CLAS: How Do I Find My Dream Job?

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Finding your dream career can be a complex process. There’s no one “right” career for any individual, but rather a variety of different careers, roles, and industries where you might excel.  Having a clear understanding of who you are, what …

By Emily Merritt
Emily Merritt Career Consultant, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Emily Merritt
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Technology and Your Job Search Right Now


The start of a semester is always a busy and exciting time. One day it seems like there are but a handful of students walking the grounds, and then the next day, the equivalent of an entire town is up …

By Michael Petro
Michael Petro Assistant Director, Internal Relations Michael Petro
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Why Fine Arts students should visit the Center for Career Development


Welcome back Fine Arts students! Though we all may still have memories of summer on our mind, it’s time to kick it into high gear and begin thinking about the academic year ahead. What are you hoping to achieve over …

By Jennifer Grunwald
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Student Success Story: Gina Lin


Gina Lin, a seventh-semester business management major, is no stranger to success. This past summer Gina landed an impressive internship with The Hartford, a big-name player in the insurance industry. She held the title of Operations Leadership Development Program intern …

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Internships are About Education, Not Compensation

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In my role at UConn I field questions from students, employers, and faculty about the definition of an internship, the terms that make one a quality experience, funding expectations, supervision, etc.

So in considering an internship’s educational worthiness, I review …

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What Are You Reading?


Getting lost in a good book can be a wonderful way to pass the time, de-stress, learn about something new, or stay current on what is happening in the world. Though I tend to turn to fiction for my go-to …

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Does Study Abroad Make a Student More Marketable?

So your UConn student is talking to you about Study Abroad.  She is trying to convince you that a year in Sydney, Australia is just what she needs to further expand her brain, to gain significant understanding of other cultures in this global society that …

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Things Work Out Until They Don’t

When I attended college in the latter half of the previous century, there were no career counselors at my school. My mother was a housekeeper at a hotel, my father, a factory worker; so “career” was not a word that …
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Weathering the Storm

For many of us, this past week has been a test of patience. As my family, and probably many of yours, continues enduring a week of no power, I find myself thinking about years past. I grew up watching Little …
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