Career Readiness in Practice: A Day in the Life

Curious when you might use Career Readiness Competencies? Explore a day in the life of a young professional who uses these competencies during different tasks throughout the workday.

By Theo Menounos
Theo Menounos Assistant Director, Career Readiness Competencies, Liaison for Engineering, Physics, Chemistry
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What is Career Readiness and why should I care? 

Looking for that extra edge during an interview? Understanding and being able to demonstrate your knowledge of Career Readiness skills can help you get there. Learn about each of the 8 core competencies and how the Center for Career Development is here to help!

By Theo Menounos
Theo Menounos Assistant Director, Career Readiness Competencies, Liaison for Engineering, Physics, Chemistry
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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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How to Deal with Rejection and Grow  

It’s disappointing to turn in an application and go through the interview process just to receive the dreaded “Thank you for applying, but…” email. Here are some strategies to handle rejection and make the most out of it.

By Emily Clifford
Emily Clifford
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Important Skills for Non-profit Work – Adaptability & Flexibility

Adaptability and Flexibility are key skills that can help demonstrate your strengths for positions at non-profit organizations. Learn how you can showcase these skills and how they can be applied in this blog post!

By Wendy Kopp
Wendy Kopp Corporate Partner Relations Coordinator
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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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5 Soft Skills Essential for Asian & Asian American Individuals to Stand Out and Get Promoted 

Combatting the “model minority” myth can be frustrating when entering the work force. But, these soft skills can help you stand out and navigate a successful work environment.

By Michelle Wong
Michelle Wong
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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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Business and Leadership

Start developing leadership and business skills through experience. You can join a club or organization, participate in leadership programs and much more to build necessary skills for future internships, co-ops and jobs.

By Beth E Settje
Beth E Settje Associate Director, Experiential Learning & College to Career Transitions | Pronouns: She/Her
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Career Competency Series: The What and Why

What exactly are NACE Career Competencies? This blog covers that and more, by understanding what the competencies are and why they are important, you can better support students in their career journeys and set them up for success!

By Kaitlyn Anderson
Kaitlyn Anderson Career Readiness Program Designer
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