Happenings around campus

This week on the UW Tacoma campus, there will be a number of activities for students to partake in. These events range from UWTea Time on Tuesday to the Career and Internship Fair at the UWY on Friday. All listed events are free of charge to students.


Arabic lessons will be taught by Maryam Al Darraji. They will be teaching students in BB 107 during lunch hour — 12:30–1:20 p.m. Classes have been taught on Mondays and Tuesdays since the second week of school, and will go until the eighth week of fall quarter. Each Monday/Tuesday class will be on the same content. 


UWTea Time will be hosted by the International Student and Scholar Services on Tuesday in BB 107. “The purpose of the event is for international students to socialize and connect with others, meet local American students, as well as provide an opportunity for students to ask questions regarding immigration and academic[s],” stated UWT Senior Wenyan Li, who is also a Global Affairs Fellow. 


There will be Japanese lessons taught in BHS 107 from 12–1 p.m. Beginner lessons will be taught on Oct. 16, Oct. 30 and Nov. 13. Advanced lessons will be taught on Oct. 23, as well as Nov. 6 and Nov. 20. Lessons will be taught by Japanese student Kuniya Yoshikawa

There will also be a discussion on how to get funding for study abroad. This event is centered around what forms of financial aid and scholarships are available for study abroad opportunities and how to acquire them. It will be held in MDS 312 during lunch hour. 


A Career and Internship Fair will be held at the University Y. At this fair, students will be able to find numerous job opportunities. This is being held by the Career Development and Education department from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in rooms UWY 307, UWY 303 and the student assembly room. “The career fairs are important for a myriad of reasons – but the foundation of that importance is preparedness. Career fairs help students prepare for the ‘what next?’ aspect of being a college student,” stated Katherine Felts, a Career Development Specialist.


Google Mock Interviews will be held at the UWY in room 304 during the lunch hour. If you are interested in internships or full time jobs, this workshop will provide tips and tricks to acing professional interviews.