Reid McLendon

Web Development Specialist

Reid McLendon

Year: Senior

Major: Sociology

Hometown: Greensboro, NC

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

The Center for Career Development has helped me better understand my potential career paths and has given me a clearer understanding of the nature of a career. This has helped reduce some of my anxieties about finding a job or career that is right for me. Because a career is a constantly evolving process, it never moves in a predictable line from one thing to the next. Therefore, I feel better not always knowing what the next step is.

What are your future career goals?                

I would like to continue working as a Web Developer, moving on to more complex project work while trying to keep up with the latest technologies and platforms. In the future, I could see myself becoming more involved in other tech areas, such as app development and other interactive products. Beyond that, I have no idea!

What are some other extracurricular activities that you are involved in?          

In my free time, I mostly like to write and record music. I also enjoy the outdoors as a way to balance out all of the time I sit at a computer. Canoeing and biking are probably my favorite.

What is something unique about you?

I have the same birthday as Cardi B, but what makes this unique is that I don’t even brag about it.

All Posts

Should International Students Cheer or Fear the New H-1B Visa Lottery Rule?

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In late 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services proposed a new rule that would change the way H-1B visas are allotted. Under the new rule, the H-1B lottery would give preferential treatment to international students with advanced degrees. To shed …

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Is the Rise in H-1B Petitions from U.S. Employers a Good Sign for International Students?

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Last week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it received 201,001 petitions from U.S. companies for H-1B visas this year, a 6 percent increase over the number it received last year and the first time in three years …

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4 Options for International Students Who Don’t Win the H-1B Visa Lottery

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This is the time of the year when employers start to get back to international students who weren’t selected in the H-1B visa lottery. This year, the U.S. government received 201,001 H-1B applications for a possible 85,000 visas. This means …

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7 Common Job-Search Mistakes New International MBAs Make 

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Coming to the U.S. to pursue an MBA as an international student is a huge accomplishment. You should feel very proud that you are where you are. However, don’t forget that you have a lot of work ahead of you, …

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Networking Tips for International Students

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Like many other international students, I was very focused on the academic part of student life when I arrived in the U.S. In my junior year of college, I suddenly felt this job-seeking urgency. I was only a couple of …

By Nan Liu Barnes
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4 Job Search Strategies That Get International Grad Students Hired

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If you’re an international student in grad school looking to land a great job offer after graduation, know that it won’t be easy. So here are four job search strategies that separate international graduate job seekers who receive U.S. job …

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Visa and Job Prospects for International Students in 2020

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Last year was a mixed one for international students looking for jobs in the U.S. One the one hand, even the simple process of securing work authorization through OPT (Optional Practical Training) proved to be complicated—and in some cases, increased …

By Derek Loosvelt
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Student Success Story: Brian Aguilera

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Growing up in Bogota, Colombia, Brian Aguilera ’19 (CLAS) always knew he would have to leave his family behind to achieve the future he wanted in science and biology. Hard as that would be, he knew that the United States …

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Student Success Story: Jiazhen Huang

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UConn senior Jiazhen Huang is not unlike a lot of his classmates in many ways. He’s made a lot of great friends in Storrs, plays intramural sports and works out a few times a week, and is a very serious …

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Student Success Story: Wei ‘Toby’ Xinhai

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For Wei ‘Toby’ Xinhai, the road to UConn spanned nearly 8,000 miles, but the distance doesn’t faze him. While he may be separated from his family in Hong Kong, S.A.R. China by a full ocean, the dream of being a …

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