How to Prepare for CAHNR Career Night

Hey friends, it’s Corpie! CAHNR Career Night is coming up quickly and you may have some questions about the event. I’m here to answer them for you!

Who Should Attend?

Literally anyone can attend! The focus of CAHNR Career Night is career opportunities for students in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (hence the name). However, you do not need to be a CAHNR student to attend. If you have an interest in agriculture, health, the environment, or are interested in exploring opportunities, CAHNR Career Night is for you! Anyone from Freshmen to Grad students are encouraged to attend. It’s helpful to register online through our Handshake platform, but it’s not required.

Even if you’re not a UConn student, you can still attend!! But fair warning, we won’t be able to validate parking for you and you won’t be able to pre-register.

What types of organizations/employers are coming?

More than 40 companies will be attending CAHNR Career Night! Many of the individuals representing these companies are UConn CAHNR/RHSA alumni, who were once in your shoes and are now working in their field of study.

Just to name a few, we have:

Farm Credit East – On Handshake, they do have job postings for a Summer Internship and Career Development Trainee.

Hartford Healthcare – They’re in the market for a part-time Personal Care Assistant so definitely apply for that if you’re interested!

ScribeAmerica – Has several openings for Medical Scribes on our site so I would recommend applying

Stantec – Have two positions open for Plumbing/Fire tech Engineer and Electrical Engineering

Click here to see an up-to-date list of attending employers. Also, be sure to check Handshake for any job listings because many of the companies use the platform to post positions geared towards UConn students.

How should I prepare for CAHNR Career Night?

I would say that this fair is informal so definitely dress business casual or professional. Please DON’T wear sweatpants or leggings. I know it’s informal, but you want to make a good impression!

As I said earlier, employers are scouting for some potential recruits so research the companies ahead of time and bring enough résumés to give to recruiters at the companies you’re interested in, plus some extras in case something catches your eye! A quick plug for the Center for Career Development: if you’re looking for feedback on your résumé before CAHNR Career Night or any career-related event for that matter, schedule a résumé critique with one of our career coaches. Appointments can be done in person or over the phone.

Am I required to stay the whole time?

That, my friend, is up to you. You can if you want, but if you feel like you’ve seen or talked to all that you needed to, then you’re free to go! You can arrive or leave at any point during the event time frame. Just make sure you give yourself enough time to speak with as many representatives as possible.

It was nice chatting with you guys and I really hoped this. That is all from me for now 🙂

If you have any more questions, feel free to email career@uconn.edu, or call our office at 860-486-3013.

By Corpie Medor
Corpie Medor Administrative Services Corpie Medor