A Year-by-Year Approach for Developing a Personal Career Plan during your College Years

First-year students are usually surprised to learn that career planning is a process that begins as early as your first year and is continuously developed through all your college years. Career development is a lifelong process, and today is the …

By Desiree Martino
Desiree Martino Career Coach Desiree Martino
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Career Fair Preparation for International Students 

As an international student, you are encouraged to take part in UConn’s Career Fairs. The career fair is about making connections. It’s an excellent opportunity to practice talking to potential companies about your skills. Students of all majors and industries …

By Desiree Martino
Desiree Martino Career Coach Desiree Martino
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Job Search Resources for LGBTQ+ Students

Across UConn’s campuses, there are numerous offices and departments available to support and guide LGBTQ+ students in their career search process and preparation.  Within the Center for Career Development, LGBTQ+ students can find strong and applicable resources and assistance related …

By Spencer Hayes
Spencer Hayes Graduate Assistant Spencer Hayes
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An Interview with Faith Sporbert

Faith Sporbert is an accomplished junior at UConn pursuing a dual degree in computer science and French, with a minor in digital arts. She has responsibilities and honors including being a Krenicki Scholar, Computer Science and Engineering Department UTA, Resident …

By Nishitha Edupuganti
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Competing Against an Inside Job Candidate

What if you are applying for a faculty job and suspect there is an inside candidate. Are you concerned?

If you are, it might be because the idea of competing against an inside candidate makes you feel less qualified. Then …

By Kay Kimball Gruder
Kay Kimball Gruder Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Programs and Services Kay Kimball Gruder
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LinkedIn – Engage with Connections and Write Effective Messages

LinkedIn is the primary social networking collaboration that can be utilized to support your career development. You are encouraged to use LinkedIn to connect with people who can share their experiences, and potentially link you to other individuals on the …

By Desiree Martino
Desiree Martino Career Coach Desiree Martino
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8 COVID-Related Interview Questions You Should Be Ready to Answer During—and After—the Pandemic

The pandemic affected all of us in one way or another (often in many more ways than one), so it’s probably inevitable that COVID-19 will be on our minds for the foreseeable future. We’re still processing what we’ve gone through …

By Jaclyn Westlake - The Muse
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Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Lights, Camera, Action!

Video interviewing is becoming more common in the hiring process. Advanced technology and the accessibility of video chat apps and programs give job seekers and employers face-to-face interaction without having to meet in person.

Although your job interview may take …

By Lisa McGuire
Lisa McGuire Assistant Director for Corporate Partner Relations Lisa McGuire
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4 Interview Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

Not getting the job offer after an interview is something we’ve all likely experienced. And often, we falsely believe we didn’t get the offer because the employer didn’t think we were qualified. However, the fact that we were selected to interview is …

By Natasha Shetty - Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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Research in Undergrad: The Black Experience

During the Center for Career Development’s Internship, Research, and Co-Op month, a panel was held to highlight the experiences of Black undergraduate students who have done research at UConn outside of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Research on West …

By Dominque Moore
Dominque Moore Graduate Assistant: Career Development Dominque Moore
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