Networking: A Guide for the Timid & Easily Intimidated


“Network, network, network.” I can’t count the amount of times I’ve heard this ~simple~ advice. We are always told that networking is one of the best ways to advance our career, but for many of us, it’s not as straight …

By Arianna Dines
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How to Join UConn Clubs and Teams as a Graduate Student

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Did you know that graduate students are eligible to join many of the clubs, groups, and teams at UConn that are not necessarily geared toward graduate students? They are! Not many graduate students realize that all intramural sports and tournaments …

By Katherine Nelson
Katherine Nelson
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Yes Mom, I Have a Career Plan


The summer before my senior year of college my mom asked me, “Are you sure you want to go back to school?” I looked at her like she was crazy. I had made it through three years with a strong …

By Emily Merritt
Emily Merritt Career Consultant, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Emily Merritt
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Why You Should be Going to the Career Fair – Finding the Job Opening Gaps


The UConn All University and STEM Career Fairs are scheduled for this week and next week, Tuesday and Wednesday September 19th and 20th and September 26th and 27th on the 3rd floor of the Student Union.  These gatherings are a …

By Paul Gagnon
Paul Gagnon Career Consultant, College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources Paul Gagnon
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Nervous about interviewing? Of course not; me either. (But actually…)

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Real talk: raise your hand if you feel anxious about interviewing. (You can’t see me, but I’m raising my hand.) Anxiety during an interview is totally normal – even professionals like myself feel nervous from time to time! However, just …

By Ana Clara Blesso
Ana Clara Blesso Assistant Director of Experiential Learning Ana Clara Blesso
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Ask About It: Do I really need to update my resume

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By Amanda Carchedi
Amanda Carchedi Marketing and Communications Manager Amanda Carchedi
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Master Stress Management and Get Career Ready

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People say that if you are not stressed in graduate school, you are doing it wrong. Graduate students are often required to juggle class schedules with research, teaching, and job commitments, in addition to any other responsibilities that they might have. …

By Tithi Basu Mallik
Tithi Basu Mallik Graduate Student Career Programs and Services Graduate Assistant Tithi Basu Mallik
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If I Could Turn Back Time


Growing up, people often ask, ‘What do I want to be when I grow up?’ My response as a small child was to pick a job that I knew about: a teacher. The teaching idea stayed with me through high …

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#MyInternStory: Sriraman Srinivasan and the USTA


Before the summer of 2017, I was unsure whether to apply for an internship. By the end of the summer, all my doubts had been removed and more. The United States Tennis Association (USTA) gave me the opportunity to leverage …

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Launch Year NOT Gap Year


There is a general expectation that after four years of college, a student will begin full-time traditional employment or enter a graduate program. Yet, it is increasingly more common for graduating seniors to say they are doing a year or …

By Emily Fiagbedzi
Emily Fiagbedzi Graduate Assistant Emily Fiagbedzi
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