Professional Writing

ICYMI: How I Built Professional Wealth During and After College

Professional wealth and social capital: two terms that came up often in our conversation with Chauntay Mickens ’10 (CLAS). Professional wealth doesn’t just refer to money. It refers to the wealth of career and networking opportunities available to those with …

By Erik Zawodniak
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5 Tips for Writing a Diversity Statement

Diversity statements provide applicants an opportunity to explain their commitments and experiences with diversity. They are personal essays (about 1-2 pages in length) that depict past experiences and explain how those have contributed to your personal and professional development. This …

By Natalie Calletano
Natalie Calletano Administrative Services Intern Natalie Calletano
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Words Matter – Closing the Deal on Your Résumé

For students looking to start a career in sales or marketing, you know that the right word, phrase, or piece of punctuation can make or break the deal. An effective résumé incorporates some of the same strategies one might use …

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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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3 Steps UConn Students Should Take After a Virtual Session with an Employer

What to do after your virtual session to leave a great impression with employers.

If you’ve just finished attending a virtual recruiting event, you may be thinking, “Now what?” How do you keep the momentum going, and secure a potential internship …

By Evan McMunn
Evan McMunn Publicity and Marketing Administrator Evan McMunn
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What Are Technical Skills and How Should You Include Them On Your Resume? (Plus a List of Examples)

Whether or not you can do a job—and whether or not you can land that job—often depends on your technical skills. Technical skills are a subset of hard skills, which are the knowledge or abilities needed to perform specific tasks. …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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International Students are Encouraged to Meet with a Career Coach

Have you ever wondered what a Career Coach is?  Or have you contemplated whether or not you should participate in a Career Coaching Session? UConn’s Center for Career Development offers a personalized approach to all of your career exploration needs.

By Desiree Martino
Desiree Martino Career Coach Desiree Martino
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3 Ways to Normalize Pronouns in the Workplace

Until recently people have not often had to wonder what pronouns a person might use. It can be confusing and awkward to approach the topic of pronouns in the workplace, but it is important to make transgender and gender non-conforming …

By Alex Manna
Alex Manna Program Assistant/Employer Relations Coordinator, Stamford Campus Alex Manna
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Op-Ed: How Studying Racism Helped Us Become Anti-Racist Activists

Authors: Javon Adote, Haylie Alter, Margot Eversdyke, Calista Giroux, Madison González, Phillip K. Graham, Alyssa Harvey, Sarah Hubelbank, Iris Jordan, Christine Jorquera, Rosemary O’Mahony, Mercedez Patrick, Angelica Sistrunk, and Eddie Vitcavage 

Here is an excerpt of the article. Read below …

By Javon Adote
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How to Fix Résumé PDF Formatting Issues

You know the feeling. You have your résumé reviewed, make edits, and are now confident it represents your experience and skills perfectly. One last thing to do: convert your Word document into a PDF. You look and see that all …

By Erik Zawodniak
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