Tag Archives: Careers

Meet An Engineer: UW Engineering Ambassadors @ Northeast Branch

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Wednesday, May 6 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Northeast Branch

Now’s your chance to get a more in-depth look at what the UW Engineering Ambassadors are all about!

The UW Engineering Ambassadors are returning to the Northeast Branch with their full-length presentation. They’ll have information on different careers and programs in engineering and demonstrate how they are using their new skills with an interactive activity.






Radio Journalism Workshop (Registration is required)

p00twgfzSaturday, May 9, 2015, 2 – 3:30 p.m. at the University Branch Library

Become a media-maker! Learn about public radio journalism in this fun, hands-on interviewing workshop with professional audio recorders.


Learn about public radio journalism and interviewing with KUOW’s RadioActive Media.

In this fun, hands-on workshop, teens learn about what kinds of questions get people talking, and then interview each other using professional audio recorders. This program is open to teens 13-19 years of age.

RadioActive is a radio journalism program for teens, based at KUOW 94.9 radio.

Teens ages 16-18 may want to stay afterwards to learn more about a competitive paid summer intership and get assistance filling out an application.

Registration is required. Please call the University Branch at 206-684-4063 to register.

WOIS: Choose your career

So I’ve been having trouble trying to figure what I’m going to do for college and for a career (if I’m going to HAVE a career or just a job) so to figure this out I grabbed the College Board Book of Majors and made a list of things I was interested in (there weren’t that many).  One day I was talking to Jesten (the teen librarian who I listen to) and she liked the idea of archive assistant, she mentioned using that to work at a museum. THAT got my attention, but . . . I had no clue what jobs were at a museum so I asked her for a list and a list I got, she then encouraged me to go to WOIS, and it is AMAZING!! Continue reading

WOIS: Mega Help for Teens

WOIS can help

I’ve been having trouble trying to figure out what I’m going to do for college and for a career, or if I’m going to even HAVE a career or just a job.  So to figure this out I grabbed the big book of majors and made a list of things I was interested in (there wasn’t that many). Then one day I was talking to Jesten (the teen librarian who I listen to) about the possible majors I found and she liked the idea of an Archivist.  She mentioned some work at museums.  THAT got my attention, but . . . I had no clue what jobs were at a museum so I asked her for a list and a list I got, she then encouraged me to go to WOIS, and it is AMAZING!!

Once you go to WOIS there is an occupation button that has a HUGE list of jobs and VERY in-depth descriptions of the job. It will tell you the typical tasks, overview, school requirements (if you need a high school diploma, bachelors or masters degree), the physical demands of the job, the average wages, and I think a few more. Some of the jobs allow you to have an interview with people who have that job. Wow.

Now I’m not saying that EVERY job is on this database, so please don’t be mad if the job you want isn’t on it, but I think most jobs are there. WOIS is incredible, it helped me so much!!!!!

It also has a “school search” I haven’t checked it out yet but it will probably be awesome too! 🙂

To get to the website you can follow these steps:

  1. Go to Articles & Research on The Seattle Public Library website.
  2. Scroll down  and click the “Jobs and Careers” link.
  3. Then scroll to “WOIS/The Career Information System“.

(Most times you can only access WOIS from a library computer or at school if it has the code). Check it out!

–Freyja, 17, Magnolia


I Can Fly. You can, too.

Young EaglesRecently I got to do the most amazing thing, fly. The best part is that you can, too! The program is called Young Eagles. For people who are between the ages of eight to seventeen. The first thing I had to do is find a person who was certified to take students of the Young Eagles Program flying. After I found a pilot we scheduled a time to do it.

When I first got there it was a beautiful day with lots of sunshine. The first thing we had to do was a full check – walking around the plane. The plane wasn’t too big, it only fit two people in it.  While we were doing our walk-around we noticed that we were low on gas and would have to fill up before take-off.  Once we finished our walk-around we pulled the plane out of the hanger and got in.  The pilot called ground control to tell them we were taxiing over to the gas station and they told us which runways to use to get there.  When the tank was full, we could finally go flying!

What I was most scared about were the takeoff and landing.  Once we were on the runway at full power I was getting really nervous.  When we got into the air I was so nervous and excited that I could barely speak.  When we were high enough he pulled back on the yolk (the steering wheel) and the nose of the plane went up and then he pushed it forward and we went down.  It felt like we were on a roller coaster.  He then had me do the same thing.  It was really fun!  After that he started to teach me how to do a turn, which was hard.  Next he had me making turns while keeping the wings of the plane level, which was also hard to do because a little wind could change it a lot.  But I had a lot of fun keeping the wings level.

After we had flown for about an hour we headed back to land.  He had to call the tower so we could find out when we could land. Which we got to be first.  After doing the takeoff I was now really nervous for the landing.  We were flying so low… just above buildings!  But the landing went great.  We landed and bumped once but then we were back on the ground and we were slowing down, and getting off the runway. After we were off the runway we taxied back to his hanger and put his plan away.

Now I am working on getting my pilot’s license. Which I can do for free with the Young Eagles Program. I am working on all of the ground school stuff and can’t wait to go flying again.

Check out these stories about pilots and piloting from the library!

–Ella, Northeast Teen Adviser



Road Map to CollegeToday is a great day to think about your future options and get excited about your college, vo-tech, or career potentials, for tomorrow’s DiscoverU activities.

Who do you want to be?

You’re probably aware of the things you can do to participate (many area schools are participating) but here’s a list of some of the activities:

We’d love to see and share your creations! 

And don’t forget that the library has many, many resources for college and career planning, including LearningExpress Library (where you can take many different practice exams online) and Homework Help (in-person at 11 libraries and online)!  Stop in (and visit us online) any time.

Teen Space Presents: High Tea @ Northeast

English TeaNortheast is hosting a series of teas where teens can meet local authors, students and faculty at local colleges and universities and people in different careers. Questions are encouraged!


First Mondays, 3:30-5:30

  • April 1: College Life
  • May 6: Career Exploration

Everyone has questions and wants to know what’s up before they jump into something. Wondering if math is a requirement at the Art Institute of Seattle? Attend College Life and find out!

Not sure how one breaks into the fashion industry? Career Exploration might be right for you.

And hey, who doesn’t like tea?

The Northeast Branch will be giving out books by the authors attending the Local Authors event. Authors include: Conrad Wesselhoeft, Heather Davis, Liz Gallagher, Jeanne Ryan and Kevin Emerson.

Colleges included so far: University of Washington and the Art Institute of Seattle; more will be added as they’re confirmed.

Registration is not required, but it is recommended that you sign up to reserve a spot.

Call Northeast @ 206-684-7539 for more information.