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The Center for Career Development has a presence on all of UConn’s campuses. Our office at UConn Hartford was featured as part of this story in the Hartford Business Journal: “In year two, UConn Hartford has growth plans, …

By Dan Russell
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Ask a Real Recruiter: How Do I Answer Interview Questions With the Right Amount of Detail?

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Dear Recruiter,

How do I know if I’m providing enough detail when answering interview questions?

Signed,
Wary of Being Wordy

Dear Wary of Being Wordy,

An ideal interview answer gives enough information to convey your accomplishments without overloading the interviewer …

By The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions
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Stay up to Par by Networking: Lessons from the Late, Great, Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer

The sport of golf has been gaining popularity over the past few years thanks in part to emerging talent like Jordan Spieth and Rory Mcllroy. While I myself am not a golfer and not overly familiar with these two particular …

By Kristen Soprano
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Starting a New Job: The First Day

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Are you starting a new job soon? Congratulations! Your first day at a new job is an opportunity to meet the people you’ll be working with and make a positive first impression. First days can be stressful, but if you …

By Sophie Rodenbush
Sophie Rodenbush Starting a New Job: The First Day
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Undergraduate Student Success Story: Kwame Eyiah

Kwame

Major: Economics
Minor: Analytics
Year: Junior

What was your internship or co-op and how did you find it?

During the summer of 2017, I was a Market Risk Intern at The Hartford. In June of 2016, I took part in …

By Arianna Dines
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Svetlana Gelpi-Dominguez: Graduate Student Success Story

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Undergraduate Institution: B.A., Universidad del Turabo (2015)

Graduation Institution: Ph.D. Candidate in Chemistry, UConn

How did you choose your particular internship?

“In January 2016, I went to a High Performance Computing conference (HPC) looking for possible non-academic work …

By Sydney Carr
Sydney Carr
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They Should Value Continued Education As Much As You Do

Never-Stop-Learning

When determining the characteristics of your dream employer, the degree to which they value continued education is an important factor to consider. In my experience, the most common definition of continued education is earning advanced degrees, but I would argue …

By Lisa Famularo
Lisa Famularo Career Consultant, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Lisa Famularo
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Undergraduate Student Success Story: Alexis Bazydola

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Major: Sport Management

Year: Sophomore

What was your internship and how did you find it?
I worked as a Hockey Operations Intern for the Nashville Predators NHL organization. I found this option through a few connections I had in the …

By Arianna Dines
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Career Lessons from “Friends”

Friends

“I’ll Be There For You” is a theme song that will be forever stuck in our heads.  Audiences have been captivated by the lives and antics of Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler, and Ross for years, even after the series …

By Amanda Masciadrelli
Amanda Masciadrelli
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How to Talk about Your Research so Everyone Understands

Over the course of your career, you will probably have to explain your technical research to people who are not familiar with your field. This can be anyone from a parent, friends, or a well-meaning stranger, but sometimes explaining your …

By Katherine Nelson
Katherine Nelson
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