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Effective 3/11, our office is closed to the public until further notice. Staff will be available to answer questions during normal business hours by email.

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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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 Williams graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 2005 with a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. As an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Dawn thought she wanted to be a lawyer. As graduation neared, she changed her mind and graduated with no plan. As a first generation college student, Dawn was trying to navigate college and post-college without a lot of resources or role models. She held several jobs including bookkeeping, a call center, event planning and client management. Eight years later she discovered her passion for career counseling and returned to school for her Master’s degree. Dawn has worked with college students for 15 years and is passionate about helping students successfully transition from college to career. When not at work, Dawn is learning how to garden and hopes to soon have a flock of chickens.

Career Development Specialist

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

Katherine Felts graduated from the University of Washington Tacoma in 2018, with a BA in Ethnic, Gender and Labor Studies. She spent a year working as a student employee with Career Development before graduating, and was involved with several clubs on campus including the Student Veteran Organization, and Wordlings. Katherine attended two community colleges and took four years off before finally landing at UW Tacoma, and she hopes to stay here for the long term. Katherine’s passions lie in advocating for veterans and their families, providing support and mentorship to First Generation students like herself, and empowering all students to learn how to further their career success.


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, uwthire@uw.edu or erichill@uw.edu, or call 253-692-4421 for more information.

Employer Relations Manager

Email: erichill@uw.edu

Eric is Pittsburgh native and a first-generation student. He attended and studied Criminology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, not to far from his hometown. During his summers and breaks from school he worked in artificial turf installation to help pay for his undergrad. After graduating from IUP he moved to San Francisco working in various bike shops before returning to school to pursue a Master of Arts in Higher Ed and Student Affairs from Western Michigan University. At WMU he fell in love with the career development process working as a Career Advisor by helping assist students on everything career. After completion of his Master’s degree he moved to Seattle working in recruiting and staffing for various tech clients. He is excited to be returning back to Career Development and Higher Education and ready to trade in his Pittsburgh black and gold for UW Tacoma purple and gold.