Wiley Dawson

Career Consultant

Wiley Dawson

Wiley Dawson (he/him/his) is a career coach and liaison to the School of Engineering. Wiley collaborates with faculty, staff, student groups, alumni, and employers to coordinate career-related programming and events to assist students with career exploration and decision making. With expertise in career development, job and internship search strategies, application development, and interview preparation, Wiley is prepared to help students pursue their professional aspirations.

Prior to coming to UConn, Wiley worked in the Office of Career and Professional Development at Albertus Magnus College for over four years. Wiley received a Master of Science in Counseling with an emphasis in Higher Education from Central Connecticut State University, where he worked as a graduate assistant in The Learning Center. Wiley received his Bachelor of Arts in History and Social Science from Eastern Connecticut State University, where he developed his passion for career development and education.

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Welcome to the Science, Data, & Technology Career Community!

This page is designed for undergraduate and graduate-level students who are either majoring, minoring, or interested in a career in the science, data, and technology industries. Here you will discover a versatile array of career resources that are designed to …

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10 Jobs That Are Perfect for Extroverts

Different types of people excel in different types of jobs—so if you want to thrive in your career, it’s in your best interest to find a job that’s well-suited to your personality. If you’re an extrovert, you might be drawn …
By Deanna deBara - The Muse
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5 Tips for Kickstarting an IT Career

As technology continues to evolve and transform our lives, IT workers are more in demand than ever—and IT careers are more rewarding than ever. IT careers now offer great job security, flexible paths, and very attractive salaries. And today, great …

By Jeremy Ambrose - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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4 New Books to Challenge You This Spring

The last year has been characterized by upheaval. Not only have our ways of living and working changed significantly in pandemic conditions, but we’ve also witnessed more widespread (and very necessary) questioning of social norms and political institutions through the …

By Amy Bergen - Idealist Careers
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What is Ethical Hacking? Everything You Need to Know About Ethical Hacking—With Examples

While hacking is ordinarily considered an illegal activity, ethical hacking involves companies hiring highly trained cybersecurity experts for the express purpose of infiltrating their computer networks, systems, and web applications. The logic behind these simulated cyberattacks is that they enable …

By Kindra Cooper - Springboard
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Networking While Remote | How Professionals of Color Can Stay Connected During the Pandemic

You may have heard at least one of these sayings throughout the course of your career: “It isn’t what you know but who you know” and “Your network is your net worth.”

Ring any bells? Having access to the right …

By Dr. Waajida L. Small - Idealist Careers
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Why You Should Major in African American Studies

The staff writers at BestColleges.Com created an open-use guide – Why You Should Major in African American Studies – that outlines the importance of majoring in African American studies, career paths, benefits, and skills this discipline offers.   

Click here to …

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7 Skills You Need to Succeed in Data Science (and How to Show Them Off in a Job Search)

Nearly a decade after Harvard Business Review called data science the sexiest job of the 21st century, becoming a data scientist is still a great career choice. The median salary for a data scientist is $122,840, according to the Bureau …

By Charlie Custer - The Muse
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Summer Aerospace Internship Opportunity

Engineering Apprentice

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

Location: Cromwell, CT, US

About: GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 50 manufacturing locations in 15 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. …

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Scholarship Opportunity: The Surety Foundation

The Surety Foundation is a charitable organization founded to increase diversity within the surety and fidelity industry. Recognizing the value of diverse ideas and backgrounds the member companies of The Surety & Fidelity Association of America created this 501(c)(3) organization …

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