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
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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 Kay Kimball Gruder
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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 Damiao Zoe Xu
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Competing Against an Inside Job Candidate

What if you are applying for a faculty job and suspect there is an inside candidate. Are you concerned?

If you are, it might be because the idea of competing against an inside candidate makes you feel less qualified. Then …

By Kay Kimball Gruder
Kay Kimball Gruder Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Programs and Services Kay Kimball Gruder
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Employer Insights for Graduate Students Applying for Jobs in Consulting: 3 Tips from Representatives at Slalom

Employer Insights, an event held every semester, invites speakers and representatives from different employers to connect with graduate students and offer job and career prep advice on their industry fields. In a recent session, Slalom’s Talent Acquisition Manager Eric …

By Damiao Zoe Xu
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Expand Your Career Options: A Career in Consulting for Graduate Students

The field of consulting has attracted many graduate students from various academic disciplines. A panel of UConn alumni addressed myths about consulting and shared tips with graduate students on preparing for a career in consulting during the event, Expand Your …

By Damiao Zoe Xu
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What Exactly Happens After I Apply?

When clicking “submit” on an electronic application do you know what really happens? Have you considered the many audiences to which your application materials must appeal?

As Derek Attig shares, “If it’s all keywords and no story, they won’t find …

By Kay Kimball Gruder
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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
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Interview Preparation: A Reflection on Mind, Body, and Soul

Are you seeking a new lens and insight for preparing job or internship interviews? Jillian Ives, PhD candidate in the Neag School of Education’s Learning, Leadership, and Education Policy program offers a fresh perspective on interview preparation that might help …

By Damiao Zoe Xu
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It’s a Match for 100+ Doctors-to-Be in UConn Medical School’s 50th Graduating Class

When it comes to Match Day, the exhilaration experienced by students at the UConn School of Medicine is – well, unmatched.

An annual tradition at medical schools around the country in which students are connected with residency programs where they’ll spend …

By Lauren Woods
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