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


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


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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The inside look into jump-starting your career
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What the Cast of Parks & Rec Can Teach Us About Choosing a College Major


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


***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


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


‘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


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


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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