Wiley Dawson

Assistant Director, Hartford Campus

Wiley Dawson

Wiley Dawson (he/him/his) is the Assistant Director, Center for Career Development at the UConn Hartford Campus. 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. Before 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, developing his passion for career development and education.

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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, …

By Guest Contributor - Brian Skewes. - Springboard
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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. …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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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 …

By Wiley Dawson
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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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A Values-Based Approach to Career Planning

Many Native American and Indigenous students value community and service over individualism. These ideals, often rooted in cultural and spiritual beliefs stemming from ancestral customs, still hold today while guiding career planning and decisions. Similar to how these cultures and …

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Who’s Hiring? | 5 Orgs Fighting for Racial Justice

Though it may still seem far off, the current pandemic will eventually end and many of us will come out of this with more strength and bravery than we may have realized we were capable of. But the stark reality …

By Janet Reyes - Idealist Careers
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Say My Name | Why Pronouncing Names Correctly is Important

Most people would agree that names matter. At the most basic level, they serve as important identifiers. We introduce ourselves with them. Sometimes, we even choose new ones because they are more aligned with our identities.

Given their elemental importance, …

By Yejin Lee - Idealist Careers
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