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Career Insights from Wilma Mankiller – First Female Chief of the Cherokee Nation

This blog is part of a series documenting notable people from underrepresented groups and the career insights they provide us. As you read, click links to access additional career development resources.

Wilma Mankiller (1945-2010): Don’t let people define you. Define …

By Erik Zawodniak
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Cafecito con HACE: A Career Resource for Latinx Students

Are you a Latinx student who wants to make a commitment to your career development? It can be as easy as sitting down with your cafecito (coffee) every Wednesday from 10:00 – 10:30 AM with the Hispanic Alliance for Career …

By Erik Zawodniak
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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
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8 Reasons to Consider a Career in Healthcare and Wellness

If you’re looking for an exciting, rewarding and fast-paced career, the healthcare and wellness field may be right for you. 

There are many different pathways to healthcare, each with its own unique set of responsibilities. The Center for Career Development …

By Zachary Macinnes
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How to Use Handshake to Find Jobs

There is a job and internship search site tailored specifically for you, and it could be hiding right under your nose! It’s called Handshake, and it’s the primary way the Center for Career Development connects UConn students with employment opportunities …

By Erik Zawodniak
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Jumpstarting Your Legal Internship Search: Government Roles

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One benefit to pursuing a career in the legal field is that the opportunities are limitless—private practice, in-house, academia, nonprofit legal work, prosecution, government—and the list goes on. One area that should not be overlooked is …

By Ashley Reed - Vault
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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14 Great Jobs for College Students That Give You “Real World” Skills

There’s a lot going on during your undergraduate years—and not all of it is directly tied to your future career. But at least part of going to college is about getting the skills you need to land your first job …

By Lily Zhang - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Survey Results: 10 Best Places to Work for Asian Americans

What Makes a Company a “Best Place to Work”?

If you have ever wondered what the “best companies to work for” are, you’ve probably typed that phrase into Google or another search engine and scrolled through the results. In doing …

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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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Start Your Career Path With the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)!

The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private-sector employers nationwide with college students and graduates with disabilities who wish to demonstrate their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs. Candidates …

By Victoria
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