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

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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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How You Can Help Combat Anti-Asian Racism at UConn and Beyond?

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The increase in senseless acts of violence, harassment, and bias against the Asian community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic is alarming and intolerable. According to AAPI Emergency Response Network (a collaboration between the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) and …

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What to Do With a Psychology Major: 8 Jobs You Should Consider

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If you already have or are thinking about pursuing a degree in psychology, you’re not alone. According to the American Psychological Association’s Center for Workforce Studies, about 3.5 million people in the United States held a bachelor’s degree in psychology …

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The Center for Career Development Stands in Solidarity with the Asian Community

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The increase in senseless acts of violence, harassment, and bias against the Asian community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic is alarming and intolerable. The Center for Career Development does not tolerate discrimination or violence of any kind and stands in solidarity …

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Use This Trick to Enhance Your Job Search Strategy and Become More Visible to Recruiters!

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“Finding a job is easy!”- said no job seeker ever. Whether you are just entering the workforce or looking to make a career change, the job search process can be difficult and time consuming.  With so many positions to choose …

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Disclosing Criminal Records on a Job Application

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Finding a job or internship can be difficult for anyone, but it can also be very challenging for individuals with criminal backgrounds. While discussing such a history in an interview can be difficult, it can also be intimidating to address …

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Increase Your Chances for Career Success with the Concept of Jeong

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In  South Korea, the concept of jeong plays a critical role in the formulation of relationships and bonds; these bonds can often help aid in the job search process. Jeong is quite similar to the United States practice of networking, …

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How to Start Building Your Cross-Country Network

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For many UConn students, whether they be Connecticut residents or not, The Nutmeg State may not be their final destination when it comes to considering careers. Searching for out-of-state job opportunities might seem confusing and daunting, but one way to …

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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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