College to Career Transition

8 Competencies for Career Readiness


Employers within the U.S. evaluate job applicants on holistic measures – a demonstration of skills, knowledge, experience, and abilities required to effectively transition into the workforce and successfully perform a job.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) outlines eight …

By Desiree Martino
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Center for Career Development Recognized at NACE Awards


Established in 1956, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is a professional association that connects over 9,500 college career services professionals and over 3,200 university relations and recruiting professionals. NACE is the country’s leading source of information on …

By Jim Lowe
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Interview Preparation: A Reflection on Mind, Body, and Soul


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 …

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services Damiao Zoe Xu
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What Exactly is a UConn Co-op?

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UConn Co-op is for matriculated undergraduate students from all campuses, who have completed at least one full semester at UConn and are in good academic standing. Traditionally, co-ops are completed in a student’s junior year; however, we have worked with …

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It’s a Match for 100+ Doctors-to-Be in UConn Medical School’s 50th Graduating Class

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When it comes to Match Day, the exhilaration experienced by students at the UConn School of Medicine is – well, unmatched.

An annual tradition at medical schools around the country in which students are connected with residency programs where they’ll spend …

By Lauren Woods
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A Conversation with Matty Frank: The Arts & COVID-19

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A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, we are continuing to see the effects on the fine arts and performing arts industries in particular. By knowing the ways in which the industry has changed, you can adequately prepare yourself to head …

By Clarice Pennock
Clarice Pennock Career Intern Clarice Pennock
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3 Steps UConn Students Should Take After a Virtual Session with an Employer

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What to do after your virtual session to leave a great impression with employers.

If you’ve just finished attending a virtual recruiting event, you may be thinking, “Now what?” How do you keep the momentum going, and secure a potential internship …

By Evan McMunn
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Alumni Spotlight: Janae McMillan


Alumni Spotlight is a recurring series of articles we post here to allow us to remember and celebrate the accomplishments of our once (and always) esteemed Huskies, who now are in the world, achieving goals they always wanted to set. …

By Javon Adote
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3 Nonprofit Myths to Consider as You Enter the Job Market

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This past week, the Careers for the Common Good team held the Debunking the Myths of Working for a Nonprofit Panel. The discussion included four recent UConn alumni who shared their experiences working for a nonprofit organization and some of …

By Zoeann Day
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Opportunity Employment: A Commitment to Diverse Talent


As a job or internship seeker, there are so many ways to evaluate a company’s commitment to diversity. A common suggestion is to look at the company’s website or social media accounts, but sometimes it can be hard to know …

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