353-2179.

Briana Camelo at Bilingual Therapies invites alumni interested in nationwide opportunities for bilingual health care professionals to contact her at 1-888-266-2915 or send your resume to briana.camelo@bilingualtherapies.com.

The Career Center at the University of Washington
This UWAA campus partner offers free job listings for UW alumni through HuskyJobs. These openings are especially oriented to recent grads and other alumni pursuing entry level positions.

UW Employment
Get information about working at the University of Washington.


Job Resource Clinic ($)
September 23 (6–7:30 p.m.)
Offered most Thursdays at the Centerpoint Institute for Life and Career Renewal (times vary). Phone RSVP: 206-686-5433. Pre-registration is required 24 hours in advance.

Centerpoint Institute Orientation for UW Alumni (Free)
October 13 (5–6 p.m.)
Offered on the second Wednesday of every month at Centerpoint Institute. Learn more about how the career process works, meet the Centerpoint staff and ask questions about their programs, services and approaches to working with adults in career and life transitions. Learn about the UWAA/Centerpoint partnership and discounts.

Career Transitions Class at Bellevue College ($)
October 29 & 30, November 5 & 6 (9 a.m.–5 p.m.)
A non-credit, two weekend class open to all to help you identify your interests and transferable skills; find career options to fit your skills and experience; and get the latest information on re-training. Class fee is $99 (partial scholarships may be available based on financial need). Advanced registration is required. For more information or to sign-up: 425-564-2279. Sponsored by the BC Center for Career Connections and the Women's Center.

Career Launch Workshop for UW Alumni ($)
November 18 (10 a.m.–4 p.m.)
Offered by the Career Center at the University of Washington, this workshop encompasses three key job search topics: successful interviewing, conducting a job search, and resume & cover letter writing.


Puget Sound Business Journal is an excellent weekly resource regarding job opportunities, networking and local business trends. Of particular note is the "Who's Hiring" column in each issue, which highlights a local company with job opportunities. Companies featured in this column since our last issue of Alerts have included Coalfire Systems, Ascentium advertising company, Seattle startup Cozi, Bellevue IT startup Apptio--and various retailers including Ann Taylor, Apple, Chico's FAS, Eddie Bauer, Nordstrom, Tommy Bahama, PetSmart and Jared.

The Online Wall Street Journal careers page offers career strategies, salary trends, a how-to-guide and job search tips. View Joann Lublin's new monthly careers column.

Recent Wall Street Journal article: 10 Mistakes That Start-Up Entrepreneurs Make

JobsJournal.com is a comprehensive career bulletin offering a free weekly newsletter with timely, career-related news and articles including these recent pieces:

- How to Convince Yourself to Love a Job That You Hate
- Your Job Search and Future Prospects Will Be Determined by the Company You Keep
- Seek the Experience and Knowledge of Others in Your Job Search

The University of Washington Alumni Group on LinkedIn has more than 14,000 members and is a great way to expand your professional network and connect with fellow Huskies in your area and around the globe. Check out the discussion board for posts from alumni whose organizations are currently hiring.

Also, check out the Jobnob group on LinkedIn, maintained by Julie Greenberg, co-founder of Jobnob, Inc. and an alumni association partner.

Husky Career Network is an online networking tool that allows UW Alumni Association members and current UW students to access more than 5,000 alumni who have volunteered specifically to answer career-related questions and serve as a networking resource for their fellow Huskies. Learn more about UWAA membership.


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