The Center for Career Development team is dedicated to supporting students at every stage of the career development and decision making process. This includes exploring career interests, identifying opportunities, and implementing an action plan. It is never too early or too late to connect with us. Schedule an appointment, access our online resources, attend a career program or just drop by! We are here and ready to help you achieve your goals. Schedule an appointment and we can help you with:
- Resume preparation and critiques
- Cover Letter development and critiques
- Job and internship search assistance
- Practice interviews
- Graduate school preparation
- General job search questions and/or career coaching
UConn students are prepared to jump into the professional world that surrounds our Avery Point campus. They are talented, resilient and career-ready with necessary critical thinking, communication and innovation skills required to thrive in today’s global economy.The Center for Career Development provides coaching sessions for students, including resume workshops, career development modules in FYE (Freshman Year Experience) classes and LinkedIn clinics. UConn’s career services are connected throughout all campuses through the online platform Handshake which offers opportunities for employers to post jobs and internships for all students and alumni to view.
Recruit and Engage
Annual Career Expo: Held in October, this free event will help you connect and engage with many of the Avery Point students
Posting a Job, Internship, or Co-Op
The university uses Handshake, an online job board, for all internship, co-op, and career-related job postings.
Facts about UConn Avery Point students
- Approximately 800 total students
- Many of these students are freshmen and sophomores and will begin their studies (UConn has more than 110+ majors) and then change campus to Storrs to complete their degree. Coming on-campus is a great opportunity for you to brand your company with them early, so they’re thinking about you as they fine-tune their studies and plan for the future.
- Undergraduate students can complete degrees in Liberal Arts (American Studies, English, General Studies, Maritime Studies, and Marine Sciences) at the Avery Point campus.
- Avery Point is home to the Department of Marine Sciences; the associated Marine Sciences and Technology Center; the Connecticut Sea Grant; the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaption (CIRCA); Project Oceanology and Mystic Aquarium Research Labs.
- Avery Point also offers a number of graduate and professional programs including Engineering, Nursing, Oceanography, and Teaching.
- Many of these students are non-traditional – commuters, working either full- or part-time, etc. These students are often more mature, and have been in the workforce – or are working their way through school.