Take Time to Make Time: You are the only one who can!


With the launch of the school year we always have good intentions to stay on top of things. I know I do. I have been the “To Do” list person, who starts out with everything organized, eager to make headway …

By Kay Kimball Gruder
Kay Kimball Gruder Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Programs and Services Kay Kimball Gruder
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Get Involved Education (And pre-education) Majors!


Fall semester has arrived, and as all of the education and pre-education students here at UConn return to campus, your future students are packing backpacks and boarding buses back to their classrooms. It is a time of excitement and the …

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How to Handle the Interview’s Toughest Question


Interviews are stressful for everyone, but being prepared can make a huge difference for your confidence level during the interview. One way to prepare is to think in advance about how to answer the more difficult questions such as “what …

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Why Your Resume Shouldn’t Wait Till Senior Year


I hope you are all having a great start to the school year! I’ve had the opportunity to intern at the Center for Career Development (CCD) for two years, critiquing undergraduate student résumés as well as planning and presenting presentations …

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Need experience to get experience? How does that work?


Throughout our entire undergraduate career we experience the same old story again and again; you need experience to get experience.

It’s the hardest thing to figure out if you don’t know what kind of experience you need or where to …

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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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