Connecting Students and Businesses Right Where They Are

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, aims for tighter community connections.”

“Every student has total accessibility to all the services on the Storrs campus,” said Robin Shefts, assistant director of UConn Hartford’s Center for Career Development. “It really doesn’t matter if you’re on the Hartford campus or the Stamford campus, you are a UConn student.”

Shefts’ department has been working to create a direct pipeline from UConn Hartford to the local business community.

Companies ranging from Travelers and Target to TheaterWorks have participated in the Center for Career Development’s Career Conversations series, Shefts said. The program brings people from area businesses to the Hartford Times building to talk to students about their companies, and what hiring officers look for in job candidates.

“It’s really to meet our students and have conversations about opportunities, and where they may want to intern or eventually seek employment,” said Shefts, who noted program attendance steadily grew.

By Dan Russell
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