What Makes A Good Informational Interview Question?

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With access to hundreds of informational interview questions through just a quick search of the Internet, it might seem like a great idea to simply choose a few and set up your meeting. After all, there are websites that claim …

By Kay Kimball Gruder
Kay Kimball Gruder Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Programs and Services Kay Kimball Gruder
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How to Find and Select a Professional for an Informational Interview

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The place to start this activity is to develop a list of individuals to interview by utilizing your own personal network.  That can include family, friends, supervisors, advisors, and/or mentors or, as a next best alternative, consider employers you have …

By Paul Gagnon
Paul Gagnon Career Consultant, College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources Paul Gagnon
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Creating a Personal Spending Plan

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Managing your money is important. Students most often associate money management with creating a budget. However, the word “budget” can seem aversive and is often equated with enforcing restrictions on spending. Instead, you may want to consider making yourself a …

By Alexandra Pierce
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Who to Ask for a Reference When You Can’t Ask Your Boss

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References are a common feature of almost any job search, and can present a dilemma especially for those already employed. Current bosses aren’t ideal references unless you’re relocating, or facing a lay-off, downsizing, merger, or other situations.  The bottom line:  …

By Paul Gagnon
Paul Gagnon Career Consultant, College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources Paul Gagnon
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Moving Back Home After Graduation

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If you find yourself moving back home after graduation (even a few months or years later), you are not alone. According to a May 2019 survey by TD Ameritrade, over 50% of students have delayed moving out of their parent’s …

By Alexandra Pierce
Alexandra Pierce Graduate Assistant, College to Career Transitions & Alumni Services Alexandra Pierce
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The Importance of Visibility

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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 from …

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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 …

By Arianna Dines
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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. …

By Alex Argueta
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