Nominations & Awards, Presentations, and Committee Involvement

The UConn Center for Career Development is proud to have received numerous esteemed awards and has had the honor of presenting best practices and outcomes results to our peers at national and regional conferences.

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2020/2021:

Nominations & Awards
-Award Recipient – Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers, Annual Innovation in Diversity & Inclusion
-Nominee – UConn Stamford – Joy Nuckols Memorial Staff Award
-Nominee – UConn’s Spirit Awards – Center for Career Development Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Presentations
-NACE Annual Conference: Infusing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into Your Career Center
-NACE Annual Conference: How to Build Your Corporate Partner Relationships with Intent and Purpose
-EACE Annual Conference: Squad-Care: Self-Care, But Not Alone
-EACE Annual Conference: Thinking About Attending Medical School? Parallel Career Plans
-CCEIA/SMA Professional Development Day Panelist: Employer Branding on Campus
-CCEIA/SMA Professional Development Day: Tabled at “reverse the search” networking event
-Fairfield County Business Council: How to Build Your Corporate Partner Relationships with Intent and Purpose
-Careers in Student Affairs Conference, Eastern Connecticut State University – Building your Student Affairs Résumé
-University Advising Conference, High Impact Practice Roundtable with George Kuh
-University Advising Conference, Panel Participant for It Takes a Village and High Impact Practice Panels
-UConn Career Elevate – moderated Hartford event panel

Committee Involvement
-National Association of Colleges and Employers – Advocacy Advisory Committee Member
-National Association of Colleges and Employers – Mentor
-National Association of Colleges and Employers – Principles for Ethical Professional Practice Committee Member
-Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers – Pre-conference Committee Chair
-Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers – Nominations and Awards Committee Member
-Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers – Community Service Committee Member
-Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers – Mentor
-Connecticut Cooperative Education & Internship Association – Vice President
-Staffing Management Association of New England – Vice President of Membership
-NASPA – New Professionals Mentoring Institute – Mentor
-Graduate Career Consortium Conference – Planning Committee Member
-Susan Vogt Leadership Fellows Program – The Boston Consortium – Leadership Facilitator & Coach
-Fairfield County Business Council – Emerging Leaders Committee
-Fairfield County Business Council – Human Capital Committee

  • 2019/2020

    • ACTIVE MEMBERSHIPS:
      • National Association of Colleges and Employers
      • Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers
      • Society for Human Resource Management
      • The Career Leadership Collective
      • National Career Development Association
      • American College Personnel Association
      • Staffing Management Association of New England
      • NASPA – Student Affairs Professional in Higher Education
      • Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches
      • Cooperative Education & Internship Association
      • Connecticut Cooperative Education & Internship Association
      • Graduate Career Consortium
      • New England Association for Cooperative Education and Field Experience
      • Connecticut’s Military and Veterans Support Coalition
      • American Society for Engineering Education, Cooperative and Experiential Education Division
      • Middlesex Chamber of Commerce
      • Fairfield County Business Council
      • Downtown Stamford Special Services to Promote Commerce

     

  • 2018/2019

    Nominations & Awards

    • Award Recipient – Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers, Annual Innovation in Diversity & Inclusion
    • Nominee – UConn Stamford – Joy Nuckols Memorial Staff Award
    • Nominee – UConn’s Spirit Awards – Center for Career Development Diversity & Inclusion Committee

     

    Presentations

    • NACE Annual Conference: Infusing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into Your Career Center
    • NACE Annual Conference: How to Build Your Corporate Partner Relationships with Intent and Purpose
    • EACE Annual Conference: Squad-Care: Self-Care, But Not Alone
    • EACE Annual Conference: Thinking About Attending Medical School? Parallel Career Plans
    • CCEIA/SMA Professional Development Day Panelist: Employer Branding on Campus
    • CCEIA/SMA Professional Development Day: Tabled at “reverse the search” networking event
    • Fairfield County Business Council: How to Build Your Corporate Partner Relationships with Intent and Purpose
    • Careers in Student Affairs Conference, Eastern Connecticut State University – Building your Student Affairs Résumé
    • University Advising Conference, High Impact Practice Roundtable with George Kuh
    • University Advising Conference, Panel Participant for It Takes a Village and High Impact Practice Panels
    • UConn Career Elevate – moderated Hartford event panel

     

    Committee Involvement

    • National Association of Colleges and Employers – Advocacy Advisory Committee Member
    • National Association of Colleges and Employers – Mentor
    • National Association of Colleges and Employers – Principles for Ethical Professional Practice Committee Member
    • Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers – Pre-conference Committee Chair
    • Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers – Nominations and Awards Committee Member
    • Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers – Community Service Committee Member
    • Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers – Mentor
    • Connecticut Cooperative Education & Internship Association – Vice President
    • Staffing Management Association of New England – Vice President of Membership
    • NASPA – New Professionals Mentoring Institute – Mentor
    • Graduate Career Consortium Conference – Planning Committee Member
    • Susan Vogt Leadership Fellows Program – The Boston Consortium – Leadership Facilitator & Coach
    • Fairfield County Business Council – Emerging Leaders Committee
    • Fairfield County Business Council – Human Capital Committee
  • 2017/2018

    Nominations & Awards

    • Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers – Annual Innovation in Assessment Award; “Huskies Moving On” program
    • National Association of Colleges and Employers – Member’s Choice Award Finalist; Developing Career Competencies for Supporting Undocumented & DACAmented Students
    • University of Connecticut – Rainbow Center Distinguished Social Justice Advocate
    • University of Connecticut Outreach Senior Dinner – Keynote Speaker

     

    Presentations

    • National Association of Colleges & Employers Annual Conference – Supporting the Dream: Professional Competencies for Working with Undocumented/DACAmented Students
    • Eastern Association of Colleges & Employers Annual Conference – Supporting the Dream: Professional Competencies for Working with Undocumented & DACAmented Students
    • New England Board of Higher Education Commission on Higher Education & Employability Leadership Summit – Panelist for “Revolutionizing Planning: Advising and Career Services for Campuses Large and Small”
    • Cooperative Education & Internship Association Annual Conference – Daring to Dream: Career Development & Undocumented Students
    • American Society for Engineering Education, Cooperative & Experiential Education Division National Conference – LinkedIn and Other Social Media Networking Opportunities
    • The Council on Undergraduate Research Biennial Conference – Partnership in Practice: Undergraduate Research & Career Development (collaborated with the Office of Undergraduate Research)
    • Graduate Career Consortium National Conference – The Urge to Know is a Powerful Force
    • Graduate Career Consortium National Conference – Faculty Career Partners by Organic Design
    • Graduate Career Consortium National Conference – Telling the GCC Story
    • Graduate Career Consortium Regional Conference – Diversity Initiative – Graduate Student Career Council
    • Connecticut Students for a Dream Annual Educator’s Conference – Supporting the DREAM
    • Connecticut Cooperative Education and Internship Association Professional Development Member Meeting – Supporting the DREAM

     

    Committee Involvement

    • National Association of Colleges & Employers, Principles for Professional Practice Committee
    • National Association of Colleges and Employers, Membership Committee
    • Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers, 2019 Annual Conference Co-chair
    • Connecticut Cooperative Education & Internship Association, Vice President
    • Graduate Career Consortium, Chair of Benchmarking Committee
    • Graduate Career Consortium, National Conference Committee
    • Staffing Management Association of New England, Vice President of Membership
    • MetroHartfordAlliance, HR Committee
    • Business Council of Fairfield County, Internship Committee
  • 2016/2017

    Nominations & Awards

    • National Association of Colleges and Employers – Career Services Excellence Award, Finalist
    • Clemson University – Citation at full day national symposium of CCDs Internal Relationship Continuum
    • National Residence Hall Honorary – Institution Faculty/Staff of The Month
    • UConn Spirit Awards – Rising Star Award, Finalist
    • UConn Neag School of Education – Peter J. Nicholls Scholarship in Educational Leadership
    • UConn Division of Student Affairs – Graduate Student Award of Excellence, Nomination
    • Graduate Career Consortium – Nominated for 2017-2018 Board of Directors
    • National Association of Colleges and Employers – Nominated for 2017-2018 Board of Directors

     

    Presentations

    • National Association of Colleges and Employers, Annual Conference; Implementing a Relationship Building Continuum on Your Campus
    • Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers, Regional Conference; Top Ten Activities for your Counseling Toolkit
    • American Society for Engineering Education, Annual Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration; Connecting Tomorrow’s Engineers to Those of Today
    • Veterans Affairs and Military Programs, Veterans Administrators Conference; Eliminating Barriers to Seeking Employment for Student Veterans
    • Communicating Careers: A Conference on Marketing for Career Centers; Embracing One UConn: Developing an Internal Relations Model
    • Cooperative Education & Internship Association, National Conference; Zero to Hero: Collaborating On-Campus Through 0-Credit Internship Courses
    • Graduate Career Consortium, Annual Conference; Telling the GCC Membership Story – Benchmarking Committee Poster Presentation
    • Graduate Career Consortium, Annual Conference; Insight into the PhD & Master’s Virtual Career Fair: A Five-Year Analysis and Review
    • Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, 2017 Research and Education Biannual Conference, Panelist; Environmental Engineering Hiring Trends at Environmental Engineering Program Leaders Annual Meeting
    • UConn, Women’s Advance Conference; Making Your LinkedIn Profile Work for You
    • Connecticut Campus Compact, Student Leadership Conference; Pitch Perfection: Pitching Your Social Justice Ideas to Stakeholders
    • Connecticut Campus Compact, Student Leadership Conference; Mastering the Art of Resume Writing: Incorporating Leadership and Service
    • Connecticut Campus Compact, Tri-State AmeriCorps Vista Training; Incorporating Your AmeriCorps Service on Your Resume
    • IMPACT, National IMPACT Conference; Pitch Perfection: Pitching Your Social Enterprise Ideas

     

    Committee Involvement

    • National Association of Colleges and Employers:
      • University Engagement Committee
      • Principles for Professional Practice (Ethical Standards Committee)
      • Retention and New Membership Committee
      • Blog Contributor
    • Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers:
      • Professional Development Committee
      • Technology Committee
      • Twitter Chat Coordinator
    • Graduate Career Consortium:
      • Benchmarking Committee Chair
      • Virtual Career Fair Planning Committee Member
    • Cooperative Education & Internship Association:
      • Blog Contributor
    • Communicating Careers: A Conference on Marketing for Career Centers:
      • Conference Planning Committee
  • 2015/2016

    • Nominations & Awards
      • National Association of Colleges and Employers – Annual Member’s Choice Award
      • Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers – Annual Diversity and Inclusion Award
      • UConn Spirit Award – Finalist, Rising Star Award
      • UConn Spirit Award – Finalist, Departmental Award
      • Student Life Award – Graduate Assistant of the Year
      • Provost’s Award for Community Engagement – Nominee
      • Featured in NACE’s Spotlight publication
      • American Association for Engineering Education – Best New Presenter Award

       

    • Presentations
      • National Association of Colleges and Employers, National Conference; The Matrix: 7 Best Practices + 7 Core Competencies = Limitless Possibilities
      • Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers, Annual Conference; Tech Talk (Co-presenter with the EACE Technology Committee)
      • National Career Development Association, Global Career Conference; Breaking Away from the Four-Year Career Plan
      • Cooperative Education & Internship Association, National Annual Conference;
        • On-Campus Internships: Elevating the Student Employee
        • Creating a Paid Summer Intern Program Exclusively for UConn Students
      • New England Association for Cooperative Education and Field Experience, Fall Conference;
        • Breaking Away from the Four-Year Career Plan
        • On-Campus Internships: Elevating Student Employees and Creating a Campus Culture
        • High Tech High Touch: Engagement, Innovation & Success
      • National Association of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), Veterans Symposium; Career Readiness and the Military Connected Student: Identifying Stakeholders and Building Partnerships
      • Northeast Modern Language Association, Annual Convention; Panelist
      • AgCareers North American Ag & Food, Human Resources Roundtable Conference; Panelist
      • American Society for Engineering Education, Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration; Innovation and Sustainability for Students and Professional Development: Teaching Students to Leverage Existing Resources for Identifying Opportunities
      • CT Technology Council, HR Forum; Panelist, Better Together: Creating a Robust Tech Talent Pipeline in Connecticut
      • Southern New England Staffing Management Association; Panelist, Building Campus to Career Partnerships
      • Fairfield County Business Council, Internship Roundtable; Best Practices in Career Development
      • Communications Careers Conference; Curating Careers: Creatively Engaging Fine Arts Students

       

    • Committee Involvement
      • National Association of Colleges and Employers
        • Conference Planning Committee
        • Membership Retention and New Membership Committee
        • Mentor and Blog Contributor
      • Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers
        • Professional Transitions Committee
        • Technology Committee
        • Social Media Member of the Month Coordinator
        • Trending Blog Contributor
      • Cooperative Education & Internship Association
        • VP Internship Network
        • Annual National Conference Educational Sessions Committee
      • Connecticut Cooperative Education Internship Association
        • President, 2015-2016
      • Graduate Career Consortium
        • Virtual Career Fair Planning Committee
        • Virtual Career Fair Career Advice Chat Room
        • Regional Conference Planning Committee
      • New England Association for Cooperative Education and Field Experience
        • Board of Directors
        • Connecticut State Director
      • Greater Hartford UConn Alumni Group
        • Executive Board
      • Active Membership
        • MetroHartford Alliance
        • Business Council of Fairfield County, Internship Roundtable
      • Chambers of Commerce – Active Membership
        • Tolland
        • Middlesex
        • Northwest CT
        • Southeast CT
      • Best Practices for Visiting Colleagues
        • University of Hartford and Hofstra University
      • External Reviewer for North Dakota State University Career Center