Should I Consider Applying to Law School Rather Than Seeking Employment during the COVID-19 Era?

UConn Law School

Are you considering applying to law school rather than seeking employment during the COVID-19 era? Many college students are now considering graduate school as an option, rather than jumping into an uncertain job market. The decision to apply to law …

By Robin Shefts
Robin Shefts Assistant Director (Hartford Campus) Robin Shefts
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Employment Opportunity Scams are Increasing – What to Watch For

Avoiding Scams

To the graduating class of 2020: I know how scared you are because I was that scared student, too. I graduated when the economy was in a deep decline and the housing market had collapsed. I graduated when industries that …

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Your Summer Internship Has Been Canceled—Now What?

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 by Vault Law Editors | April 16, 2020

As COVID-19 has forced law schools to go virtual, lawyers to work virtually, and law firms to cut salaries and furlough employees, it has also affected summer internships and summer associate programs. Some programs …

By Robin Shefts
Robin Shefts Assistant Director (Hartford Campus) Robin Shefts
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Staying Professionally Connected


This is a strange time for all of us, and it can be a confusing transition to online work in your graduate degree. As in regular times, it is important to communicate effectively with your advisor and other individuals with …

By Kalle Nelson
Kalle Nelson Graduate Assistant Kalle Nelson
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Class of 2020, We Need You!

Embrace this difficult moment, and move forward hard and engaged.


Class of 2020 Huskies,

I do not know exactly what you’re going through. No one can; no script explains all of this right now.

What you’re experiencing is the …

By John Sponauer
John Sponauer Vice President of Marketing Communications and Philanthropic Giving
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9 Job Search Tips for International Students in the Age of Coronavirus


Written by Marcelo Barros from Vault

As if the job search climate hadn’t been tough enough for international students since President Trump enacted the “Buy American and Hire American” executive order in April 2017, now international students are forced to …

By Kay Kimball Gruder
Kay Kimball Gruder Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Programs and Services Kay Kimball Gruder
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Three Steps to Keep Your Career Momentum Moving While Social Distancing


For many of us, the adjustment to a “new normal” amidst the COVID-19 pandemic has been one heck of a bumpy ride. Whether you have had to change your study habits, get used to sharing a full-time workspace with family …

By Kristen Soprano
Kristen Soprano Career Consultant Kristen Soprano
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Fraudulent Employers – Tips for Students

Image of a phishing attempt.

The UConn Center for Career Development makes every effort to screen employers and job postings on Handshake. However, the Career Center acts only as an intermediary between employers posting job opportunities and candidates searching for job opportunities.

By National Association …

By Robert Volle
Robert Volle Program Director - Regional Campuses & CPR Robert Volle
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Utilizing Big Interview to Prepare for Summer Opportunities


As you wrap up your Spring semester, you might start thinking about applying for summer opportunities to help you develop your professional skills. Whether you’re a new graduate applying for a job, or still in school and applying for an …

By Victoria
Victoria Victoria
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Staying Productive and Positive while Social Distancing

Working from home.

During these uncertain times, you do not have to hit pause on your job or internship search. Staying proactive and positive can go a long way to reducing stress and can set you up to be ahead of the game …

By Eran Peterson
Eran Peterson Assistant Director, Career Coaching and Counseling Eran Peterson
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