Draw attention to career competencies through your syllabus, assignments, or evaluations to help students understand how important these skills are. Example assignments and other resources are available to help you help students.
The career readiness journeys of UConn students happen in every facet of their college experiences. Faculty, advisors, student employment supervisors, coaches, employers, and alumna are all having conversations about post-graduation success with students, and they may not even realize it. …
Stephanie is a Regional Manager with Techtronic Industries (TTI). She connected with TTI at a career fair during her senior year. In her current role, she interacts with students in similar ways, attending career fairs and networking events, having discussions with students about how their career goals and TTI can match.
What exactly are NACE Career Competencies? This blog covers that and more, by understanding what the competencies are and why they are important, you can better support students in their career journeys and set them up for success!
Leah is an alumna of UConn and holds a Master’s in Accounting. Before being hired at her current position she worked as an auditor at a Big 4 firm, later realizing that she wanted to work in recruiting. According to Leah this transition “to an entirely different field was pretty terrifying” but she found confidence in her network of UConn alumni who stepped up to help guide her career in a new direction. She now works as a University Relations Consultant at The Hartford in their University Recruiting & Talent Mobility department.
Dr. Smirnova, Economics, and Dr. Kalnova, Communication, were selected to present their pedagogical innovation on career preparation at the undergraduate level at the American Economic Association’s Committee on Economic Education’s sponsored poster session at the 2023 annual AEA conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.
As the Career Center continues to move toward its vision of ‘creating a university-wide career readiness culture that prepares all students for post-graduation success’, they have been extending their reach to partnering with faculty and staff more intentionally over the past several years. In addition to Career Everywhere and the Career Champion program, staff at the Career Center determined it would be beneficial to hire a faculty fellow to continue to bridge the gap between the academic side of the house and the Center.
Zongjie Wang, PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She received her joint PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University and joined the University of Connecticut’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2021.
This month’s Career Champion, Cody D. Ryan, is Innovation Zone Makerspace Supervisor for the Office of First Year Programs & Learning Communities. He was motivated to become a Career Champion after working with the Center for Career Development in various capacities and receiving recommendations from colleagues. Learn more about how he integrates career into his course and how being a Career Champion impacted how he gives students career advice.
On September 9, the discussion about our students’ career preparation was buzzing at the Peter J. Werth Tower in Storrs. More than a hundred people – faculty, career professionals, and employers – gathered to examine various aspects of preparing UConn students …