Jennifer Grunwald

Career Consultant, School of Fine Arts

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Jennifer Grunwald is a Career Consultant and Program Manager for the Career Intern Program at the Center for Career Development. In this role, Jennifer is responsible for all recruiting, hiring, and the comprehensive training of 14 Career Interns who act as student paraprofessionals providing résumé critiques to peer undergraduates and delivering Center for Career Development presentations. She also delivers and manages training for the Practice Interview Program. Jennifer continues to meets with students by appointment and through walk-in delivering counseling services for major/career exploration; résumé and cover letter writing; internship, job search and grad school search; interviewing, and additional career development topics.
Jennifer received both her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies (2002) and Master of Arts in Education: Higher Education & Student Affairs (2007) at the University of Connecticut. Prior to completing her graduate studies, Jennifer worked in a corporate setting for 5 years at Aetna and later Lincoln Financial Group in both Client Services and Business Communications. She transitioned to a career in higher education in 2007 accepting a position at Three Rivers Community College in Norwich, CT as an Educational Assistant: Research & Accreditation Coordinator working heavily with nursing 1st and 2nd year students. In 2009, Jennifer began her work in the Center for Career Development as the Internship Resources Consultant and later took on the role of Career Counselor.

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Summer Plans?

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I say this every April, but again I can’t believe that there is less than 3 weeks left of classes and before we know it Spring 2015 will be a semester of the past. While some of you have been …

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Strategies and Resources for Showcasing your Work Online

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Virtually no one can say that they are not engaged with some form of social media or technology and employers and graduate schools are no different. In fact, many employers and graduate schools look at candidates with online portfolios. While …

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A Day in the Life of a Career Intern

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A bright and early 8:00 a.m. shift to prepare presentation materials for 15 presentations that the CCD is offering this week, then to a résumé critique shift at 10 a.m., followed by class, and a FYE presentation to a class …

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Not Your Typical Résumé

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A typical day in the office usually entails having some form of discussion around résumés. The résumé is at the core of what we do as Career Consultants. Keeping an eye on new trends related to résumés has become a …

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Why Disney World is making me think about interviewing

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The cold weather is upon us. Having just returned from warm Disney World, it feels as though it’s January after walking around in 80 degree weather for the past week. While I was in this magical place, the career professional …

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A Resource for Creative Minds

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What better time to share a great online resource for students who have interests in creative industries. Whether your passion is fashion, writing, theater production, web or graphic design, and beyond, FindSpark has internships, part-time, and full-time positions posted by …

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The Art of the Elevator Pitch

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It truly is a creative art. There’s not only one “correct” statement or way to go about developing an elevator pitch. I’ve heard multiple perspectives over the last several years. However, here are my top 10 strategies for developing and …

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Why Leave Campus, Fine Arts Students?

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Sometimes opportunities are truly in our own backyard. It’s easy to forget when we live on such a large campus that so many places exist to become involved, gain skills, and engage in valuable experiences. I’ll lay out a few …

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Why Fine Arts students should visit the Center for Career Development

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Welcome back Fine Arts students! Though we all may still have memories of summer on our mind, it’s time to kick it into high gear and begin thinking about the academic year ahead. What are you hoping to achieve over …

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