Kristen Soprano

Career Consultant

Kristen Soprano

Kristen (she/her/hers) is a Career Consultant and one of two liaisons to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS). With a primary focus on the Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as the Cultural and Ethnic Centers and Institutes, Kristen partners with faculty, staff, and the CLAS Alumni Association to develop and coordinate career-related programming and events that help CLAS students explore career options and feel confident in the unique skillsets they develop in their academic coursework. In addition, Kristen is a Certified Professional Resume Writer through the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches and meets one-on-one with students for coaching on various topics including, resumes, cover letters, career/major exploration, interviewing, and general career development.

As a UConn CLAS alumnus (Journalism, ’04), Kristen particularly enjoys assisting this population of students in their career exploration process, as well as, helping all students recognize the power of networking as it relates to finding and growing their career. Kristen also managers the Center for Career Development’s Practice Interview program and is consistently looking for innovative ways to help students prepare to make their best first impression on an employer. Before returning to UConn, Kristen worked in many different industries but spent the majority of her career working in Human Resources/Talent Acquisition in the insurance industry.

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What is an Arts Major and is it Right for Me?

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Did you love art class as a kid? Do you use every inch of paper to doodle? Do you love visiting interesting museums and exhibits? Do you look at the design of a website or graphic and wonder how it …

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Interview Q&A | “What Did You Do During Quarantine?”

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As some of us begin to inch into the next phase of the pandemic, slowly figuring out how we may move forward once we’re able, new questions have started to bubble up. Google searches like “how to set up a …

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“C” is for Offer Negotiation

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Sesame Street- quite possibly the most famous street in existence. Known not only for the furry friends who call it home but also for the many lessons it taught us growing up as children. What if I told you though …

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CLAS Virtual Case Competition Winners Share Their Experience

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In the Fall of 2019, the Center for Career Development, in partnership with a corporate sponsor, launched a case competition designed specifically for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) students. The competition was such a success that we decided …

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Types of Internships for Communications Majors

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With their ability to communicate effectively in almost any situation, communications majors are some of the most sought after candidates in all sorts of professional fields. With so many opportunities available, you might be wondering how to find a job …

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You Don’t Have to be a Musician to Have a Music Career

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Close your eyes and picture this. You are standing quietly in a large amphitheater when suddenly the house lights go dark and a large crowd erupts in cheers of excitement. A music track plays alongside a pre-recorded video as your …

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Three Steps to Keep Your Career Momentum Moving While Social Distancing

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For many of us, the adjustment to a “new normal” amidst the COVID-19 pandemic has been one heck of a bumpy ride. Whether you have had to change your study habits, get used to sharing a full-time workspace with family …

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New Year, New “Career” You!

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Do you want to get your career goals in shape but are too busy to know where to start? Are you ready to build muscle at impressing employers? Would you like to tone your networking skills and learn the secrets …

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Welcome to the Arts, Media, and Communication Career Community!

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As someone interested in learning more about this community, you may already be aware of the vast array of career opportunities that are available to you in these fields (which can be a bit overwhelming). You may also already be …

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9 Cheap Online Classes That’ll Help You Break Into Design

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UX, interior, graphic, multimedia, art director—design really does sound glamorous, even to those of us who could barely make it through Intro to Art in high school.

But just because you’re no artist doesn’t mean it’s not the right field …

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