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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What Exactly is a UConn Co-op?

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UConn Co-op is for matriculated undergraduate students from all campuses, who have completed at least one full semester at UConn and are in good academic standing. Traditionally, co-ops are completed in a student’s junior year; however, we have worked with …

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Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

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Marketing and advertising are so powerful that adding a single word or phrase, evoking an image or memory, can impact the results in an incredible manner:

Adding the word repeat, onto shampoo bottles, is alleged to have boosted revenue by …

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When Choosing a Major is a ‘Major’ Decision

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I thought I had it all figured out when I was growing up. I had decided around fourth grade to be an elementary school teacher and didn’t waver until it was time to start college. I couldn’t admit to myself, …

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Think You Have Major Problems? Choosing a Career That Is Right for You

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Did you know that the vast majority of jobs don’t use specific skills learned in just one major? There are exceptions of course – we want that engineer or nurse or accountant to know their foundational material, so they provide safe …

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Fact, Not Myth: Companies Are Hiring Interns For 2021

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Contrary to commonly held beliefs, there are internships available in 2021! Recruiters continue to work closely with the Center for Career Development, as well as other faculty and staff, to find top talent for their organizations. Recently, a number of …

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More than Just Mentors – Husky Mentor Network’s Hidden Resource

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The Husky Mentor Network is a valuable tool for connecting with alumni who share a commonality or who work in your industry of interest and is one I encourage you to use regularly for that purpose. However, it is also …

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Winter Break Workout – Career Edition

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Attention Graduating Students! Use the winter break to position yourself as strongly as possible, in your pursuit of a new job or graduate school. Whether your plans are set or not, this four to five-week hiatus is an excellent time …

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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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