All you ever wanted to know about graduate certificate programs (and more!)

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At some point in your graduate career, you have probably heard of UConn’s graduate certificate programs. I remember entering my graduate training and hearing students mention them, but I never really knew what they were or why I should consider …

By Katherine Nelson
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Navigating Next Week’s CAHNR Career Night and Health Professions Graduate School Admissions Panel Programs

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The upcoming CAHNR Career Night and Health Professions Graduate School Admission Panel programs are scheduled for next Wednesday November 1st. The Health Professions Panel will convene at 4:00 PM in Austin Room 108 and be immediately followed by CAHNR Career …

By Paul Gagnon
Paul Gagnon Career Consultant, College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources Paul Gagnon
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What Does a Day in the Life of a Communications Specialist Look Like?

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From writing press releases to organizing events, communications specialists enjoy a lot of excitement in their day-to-day work. If you’re thinking of working in communications, you might be wondering what a day in the life of a communications specialist looks …

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What the Cast of Parks & Rec Can Teach Us About Choosing a College Major

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How did you choose your major? If you were anything like me, you thought it over for a long time, looked at various lists of major offerings, and talked to some other people about what their majors were before picking …

By Lisa Famularo
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#MediaMentors 5 Career Lessons from “This is Us”

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***Spoiler alert*** If you haven’t caught up on season two of the hit show “This is Us,” stop what you’re doing, binge on Hulu for a few hours, and then read this post.

Once you spend some time thinking about …

By Emily Merritt
Emily Merritt Career Consultant, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Emily Merritt
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Résumés: Write This, Not That

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A résumé is a tool to introduce you to a future employer, graduate school admissions committee, service option, scholarship decision makers and more. Though the content can be similar in many sections, it will contain phrases and terms unique to …

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Expand Your Career Options

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‘A career in academia is the only choice for someone with a PhD,’ is a very common and widely held graduate school myth. Even those who already have a PhD, or are in the process of obtaining one, often report …

By Tithi Basu Mallik
Tithi Basu Mallik Graduate Student Career Programs and Services Graduate Assistant Tithi Basu Mallik
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If only I had the TME Major Elimination Activity my first year…

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When I came to UConn my freshman year, I was an Actuarial Science Major, and was completely sure that was the path I wanted to follow. I stayed with this major for my first semester, but as classes picked up …

By Emily Castagna
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Why Post-Interview Thank You Notes Actually Matter

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You’re probably wondering if and why post-interview thank-you notes matter. I’m going to cut to the chase with this blog-

Post-interview thank-you notes do matter and you need to write them. Here’s why!

Simply put, it’s good manners. Think back …

By Corinne Golash
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When it’s chilly, bring your “sweater”: Tips for women in STEM

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post co-authored by: Leila Shwayhat, Environmental Engineering, Senior

It was a sunny morning the summer after my sophomore year; I woke up with the “first day jitters” because it was the first day of my first internship ever. I was …

By Monique Cooper
Monique Cooper Career Consultant Monique Cooper
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