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
All Posts

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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Wiley Dawson Assistant Director, Hartford Campus (He, Him, His)
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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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Acclaimed Udemy Instructor Colt Steele on the Best Way to Learn Software Engineering

Acclaimed Udemy instructor Colt Steele built his career around his three biggest passions: coding, teaching — and cats.

He’s the creator of the Web Development Bootcamp, one of the best-selling and top-rated courses on Udemy, and he led Galvanize’s 6-month software …

By Kindra Cooper - Springboard
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Bridging the world's skills gap through affordable, high-quality, online education.
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Top FAQs about our Machine Learning Engineering CT

According to hiring managers, knowing machine learning concepts is important but not enough to get you hired. For this reason, we launched in 2019 our Machine Learning Engineer Career Track. Below we compiled the most common questions being asked by …

By Juan-David Rodriguez - Springboard
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Bridging the world's skills gap through affordable, high-quality, online education.
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Experiential Learning Opportunities: Navy and the Department of Defense

In the summer of 2021, both the Department of Navy and the U.S. Department of Defense will be offering experiential learning programs for studentsNotably, these opportunities will be placed right here in New England, both in …

By Wiley Dawson
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Taking Advantage of Social Distancing & the Virtual Environment, Part 1

During these uncertain times, college students and job seekers alike find themselves scrambling to secure relevant and adequate employment experiences. In this blog series, I will provide advice on several ways to virtually gain relevant experience and exposure during time

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Building the Rural Physician Workforce: The International Medical Graduate (IMG) on a J-1 Visa

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Those in the primary care sphere predict physician shortages could reach north of 50,000 physicians by 2032. With just 9% of physicians practicing in rural communities where 25% make up the US population, rural recruiters must consider additional solutions …

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