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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Jumpstarting Your Legal Internship Search: Government Roles

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One benefit to pursuing a career in the legal field is that the opportunities are limitless—private practice, in-house, academia, nonprofit legal work, prosecution, government—and the list goes on. One area that should not be overlooked is …

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Tips on How Students with Disabilities Can Prepare for Job Interview

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Students with disabilities who are beginning the job search process would be advised to read the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) at https://www.ada.gov/. The ADA states “The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) gives federal civil …

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Resume Basics for Law Students

by Shelley Awe | December 22, 2020

Did you know the average time an employer spends looking at a resume is less than 10 seconds? That’s not a lot of time to make a great first impression! To get recognized as …

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Why Diverse Communities Should Consider Careers in Public Administration

If you have a passion for serving your community-at-large and/or influencing public policy, then you may want to consider pursuing a career in Public Administration.  The career opportunities in the Public Administration field are wide-ranging because people entering this profession …

By Robin Shefts
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Be Pro-active, Gain Career Experience by Volunteering with Community Non-profit Organizations!

 

Students who are searching for summer internship/co-op opportunities this year are feeling somewhat ambivalent due to the pandemic’s negative impact on the labor market.  Students are aware that summer experiential learning opportunities will probably be limited, so they are …

By Robin Shefts
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Finding a Job That Will Make a Difference in the Community

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 …

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

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 …

By Robin Shefts
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What Can I Do with A Degree in 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 …

By Robin Shefts
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Tips on Searching for Government Internships/Jobs during a Pandemic

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. …

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

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 …

By Robin Shefts
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