Husky 100

November 10, 2016

Husky 100 Application – Top Tips

As you begin your Husky 100 applications, we thought it would be helpful to give you some top tips from staff and students so that you can articulate your Husky experience in the best possible way. We want you to be successful in your application process, so take a look at the tips below!

Husky 100 recipientsFrom Husky 100 recipients:

Don’t sell yourself short…I guarantee you that you have unique experiences that no one else has had. It does not hurt to apply. Who knows, you might find yourself pleasantly surprised, like I did.” Daniel Yusupov

Self-care, volunteerism, advocacy, inclusionKatherine Pratt

“Try to focus on what you are most passionate about and what you have done during your time at UW that encompasses that passion.” Rhea Panela

Characterize the drive and ambition that was the impetus for your engagement in the university and surrounding communities” David Carl Ludwig

“To be a Husky 100 recipient, students should be engaged on their campus, and actively seek out all opportunities afforded to them. Take part in study abroad opportunities, fellowships, student clubs, and be involved in your community by volunteering or interning. It’s also important to remain in good academic standing. Being a Husky 100 is truly about embracing your own involvement with the UW campus as well as your greater community.” Regina Harper

Husky 100 medalFrom Faculty and Staff:

“The attributes that embody a Husky 100 winner have to involve risk-taking, vulnerability and stretching oneself to try something new or outside of the box…be curious enough, excited enough, hungry enough to want and find something more or beyond what is the minimum requirement.” – Nicole Klein, Philanthropy Officer

“Rather than just listing your activities and leadership experiences like you might on a resume, be sure to always ask “how does this tie into my overall Husky Experience?”  Always tie it back to how it has helped you grow, evolve, change during your time at UW. Most importantly, how has it impacted the way you view your collegiate experience, your own story, the world?” – Kim Durand, Associate Athletic Director for Student Development

“My number one tip for applicants would be to make sure they map their experiences onto the Husky 100 criteria. Applicants can greatly assist the faculty and staff who have the difficult job of reviewing by using the Husky 100 criteria to inform how they think and write about their Husky Experience.” – Jim Pfaendtner, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

“When sharing YOUR STORY, make sure to connect the dots and tell us how your lived experiences have influenced your academic and leadership endeavors. Be strategic and highlight those moments and individuals that have influenced you and helped shape you into the leader that you are today.” – Felipe Martinez, Manager of Student Success

“Remember to connect the dots and make the connections clear. Connect your on-campus and in-classroom experiences to your life and impact off campus. Be sure to include several different examples. Reviewers are looking for both a broad and individual impact. The best applications I read were honest and sincere. I was most impressed by applicants who described their failures (and what they learned from them) and the hardships they overcame to succeed at UW and in their lives.” – Mikelle Nuwer, Lecturer, Oceanography

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