Career News & Advice

12 Tips for Making Your Video Meetings More Inclusive—So Everyone Feels Heard

In some ways, video meetings are a lot like in-person meetings. You get together, say hello, and get down to business. Unfortunately, that also means that the same biases that exist in physical offices can carry over into video meetings. …

By Jo Yurcaba - The Muse
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Explore Your Career as If You were Doing a Research Project

Like many graduate students, after two or three years in school, I find myself more prepared for research projects than exploring careers. The two seemingly distinct tasks – exploring careers and doing research – actually share a lot of commonalities. In a …

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services Damiao Zoe Xu
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Helpful Podcast: AsianBossGirl

Tired of not seeing diverse, Asian-American experiences covered by mainstream media? Want to hear countless Asian-American professionals talk about their career journeys? Look no further than AsianBossGirl, a fun and enlightening podcast hosted by Melody Cheng, Helen Wu, and Janet …

By Erik Zawodniak
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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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How to Be an Active Ally to Black Women at Work

Ally” is a popular word in the workplace these days as people seek to put action behind the pledges of racial justice and equality that many organizations have made. Often, people use the term allyship to refer to a general …

By Ella F. Washington - The Muse
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ICYMI: How We Found a Sense of Belonging as Friends and Professionals

Ashton Beason-Jones ‘11 (CLAS) and Jordan Bennett ‘11 (CLAS) began their personal and professional relationship as fellow roommates and political science majors. During their time together at UConn, they learned the value of finding a sense of belonging, especially as …

By Erik Zawodniak
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How do my military experiences align with a career in education or social services?

Sense of purpose, a duty to give back to the community, a passion for helping others, the ability to put the other before yourself… all of these reasons are among those that inspire people to volunteer or take on helping …

By Eran Peterson
Eran Peterson Assistant Director, Career Coaching and Counseling Eran Peterson
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The Most LGBTQ-Friendly Firm on Wall Street

It’s hard to believe that, last week, in 27 U.S. states, it was legal to fire employees solely based on their sexual orientation—if they were gay, bisexual, or transgender. But now, following Monday’s landmark Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ rights, …

By Derek Loosvelt - Vault
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Exploring Employee Resource Groups within the USDA

Employee resource groups are voluntary, employee-led groups with goals related to fostering a diverse, inclusive workplace aligned with the organizations they serve. Looking into an organization’s availability of employee resource groups can provide ways for students to connect with others …

By Jessica Buller
Jessica Buller Career Consultant Jessica Buller
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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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