5 Steps to Begin your Career Development

It is the beginning of your freshman year: new school, new classes, new friends…through all the excitement and change, make your career development a priority!

Freshman year is the perfect time to explore majors and careers, create a college résumé, and develop professional skills such as interviewing and networking techniques. Although it might be intimidating to begin thinking about your future career, the Center for Career Development has resources, workshops, and career counselors available to help guide you through this process!

An early start in career planning is essential to find the perfect career and opportunities at UConn for you!

  1. Craft your College Résumé The first step in career development is to build a college résumé. Stop by the Center for Career Development for a walk-in résumé critique Monday through Friday 10 AM-5 PM in the Wilbur Cross Building, room 202 for a one-on-one critique with a Career Intern. Not only is a résumé essential for any job or internship application, but it also acts as a planning tool for your college career.
  2. Explore resources found at the Center for Career Development Visit the Center for Career Development website to find all of our resources and programs available to UConn students, and even our programs and services specifically designed for freshman. Get started on HuskyCareerLink (our online job management system).
  3. Attend Center for Career Development Events Attend workshops, panels, information sessions, and career fairs to learn more about internship and job opportunities, explore a wide range of employer organizations that recruit at UConn, and learn from professionals about essential professional skills.
  4. Meet with a Career Counselor Explore your options at UConn by talking with a professional career counselor at the Center for Career Development. Career Counseling can help you explore majors at UConn, ways to get involved on campus, and find career and internship opportunities.
  5. Explore your Opportunities The best way to transition into college is to get involved! Join clubs and organizations on campus, get an on-campus job, and keep a look out for internships and co-ops that interest you! UConn is what you make it, so join as much as you can and enjoy it!

– Esha Reddy