Wiley Dawson

Assistant Director, Hartford Campus (He, Him, His)

In my role, I oversee the career center operations, career coaching, and programming at the Hartford campus. I meet one on one with undergraduate and graduate students on a variety of topics such as career exploration, application, and interview preparation, job and internship searches, graduate school preparation, salary negotiation, and much more. I proactively collaborate with my colleagues to deliver equitable access to career and professional development-related resources, services, and opportunities.


Bio

Hometown: Bridgeport, CT Things I enjoy: In my free time, I enjoy photography, gardening, and cooking. playing video games, hosting people, and spending quality time with family. When I’m on campus, I enjoy conversing with students and colleagues on campus. My pronouns are he him and his and I am a husband, father, son, brother, uncle, friend, DIYer, gamer, sports fanatic, and gardener. MBTI: ESFP – (Extraversion, Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving) Advice to students: “Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us.” — Susan L. Taylor

Education

Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

  • Master of Science, Counselor Education, and Family Therapy
  • Concentration, Student Development in Higher Education

Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT

  • Bachelor of Arts in History, Minor: Social Science
  • Studied Abroad: Ghana, Africa, and Montego, Bey, Jamaica

Favorite Experience:

  • Completed a summer internship for the National Park Service in San Francisco, California during my rising senior summer.

Previous Roles

  • Career Consultant, Center for Career Development, UConn, Storrs, CT
  • Assistant Director, Center for Career & Professional Development, Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT
  • Career Intern, Integrative Career Development, Mitchell College, New London, CT
  • Academic Coach, The Learning Center, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
  • Paraprofessional, Milner Elementary, Hartford Public School, Hartford, CT
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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.   

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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 …

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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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3 Ways Blacks and African Americans can Tackle Inequalities in Finance

On January 1st, 2021, moneygeek – a personal finance website that aims to educate and inform consumers of the complexities related to personal financial management and investment – published a resource blog titled “Tackling Disparities in Finance for Black And African …

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9 Data Science Communities to Join in 2021

Data science is a great profession—but it can also be a lonely one. For many newly qualified data scientists, the first few years out of college are a real challenge. Without the camaraderie and friendship provided by your peers, …

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Internship Blast: 2021 High Performance Computing for Manufacturing Internship Program

The Oak Ridge Institute for science and education has opened applications for its High-Performance Computing for Manufacturing Internship Program for the summer of 2021. These are great opportunities for students looking to get involved in computing in the manufacturing sector. …

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What Are Technical Skills and How Should You Include Them On Your Resume? (Plus a List of Examples)

Whether or not you can do a job—and whether or not you can land that job—often depends on your technical skills. Technical skills are a subset of hard skills, which are the knowledge or abilities needed to perform specific tasks. …

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3 Ways to Navigate Code-Switching to Promote Positive Personal and Professional Growth

In this blog, we will talk about the act of code-switching, the career and personal effects that are the result of code-switching, and three ways to navigate the complexities to support professional and personal growth. This content was inspired by …

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Future of Work and the Advancement of Women of Color

Ademographics steadily change and the workforce’s makeup is becoming increasingly diverse, the workplace must shift accordingly. According to Randstad, diversity, and inclusion are among the top tre

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