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The following information is provided as a resource for students looking for jobs, tuition assistance, and professional certification.  Listing on this site does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the University of Washington Tacoma.

Networking

Connect with our social media accounts to stay in touch with our professional community of instructors, students and UW Tacoma staff. 

      

UW Alumni Association

The University of Washington Alumni Association offers benefits ranging from discounts at local businesses and events to special deals on travel and financing. As a PDC graduate, you are eligible to join the UWAA at a special rate. Contact us today to join the Husky family!

Newsletter

Join our email list to stay up-to-date on programs, events and workshops offered by the Professional Development Center and more.

VA Funding

Selected programs of study at UW Tacoma are approved by the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board's State Approving Agency (WTECB/SAA) for enrollment of those eligible under Title 38 and Title 10, USC.  Contact the UW Tacoma VA office 253-692-5723 to determine eligibility and processes for registering for classes. 

Student Loans for Noncredit Courses

Sallie Mae Career Training Smart Option Student Loan® has helped more than 30 million Americans pay for college since 1972. We encourage students and families to supplement their savings by exploring grants, scholarships, federal and state student loans, and to consider the anticipated monthly payments on their total student loan debt and their expected future earnings before considering a private education loan.

The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program (MyCAA) helps military spouses pursue licenses, certificates, certifications or Associate's Degrees (excluding Associate's Degrees in General Studies, Liberal Arts, and Interdisciplinary Studies that do not have a concentration) necessary for gainful employment in high demand, high growth Portable Career Fields and Occupations.

Explore Careers

WOIS/The Career Information System - Explore careers, create goals for your future, make educational plans to reach your goals, and find the training programs and the right schools. Determine what skills and experiences you need for a specific job

Professional Organizations and Certifications

Project Management Institute - PMI serves and certifies practitioners and organizations with standards that describe good practices, globally recognized credentials that certify project management expertise, and resources for professional development, networking and community.

SHRM Society for Human Resource Management - Membership and certification organization for human resource professionals.

Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the Society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. - See more at: http://www.shrm.org/about/pages/default.aspx#sthash.PtOs5wsZ.dpuf
Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the Society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. - See more at: http://www.shrm.org/about/pages/default.aspx#sthash.PtOs5wsZ.dpuf

CPM Certified Public Manager Consortium - Formed in 1979, the National Certified Public Manager® Consortium establishes and preserves standards for the Certified Public Manager® designation. The quality and efficiency of management in government have a major impact on the lives of citizens and the orderly functioning of society. Systematic training programs are essential to maintain and improve the effectiveness and professionalism of government managers. UW Tacoma's Certified Public Manager is a member of this organization and is the licensed provider in Washington State.

American Academy Of Certified Public Managers -The American Academy of Certified Public Managers® (AACPM) is a professional association of public sector managers established in 1984 to promote a high professional, educational and ethical standard in public management. 

CFRE International - Founded in 2001, CFRE International is an independent nonprofit organisation whose sole mission is dedicated to setting standards in philanthropy through a valid and reliable certification process for fundraising professionals.

American Society for Quality ASQ is a global community of people dedicated to quality who share the ideas and tools that make our world work better. With individual and organizational members around the world, ASQ has the reputation and reach to bring together the diverse quality champions who are transforming the world’s corporations, organizations and communities to meet tomorrow’s critical challenges.  They offer a wide range of national certifications that require both full-time experience and passing a written/practical exam.

Disability Resources for Students

To request disability accommodation, including American Sign Language interpretation, contact the Disability Resources for Students office at 253-692-4508, drsuwt@uw.edu or submit a request at http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/UWTDRS/eventaccess, preferably at least 10 days in advance of the event.