College to Career Transition

Assessing Organizational Culture

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Whether you’re a current student or alum considering involvement with an organization through an internship or job, volunteering or service, or graduate program, you’ll want to determine whether or not it is a good fit for you. To do so, …

By Alexandra Pierce
Alexandra Pierce Graduate Assistant, College to Career Transitions & Alumni Services Alexandra Pierce
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4 Takeaways from the Careers in Advocacy Panel

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On November 4th, Careers for the Common Good hosted the Careers in Advocacy Panel as their first event of the 2020-2021 academic year. Four amazing panelists attended this event, all of who are currently working in different areas of …

By Sean Roach
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Why Diverse Communities Should Consider Careers in Public Administration

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If you have a passion for serving your community-at-large and/or influencing public policy, then you may want to consider pursuing a career in Public Administration.  The career opportunities in the Public Administration field are wide-ranging because people entering this profession …

By Robin Shefts
Robin Shefts Assistant Director (Hartford Campus) Robin Shefts
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Recap of the Fall 2020 Pathways to Healthcare Panel

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On Wednesday, October 28th, the Center for Career Development held the third Pathways to Healthcare panel, featuring four panelists with different careers in healthcare. The panelists were able to answer numerous questions and talk about their experience with navigating …

By Anusha Gopinath
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Alumni Success Story: Jason

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In many ways, there’s a lot to thank UConn’s Center for Students with Disabilities for when it came to me eventually finding my way to my current full-time job. Particularly with the assistance of Associate Director Christine Wenzel, her department …

By Jason
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Alumni Success Story: Cal Knecht

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Cal Knecht graduated from UConn in 2016 with a B.A. in Latino and Latin American Studies. Currently a realtor at RE/MAX, Cal works in Georgia and Alabama. Cal has previously served as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army and …

By Erik Zawodniak
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Winter Break Workout – Career Edition

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Attention Graduating Students! Use the winter break to position yourself as strongly as possible, in your pursuit of a new job or graduate school. Whether your plans are set or not, this four to five-week hiatus is an excellent time …

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2020 First Destination Outcomes For Undergraduate Students

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I’m pleased to report that the results for the 2020 graduating class indicate that 82% of our undergraduate students have reported favorable outcomes at the six-month post-graduation milestone. While this represents an eight percentage point decrease from last year’s result …

By Jim Lowe
Jim Lowe Assistant Vice Provost, Executive Director Jim Lowe
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My Senior Year Search – Navigating the Job Market During a Pandemic: Informational Interviews

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Welcome to my senior year search, a blog series that will take you through my career search as a UConn Senior! I will be sharing tips and tricks that are guiding me through the process, and also challenges …

By Marina DeThomas
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Student Success Story: Alexis Trench

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Alexis Trench (she/her/hers) earned a master’s degree in Animal Science from the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources at UConn in 2020. After obtaining her degree, Alexis went on to secure employment at Charles River Laboratories as a …

By Anusha Gopinath
Anusha Gopinath CLAS Career Ambassador Anusha Gopinath
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