Aaliyah Anderson

Career Consultant

Aaliyah Anderson

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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Interested in a Career in Sports Media? Advice from a Recent Communications Alum!

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I interviewed a recent UConn graduate of the Communications department who works in production in the Olympics department at NBC Sports, America’s Olympic Network. She and I met to discuss her career path, skills she has learned along the way, …

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4 Ways to Build Meaningful Workplace Relationships Remotely

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Networking isn’t just about finding a job. Strategic and effective networking can help you gain insights about yourself, and can be a source of support and strength as you navigate the peaks and valleys of a job search. Building meaningful …

By Lisa Dubler - Idealist Careers
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Starting a New Job While Non-Binary | Set Yourself Up for Success

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You’ve made it through the interview process, accepted your job offer, and now you’re off to begin your new job. When you start in your new position and meet your new co-workers, you want to make the best first impression …

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Who’s Hiring | 7 Organizations That Help Veterans

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On November 11, we observed Veterans Day to thank those who have served our country. But you don’t have to wait a whole year to give your thanks again. It’s important that we know their stories and get to know …

By Janet Reyes - Idealist Careers
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How To Put Your Best Foot Forward During A Video Interview

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As the quality and reliability of affordable video conferencing software and hardware increases by the day, video interviews have become commonplace for candidates and recruiting companies alike.

The Coronavirus pandemic has taken something that was viewed as more niche and …

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Can Data Science Save the 2020 Election?

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On the night of November 8, 2016, Brian Olson was attending an election night party at his local bar with a group of close friends. A data science expert and software engineer, Olson had come armed with three laptops, whose …

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How to Pass Springboard’s Machine Learning Engineering Technical Skills Survey

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Machine learning is the process of using programming languages together with analytical and data science knowledge to create programs that enable machines to take actions without being specifically directed by a human. 

If you’re reading this, you are probably considering …

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4 Things I’ve Learned on my Nonprofit Journey

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I’ve worked on and off in the nonprofit sector for the last 20 years, and what I’ve learned has often surprised me—or at the very least challenged some enduring myths about the social-impact space.

Looking back at my career, I’ve …

By Lakshmi Hutchinson - Idealist Careers
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Amazing Companies That Champion LGBTQ Equality Hiring Now

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With the current job market being hypercompetitive, it can be difficult to not only secure a position but find a company whose values align with your own. It has become trendy for companies to include rainbows on their products during …

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3 Podcasts to Spark Curiosity and Inspiration

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Busy changemakers believe in making the most of their time, which is why they can often be found absorbed in books on their morning commutes. But what about people who bike to work or log hours behind the wheel en …

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