Kelsey Keefe

Career Consultant

Kelsey Keefe

Kelsey Keefe (she/her/hers) joined the Center for Career Development in 2017 and has worked at the University of Connecticut since 2013. As part of the programming team, Kelsey plans, implements, and evaluates the Center for Career Development’s programming initiatives, specifically with respect to webinars and other virtual programming. Additionally, she provides one-on-one career coaching, facilitating major and career exploration and decision-making and career readiness skill development.

Kelsey earned her Master of Arts in Adult Learning from UConn and Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences (Major: Psychology) with a minor in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Exploring Work: Job, Career, or Calling

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Have you ever heard someone say any of these statements?

“I love my job! I would do it for free!”
“I’m interested in climbing the ladder at work.”
“Work is just a means to an end.”

These statements are reflections …

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How to Take a LinkedIn Selfie – Yes, Selfies Are Now Okay!

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When creating your LinkedIn profile, a quality profile photo will give your profile a complete look, and LinkedIn reports that profiles with a photo receive more views. The Center for Career Development typically has recommended not using a selfie, and …

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5 Thank-You Letters to Send to People in Your Network Who Matter

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Whether you’re job searching, working on your professional development, or building your career, you’ve probably been in a situation that warranted showing appreciation and gratitude. Perhaps you received a job lead and a pep talk from a former colleague. Maybe …

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In the “Wrong Job”? You Can Still Be on the Right Career Path

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Are you currently working in your dream job? If the answer is “yes,” then we’re thrilled for you! But if you’re like most of us, then chances are, you haven’t yet landed that “perfect” position. You may even feel stuck …

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What an Organization’s COVID-19 Response Reveals About its Culture

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As the days go by, the myriad of negative consequences of the current pandemic are surfacing, one after the other. One that is on many people’s minds, especially in our community, is the impact that COVID-19 will have on the …

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Identify Your Values to Explore Aligned Careers

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It’s important to explore yourself first as you explore careers. Having self-knowledge and self-awareness of you as an individual will help you find a career that’s a good match. Identifying your most important values is one piece of the puzzle.

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Welcome to Career Exploration!

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Career communities assist students in more manageably developing their career goals by narrowing in on a particular field or industry and cultivating content around that area.

But, what if you don’t know what you want to do with your degree? …

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National Career Development Month while Exploring Careers

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In celebration of National Career Development Month, the Center for Career Development is offering exciting events and opportunities for students to strengthen their career readiness! You can still invest in your career development even if you don’t know what that …

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Exploring Career Paths in Business?

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You’re pursuing a business-type major. You’re going to get a business job. You don’t need to explore career paths, right?

A lot of business careers have straight-forward job titles: “Accountant,” “Financial Analyst,” “Marketing Manager.” A quick search for these titles …

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Strategies for Determining a Career Path

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Choosing a career path is a big decision. It can influence a lot about your time at UConn and it’s something that well-meaning friends and family won’t stop asking you about.

While it seems like you are deciding what you …

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