Erik Zawodniak

CLAS Career Ambassador

Erik Zawodniak

Year: Junior

Major: Political Science

Hometown: Old Lyme, CT

How have you personally used and benefited from the Center for Career Development?
I have used the Center for Career Development in many ways. I have had résumés critiqued, cover letters read, and attended many informative events. I definitely wouldn’t be where I am now if it wasn’t for the Center giving great advice on developing professionally!

What are your future career goals?
A career in public service, government, or any path that can help improve the world interests me.

What are some other extracurricular activities that you are involved in?
I intern with CONNPIRG, a non-partisan student advocacy group, to increase youth voter turnout. I also am a member of UConn Hip-Hop Initiative.

What is something unique about you?
I love to lift weights and rap.

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Calling All Readers: 3 Books to Help Your Career Development

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Why not spend some time curled up with a good book — in this case, a book with valuable career development insight? We asked 3 staff members at the Center for Career Development which books they would recommend, and here are …

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How to Fix Résumé PDF Formatting Issues

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You know the feeling. You have your résumé reviewed, make edits, and are now confident it represents your experience and skills perfectly. One last thing to do: convert your Word document into a PDF. You look and see that all …

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Learn from the Best in Upcoming CLAS Master Class Series!

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Looking for knowledge from industry leaders on marketing, communications, branding, and product management? Look no further than UConn Center for Career Development’s upcoming CLAS Master Class Series! The COVID-19 Pandemic has reshaped how companies do business, requiring new flexibility and …

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UConn Alumni: Jonathan Bellamy

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Jonathan was recently named one of Hartford Business Journal’s 2020 40 Under 40 honorees. Congratulations Jonathan!

Jonathan Bellamy graduated from UConn in 2012 with a B.A. in Political Science. Currently a Supply Planner for Stanley Black & Decker, he has …

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Interning at a Government Relations Firm – Srishti Banerjee

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Srishti Banerjee is a UConn senior studying Political Science. Last summer, she interned at Penn Lincoln Strategies

Erik Zawodniak: What made you decide to become a Political Science major?

Srishti Banerjee: I have always had this drive to understand the …

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Interning at Mohegan Sun: Gabriel Gutierrez-Araya

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Gabriel Gutierrez-Araya is a Junior Communications major and Marketing minor at the Storrs campus. Gabriel held a summer public relations internship at Mohegan Sun. 

Erik Zawodniak: How did you find the internship at Mohegan Sun?
Gabriel Gutierrez-Araya: I was introduced …

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