Résumés and CVs

5 Ways to Become a More Competitive Law School Applicant

Applying to law school takes a lot of effort and dedication, and it can be stressful at times. It is important to remember that getting accepted takes more than a refined application; it is also highly dependent upon how you spend your time leading up to filling out that application.

By Taylor Fenerty
Taylor Fenerty Outreach and Engagement Intern Taylor Fenerty
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Three things I did at UConn that helped me get my Blackboard summer internship

As an intern under the community and retention marketing team, I worked on a variety of interesting and impactful products, had conversations with everyone from a former intern to the Chief Marketing Officer, and even flew down to the Reston headquarters to attend our flagship user conference.

By Lauren Deleon
Lauren Deleon Program Development and Marketing Intern Lauren Deleon
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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
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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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 …

By Beth Settje
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What Exactly Happens After I Apply?

When clicking “submit” on an electronic application do you know what really happens? Have you considered the many audiences to which your application materials must appeal?

As Derek Attig shares, “If it’s all keywords and no story, they won’t find …

By Kay Kimball Gruder
Kay Kimball Gruder Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Programs and Services Kay Kimball Gruder
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8 Competencies for Career Readiness

Employers within the U.S. evaluate job applicants on holistic measures – a demonstration of skills, knowledge, experience, and abilities required to effectively transition into the workforce and successfully perform a job.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) outlines eight …

By Desiree Martino
Desiree Martino Career Coach Desiree Martino
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Should I Come Out During My Job Search?

The fear of rejection and discrimination is prevalent in the LGBTQ+ community and “coming out” is not as simple as a one-time, momentous occasion. It is a continual process where one must evaluate who, when, and how to come out, …

By Andrea Gonzalez
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Which Address Should I Use on my CV or Résumé? 

When reviewing graduate students’ CVs or résumés one of the first questions I am asked is, “What address should I use?” While I wish I could provide a simple answer, this question most often merits a bit of conversation and …

By Kay Kimball Gruder
Kay Kimball Gruder Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Programs and Services Kay Kimball Gruder
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Resume Basics for Law Students

by Shelley Awe | December 22, 2020

Did you know the average time an employer spends looking at a resume is less than 10 seconds? That’s not a lot of time to make a great first impression! To get recognized as …

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