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Job searching during the COVID-19 pandemic?

According to a recent survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, 70% of summer internship programs are planning to run as scheduled. If you are encountering hiring freezes in your job and internship searches, now is a great time to brush up on the skills to help you land the next job.


  • Polish your application materials
    • Cover letter
    • Resumes
    • Social media (e.g., LinkedIn, Handshake, Indeed)
  • Practice your video interview skills & “storytelling”
  • Network / Conduct “career conversations”
  • Learn a new skill
  • Keep applying
  • Think about options (e.g., short-term projects / “gigs,” create-your- own-internship, experiences to gain transferable skills)

A broad range of career opportunities exist for graduates from Human Centered Design & Engineering. A recent survey of our graduates reveals the following job titles: User Experience (UX) Designer, User Researcher, Experience Designer, Systems Analyst, and Design Researcher. More »

UW Engineering Career Resources


Handshake is a free tool for UW students and alumni to search though hundreds of internships, part- and full-time jobs, volunteer opportunities, and more. Learn more about Handshake access for students and alumni.

Log in to Handshake to see all jobs, narrow your search, or filter by location, job type, etc. Upload your resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcripts to apply directly for jobs. You'll find up-to-date information about employers and which ones are interviewing on campus.

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