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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How to Maintain a Successful LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is a useful tool in expanding your professional network and building connections. It is also used by hiring managers and recruiters to reach out to you, and maintaining a successful LinkedIn account can help you in presenting your best professional self!

By Kyleigh Flannigan
Kyleigh Flannigan
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Informational Interview with a Health Insurance Professional

Informational interviews are a great way to learn more about a career path and can assist you with deciding on your own. John Dean, employee at Aetna, a CVS Health Company, shares his experience as well as advice for students pursuing Actuarial Science or a related field.

By Taylor Czmyr
Taylor Czmyr
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Networking Advice: The Informational Interview

Informational Interviews are an excellent method to gain industry insights, receive helpful advice, and start to build connections.

By Lisa McGuire
Lisa McGuire Associate Director, Corporate Partner Relations
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Building a Professional Network in a New Company: Best Practices

You’re new to a company, and you hardly know any of your colleagues.

At your previous organization, you got to know everyone in your department, as well as connected with folks in other sectors, but you feel adrift in your …

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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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Virtual Job Shadowing: A New Path to Explore Your Dream Career

Take advantage of this new way to explore different career paths! From interactive videos to virtual tours, there are a variety of ways for you to experience day-to-day tasks from the comfort of your home.

By Ge Li
Ge Li
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Networking Tips for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities 

Why is networking beneficial? What kinds of barriers do entrepreneurs with disabilities face when trying to network? Learn the answer to both these questions and more tips on networking as an entrepreneur with a disability.

By Lily Guberman
Lily Guberman
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3 Reasons Why Becoming a Member of Prospanica Can Be a #MajorKey to your Success 

Networking and continued education are essential elements of effective career and self-development. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, career and self-development are “proactively developing oneself and one’s career through continual personal and professional learning, awareness of one’s strengths and weaknesses, navigation of career opportunities, and networking to build relationships within …

By Wiley Dawson
Wiley Dawson Assistant Director, Hartford Campus (He, Him, His)
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ICYMI: Plotting Your Path: Finding a Mentor Who’s a Good Fit for YOU

The Center for Career Development recently hosted a panel featuring 6 Black professionals discussing the benefits of having mentors. Among its participants were Brittany Yancy—an Assistant Professor of Humanities at Goodwin University, Harry Amadasun Jr.—an Underwriting Operations employee at Travelers, …

By Erik Zawodniak
Erik Zawodniak
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5 Benefits of Mentorship for Black Students

Mentorship is a crucial function of the career development process, and it is known to be significantly impactful to everyone involved. Mentoring is the process of an experienced person facilitating the growth and development of a lesser experienced person. Research …

By Wiley Dawson
Wiley Dawson Assistant Director, Hartford Campus (He, Him, His)
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