Aaliyah Castleberry

Career Consultant

Aaliyah Castleberry

Aaliyah (she/her/hers) is a Career Consultant and serves as a liaison to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) with a focus on the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Cultural and Ethnic Centers and Institutes. Aaliyah meets with students to discuss various career-related topics such as major and career exploration, career planning materials and resources, post-graduation opportunities and general career development. Aaliyah also develops relevant content related to career development and the Arts, Media and Communication Career Community.

Prior to joining the CCD team in June of 2020, Aaliyah earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Community Engagement and a Master of Science in Counselor Education with a focus on Student Development in Higher Education from Central Connecticut State University.

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Practical Advice for Transgender and Nonbinary Folks Navigating the Job Search

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The job search can be stressful for anyone. You have to find a company you like offering a position you’re qualified for (and will hopefully enjoy!), and then you have to submit your application, reach out to your potential references, …

By The Muse
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LGBTQ+ in the Workplace | Should You Come Out to Your Co-workers?

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If you’re in the closet at work, navigating your identity in the workplace can be challenging. Do you take your significant other to the office holiday party? Do you answer honestly when your co-workers casually ask about your dating life …

By Joeli Katz - Idealist Careers
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5 Things Every Veteran Should Do Before Leaving the Military

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Despite the military’s best efforts, when it comes to transitioning out, the experience is usually rushed and chaotic. Here are a few things that you can do before you get out to help make the process a little smoother and …

By Courtney Wilson - Springboard
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Job Searching While LGBTQ: How to Find a Truly Inclusive Place to Work

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Kaiba Lithicum sits across from me, smiling as he talks, clearly at ease in his workplace. But that hasn’t always been the case. He’s often struggled with how he’s been treated at work as a trans person of color. “Being …

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Military Transitions: A Soldier’s Path to AI

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Growing up, I wanted to be a politician. Solving problems and enacting solutions that could have a real societal benefit was very appealing to me.

Everything seemed to be on track: I studied political science in college and scored a …

By Jon Shepard - Springboard
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I Transitioned Into the Civilian Workplace After 27 Years in the Military

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When Carlos Perez enrolled in West Point back in 1985, he had no idea he’d end up serving for almost three decades.

While he did have a desire to serve his nation, the primary reason he became a cadet was …

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10 People on What It Was Like to Be the First (or Only) at Work

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It isn’t easy to do something new. That’s especially true when no one—or no one you can see yourself in—has done it before. Being the first one, or the only one like you, is daunting. And it doesn’t matter on …

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7 Seriously Inspiring Career-Boosting Books by Black Authors

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You know reading can help you be successful. And while diving into any book will improve things like your concentration and communication skills, picking one that speaks to your career dilemma can help you gain new perspective.

Obviously, you shouldn’t …

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