How to Best Prepare for the Non-Profit & Service Career Fair! 

Non-Profit and Service Career Fair

Careers for the Common Good is excited to announce the 2020 Non-Profit and Service Career Fair on February 28th, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. The Career Fair is a wonderful opportunity for students to engage with over 75 non-profits, …

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Interning at Mohegan Sun: Gabriel Gutierrez-Araya

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Gabriel Gutierrez-Araya is a Junior Communications major and Marketing minor at the Storrs campus. Gabriel held a summer public relations internship at Mohegan Sun. 

Erik Zawodniak: How did you find the internship at Mohegan Sun?
Gabriel Gutierrez-Araya: I was introduced …

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Student Success Story: Brian Aguilera


Growing up in Bogota, Colombia, Brian Aguilera ’19 (CLAS) always knew he would have to leave his family behind to achieve the future he wanted in science and biology. Hard as that would be, he knew that the United States …

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Are you thinking about life after graduation?

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If you are graduating in 2020, plan on attending the Annual Beyond UConn Expo on February 18th, from 4-7 PM, to meet experts and find resources about life after graduation. The Expo will include representatives from UConn as well …

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Do you even need an Engineering degree to work in the field of Engineering?


There are certainly majors that are more linear than others in regards to career paths. You pretty much need a Nursing degree to be a Nurse, an Actuarial degree to be an Actuary, and a Pharmacy degree to be a …

By Eran Peterson
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Should International Students Cheer or Fear the New H-1B Visa Lottery Rule? (Vault)


In late 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services proposed a new rule that would change the way H-1B visas are allotted. Under the new rule, the H-1B lottery would give preferential treatment to international students with advanced degrees. To shed …

By Derek Loosvelt
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Is the Rise in H-1B Petitions from U.S. Employers a Good Sign for International Students? (Vault)


Last week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it received 201,001 petitions from U.S. companies for H-1B visas this year, a 6 percent increase over the number it received last year and the first time in three years …

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4 Options for International Students Who Don’t Win the H-1B Visa Lottery  (Vault)


This is the time of the year when employers start to get back to international students who weren’t selected in the H-1B visa lottery. This year, the U.S. government received 201,001 H-1B applications for a possible 85,000 visas. This means …

By Marcelo Barros
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7 Common Job-Search Mistakes New International MBAs Make  (Vault)


Coming to the U.S. to pursue an MBA as an international student is a huge accomplishment. You should feel very proud that you are where you are. However, don’t forget that you have a lot of work ahead of you, …

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Networking Tips for International Students (Vault)


Like many other international students, I was very focused on the academic part of student life when I arrived in the U.S. In my junior year of college, I suddenly felt this job-seeking urgency. I was only a couple of …

By Nan Liu Barnes
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