Damiao Zoe Xu

Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services

Damiao Zoe Xu

Zoe is the Graduate Assistant for Graduate Student and Postdoc Programs and Services at the Center for Career Development. She develops and facilitates programs that aim to increase and enhance graduate students and postdoctoral fellows’ knowledge and skills in career development .

Before joining the Center, Zoe worked in various positions at different universities. She was an instructor and later an online learning specialist. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD in Learning, Leadership and Education Policy with a concentration in Adult Learning at the Neag School of Education.

Pronouns: she, her, hers

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From a Doctoral Student in Philosophy to a Higher Ed Professional: Emma Bjorngard-Basayne’18 Ph.D.’s Success Story

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UConn alumna Dr. Emma Bjorngard-Basayne18 Ph.D. Philosophy is currently an Academic Advisor at the Office of Undergraduate Advising, UConn School of Business. She is also an Adjunct Professor in Philosophy at the Stamford Campus, UConn. Her career journey suggests …

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Interview Preparation: A Reflection on Mind, Body, and Soul

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Are you seeking a new lens and insight for preparing job or internship interviews? Jillian Ives, PhD candidate in the Neag School of Education’s Learning, Leadership, and Education Policy program offers a fresh perspective on interview preparation that might help …

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5 Open Online Course Providers for Advancing Your Career

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What is your purpose in taking a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)? Some might take it for leisure and fun, while others are just for curiosity or sheer love of learning. There may be another important goal of engaging in …

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3 Tips for Developing Skills Outside of Your Graduate Degree Program

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As a graduate student, you might become competent and confident in your research and/or teaching skills, your abilities to think critically and write persuasively after receiving training in your graduate study. Yet, it’s likely that what you have acquired prepares …

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InterSECT Job Simulation Platform: Where Doctoral Students Can Explore Career Paths

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Imagine this: you just started thinking about your future career, and hope to find out information about careers you are interested in, or you feel stuck in a career that you are not satisfied with, and want to give a …

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Taking Care of Yourself in Your Busy Academic Life

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Self-care has become a buzzword since the pandemic. Psychologists have called for self-care practice particularly for people in occupations that are more susceptible to stress, such as social workers, nurses, clinicians, etc.  However, the graduate student community has also experienced …

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