Takeaways from Internship & Co-op Week 2018


From February 5th-8th (and 15th, thanks to snow!), the Center for Career Development hosted its second annual Internship and Co-op week. With over 1,000 undergrad and grad students attending programming, the week was a hit! Students came together to engage …

By Arianna Dines
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Networking with Confidence: Elevator Pitches

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You may have heard of the term “elevator pitch,” but you might not know what it is and why it’s important to have one, especially as a graduate student.

Elevator pitches are quick introductions about yourself, your strengths, your knowledge, …

By Katherine Nelson
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Preparing for the Careers for the Common Good Career Fair 

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It’s that time of year again, the Careers for the Common Good Career Fair is finally here! Our team is ready to help you make a plan of action so that your fair experience is a success.

Is the Careers …

By Kristen Barbaris
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Standing Out in Group Interviews

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What Is A Group Interview?

A group interview is when an employer interviews several candidates, at the same time, in the same room. The interview might be set-up in any number of ways. Sometimes the format is a panel with …

By Kay Gruder
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Can’t make it to the fair? Here’s how to connect with the employers you missed.


The career fairs that happen on campus each semester are an amazing opportunity for students to meet dozens of employers from various industries in one place and time conveniently located right on-campus. However, if exams, work or illness get in …

By Allison Rescsanski
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Internship & Co-op Fair Postponed – now you have more time to PREP!

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The fair scheduled for Wednesday was moved to Thursday, February 15th due good ole’ New England weather.  That means you have more time to prepare for the fair! Mother nature says, “you’re welcome!”

Hopefully you’ve attended one of our fair …

By Ashley Browning
Ashley Browning Corporate Partner Relations Manager Ashley Browning
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Now Accepting Applications for the UConn Extension Summer 2018 Internship Program!!

The UConn Extension Internship Program  is now accepting applications for the summer 2018 program. UConn underclassmen and “super seniors” (those graduating in either August or December 2018) interested in gaining valuable (and paid) in-the-field experience in a career-oriented discipline such …

By Paul Gagnon
Paul Gagnon Career Consultant, College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources Paul Gagnon
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Professionalism 101

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You’ve probably heard the word “professionalism” thrown out in many different contexts, but what does acting professional actually entail? Professionalism spans far beyond dressing well or having an impressive resume. Rather, the way you act in your academic, extracurricular, and …

By Arianna Dines
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Is A Postgraduate Internship for You?


As a graduate student in the final semester of my Master’s program here at UConn, I have begun to think about what my post-graduation plans are. Up to this point, I have been telling myself that I have to pull …

By Lisa Famularo
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What if I don’t have a passion?


Last week I sat in a training where my colleagues and I were asked to share one thing about ourselves that our coworkers didn’t already know. Immediately my mind started racing and I felt like the most boring person in …

By Emily Merritt
Emily Merritt Career Consultant, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Emily Merritt
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