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 Yourself

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.

  • A Little Stress is Good. Really.
  • Achievement Unlocked
  • Asking for Help is Normal. And Necessary.
  • Becoming a Better Listener
  • Bouncing Back
  • De-Stress, Focus, and Perform Better through Mindfulness
  • Do Majors = Jobs?
  • Eating for Better Mood and Energy
  • Fight Decision Fatigue
  • Finding Your Purpose When You Have No Clue
  • Hacks for Better Eating Habits
  • Healthy Ways to Handle Conflict
  • How to Persevere
  • Life is Messy
  • Making Decisions
  • Managing Imposter Syndrome
  • Managing Procrastination
  • Moving Beyond Rejection
  • No Time to be Healthy?
  • Time Management: Creating a Weekly Schedule
  • Time Management for the Win
  • Tired of Feeling Alone?
  • Tough Relationship Decisions
  • What If the Grade Didn't Matter?
  • When to Quit
  • Your Friends, Your Success
  • Know the World

    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.

  • Are You Your GPA?
  • Considering Graduate or Professional School
  • Discover New Worlds in Your Own Backyard
  • Doing Good Is Good For You
  • Finding Your New Favorite Class
  • First Impressions Matter
  • Getting Comfortable with Public Speaking
  • Getting Experience When You Don’t Have Any
  • Got Experience?
  • Having Fun For Free
  • Learning through Teamwork
  • Making the Most of those Last Requirements
  • Preparing for Professional Life
  • Scholarships 101: Application Essays
  • Scholarships 101: Finding Scholarships
  • Solve World Problems
  • Study Abroad is for Everyone
  • Where's Your Focus – Learning or Competing?
  • Make Your Way

    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.

  • Are You Ready for Your Job Interview?
  • Asking for a Reference or Recommendation
  • Between College and Career
  • Career Conversations: Small Investment, Big Payoff
  • Design Your Own Internship
  • Does Your Résumé Represent You?
  • Giving Effective Feedback
  • Good Relationships Lead to Recommendations
  • How a Professional Job Is Different from Being a Student
  • Husky or Bank Account Running Low? $$ :-(
  • Interviews: Asking Your Own Questions
  • Interviews: Frequently Asked Questions
  • Interviews: Making Your Case
  • Interviews: The Right Way to Present Yourself
  • Introducing Yourself
  • Jobs Come Through People You Know
  • Making Your Résumé Competitive
  • Mapping Interests and Values to Meaningful Work
  • Saving for Summer Vacation (or Other Financial Goals)
  • The Strength of a Diverse Network
  • The Value of Part-Time Employment
  • Three Main Strategies for Finding A Job
  • Using Your Health Benefits
  • Writing a Stand-Out Cover Letter
  • You Are Your Network
  • Weave it Together

    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.

  • Applying for Scholarships Gets You More than Money
  • Considering an Additional Major or a Minor?
  • Deep Learning Comes from Reflection
  • Gratitude is Healthy
  • Lead with Your Values
  • Leaders are Made, Not Born
  • Learning is Forever
  • Plan Your Life by Accident
  • Show Yourself a Little Compassion
  • Your Major: A Hypothesis
  • Themes

    Why We Made This Toolkit

    We are a team of UW staff members who care about your success. We want to help you create the kind of Husky Experience that will serve you best. To do this, we gathered and curated advice from students, faculty, and staff from across UW on how to make the most of your time here.

    The toolkit was curated by Michaelann Jundt of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Janice Fournier and William Washington of UW Information Technology and Katy DeRosier from the Office of the Provost.

    How it works

    These articles are delivered here via MyUW so that all students have access to these ideas and resources. New articles are highlighted each week on the home page to provide timely advice, but read and explore them anytime.

    We plan to add new articles and resources each academic year.