Lisa McGuire

Assistant Director for Corporate Partner Relations

Lisa McGuire

Lisa McGuire is the assistant director responsible for corporate partner relations, connecting employers to UConn students and alumni. She manages the external relations and corporate functions and is responsible for maintaining and expanding the hiring of UConn students and alumni; and supports fundraising efforts for career-related events and programs. She recruits and consults with employers on best strategies for establishing and developing effective recruitment programs for both full and part-time employees.

She joined UConn after spending more than 25 years with the business community in Connecticut. Most recently, she was with the Ct. Business & Industry Association (CBIA), working with large and small businesses on public policy, communications, and community relations. Prior to joining CBIA she was with People’s Bank, managing their community relations and public policy programs, which included working extensively with small businesses and other lenders to maximize business potential in the state. Lisa has also been active in the UConn Alumni Association, serving on the Board of Directors for 2 terms and she is currently the Vice President of the Greater Hartford Chapter. She lives in South Windsor with her husband and daughter, and is also the proud parent of their son, a recent UConn grad living on his own.

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7 Ways to Advocate for the Environment

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With global environmental crises in the news lately, a lot of us are wondering how we can make a difference. There are many ways to advocate for a livable planet, whether you’re doing a few hours of volunteer work or …

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Types of Entry-Level Jobs for Sustainability Studies Majors

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Being a sustainability studies major opens the door to a wide range of opportunities. From science to business to journalism, odds are, there’s a way to channel your passion for sustainability studies into the career path that’s most exciting to …

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What Benefits Should You Expect From a Potential Employer?

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Top employers in today’s market offer a wide range of benefits to entice recent graduates. But before you get too excited about Taco Tuesdays or take-your-dog-to-work perks, there are some key employee benefits that add significant value beyond your paycheck …

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Why you probably won’t land your dream job. Today.

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Everybody wants to land their “dream job.” Who wouldn’t? Some have even publically stated that they’ve finally found their dream job only to find later that perhaps it was more of a nightmare.

First of all, define your dream job – …

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Jobs you’ve never heard of that might be for you

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Doctor, lawyer, teacher, engineer, salesperson…the list goes on. These are jobs we’ve all heard of, and may or may not have the skills or desire to be. But have you heard of food stylist, chief listening officer, futurist, computational linguist

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Landing a career with a liberal arts degree

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I recently read this response to a parent concerned that their child has graduated with a degree in history, has applied to “dozens” of jobs and hasn’t even gotten an interview. He’s still working as a cashier in a big …

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Top 5 Questions to Ask on a Job Interview

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While you may have done all your research on the company, spoken with a recruiter in the past and sought opinions from UConn alums currently working at the company in similar roles, it’s still imperative that you ask questions during …

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When is the best time to find a job or internship?

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Some students already have their first job after graduation secured, with the offer being made and accepted last fall. This might be a result of a “conversion,” a summer internship that resulted in a job offer at the end of …

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Networking gets the job

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Whether you’re looking for a job or already working, you should constantly be networking. Are you representing your organization at an event? Attending a meeting with people you don’t work with everyday?

Or are you looking for your next opportunity? …

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Multiple job offers?

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This is a “tough problem to have,” but if you’re in the situation, it really is stress-inducing. Some things to consider if faced with this choice:

First of all, be honest with your recruiters and/or hiring managers. Have a specific …

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