Welcome to Communication Works!, the spot for UW Department of Communication students and alumni to find information and inspiration to give their careers a boost in the right direction.

Internships and Job Opportunities

Anna ChatiloIn the Department of Communication we believe that a high-quality internship provides a valuable opportunity for majors to gain exposure to communication careers while acquiring skills, contacts, and work products that will help upon entrance to the job market.

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Check out student internship experiences on the COMMunity Building blog


Mentor Lunch Series

Mentor Lunch

We regularly welcome alumni back to campus to sit down and chat with Communication students about careers in Communication and how their Communication degrees shaped their career paths.
Recent visitors include:

Britt Carmichael (’97): a Paralegal in the Anti-Piracy division of Microsoft’s Legal & Corporate Affairs Group, where she works on a team that enforces Microsoft’s copyrights and trademarks within the computer and software marketplace.

Julie Peterson-Snyder (’86): a writer for Costco Wholesale. She has worked in various documentation departments and writing positions for Costco since the early nineties.

Ashley Kolberg (’01): a Preparedness Planner with Public Health Seattle & King County, where she is responsible for the planning and implementation of many response plans, including Mass Fatality Management, Isolation and Quarantine, and Alternate Care Facilities.

If you are interested in hosting a mentor lunch, please contact Victoria Sprang at vsprang@uw.edu or 206-724-3580

Career Kickstart

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Find a list of the career kickstart events here.