Desiree Martino

Career Coach

Desiree Martino

Desirée Martino (she/her/hers) is a part-time Career Coach at the Center for Career Development. Desirée meets with students and alumni in one-on-one consultations to discuss various career-related topics such as major and career exploration, career planning resources, document review, post-graduation opportunities, and she provides general career development advice.  

Desirée performs practice interviews; reviews LinkedIn profiles; moderates panel discussions related to job searches; and presents sessions on internship searches, elevator pitches, applicant tracking systems, networking, virtual interviews, and mentoring.

Desirée works closely with the International Student and Scholar Services department to provide programming and resources to meet the career-related needs of undergraduate international students. She also writes blogs and develops relevant content related to career development for the International Student Affinity Page.

Desirée has a Master’s Degree from Providence College. Before joining UConn’s Center for Career Development, Desirée was a Career Manager for a professional association in Washington DC, and she is a consultant to the State of Connecticut’s Department of Rehabilitation Services for résumé development for individuals with disabilities. Desirée is a Certified Professional Résumé Writer (CPRW) through the Professional Association of Résumé Writers and Career Coaches (PARWCC).

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Deepthi Varghese Success Story

Deepthi Varghese is a TD Module Engineer at Intel Corporation. Deepthi earned a PhD in Polymer Chemistry from UConn. “I am currently working as a process engineer in the dry etch module at Intel. My current role focuses on technology …

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Getting Involved in College

Employers seek well-rounded job candidates for their workforce. Students learn various skills inside and outside of the classroom during their college years. UConn has so much to offer beyond academics. Below are some examples of opportunities to explore.

Clubs & …

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Internships for International Students

Have you considered searching for an internship? As indicated in the Career Center’s Internship and Co-op Guide, “internships are part-time, paid or unpaid positions that may last one semester or longer, and may include academic credit, during which students also …

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A Year-by-Year Approach for Developing a Personal Career Plan during your College Years

First-year students are usually surprised to learn that career planning is a process that begins as early as your first year and is continuously developed through all your college years. Career development is a lifelong process, and today is the …

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Career Fair Preparation for International Students 

As an international student, you are encouraged to take part in UConn’s Career Fairs. The career fair is about making connections. It’s an excellent opportunity to practice talking to potential companies about your skills. Students of all majors and industries …

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Connecting International Students with Employers – Register Today for UConn’s Virtual Career Fair

Are you an international student seeking an internship or job in the upcoming year? If so, you are encouraged to attend the Center for Career Development’s Virtual Career Fair in September. This is an excellent opportunity to network with employers …

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LinkedIn – Engage with Connections and Write Effective Messages

LinkedIn is the primary social networking collaboration that can be utilized to support your career development. You are encouraged to use LinkedIn to connect with people who can share their experiences, and potentially link you to other individuals on the …

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6 Options for International Students Who Didn’t Win the H-1B Lottery

International student career specialist Marcelo Barros was recently interviewed by Vault and provided alternative visa solutions for international students who are not selected during the H-1B lottery process.  Marcelo suggests that students consider the following options:

OPT extension;
Specific work visas …

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Undergraduate International Student Success Story Xinming Zhou

Xinming Zhou is a junior studying cognitive science at UConn. Xinming has been quite involved on campus and has taken a very proactive approach to career readiness.

Moving to Connecticut from China

Xinming came to UConn from China and experienced …

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The Need for Employment Visa Sponsorship – Answering Employer’s Questions

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) recently published an article titled International Student Employment: Answering Questions about the Need for Employment Visa Sponsorship.

 The author, Mark Rhoads is an immigration attorney. He answered important questions about employment visa …

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