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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How to CRUSH that interview

Have your pre-interview questions prepared.
You were smart enough to print out the job posting when you applied to help you prepare for the interview but when you are called to schedule an interview you have an opportunity to get …

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Hidden Gems III- “Industries search tool on LinkedIn”

When it comes to career and internship search, don’t get caught in the trap of just applying to whatever you happen to stumble across in all of the obvious places. That’s right, I’m talking about Indeed, CareerBuilder, or anywhere else …

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No internship this summer? 5 things you can be doing…

If you are finding yourself at home this summer without an internship there are still things you can do to boost your marketability to employers. Devote some of your time over the break to learning and getting involved in meaningful …

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7 Things to Consider When Picking a Major

Don’t rush it.

With a few exceptions there is no rush to jump into a major without some exploration. By taking lots of classes in lots of fields, you can narrow down what it is that you are truly interested …

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4 Things to Consider After the Career Fair

So you went to the career fair and already sent your follow-up email. Now what?

Update and polish your LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn is a great way to showcase your skills, accomplishments, and your ability to stay connected. If you are …

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So you went to the Career Fair. Now what?

Navigating a career fair isn’t complicated but there are some things to consider as you prepare for, visit, and reflect on your experience. Hopefully, before you attended the career fair, you researched some of the employers to determine the positions …

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Vault Blogs: Networking and Job Hunting for Introverts

You’ve found our blog and chances are you follow a number of other blogs as well. As a UConn student you have access to Vault and in addition to information about industries, professions, general job search guidance, Vault puts out …

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The time I heard “I was just a grunt”

Translating your experiences so that they are meaningful for an employer is a skill that all job applicants must master. When I meet with veterans or service members, it is not uncommon for me to hear that their military experiences …

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