Weekly Update October 10, 2019

P2PF Program Update

This fall I am not planning to meet with every department and program, as I did last fall. However, I am deeply invested in maintaining relationships with each of you and hearing your suggestions, concerns, and questions. I welcome invitations to meet, or to attend a department/program meeting. Please be in touch!

Upcoming Events:

How to Use Your Liberal Arts Degree in Tech

Thursday, October 10, 12:30 -1:20 pm, Student Center 210

During this panel conversation, you will have the opportunity to hear from a group of people working in the tech industry, serving in a variety of functional areas. The tech industry is built from a wide array of talent, not merely coders and engineers. Learn how these professionals utilized their liberal arts degrees to break into tech.

More information and registration info found on Handshake

Digital Design Careers in Tech Panel

Thursday, October 17, 12:30 -1:20 pm, Student Center 210

How can you use your creative skills in the tech industry? What role do graphic and digital designers play in this immense field? Hear from current and past SU students along with other industry professionals regarding their own career experiences. Learn from the following guest panelists: Phil Parrish, Co-Founder of PrograMetrix (SU alum from business school, student athlete) Tonya Sharp, UX Designer, most recently at Skytap (Western graduate BFA in Graphic Design and incoming Master of Arts Leadership student here at Seattle University)

More information and registration info found on Handshake

Women in Transportation Seminar Lunch and learn

Thursday, October 17, 12:30 -1:30 pm, Casey 525

Come enjoy free pizza and learn about the Women in Transportation Seminar! WTS is a nonprofit organization aiming to connect and empower women who work in transportation. Members reign from all professional fields including engineering, urban planning, environmental, law, etc. The Puget Sound Chapter offers great resources for students and working professionals including networking events, lectures, reading groups, and so much more.

Idealist Graduate Fair

Thursday, October 17, 5:00 -8:00 pm, Campion Ballroom

Students interested in learning more about graduate school can talk to universities around the U.S. about programs in public administration, nonprofit management, social work, education, international affairs, law, and more (including representatives from several SU programs). Registration is free.

Internships - these may or may not be posted in Handshake

  1. Casa de Esperanza: Hands of Hope intern –Year-long post-graduation opportunity for students interested in social work, pre-medicine, psychology, education, sociology, health sciences, and social justice. Hands of Hope Info Flyer. More information and the application found online. Housing, stipend and insurance provided.
  2. Professionals Without Borders: Spring break trip to Belize – Applications due by October 25. PWOB flyer. Application request and other questions: contact pwob@seattleu.edu
  3. New Zero-Waste Internship at SU – Seattle U’s Resource Conservation team is looking for a “Zero Waste” student coordinator for AY 2019-2020 (5-credit internship). Zero Waste Internship. Application deadline is Wednesday, October 16th.

Internship Best Practice:

Are you a Faculty member who supervises a number of students participating in internships for credit per quarter? Would you prefer for students to appear in one Canvas section? There is a solution: standardize the internship title students indicate on the Internship Request Form. As a department, determine a standard title that all of your students will utilize. When the Registrar registers students, they should then group all students in one course section, hence one Canvas course. We encourage you to coach students into using the specific and unique internship position tile on their resume, which more accurately reflects the work they are doing. If you have questions about this, please contact me: brownt2@seattleu.edu or 206-296-6982.