Networking is Easier than You Think


I’d never heard of Husky Mentor Network, have you? When asked to do this project I asked, “isn’t it a little too early for this, given I’m a freshman?”, but throughout this process I learned it’s never too early …

By Rita Tsafack-Tonleu
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Important Information About the New HuskyCareerLink!

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We are extremely excited to announce the new HuskyCareerLink powered by Handshake! The UConn Center for Career Development has collaborated with Handshake – a modern career development platform – to power HuskyCareerLink, replacing our current vendor, Purple Briefcase. Access to …

By Lee Hameroff
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Connecting Students and Businesses Right Where They Are

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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, …

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Stay up to Par by Networking: Lessons from the Late, Great, Arnold Palmer

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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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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
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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
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Career Lessons from the Dark Knight Trilogy

Imagine coming across Batman’s resume; yes The Batman, the one who “Maintained the welfare of Gotham City by operating as the region’s number one crime fighter while holding a full-time chair position at Wayne Enterprises.” Now, your bullet statements probably …

By Amelinda Vazquez
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Takeaways from Internship & Co-op Week 2018


From February 5th-8th (and 15th, thanks to snow!), the Center for Career Development hosted its second annual Internship and Co-op week. With over 1,000 undergrad and grad students attending programming, the week was a hit! Students came together to engage …

By Arianna Dines
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Networking with Confidence: Elevator Pitches

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You may have heard of the term “elevator pitch,” but you might not know what it is and why it’s important to have one, especially as a graduate student.

Elevator pitches are quick introductions about yourself, your strengths, your knowledge, …

By Katherine Nelson
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Preparing for the Careers for the Common Good Career Fair 


It’s that time of year again, the Careers for the Common Good Career Fair is finally here! Our team is ready to help you make a plan of action so that your fair experience is a success.

Is the Careers …

By Kristen Barbaris
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