Employment Opportunity Scams are Increasing – What to Watch For

One of the biggest hurdles that I, as well as the rest of my graduating class, had to endure was to sift through the fraudulent opportunities, fake emails, and never-ending phishing scams sent our way. To protect myself, I quickly …

By Francesca Crivello
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Meet the Undergraduate Researcher: Giselle Malloy, CAHNR

Giselle Malloy ‘23 (CAHNR) is a proud “super senior.” Now in her fifth year at UConn, she’s rounding out a robust undergraduate career as a teaching assistant, residential assistant, and hardworking researcher.

On her LinkedIn profile, she proudly proclaims herself …

By Mac Murray
Mac Murray Professional Staff
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Graduate Student Success Story: Jacob Gregus ‘22 MBA

Jacob Gregus ’22 MBA is the 2022 Career Development Experience Award winner (master’s degree level).

Jacob reflected on the way he prepared himself for his career and shared insightful advice on career development that helped him land a full-time position …

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services | Pronouns: she/her/hers
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PhDs in the Education Industry: Takeaways from the Expand Your Career Options Panel

The education industry covers a variety of career fields such as research, educational technologies, online learning product providers, and publishing. A recent panel of graduate-level UConn alums shared their experiences working in the education industry, insights about their roles, and …

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services | Pronouns: she/her/hers
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Enhancing Career Readiness: Doctoral Students at Work – Featuring Treena Goswami & Spencer Hayes from the Center for Career Development

“An assistantship is a time to learn and develop skills, and sometimes the best place to do that is in a new environment.” Spencer Hayes, one of the Graduate Assistants interviewed in this blog reflects on her work experience at the Center for …

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services | Pronouns: she/her/hers
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Expand Your Career Options: Learn About What Doctoral Alumni Shared About Working at a Nonprofit

In a recent Expand Your Career Options panel, two doctoral alumni working in the nonprofit sector were invited to share their tips and insights about career preparation for a career in nonprofit organizations.  

The alumni panelists were:  

Dr. Jessie Rack  

Program Director, Natural History Institute 

‘16 Ph.D. Ecology …

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services | Pronouns: she/her/hers
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Success Story – Xiaochen Liu

“Your health and wellness are the foundation of any success!”

Xiaochen Liu was an international student who received both a master’s degree (2016) and a Ph.D. from UConn in Cognition, Instruction, and Learning Technology (2020). “Like every graduate student experienced …

By Desiree Martino
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Deepthi Varghese Success Story

Deepthi Varghese is a TD Module Engineer at Intel Corporation. Deepthi earned a PhD in Polymer Chemistry from UConn. “I am currently working as a process engineer in the dry etch module at Intel. My current role focuses on technology …

By Desiree Martino
Desiree Martino Career Coach | Pronouns she/her
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From a Doctoral Student in Philosophy to a Higher Ed Professional: Emma Bjorngard-Basayne’18 Ph.D.’s Success Story

UConn alumna Dr. Emma Bjorngard-Basayne18 Ph.D. Philosophy is currently an Academic Advisor at the Office of Undergraduate Advising, UConn School of Business. She is also an Adjunct Professor in Philosophy at the Stamford Campus, UConn. Her career journey suggests …

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services | Pronouns: she/her/hers
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Success Story – Cindy Barreto

Cindy is a first-year Doctor of Philosophy student pursuing a degree in Disease and Urban Ecology and Evolution in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Essential Skills Learned in School will help in the Workplace

Through the years, Cindy …

By Desiree Martino
Desiree Martino Career Coach | Pronouns she/her
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 Success Story – Feiyang Chen 

 Feiyang Chen graduated with a Doctoral Degree in Polymer Chemistry in 2020 and went on to secure employment with UConn Health Connecticut Convergence Institute as a researcher. Read on below to learn about her journey from her academic years to …

By Desiree Martino
Desiree Martino Career Coach | Pronouns she/her
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