Leadership Courses for Winter 2018 Quarter

Huskies, don’t miss out on these exciting leadership course offerings this winter quarter!

  • Husky Leadership Certificate
    • Current juniors and seniors can apply for this capstone program and corresponding course that center on reflection. (Deadline: November 20)
  • Learning Leadership in Theory & Practice
    • This interactive leadership course is designed specifically for first year, second year and transfer students.
  • Leadership Firesides
    • Take a 1-credit General Studies course that allows you to dive deeper into these weekly storytelling events.

Questions? Email us at uwhli@uw.edu


Earn UW Credit for an Internship in Washington, D.C!

Are you interested in doing an internship in Washington, D.C. and earning UW credit? If yes, come to one of the six information sessions for The Washington Center that are scheduled for November 14th and 15th in Gowen Hall, Room 1A (on the ground floor):

Tuesday, November 14, GWN 1A
3:30-4:50 – includes Q&A with UW students who attended TWC in summer 2017

Wednesday, November 15, GWN 1A
3:00-420 – this session includes Q&A with UW students who attended TWC in summer 2017

There will also be drop-in times to meet with the TWC representative in SMI 215 (the Political Science Advising Office) on Tuesday from 1-2:20pm.

The Washington Center (TWC) runs an internship program in Washington, D.C., that is open to all UW undergraduates in all majors and provides comprehensive service, including internship placement and housing. Placements include government agencies, corporations, nonprofits, museums, arts organizations, and international organizations. Hundreds of UW students have participated in this program since UW’s affiliation in 1977, and many made connections that led to post-degree employment.

At the informational meetings, a Washington Center representative and I will discuss the structure of the program, scholarships, the application process, and UW credit. The final afternoon sessions on both days will include the opportunity to talk with students who attended TWC this past summer.

WA State residents receive a $2500 scholarship from TWC and may be eligible for additional TWC scholarships to help defray the cost of attending. UW international students and residents of other states receive a $1000 scholarship and overall pay less for this program than the estimated cost of attending UW for a quarter. Additional discounts may be available for students interested in the autumn or spring semester programs.

TWC’s facilities are accessible to students who have disabilities. In addition, their Disability Services Coordinator will assist with accommodation at the internship and programming sites.

These are the upcoming application deadlines (for a full list of organizations that have earlier deadlines see http://www.twc.edu/node/11029):

Summer 2018 (10 weeks), Priority*: 2/21/18, Regular: 3/14/18
Autumn 2018 (15 weeks), Priority*: 4/18/18, Regular: 5/16/18
Spring 2019 (15 weeks), Priority*: 10/17/18, Regular: 11/14/18
* Priority deadline is for scholarships above the minimum guaranteed

Regardless of your major, there is an internship in D.C. for you! Whether you want to do an internship this year or in three years, come to an information session to learn more.

If you can’t make it, contact Meera Roy at meroy@u.washington.edu, for an appointment (available online at https://depts.washington.edu/polsadvc/signup.php — you can change the week at the top of the screen–or you can email Meera for an appointment time). Information is also available at TWC’s website, www.twc.edu

New Sociology Course Offered This Winter Quarter!

SOC 230 Introduction to Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in the United States (5) I&S, DIV
Examines health status and healthcare disparities among racial/ethnic minority groups in the United States. Utilize sociological, demographic, (social) epidemiological, and (social) psychological concepts to introduce students to racial/ethnic health disparities research.

WIN 18 SOC 230

Student Success Coach

Everyone struggles with academics and/or personal obstacles at some point in time. Come check out UW’s Student Success Coach service here on campus. Our new Student Success Coach, Madison, will be available to start seeing students this Thursday evening. Students can make an appointment online to meet one on one with her or drop-in if they are here at CLUE. I have attached a flyer for you to post or send out to students. The website below also has all the information.


The ASP Success Coach meets with students one-on-one to help them develop skills in:

Effective study strategies

Time management skills

Setting and working towards goals

Finding campus resources



Hours/Location: Mondays and Thursdays 7-9pm in Mary Gates Hall room 171


Make an appointment here: https://meetme.so/UWASPCoach



Udall & Truman: Scholarships to Make a Difference

Udall & Truman Scholarships are now accepting applications! If you are committed to public service leadership, issues related to Native American Nations or the Environment, we hope you’ll consider applying for the Truman or the Udall Scholarships!  The Truman awards up to $30,000 to U.S. citizen, third year students who are committed to public service leadership to be used for graduate school. The Udall awards up to $7,000 for U.S. citizen sophomores and juniors who are committed to service and issues related to Native American Nations or the Environment.


Read about eligibility & apply online!


Apply for the Truman Nomination | Deadline: 11/27

Apply for Udall Nomination | Deadline: 11/28


Looking to explore more about Resiliency in Education? Check out EDUC 200!

In EDUC 200, students learn skills to enhance their wellbeing in college and in their life in general. Particular focus is paid to skills that help students withstand common difficulties in life, like a disagreement with a loved one, tolerating doing work you don’t want to do, and managing negative emotions in a healthy way. Skills will include but will not be limited to mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Students will also learn about research underlying stress, resilience, and related skill areas.


This 3 credit class will be offered for the upcoming 2018 winter quarter to all majors. Students will meet for lectures on Wednesday late afternoons with a one hour lab section on Fridays for small group activities. The class also provides I&S credits.

EDUC 200 Resilience Skills for College and Beyond allows students to work towards their best life while earning credit!