Beyond UConn Conference – Preparing for Life After Graduation

Beyond UConn is a conference for students graduating from UConn and designed to provide assistance in the world of transitioning to life after college. Students will have the opportunity to learn essential career and life skills from top employers and UConn alumni.

The conference will be held Wednesday, April 10, 2019, from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM, in the Rome Ballroom on the UConn Storrs campus. The Center for Career Development team understands that for some, the transition may be seamless and for others it may be shocking! Our goal for this event is to provide graduating students information and general knowledge and provide awareness about what lies ahead.

Conference Schedule
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Rome Ballroom
5:30-8:30 PM

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Registration & Hors d’oeuvre
5:30 pm – 6:40 pm
Welcome & Keynote Panel, Understanding Company Culture
6:50 pm – 7:30 pm
Block Session 1
7:40 pm – 8:20 pm
Block Session 2
8:20 pm
Closing & Ice Cream Social

2018 Recurring Sessions (2019 coming soon!)

Beyond UConn- A Strong Start to Your New Job

Congratulations, you accepted a job offer and you are ready to start your career. How much thought have you given to your first day? Your first month? Your first six months on the job? This session will help you think through and prepare you to take action which will help you get off to a strong start. We’ll talk about: Day 1 – who is responsible for what; Becoming a part of your new team; Understanding what success looks like; Building strong professional relationships; Communication is the key; Understand (and value) your reputation.

I Have a Paycheck: Now What?

Getting a paycheck is definitely exciting, but can be daunting too- especially when there are lots of bills to pay and usually the need to save. This workshop explores creating a plan for managing your money each paycheck within the framework of having an annual budget and a few financial goals. Without goals, and a plan, whether it is to save for a vacation, pay-off student loans, or to put something extra toward retirement, it is unlikely that you will have success and positive results. Gain tips and strategies to feel confident in managing your paycheck and finances.

Moving Out and On

Moving away from the pastoral town of Storrs to pursue opportunities elsewhere? Wondering how you will find your new go-to coffee shop or restaurant in a new city or town? Or maybe the logistics of packing up your belongings or buying renters insurance can be overwhelming. Whether you are heading down the street, to your parent’s house, or to another country, this session will offer some tips on making a move as smooth and as stress-limited as possible.

The Work/Life #Sway

Finding sway means embracing the natural ebb and flow between work and life. There will be times when work takes priority, and other times things such as family and self-care. With a new job, new responsibilities, and new hours, how do you manage it all? This session will cover some ideas to help you sway your new work life with also having time for yourself in addition to your career.

The Search is On

Still not exactly sure of your plans beyond UConn? Are you interested in learning about more tips on the job search, interviewing, or about self-designing an opportunity? Or would you like more information on other options after graduation besides full time employment, like gap years, volunteering, and internships? Wherever you are in your plans, this session will help you with figuring out your next steps.