Irene Soteriou

Irene Soteriou

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Year: Sophomore

Major: Cognitive Science & Statistics double major

Hometown: Middletown, CT

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

My experience with the Center for Career Development began during the fall of my freshman year, when I came in for a resume critique to prepare for the University’s upcoming Career Fair. I received personalized guidance on how to transform my high school resume into one that could meet the standards of employers, and I was introduced to guidebooks and other resources that I could continue to access online moving forward. I later took advantage of the cover-letter instructional webinars, the interview preparation resources, and several professional development seminars. As a matter of 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. I’d like to actively contribute to the creation and implementation of necessary structural and diplomatic programs directed towards fair and peaceful conflict resolution, future conflict prevention, and support of survivors and impacted persons.

What are some extracurricular activities you are involved in?

On campus, I serve as President of the Human Rights Symposium, chair the Internal Affairs Committee of the Undergraduate Student Government as Deputy Speaker, and act as a student representative on the Senate Curricula and Courses Committee. 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 called Paper Airplanes, and am working with a team of exceptional peers to conduct some exciting research on how we can lead more purpose-driven lives.

What is something unique about you?

Something unique about myself is that I speak two languages: English (of course) and Greek.

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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