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Alternative Careers in Nursing

We are all familiar with what a nurse does and the various places someone may employ a nurse. We also know that nurses can work in various settings. Even within those settings, nurses are aware that they can be a …

By Laura Evangelista
Laura Evangelista Assistant Director for Curriculum Design and Pre-Professional Advising Laura Evangelista
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Some Things Never Change

In going through some old papers (very old!), I came across the following handout that was given to me by the career advising office when I was in my undergraduate senior year. As I looked at the yellowed and somewhat …

By Jim Lowe
Jim Lowe Assistant Vice Provost, Executive Director Jim Lowe
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Peace Corp

In this day and age of giving back, community service and global impact, it is almost impossible for someone not to have heard of the Peace Corp. The Peace Corp was formed in 1961 and has been working to benefit …

By Erin Jouliot
Erin Jouliot Careers for the Common Good (CCG) Graduate Assistant Erin Jouliot
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Moving from Thought into Action

Moving from thought into action is often a challenging process. Sometimes it is difficult to take action because it feels like there is a lot at risk and that ends up having an immobilizing effect. At other times it seems …

By Kay Kimball Gruder
Kay Kimball Gruder Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Programs and Services Kay Kimball Gruder
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Jobs With Great Work-Life Balance

As students move from a learning environment to a work environment, its important to find a great work-life balance. Check out this article written by Sanjay Salomon of the Boston.com Staff which includes a list of top jobs to achieve …

By Pamela Zagami
Pamela Zagami Administrative Services Specialist Pamela Zagami
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Who’s on Your Job Search Team?

Too often I see people embark on the job search process alone, but there’s nothing that states that the job search process should be a solo endeavor. People have teams to help them do everything, like learn to run a …

By Kay Kimball Gruder
Kay Kimball Gruder Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Programs and Services Kay Kimball Gruder
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Why Leave Campus, Fine Arts Students?

Sometimes opportunities are truly in our own backyard. It’s easy to forget when we live on such a large campus that so many places exist to become involved, gain skills, and engage in valuable experiences. I’ll lay out a few …

By Jennifer Grunwald
Jennifer Grunwald Career Consultant, School of Fine Arts Profile Picture
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Will my kid be able to get a job with a UConn engineering degree?

Last weekend, I had the singular pleasure of coming into work on a Sunday to take part in the School of Engineering’s portions of the Admissions Open House.  All kidding aside, it is fun to meet with prospective students and …

By John Bau
John Bau Career Consultant, School of Engineering John Bau
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Looking For a Common Good Career?

Are you the type of person who has always had a passion for helping others through volunteering? Possibly a business major who think that it is a company’s duty to give back in some way utilizing corporate social responsibility? Maybe …

By Erin Jouliot
Erin Jouliot Careers for the Common Good (CCG) Graduate Assistant Erin Jouliot
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Need experience to get experience? How does that work?

Throughout our entire undergraduate career we experience the same old story again and again; you need experience to get experience.

It’s the hardest thing to figure out if you don’t know what kind of experience you need or where to …

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