Eran Peterson

Assistant Director, Career Coaching and Counseling

Eran Peterson

Eran Peterson joined the department in 2013 and has held roles as a Career Consultant, the Career Consultant for the School of Engineering, and now oversees Career Coaching and Counseling. Eran holds his Master of Science in Counselor Education and is a military veteran who deployed to Iraq in 2006. Additionally, Eran regularly presents on networking, LinkedIn, and the job search and meets regularly with students, alums, and career-changers for one-on-one consultations.

Eran is the proud recipient of the Student Support Services Faculty (SSS) Faculty Recognition Award in 2020, as well as the Center for Career Development’s coveted “Ice Cube Award” which recognizes the “most chill staff member”.

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A tech career in Human Rights?

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase Human Rights? For many people, Human Rights means social justice and many may equate careers in Human Rights to nonprofit and advocacy work.  And yes, those careers do exist, but often …

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6 Ways Your Résumé Should Differ from Your LinkedIn Profile

Although your resume and LinkedIn profile are both important job-search tools, they serve slightly different purposes and are read by slightly different audiences under different conditions. As a result, they should never be identical.

Here, we explore the difference between building …

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How to Turn a Temp Job into a Full-Time Position

by Kristina Rudic, Vault.com

Sometimes the best way to get the job you want is to simply get your foot in the door—and a temp job can be just that. It’s a great opportunity to learn about a company, what …

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Understanding LinkedIn updates

You may have noticed that LinkedIn has changed its look and user interface. LinkedIn has worked to simplify navigation and to make their mobile and desktop versions consistent in their operation. With the roll-out of the new version, some of …

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Finding Careers in Unexpected Places

“So what are you going to do with that?” It’s a question most people get about their major. More often than not, the answer should be “Whatever I want.” Putting aside the fact that most people change their career a …

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How to fit in at your new job

Starting a new job or internship can be stressful. Balancing the responsibilities of learning a new role, navigating the organization’s culture and norms, and figuring out where you fit in are challenges that come with the territory. These challenges aren’t …

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Things to negotiate instead of salary, and how to do it.

When accepting a job offer, there are many things aside from salary that are oftentimes negotiable. Negotiations are most appropriate after you have been formally offered the job and before you have accepted.

Relocation:

Some companies will pay you to …

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Turning down a job offer

There may come a point where you are weighing multiple job offers or turning down job offers after careful evaluation. Although this can be a good problem to have, it still can be stressful if you don’t know how to approach …

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Studying abroad? Gain a competitive edge with your experiences.

So how much impact can studying abroad have on your employment prospects? According to a 2012 study of recent graduates, 84% of graduates report that their study abroad experience was effective in building job related skills and almost 80% felt …

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Do I need a degree from the School of Business to get a good job in business?

Although it’s great that UConn has a School of Business- most universities don’t. If you are looking to pursue a career in business but aren’t sure if the School of Business is the right fit for you, rest assured- you …

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