Kristen Soprano

Career Consultant

Kristen Soprano

Kristen (she/her/hers) joined the Center for Career Development as a Career Consultant in 2017 and currently supports all UConn undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni. She is a Certified Professional Résumé Writer through the Professional Association of Résumé Writers and Career Coaches and meets one-on-one with students for coaching on various topics including résumés, cover letters, career/major exploration, interviewing, and general career development. Kristen graduated from the UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) in 2004 with a degree in Journalism, and although she serves as a generalist supporting students of all majors, she particularly enjoys helping CLAS students explore career options and feel confident in the unique skillsets they develop in their academic coursework.

In addition to her role as a Career Consultant, Kristen also manages the Career Center’s undergraduate student intern program. The program provides student interns with opportunities to develop personal and professional skillsets that help strengthen the connection between their academic and career interests. She also oversees the department’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 and enjoys helping students recognize the power of networking as it relates to finding and growing their careers.

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Addressing the Wage Gap and Financial Challenges Faced by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

According to the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), there are over 50 ethnic subgroups that make up the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. A recent article on their website, “Fighting for Equal Pay for AAPI …

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How UConn Junior Danielle Livingston is Helping to Make Career Dreams Come True

From a very young age, almost all children dream of what they want to be when they grow up; from teachers to astronauts or zookeepers to firefighters the possibilities and interests are endless! Some children go on to pursue those …

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Let the Exploration Begin! 6 Steps to Navigating the “Let’s Explore” Career Community

As an undergraduate student, you may already be aware of the vast array of academic opportunities and career outcomes that come with pursuit of a degree from the University of Connecticut.  For students in the ACES Program, or whose majors …

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Tips to Promote Workplace Inclusivity for Individuals with Invisible Disabilities

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 61 million adults in the United States live with a disability. Disabled-World.com further adds to this information sharing that an “estimated 10% of people in the U.S. have a medical condition …

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5 Career and Professional Development Events Specifically for the AAPI Community

Summer is here! While that may mean sun and fun for some, it also means the start of conference season for others. If you are looking for an opportunity to enhance your skills, build a network of industry professionals, or …

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8 COVID-Related Interview Questions You Should Be Ready to Answer During—and After—the Pandemic

The pandemic affected all of us in one way or another (often in many more ways than one), so it’s probably inevitable that COVID-19 will be on our minds for the foreseeable future. We’re still processing what we’ve gone through …

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Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month: Five Changemakers Who Have Impacted Our Day-to-Day Lives

Ice cold beverages; designer fashion; computer networking and hardware; sound quality and experience. What do all of these things have in common? Aside from being common occurrences in our day-to-day activities, they are also industries that have been heavily influenced …

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Assessing Bias in the Job Search Process

Assessing company culture is an important part of the job search process. Researching websites and social media channels, conducting informational interviews with existing employees, or asking follow-up questions during an interview, are all great ways to obtain information about a …

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8 Great Jobs for Philosophy Majors (and Tips for How to Land One)

As someone with a philosophy degree, you’re probably sick of questions about why you chose that major or what job you’re going to get. And you’ve likely heard all of the super original jokes about philosophy giving you as many …

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Career Center Interns Tell All: Why you should consider an internship with us!

Did you know, the Center for Career Development conducted 1,635 undergraduate résumé critiques, facilitated 219 practice interview appointments, hosted over 570 events and presentations, and developed content that generated over 600,000 website pageviews during the 2019/2020 school year? Did you …

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