Share Your Insights on Identity and Career Development

UConn students are invited to participate in a survey, Identity and Career Development, conducted by the Center for Career Development. After completing the survey, you will have the opportunity to win one of ten $25 gift cards!

By Lisa Famularo
Lisa Famularo Assistant Director, Equity and Inclusion | Pronouns: she/her/hers
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How I Got Hired as the Graphics Intern at the Center for Career Development

Curious what it’s like to intern with us? Read about Meg’s journey from meeting us at the Internship & Co-op Fair to becoming our Graphics Intern!

By Megan Flynn
Megan Flynn
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Go Get Yourself an Internship!  

Internships are great ways to gain real world experience and build hard and soft skills. Learn about Jarrin’s journey from intern to full-time hire at Traveler’s Insurance!

By Jarrin Araujo
Jarrin Araujo
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The Experience of Securing a Job or Internship as an International Student 

We know it can be difficult to navigate finding a job or internship in the U.S. as an international student, so here’s some advice from other international students who have found success and ways you can too!

By Desiree Martino
Desiree Martino Career Coach | Pronouns she/her
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Success Stories: How International Students Have Found Jobs on Campus

On-campus jobs can provide much more than just monetary value to students; International students especially can gain insight to the American work culture, and it can help to build confidence in the workplace.

By Tianyu Jiang
Tianyu Jiang
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My Experience Interning at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

Hear from Center for Career Development Intern, Alex, about her experience interning at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station and the skills she was able to learn and strengthen.

By Alexandra Carabetta
Alexandra Carabetta
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Alumni Spotlight: Alumni Success Story: Kaitlyn Bruneau

Meet Kaitlyn Bruneau, a licensed clinical social worker and is currently a senior cognitive behavioral therapist. She is a UConn Alum from the class of ’13 graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. The Center for Career Development sat down with Kaitlyn to hear more about her experience as a first-generation student and how that has impacted her throughout her career!

By Amanda Rutha
Amanda Rutha
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Alumni Spotlight: Fernando Alfonso III

Meet Fernando Alfonso III, a senior supervising editor at NPR and an Adjunct Faculty Member at Morehouse College. He is a UConn Alum form the class of ’09 graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English.The Center for Career Development sat down with Fernando to hear more about his experience as a first generation student and how that has impacted him throughout his career!

By Mary Malerba
Mary Malerba Assistant Director, Alumni Relations
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Alumni Spotlight: Shihab Khalfalla

Class of 2023 alumni Shahib Khalfalla shares his experiences as a first-generation professional, and offers advice to first-generation students on how to find support and resources.

By Mary Malerba
Mary Malerba Assistant Director, Alumni Relations
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Latinx Heritage Month Spotlight: Noëlle Santos

Introducing Noëlle Santos, an Afro-Latina entrepreneur. Noëlle owns and founded The Lit. Bar, a wine bar/ bookstore! It is also the only independent bookstore in the Bronx. Read on to know Noëlle’s full journey!

By Avery Caya
Avery Caya Graduate Assistant, CLAS/Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (They/Them/Theirs)
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Enhancing Career Readiness – Doctoral Students in Leadership Roles

How can being in a leadership role enhance your career readiness? Hear from Lauren Dougher, former President of the Graduate Employe & Postdoc Union on her experiences!

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services (She/Her/Hers)
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