#MediaMentors 5 Career Lessons from “This is Us”


***Spoiler alert*** If you haven’t caught up on season two of the hit show “This is Us,” stop what you’re doing, binge on Hulu for a few hours, and then read this post.

Once you spend some time thinking about …

By Emily Merritt
Emily Merritt Career Consultant, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Emily Merritt
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Résumés: Write This, Not That


A résumé is a tool to introduce you to a future employer, graduate school admissions committee, service option, scholarship decision makers and more. Though the content can be similar in many sections, it will contain phrases and terms unique to …

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Expand Your Career Options


‘A career in academia is the only choice for someone with a PhD,’ is a very common and widely held graduate school myth. Even those who already have a PhD, or are in the process of obtaining one, often report …

By Tithi Basu Mallik
Tithi Basu Mallik Graduate Student Career Programs and Services Graduate Assistant Tithi Basu Mallik
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If only I had the TME Major Elimination Activity my first year…

If only I had the TME Major Elimination Activity my first year… thumbnail image

When I came to UConn my freshman year, I was an Actuarial Science Major, and was completely sure that was the path I wanted to follow. I stayed with this major for my first semester, but as classes picked up …

By Emily Castagna
Emily Castagna
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Why Post-Interview Thank You Notes Actually Matter


You’re probably wondering if and why post-interview thank-you notes matter. I’m going to cut to the chase with this blog-

Post-interview thank-you notes do matter and you need to write them. Here’s why!

Simply put, it’s good manners. Think back …

By Corinne Golash
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When it’s chilly, bring your “sweater”: Tips for women in STEM


post co-authored by: Leila Shwayhat, Environmental Engineering, Senior

It was a sunny morning the summer after my sophomore year; I woke up with the “first day jitters” because it was the first day of my first internship ever. I was …

By Monique Cooper
Monique Cooper Career Consultant Monique Cooper
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