Kalle Nelson

Graduate Assistant

Kalle Nelson

Kalle Nelson is the Graduate Assistant for Graduate Student and Postdoc Advising & Programs at the Center for Career Development. She provides career coaching for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in all departments on subjects including résumés and CVs, cover letters, research and teaching statements, and interviewing. Kalle also develops and facilitates programs specifically for a graduate student and postdoc audience, and is a member of the Graduate Student Program Affairs team at the Graduate School.

Kalle graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 2015. She worked as a lab manager and research assistant in a clinical psychology laboratory before coming to UConn, where she earned her Master of Arts in Educational Psychology in 2017. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. degree in School Psychology.

Pronouns: she, her, hers

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How to Use State Government Websites to Find Opportunities

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Exploring government websites can be very helpful in identifying state priorities and issues, the departments dedicated to those, and future opportunities. If you have already found a position to apply to, reading other parts of the website can give you …

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Ending Strong at Your Practicum

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Congratulations, you have finished your practicum! Hopefully, you were able to learn many new things about your field, continued to improve skills, and made professional connections. Though you have finished this experience, there are many things that you can do …

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Staying Professionally Connected

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This is a strange time for all of us, and it can be a confusing transition to online work in your graduate degree. As in regular times, it is important to communicate effectively with your advisor and other individuals with …

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Online Job and Internship Resources: Education & Social Services

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These are some uncertain times that we are living in and you may be finding yourself with some more unstructured time than you would like, especially if you are currently looking for jobs or internships. Thankfully, there are many online …

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Networking at Conferences and Annual Meetings

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“Our networking session is about to begin!” If you have ever attended a conference or an annual meeting, you might have heard those words, and they may have filled you with excitement, nervousness, or even dread. Conferences are an excellent …

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Continuing Success in Your Practicum: Midpoint Check-In

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Congratulations, you are halfway through your practicum! You have already spent a lot of time at your practicum and hopefully learned many new things, and there is another half of your experience still to come.  This is a great time …

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Applying to Another Graduate Degree Program?

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Maybe you need to leave your current graduate degree program for a different one, realizing the one you are in is not the fit you had hoped.

Perhaps you are currently in a master’s degree program and you know you …

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Setting Yourself Up for Success in Your Practicum

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A new school year means new classes, new experiences, and for many, a new practicum placement! A practicum is a great opportunity to learn more about your future career, meet other professionals in your field, engage with different areas in …

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How to Talk about Your Research so Everyone Understands

How to Talk about Your Research so Everyone Understands

Over the course of your career, you will probably have to explain your technical research to people who are not familiar with your field. This can be anyone from a parent, friends, or a well-meaning stranger, but sometimes explaining your …

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Networking with Confidence: Elevator Pitches

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You may have heard of the term “elevator pitch,” but you might not know what it is and why it’s important to have one, especially as a graduate student.

Elevator pitches are quick introductions about yourself, your strengths, your knowledge, …

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