Erik Zawodniak

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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Helpful Podcast: AsianBossGirl

Tired of not seeing diverse, Asian-American experiences covered by mainstream media? Want to hear countless Asian-American professionals talk about their career journeys? Look no further than AsianBossGirl, a fun and enlightening podcast hosted by Melody Cheng, Helen Wu, and Janet …

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ICYMI: How We Found a Sense of Belonging as Friends and Professionals

Ashton Beason-Jones ‘11 (CLAS) and Jordan Bennett ‘11 (CLAS) began their personal and professional relationship as fellow roommates and political science majors. During their time together at UConn, they learned the value of finding a sense of belonging, especially as …

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ICYMI: How I Built Professional Wealth During and After College

Professional wealth and social capital: two terms that came up often in our conversation with Chauntay Mickens ’10 (CLAS). Professional wealth doesn’t just refer to money. It refers to the wealth of career and networking opportunities available to those with …

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In Case You Missed It: How Advocating For Myself Advanced My Career

In career and life, one of the most important skills is advocating for ourselves. Yet, what does advocating for ourselves look like when it comes time to land research experience, negotiate a salary, or find a mentor? Ebun Ojekunle ’14 …

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In Case You Missed It: Advice & Perspective: How Taking Risks Led Me to Career Success

“I wonder if there is a risk that’s too big” wonders Don Hill, a current Assistant Director for the UConn Law Career Center and Vice Chair for the East Hartford Town Council. It certainly was a big risk to take …

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Calling All Readers: 3 Books to Help Your Career Development

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

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!

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

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

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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