Robin Shefts

Assistant Director (Hartford Campus)

Robin Shefts

A Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and student advocate who has worked in higher education for over 30 years, and at UConn since 2010. Robin transitioned from the UConn Hartford Counseling & Wellness Center to the UConn Center for Career Development on the Hartford campus in 2017. Currently, she manages the CCD-Hartford office, providing comprehensive career services/workshop programs to a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students. Robin also supports CCD programs/events at the Storrs campus and encourages Hartford students to attend these career opportunities through the ‘Take the Bus’ campaign.  In addition, Robin supports the CCD Corporate Partner Relationship team as she welcomes employers to the Hartford campus to meet students and inform them about current/future internship, co-op and employment opportunities. Robin develops and maintains connections with colleagues from diverse Hartford campus academic departments in an effort to promote CCD services/programs and events.

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Finding a Job That Will Make a Difference in the Community

State Capitol Building, Hartford, CT

If you are majoring in a career related to the humanities, social services, public policy/government, business, or urban/community development you may especially want to consider pursuing employment in the non-profit sector.  Non-profit organizations develop missions that focus on the welfare …

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Be a Part of History, Volunteer at our National Election 2020 Polls!

Volunteer Poll Worker Infographic - CT

The Office of the Secretary of the State is seeking over 300 volunteer poll workers for Election Day 2020.  Career majors in the fields of political science, public policy or human rights may be particularly interested in learning and gaining …

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What Can I Do with A Degree in Public Administration?

Word cloud of phrases associated with Public Administration.

Public Administration is a broad field with many diverse career paths and opportunities. Students can decide which career path most interests them based on their short-term/long-term career goals. One suggestion to consider for discovering which career path is best suited …

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Tips on Searching for Government Internships/Jobs during a Pandemic

San Francisco, CA City Hall

Searching for an internship or job has many inherent challenges, but during a global pandemic, they seem to be astronomical.  Now that many companies and organizations are closing temporarily or minimizing staffing, traditional hiring has changed to reflect the times. …

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Should I Consider Applying to Law School Rather Than Seeking Employment during the COVID-19 Era?

UConn Law School

Are you considering applying to law school rather than seeking employment during the COVID-19 era? Many college students are now considering graduate school as an option, rather than jumping into an uncertain job market. The decision to apply to law …

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Your Summer Internship Has Been Canceled—Now What?

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 by Vault Law Editors | April 16, 2020

As COVID-19 has forced law schools to go virtual, lawyers to work virtually, and law firms to cut salaries and furlough employees, it has also affected summer internships and summer associate programs. Some programs …

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Are You Searching for Employment in the Federal Government?

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Many college seniors and graduate students are interested in pursuing careers in the federal government.  There are numerous resources on the internet for finding these career opportunities.

Applications to federal government agencies may take longer than average due to their …

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Welcome to the Government, Public Administration, Law and Non-Profit Career Community!

Legislator giving a public policy speech.

The UConn Center for Career Development is pleased to announce a new career resource called ‘Career Communities’. Career Communities is comprised of a group of related career paths each with its own webpage with the following information categories:

• Commonly Found …

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Navigating the First Year of Law School: 1L Timeline

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Navigating the First Year of Law School: 1L Timeline

by Mary Kate Sheridan | September 11, 2019

The first month of 1L year is like a whirlwind—from trying to survive the Socratic Method to learning how to outline effectively to figuring out …

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Are You Seeking an Internship/Co-op Opportunity in the Field of Political Science/Government?

Politics

Are you seeking an internship/co-op opportunity in the field of political science/government?  An internship/co-op experience is empowering and an opportunity to gain work experience and learn relevant career skills and in your major field.  It is also an opportunity to …

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