Internship Experience with WITNESS


This summer, I interned at an international NGO (nongovernmental organization) called WITNESS based in Brooklyn, NY. WITNESS is an independent nonprofit organization which focuses on training individuals to use video as a powerful tool to fight human rights abuses and …

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Student Success Story: Kristen Sgarlato

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Can you give us some background on the company you interned for and the role you played?

“I spent my summer with The Estée Lauder Companies, working in a small office for a brand subdivision called Tom Ford Beauty. At …

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Will my kid be able to get a job with a UConn engineering degree?

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Last weekend, I had the singular pleasure of coming into work on a Sunday to take part in the School of Engineering’s portions of the Admissions Open House.  All kidding aside, it is fun to meet with prospective students and …

By John Bau
John Bau Career Consultant, School of Engineering John Bau
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How To Write Professional Emails… Like A Boss!


PLZ avoid text writing. FYI: Ur 2 good 4 that.

Write out each word and avoid typos and spelling errors. This may seem obvious, but it happens a lot, so make sure to proofread!

Make sure you’re using appropriate formality.

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Career Fair Preparation: The Elevator Pitch


The career fair is coming up soon and you might be a little nervous, especially about finding ways to quickly show employers and recruiters how valuable you will be to their company. Never fear! All you need is a concise …

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Looking For a Common Good Career?

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Are you the type of person who has always had a passion for helping others through volunteering? Possibly a business major who think that it is a company’s duty to give back in some way utilizing corporate social responsibility? Maybe …

By Erin Jouliot
Erin Jouliot Careers for the Common Good (CCG) Graduate Assistant Erin Jouliot
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Let Me Teach You How to Be a Teacher: How to Apply to NEAG


Applying into the NEAG School of Education as a sophomore at UConn can be a very exciting but also nerve-wracking time for many people. I know I personally applied 2 years ago and experienced a roller coaster of emotions throughout …

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How to Fund your Internship Experience


The cost of an internship can be steep at times, especially if taking it for credit. If a student uses a 529 to pay for college expenses, there may be ways to tap into the 529 when interning for credit. …

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5 Steps to Begin your Career Development


It is the beginning of your freshman year: new school, new classes, new friends…through all the excitement and change, make your career development a priority!

Freshman year is the perfect time to explore majors and careers, create a college résumé, …

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Networking with Phlebotomists? Why would I do that?


No, you may not be interested in learning the finer (and less painful) points of drawing blood, but attending a networking session with any group – parents, neighbors, roommate’s family – is valuable. First of all, it allows you to hone your …

By Lisa McGuire
Lisa McGuire Assistant Director for Corporate Partner Relations Lisa McGuire
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