Melissa Nowak

Melissa Nowak

Name: Melissa Nowak

Pronouns (optional): She/Her/Hers

 Year: Junior

 Major: HDFS and Psychology

 Hometown: Newtown, CT

 How have you personally used and benefitted from the Center for Career Development?

I have utilized the Center for Career Development’s resources on major/career exploration as well as interview preparation. Coming to UConn in the ACES Program I needed some guidance on how to narrow down my major options and how to set more concrete career goals. The Center for Career Development has helped me make connections with professionals in my field and has prepared me for communicating with them in order to carve my future career path.

What are your future career goals?

My future career goals are to be a family and marriage therapist.

What are some extracurricular activities you are involved in?

I am a member of UConn Kickline, the president of the Psychology Club, and the vice president of LIFT (Ladies in Fitness Training) which is a new strength training club dedicating to building up women’s confidence in the gym. I am also an Resident Assistant in North Campus.

 What is something unique about you?

I can juggle and unicycle (but not at the same time).

 What would you say to a student who has never visited the Center for Career Development before?

It may seem intimidating at first and thinking about your future can be stressful, but once you come in and meet all the welcoming faces you’ll realize that it’s not all that scary and it’s much better to start thinking about the future earlier rather than later for the best possible opportunities.

 

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