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Students and Alumni

The Office of Career Development serves any current UW Tacoma student and any UW Tacoma alum who earned a degree. There are two steps to utilizing our services as a student or alum. Step 1 continues below. If you still have questions after visiting with CPCs, feel free to continue to Step 2 for additional help with our Career Specialists.

STEP 1) Walk-ins (15-minute sessions on a drop-in basis)

Career Prep Consultants are peer educators with training and experience to assist students and alumni with the following services:

  • Resume critiques
  • Cover letter writing
  • LinkedIn basics
  • Job search assistance
  • Interview tips
  • Handshake

Contact Us:

Office location: MAT 106
(253) 692-4421

Find us online!

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Career Preparation Consultant (CPC)

Email: uwtcd3@uw.edu

Erynn is a Junior majoring in Psychology and minoring in both Criminal Justice and American Sign Language. As a First Generation college student, she strives to fight every obstacle in her way, as well as trying to help others with any difficulties that they might be experiencing . Erynn has been in customer service for years and is prepared to extend her knowledge and experience to her fellow UW Tacoma classmates.

Career Preparation Consultant (CPC)

Email: uwtcd4@uw.edu

Subhleen is a third-year student here at University of Washington. She was born and raised in India. Her family moved to United States of America eight years ago in 2010. Currently, she’s pursuing a degree in finance from Milgard School of Business through the Student Direct Program. She aspires to be a successful business professional. To reach this goal, Subhleen is getting a high quality education here at UW Tacoma, and seeks to pursue an MBA that will eventually mark the beginning of the path to her ultimate destination.

STEP 2) Appointments (45-minute sessions with a Career Specialist)

Appointments can be made online for one-on-one career counseling sessions and mock interviews. You can sign up for an appointment by service or if you have been working with a Career Specialist and would like another appointment with the same person, you can sign up for an appointment below.

Assistant Director
Career Development and Education

Email: dawnw1@uw.edu
Phone: 253-692-4835

Dawn holds a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Saint Thomas in Minneapolis, MN. She has lived in Washington for 10+ years and has career development experience in both university and community college settings. Dawn is passionate about helping students successfully transition from college to career. Dawn is a current board member of the Washington Career Development Association.

Career Development Specialist

Email: bvari@uw.edu
Phone: 253-692-5970

Beverly joins UW Tacoma staff from the Tacoma Community House, where she created and facilitated preparation courses for employment. Before moving to Tacoma, she worked in higher education for 10+ years within career services, social justice, community development, and AmeriCorps. She enjoys empowering individuals to explore and connect their passions to their professions. Beverly holds an M.Ed in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in higher Education.


If you are interested in connecting with the UW Tacoma campus, Career Development is here to provide ways for you to engage with our students and promote your brand to enhance your recruiting efforts.

Visit the Employer Resource web page for information about our services and feel free to contact our Employer Relations Manager, Mine Her, or call 253-692-4837 for more information.

Employer Relations Manager

Email: mher@uw.edu
Phone: 253-692-4837

Having masterminded and executed successful win-win talent-pipeline partnerships in both the academia and corporate environment, Mine earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Washington State University and draws from 10+ years of experiences to incorporate the “human” element into recruiting through innovative and data-driven strategies and relationships. Known as a disruptor of outdated recruiting strategies, Mine is BOUNDLESS in his vision and quest. He continuously adapts and pushes the status quo to ensure the full potential of all his stakeholders, from students to Fortune 10.

Marketing Assistant

Email: uwtcd2@uw.edu

Melissa is the daughter of a retired Chief Warrant Officer of the U.S. Navy. Originally from Bremerton, Washington, she spent the last 11 years living overseas and receiving her education through the Department of Defense Education Activity. Living overseas led Melissa to develop a deep passion and respect for cultural-awareness, diversity and equality. She is currently pursuing a degree in Business Management through the Freshman Direct Program at the Milgard School of Business, and hopes to work for the U.S. Embassy or climb her way through the corporate ladder.