What is Career Readiness and why should I care? 

Looking for that extra edge during an interview? Understanding and being able to demonstrate your knowledge of Career Readiness skills can help you get there. Learn about each of the 8 core competencies and how the Center for Career Development is here to help!

By Theo Menounos
Theo Menounos Assistant Director, Career Readiness Competencies, Liaison for Engineering, Physics, Chemistry
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HuskyCT Organization – Career Readiness Resources for Classroom and Advising Integration 

Learn about the HuskyCT organization made to equip faculty and staff with resources to help students on their career journeys!

By Kaitlyn Anderson
Kaitlyn Anderson Career Readiness Program Designer
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Professional Organizations Promoting Visibility and Equity within the Black Community

Professional organizations provide opportunities for networking, mentorship, and professional development catered to your career goals and interests. To help celebrate Black History Month we are highlighting professional organizations within the black community!

By Avery Caya
Avery Caya Graduate Assistant, CLAS/Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (They/Them/Theirs)
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Share Your Insights on Identity and Career Development

UConn students are invited to participate in a survey, Identity and Career Development, conducted by the Center for Career Development. After completing the survey, you will have the opportunity to win one of ten $25 gift cards!

By Lisa Famularo
Lisa Famularo Assistant Director, Equity and Inclusion | Pronouns: she/her/hers
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Adjusting to Big Changes, Seeking Out New Opportunities: Adjusting to new campus as a First-Generation Student  

It can be overwhelming to transition from one campus to another, but don’t worry, you got this! Paige shares some advice to adjusting to a new environment and resources that you can access online and in-person.

By Paige Mitchell
Paige Mitchell DEI Career Ambassador
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5 Things Every Undergrad Social Work Student Should Know

Check out these tips to help you be successful as a student in social work!

By Daniah Sawyer
Daniah Sawyer Regional Campus Career Ambassador
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Know Your Rights: Anti-Discrimination Laws for Natural + Protective Hairstyles

Did you know about the CROWN Act? This law protects against hair-centered racial discrimination in the workplace and also includes expressions of religion to protect those who wear hijabs, turbans or head scarves. Read on to learn more about your rights as worker in the U.S. and the protections that exist.

By Avery Caya
Avery Caya Graduate Assistant, CLAS/Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (They/Them/Theirs)
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Information on Employment Sponsorship Through PERM 

The Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) is a pathway to legal status for individuals who are not naturalized citizens of the United States through employer sponsorship. Read on for an overview of information provided by Immigrants Rising.

By Heidi Pineda
Heidi Pineda
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How I Got Hired as the Graphics Intern at the Center for Career Development

Curious what it’s like to intern with us? Read about Meg’s journey from meeting us at the Internship & Co-op Fair to becoming our Graphics Intern!

By Megan Flynn
Megan Flynn
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Big Interview – The Practice Interviewing Platform

Big Interview is the perfect tool to provide students with the opportunity to prepare for their next interview. Learn more about this resource and how it can help you assist students on their career journeys.

By Steve Kligerman
Steve Kligerman Assistant Director, Programming & Career Everywhere | Pronouns: he/him/his
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