ICYMI: Plotting Your Path: Finding a Mentor Who’s a Good Fit for YOU

The Center for Career Development recently hosted a panel featuring 6 Black professionals discussing the benefits of having mentors. Among its participants were Brittany Yancy—an Assistant Professor of Humanities at Goodwin University, Harry Amadasun Jr.—an Underwriting Operations employee at Travelers, …

By Erik Zawodniak
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5 Benefits of Mentorship for Black Students

Mentorship is a crucial function of the career development process, and it is known to be significantly impactful to everyone involved. Mentoring is the process of an experienced person facilitating the growth and development of a lesser experienced person. Research …

By Wiley Dawson
Wiley Dawson Assistant Director, Hartford Campus (He, Him, His)
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Career Fair Preparation for International Students 

As an international student, you are encouraged to take part in UConn’s Career Fairs. The career fair is about making connections. It’s an excellent opportunity to practice talking to potential companies about your skills. Students of all majors and industries …

By Desiree Martino
Desiree Martino Career Coach | Pronouns she/her
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In Case You Missed It: How Advocating For Myself Advanced My Career

In career and life, one of the most important skills is advocating for ourselves. Yet, what does advocating for ourselves look like when it comes time to land research experience, negotiate a salary, or find a mentor? Ebun Ojekunle ’14 …

By Erik Zawodniak
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My Senior Year Search – Navigating the Job Market During a Pandemic: Informational Interviews

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Welcome to my senior year search, a blog series that will take you through my career search as a UConn Senior! I will be sharing tips and tricks that are guiding me through the process, and also challenges …

By Marina DeThomas
Marina DeThomas
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6 Expert Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Mentorship

The right mentor can help change your career path for the better, guiding important decisions and sharing important career advice. If you’ve already explored the many benefits of mentorship and figured out your game plan to find a mentor, the …

By Tara Malone
Tara Malone Associate Director, Regional Campuses Pronouns: she/her/hers
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10 Virtual Career Fair Tips You Need to Know

Your guide to preparing for virtual career fairs and making a great impression with recruiters.

This fall, the UConn Fall Career Fairs will be held virtually on Handshake.

Attending a virtual career fair on Handshake will give you an edge …

By Evan McMunn
Evan McMunn Publicity and Marketing Administrator
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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
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UConn Center for Career Development Holds First Virtual Career Fair

March 25, 2020 – Storrs, CT

The shift to an online learning environment, coupled with the cancellation of in-person events, has created many unknowns for students. With all this uncertainty, the UConn Center for Career Development found a way for …

By Evan McMunn
Evan McMunn Publicity and Marketing Administrator
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How to Prepare for the UConn Virtual Career Fair

Today is the day! The first ever UConn Virtual Career Fair will be kicking off at 10 AM!

One final note, for those of you attempting to book consultations with employers today, please note that availability may not show. However, …

By Evan McMunn
Evan McMunn Publicity and Marketing Administrator
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