This toolkit is designed to help you make the most of your time at UW. Wherever you are in your university career, use this toolkit to challenge yourself, explore your options, and integrate all you are learning — your Husky Experience is more than a major!
Toolkit messages are delivered to students every week of the academic year through MyUW. In addition to First Year messages, the articles below can be found by students through the Husky Experience tab on MyUW; they address four interconnected dimensions of the Husky Experience: Know Yourself, Know the World, Make Your Way, and Weave it Together.
Creating your Husky Experience is an opportunity unique to you, but you don’t have to start from scratch or go it alone. We are a team of UW staff members who spent time collecting suggestions — from students, faculty, and other staff — on how to help all students successfully create the kind of Husky Experience that will serve them well.
The Husky Experience Toolkit is a collection of suggestions to help you challenge yourself, think about options, and weave together all you are learning. They are being delivered via MyUW so that all students have access to these ideas and resources.
Know what interests and engages you. Test ideas you have about yourself. Build a supportive social network and make decisions that are right for you. Understand how taking care of yourself is fundamental to success in everything you do.
What are you curious about? What matters to you? Know how the people and resources at the UW can help you learn, understand, and contribute.
Gather tools and knowledge to intentionally construct a career. Learn to identify and showcase your skills and strengths. Build a professional network to support you on a path to success.
Reflect on your experiences large and small – how do they connect? Weave your experiences into a meaningful whole – the story of your growth and learning.