3 Organizations to Help First-Generation Students

As a first-generation student, you may feel like you are alone sometimes, and as if nobody around you has faced these problems and challenges before. You’re the first member of your family to attend college, and that can be an …

By Alex Manna
Alex Manna Program Assistant/Employer Relations Coordinator, Stamford Campus Alex Manna
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Student Success Story: Leila Shwayhat

Leila Shwayhat (she/her/hers) earned her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the School of Engineering at UConn in May 2018. After graduation, Leila secured employment with Loureiro Engineering Associates as an Engineer. Hear Leila’s story and how the resources …

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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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The Limitless Possibilities of a Degree in Communication

An undergraduate degree in Communication can create a viable path for a successful career in many fields. Communication majors learn practical skills during their time as undergraduates that translate into effective client and relationship-building practices and lead to success in …

By Emma Gehr
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8 Tips to Survive Graduating Into a Recession, From People Who’ve Been There

If I could change one thing about my career, it would be my timing. I graduated from college in 2009 and entered the workforce at the height of the 2008-2009 recession, the largest economic upheaval since the Great Depression. That …

By Ilana (Plen) Gordon - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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A Must Listen To Podcast: “How I Work”

Students often ask me, “What’s the best way I can…

…get a job?”

…create my résumé or CV?”

…write a cover letter?”

…successfully network?”

…prepare for a job interview?”

…talk to my advisor?”

…present a job talk?”

Many individuals are …

By Kay Kimball Gruder
Kay Kimball Gruder Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Programs and Services Kay Kimball Gruder
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Increase Your Chances for Career Success with the Concept of Jeong

In  South Korea, the concept of jeong plays a critical role in the formulation of relationships and bonds; these bonds can often help aid in the job search process. Jeong is quite similar to the United States practice of networking, …

By Kristen Soprano
Kristen Soprano Career Consultant Kristen Soprano
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Careers to Explore in Agriculture, Food, and the Environment

Within the fields of Agriculture, Food, and the Environment, there are many different job titles and career paths that you can pursue – but it can be hard to identify where you hope to one day be without knowing the specific …

By Jessica Buller
Jessica Buller Career Consultant Jessica Buller
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Student Success Story: Kritika Shankar

Kritika Shankar earned a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the College of Liberal Art and Sciences with a minor in Molecular and Cell Biology at UConn in May 2019. Since graduating, Kritika is in pursuit of a Master of Public …

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Landing an Internship as a First Year Student

As a first-year student, finding an internship can be a daunting task. It’s a chicken-and-egg problem. You want an internship to get experience, but you need experience to get an internship.

That was definitely one of my worries going into …

By Victoria Song
Victoria Song
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