Using AI to Your Advantage When Becoming Career Ready

When using ChatGPT or other Generative AI platforms, it is important to think of these programs as a tool to enhance the development of materials and content, and not a replacement.

By Nancy Bilmes
Nancy Bilmes Director (she/her)
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5 Takeaways for Aspiring Higher Ed Professionals with PhDs

In a recent career panel for graduate students titled “Expand Your Career Options” (Fall 2023), four panelists with PhDs working in different offices at UConn shared their career trajectories and advice. Read on to see the key takeaways from this panel and stay tuned for the next Expand Your Career Options event!

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services (She/Her/Hers)
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My Experience as a Lobbying Intern

A lobbyist serves as an intermediary between the client and lawmakers in an attempt to influence legislation. Here’s my experience as an intern for a lobbying and public relations firm in Hartford.

By Chris McAuliffe
Chris McAuliffe
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I’m passionate about Disability Rights, but how can I combine that with my degree? Part 2: Business and Law

Interested in a career connected to the disability community? This blog can help you explore careers where the disability community and business and law intersect.

By Emily Bretthauer
Emily Bretthauer
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7 Fast-Growing ESG Career Paths to Consider

In an era marked by pressing environmental concerns, it’s more important than ever to find ways to contribute to a sustainable future. One way to do so is to choose one the many exciting, challenging, and fast-growing ESG-related career paths

By Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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Education Jobs Outside of the Classroom

There are plenty of options for those with a teaching degree other than teaching. Written and communication skills, problem solving and critical thinking give you the opportunity to work in roles outside of the classroom.

By Eran Peterson
Eran Peterson Associate Director, Student Engagement
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Healthcare and Wellness Career Options Beyond the Medical Sciences

There is a vast array of career paths in Healthcare and Wellness that are not in the Medical Sciences. From Nutritionist to Life Coach, here are some potential pathways to healthcare.

By Kathryn Ferencsik
Kathryn Ferencsik
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Two-Year Degree Programs: Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture

For those interested in topics surrounding agriculture, biology, and sustainability, the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture offers Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree programs for students at any point in their career path. 

By Samantha Valle
Samantha Valle
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10 best career options for Native American college students

Despite all the progress we’ve made as a society, disparities, and inequalities continue to exist, and educational opportunities for Native Americans are no exception. For many Native American students, finding a career that not only provides a good income but …

By College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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Computer Science vs. Software Engineering: What’s the Difference?

Two occupations that are often confused in the tech industry are computer science and software engineering. But, while they may be similar in nature and fundamentals, they shouldn’t be used interchangeably.

For one, software engineers are professionals who specialize in

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Informational Interview with a Chief Compliance Officer at Aetna Insurance

To get to know a certain industry or career, you can invite professional connections to meet for an informational interview. Reaching out to a UConn alum in the industry you’re interested in can help you navigate your own career journey.

By Caty Jhong
Caty Jhong
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