The Importance of Visibility

LGBTQ+ in STEM

On April 30th, 2019 the Rainbow Center held its first LGBTQIA+ in STEM Professional Panel Event. We invited Dr. John Redden from the Physiology and Neurobiology Department, Dr. Morgan Tingley from the Evolutionary and Ecology Department, Dr. Alix Deymier …

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HackUConn Winning Team Features 2 CLAS Students

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Each year, HackUConn brings together students and tech industry experts for a non-stop 24 hour invention competition. This year’s …

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Phone Interviews

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Many employers may choose to conduct initial interviews via phone. Phone interviews pose their own unique challenges, including your inability to read non-verbal communication. Take time to prepare for your phone interview by watching this video.

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How to write a letter of inquiry

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You’ve heard it said that good things come to those who wait. It could also be true that good jobs come to those who ask. If you’re interested in marketing yourself to a company and ask about potential job opportunities …

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The Hidden Job Market

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Wondering why you haven’t heard back from any of your applications? 80% of jobs aren’t posted on job boards–they’re secured through the hidden job market. Watch this video to find out what it is and how you can access it. …

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How to answer “What is your greatest strength?”

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In many interviews, you will be asked about your strengths. This is an important way for employers to get a sense of your top attributes. It’s also an opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of what the position or field requires, …

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Non-verbal Communication During an Interview

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Non-verbal communication is the exchange of visual cues. In an interview, body language, facial expressions, and eye contact have a big impact on the interviewer’s perception of your competence and professionalism.

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6 Ways Your Résumé Should Differ from Your LinkedIn Profile

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Although your resume and LinkedIn profile are both important job-search tools, they serve slightly different purposes and are read by slightly different audiences under different conditions. As a result, they should never be identical.

Here, we explore the difference between building …

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Pharmaceutics and Pfizer—What to Do with Your Science Degree

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Between 2000 and 2009, pharmaceutical innovations alone caused a 73% increase in life expectancy. Even today, medical treatment and pharmacy make a huge impact in people’s everyday lives. But getting a drug or product to market takes massive amounts …

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Decision Making Paralysis: Easy to Identify, Hard to Move

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Some decisions can be made fairly easily: if it is raining outside, we know to grab an umbrella; if we need to complete a course in order to graduate, we take that class; if our phone or laptop needs to …

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