Learn the rules of the game; then play better than everyone else.


The title of this blog is a paraphrase of an Albert Einstein quote: You have to learn the rules of the game. And then, you have to play better than anyone else. This goes for the education job search, and …

By Michael Petro
Michael Petro Assistant Director, Internal Relations Michael Petro
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Industry Spotlight: Careers in Marketing


Considering a career in marketing? Check out the following interview alumna with Karen Glass ’89, S.V.P., Marketing Planning & Integration, Citizens Bank and relevant resources to get started exploring marketing related career opportunities.

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By Emily Merritt
Emily Merritt Career Consultant, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Emily Merritt
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Meet Student Success Story Scott Gary!

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Scott Gary

Major(s): Digital Media & Design | Concentration: Marketing

Minor(s): Biology

Class Standing: 5th Year/Super Senior


Describe your history at UConn

It has been quite an interesting ride indeed. I entered in 2011 as a Physiology & Neurobiology major …

By Brittney Austin
Brittney Austin Communication & Marketing Intern
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How to highlight your experience – when you think you don’t have any.


I’ve been conducting a number of resume workshops lately, and I’m still struck by the number of students who don’t think they have any “experience.” But they’re usually wrong and here’s why:

Experience isn’t just a formal internship where you …

By John Bau
John Bau Career Consultant, School of Engineering John Bau
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My 5-10 Minute Pitch


Yesterday, I had the pleasure of speaking to over 200 parents and high school students at the School of Fine Arts Annual Discovery Day. At this event parents and prospective students immerse themselves in the arts and discover what it’s …

By Jennifer Grunwald
Jennifer Grunwald Career Consultant, School of Fine Arts Profile Picture
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Taking Career Development Knowledge and Instruction Directly into the Classroom


For many years the Center for Career Development (CCD) has provided students and alumni with an array of tools, technologies and information to aid in the career development and management process. Primarily accomplished through extracurricular workshops, meetings and interventions in …

By Paul Gagnon
Paul Gagnon Career Consultant, College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources Paul Gagnon
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The International Internship: An Unexpected Journey


I want you to picture yourself in a place somewhere around the world that you want to visit in your lifetime, anywhere at all. Now, when I tell you that going to a place like this is very possible during …

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What’s a co-op? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you.

I love Work

Co-ops, or co-operative education, are full-time, paid positions with an organization where students are working an entire semester at a company rather than in the classroom. They’re usually 6 months long and start in either January (for the Spring semester) …

By Ashley Browning
Ashley Browning Assistant Director, Corporate Partner Relations Ashley Browning
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Tailor Made: A Résumé that Reflects You



Same as tailoring clothes to fit your body, you should tailor your résumé to fit each specific position for which you are applying.  I couldn’t even count how many different résumés I have created over the years.  From public …

By Christina Harney
Christina Harney Graduate Assistant Christina Harney
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5 Steps to Post-Career Fair Success


So you just killed it at the Career Fair and you’re super excited about possible job and internship experiences coming your way. Want to make an even bigger impact on those employers? Follow up!


Send a thank-you: Most people …

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