Enhancing Career Readiness: Doctoral Students at Work – Featuring Ben Briskin at the Center for Students with Disabilities

“This was the first big step I took after my undergraduate experience towards a professional position, and it has helped me learn what is expected of professionals in the field,” Ben Briskin said. Ben is in his third year in …

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services
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5 Reasons That Doctoral Students Should Consider Having a Micro-Internship

Unlike traditional internships, a micro-internship is often project-based and lasts a shorter time. Both types offer great opportunities to gain experience and hone your skills. At the same time, micro-internships require less time investment, which often means it is easier …

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services
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The Importance of Mentors to Graduate Student Success

UConn PhD alumna, Tithi Basu Mallik, shares the importance of having multiple mentors who can provide “three key dimensions of support” during one’s graduate student education.

Dr. Maillik states, “The importance of having good mentors in graduate school cannot be …

By Kay Kimball Gruder
Kay Kimball Gruder Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Programs and Services
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Career Exploration Through Experiential Learning for Graduate Students

Learning by doing – experience is of great value in our career development journey. Not only does it enrich our résumé or CV by showing employers how much we know about certain job-related tasks, but it also enables us to see …

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services
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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
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6 Pieces of Advice for Navigating the U.S. Job and Internship Process

Last semester, the Center for Career Development and the International Student and Scholars Services hosted a panel discussion about navigating the U.S. job and internship process. The panelists consisted of undergraduate and graduate international students & alumni who discussed both …

By Desiree Martino
Desiree Martino Career Coach
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Lessons learned for Career Preparation via Non-academic Graduate Assistant Experience

Graduate Assistants from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School shared in a recent article in Carpe Careers what they learned from their career preparation experience while working in non-academic projects. The four lessons they learned are:

1) finding multiple mentors …

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services
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Lose the “Thumbs-Up” – Instead Engage on LinkedIn

As a doctoral student, you might be figuring out your desired relationship with LinkedIn and how to effectively use it as a networking tool. Perhaps you have been instructed to create a LinkedIn profile, are already a frequent user, or …

By Kay Kimball Gruder
Kay Kimball Gruder Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Programs and Services
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Advice to Doctoral Students: If Only I Had Known

Take a minute to gain advice from those who have traveled the doctoral path before you. Whether you are embarking on your first semester, completing the last few months, or are somewhere in between, know that you are not alone …

By Kay Kimball Gruder
Kay Kimball Gruder Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Programs and Services
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Explore Your Career as If You were Doing a Research Project

Like many graduate students, after two or three years in school, I find myself more prepared for research projects than exploring careers. The two seemingly distinct tasks – exploring careers and doing research – actually share a lot of commonalities. In a …

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services
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