Why Disney World is making me think about interviewing

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The cold weather is upon us. Having just returned from warm Disney World, it feels as though it’s January after walking around in 80 degree weather for the past week. While I was in this magical place, the career professional …

By Jennifer Grunwald
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Make Connections for Your Future

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Networking can be a valuable skill and resource to helping you find a future job or internship. Online networks such as LinkedIn have become popular over the past few years. However, it is important to remember that talking with people …

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On the Job – Poor Etiquette Can Hurt You!

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Attached is a link from an article in USA Today from 2012 which gives some tips on how poor etiquette can hurt you on the job – http://usat.ly/1sLcru3

Remember – You never know who you are going to meet on your …

By Pamela Zagami
Pamela Zagami Administrative Services Specialist Pamela Zagami
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Five Elements You Probably Didn’t Know About LinkedIn

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Since its debut in 2003, LinkedIn has continuously enhanced its image to become a popular career management resource. Having a professional account will not only provide a user with tremendous networking opportunities, but it will also boost that user’s “hirability.” …

By Ellen Morelli
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How much will you make at your first job?

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Whether you’re just beginning college, gearing up for a job search, or are already employed, the NACE Salary Calculator is an amazing resource to use, and can be easily accessed via HuskyCareerLink. After entering in a few bits of information, …

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Story Time: How to Ace an Interview

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There’s no way around it…interviews can be tense. It’s not often you are asked to market your skills, experiences, and personality all at once. However, if you are looking to ace an interview, I’m going to tell you the same …

By Ty McNamee
Ty McNamee Outreach and Programming Graduate Assistant Ty McNamee
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Alternative Pathways to Business Careers

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In case you missed it last week the Center for Career Development, in partnership with ACES, put on an employer panel about pursuing a career in business, even if you aren’t a business major.  The main message my staff and …

By Emily Merritt
Emily Merritt Career Consultant, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Emily Merritt
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Unsure About Your Career Path? Try an Information Interview.

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An informational interview is a meeting with a practicing professional that allows you to gain insight into a particular industry, field, company, or job position outside of the formal interview process. During an informational interview, you are not applying for …

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Student Success Story: Danielle Todd

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Danielle Todd

Major/Minor: HDFS and Psychology

Class Standing: Senior

Internship: CT judicial branch internship program

How did you get involved in this internship program?

I first heard about the internship when I was a tutor with the UConn Brooklyn Collaborative. …

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Tips for Turning your Internship into a Job Offer

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As an undergraduate, I completed two summer internships.  Through family members, professors, and mentors I compiled the following tips about how to turn my internship into a full-time job offer; whether for that particular company or to make myself …

By Christina Harney
Christina Harney Graduate Assistant Christina Harney
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