Beth Settje

Associate Director

Beth Settje

Beth Settje has been working in higher education for close to 30 years and at UConn since 2001. She has held a few different roles in the department, currently serving as the Associate Director, College to Career Transitions and Alumni Engagement. Her efforts will focus on students finishing their experience in college or graduate school and preparing for what is next. She will also address transitioning into the first year of a graduate program or work. Lastly, her work will include reaching out to alumni regarding their career development needs as well as ways they want to support current students with mentoring, networking and general career support. Beth is the instructor for the department’s Senior Year Experience course, a one credit class open to graduating undergraduates; she also organizes and schedules small and large programming to prepare students for life after graduation.

Beth is a strong advocate for students figuring out their academic and career paths, understanding the route is not always clearly marked and that detours often lead to new, unexpected discoveries. Her favorite career theory is Planned Happenstance, which emphasizes creating or taking advantage of the different opportunities that present themselves each day. She encourages students to trust and believe in themselves, as they figure out their choices.

Beth earned her Bachelor of Science in Business (Marketing major/English minor) from Beaver College (now Arcadia University) and her Masters of Education in College Student Personnel from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her favorite undergraduate course was Business Writing and she uses elements of that course in her daily work at the CCD. She is also a proud mom to a UConn student and wife to a UConn alum.

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Asking for a Letter of Recommendation for Graduate School

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Recommendation letters for graduate school are used by admissions officers to fill out their knowledge of you as a candidate. The rest of your application package details your history, skills, and motivation behind applying; a recommendation letter corroborates all the …

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Consulting as a Career

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A consultant is someone who reviews a situation and offers ideas and solutions that people close to the problem or circumstance might not see; they offer alternatives and ideas that may be creative, impersonal, save money, or shift a company …

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What Are Recruiters Looking for in Accountants?

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You’re ready to apply for that accounting role you’ve been searching for. You’re not sure what to expect, but you know you want to put your best foot forward by getting prepared and knocking this interview out of the park.

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Food, Glorious Food


Do you love food? Are you interested in how ingredients combine? Do you think about nutrition and how food affects the body? Do you want to make new ice cream flavors? Is The Food Network your go-to channel? If you …

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Saving the Planet One Day at a Time

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Climate Change, Deforestation, Animal and Marine Life Welfare, and Conservation are all highly charged topics, yet ones students at UConn study and research on a daily basis. If these areas are a high priority to you, working at a job …

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Are you thinking about life after graduation?

Beyond UConn Expo


If you are graduating in 2020, plan on attending the Annual Beyond UConn Expo on February 18th, from 4-7 PM, to meet experts and find resources about life after graduation. The Expo will include representatives from UConn as well …

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Career Night on March 9, 2020 (sponsored by the College of Agriculture, Health, & Natural Resources – open to all)

CAHNR Career Night - Monday, March 9, 2020

Does the idea of Farm to Table appeal to you?

Ever thought about the work of a Physician’s Assistant?

Interested in preserving and protecting the environment?

On Monday, March 9, 2020, UConn students have the unique opportunity to meet and …

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Decision Making Paralysis: Easy to Identify, Hard to Move

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Some decisions can be made fairly easily: if it is raining outside, we know to grab an umbrella; if we need to complete a course in order to graduate, we take that class; if our phone or laptop needs to …

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Career Lessons from the Movies


Growing up, we are typically introduced to fairly mainstream jobs and careers: teachers, firefighters, police officers, doctors, nurses, coaches, and lawyers, as well as less those more selective and with fewer people in them such as astronauts, professional athletes, musicians …

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Résumés: Write This, Not That


A résumé is a tool to introduce you to a future employer, graduate school admissions committee, service option, scholarship decision makers and more. Though the content can be similar in many sections, it will contain phrases and terms unique to …

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