Irene Soteriou

Irene Soteriou

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Year: Sophomore

Major: Statistics & Cognitive Science double major

Hometown: Middletown, CT

How have you personally used and benefitted from the Center for Career Development?

Having never received instructions in high school on how to professionally craft a resume, I took advantage of the Resume Critique service during my freshman year to transform my high school CV into one that I could be proud to hand employers at the University’s upcoming Career Fair. I later took advantage of the cover-letter instructional webinars, the interview preparation resources, and the Husky Mentor program. In fact, I used many of the interview preparation resources from the Center’s website when applying to my current position as a Career Intern!

What are your future career goals?

I am interested in pursuing a career that lies at the cross-section of law, international affairs, and human rights. Looking towards the future, a long-term career goal of mine is to actively contribute to the creation and implementation of structural and diplomatic programs that promote human rights in areas currently experiencing severe conflict. 

What are some extracurricular activities you are involved in?

On campus, I chair the Human Rights Symposium Organizing Committee, act as a student representative on the Senate Curricula and Courses Committee, and serve as a Senator for the Undergraduate Student Government. I am also a member of the UConn Hellenic Student Association Paideia, and have been interning for UConnPIRG’s Affordable Textbooks Campaign. Outside of campus, I am interning for the Department of State and for Genocide Watch, a nonprofit focused on genocide prevention. I am also tutoring refugees through another international nonprofit, and working with a team of exceptional peers to conduct some exciting research on purpose in life.

What is something unique about you?

Something unique about myself is that my family is originally from Cyprus, a small country in the Mediterranean that is roughly the size of Connecticut, but with only about one third the population!

What would you say to a student who has never visited the Center for Career Development before?

I would highly encourage any student that has yet to visit the Center for Career Development to do so as soon as possible! Booking an appointment online is simple, and the resources that the Center offers are incredibly useful. From committing to a particular career path to preparing for interviews and refining one’s professional portfolio, the career preparation process can be very daunting, and no one should have to go through it alone. Plus, as with any resource at the University, you might as well make the most of what you are already paying for!

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