10 Tips for Winter Break


Winter break is a great time to prepare for your internship or job search. From networking at your holiday gatherings to updating your resume, there are a number of things you can do during your time away from school to …

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Conquering Winter Break


Winter Break is just around the corner and I don’t think it could come any sooner! Winter Break is a much anticipated time of year for most students. It is a great time of year because within it falls holiday …

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Student Success Story: Boya Yuan

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Boya Yuan

Major: Landscape Architecture

Class Standing: Senior

Internship: UConn Community Research & Design Collaborative

How did you become involved in this internship program?

I just spoke to my professor. The internship was an extension to a project in my …

By Brittney Austin
Brittney Austin Communications Assistant
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Practice Makes Prepared

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There’s that old saying that “practice makes perfect” but in the job market, there’s no such thing as a perfect candidate. Given the complexity of the job market, the list of responsibilities in a job description, and the interpretations of …

By Michael Petro
Michael Petro Assistant Director, Internal Relations Michael Petro
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Dos and Don’ts for Parents – Involvement in your College Student’s Career Development

Parents of College Students

Entering college can be a little worrisome. Parents have concerns with safety, grades, tuition, and roommates among many other things, so it’s no wonder they want to be more involved. Encouraging independence will improve your college student’s chances for success …

By Pamela Zagami
Pamela Zagami Administrative Services Specialist Pamela Zagami
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Four Questions to Ask Yourself as a College Freshman


For many in the freshman class, it’s hard to think about the transition from college to career when you are still trying to figure out how to even be a college student. More than likely, a college freshman such as …

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Developing My Personal Brand

How to Cream the Dreaded Telephone Interview – Image  2

A few years ago, I heard a young man speak about his father’s influence on the family. The father established expectations for his children, for them to behave and act a certain way when they left the house. He indicated …

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The time I heard “I was just a grunt”

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Translating your experiences so that they are meaningful for an employer is a skill that all job applicants must master. When I meet with veterans or service members, it is not uncommon for me to hear that their military experiences …

By Eran Peterson
Eran Peterson Assistant Director, Career Coaching and Counseling Eran Peterson
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How To Decline A Job Offer – by Kristen Faucon of AGCareers.com


No matter what the reason may be, at some point you may have to decline a job offer or remove yourself as a candidate for a position. After going through the application and interview process, you have devoted a lot …

By Paul Gagnon
Paul Gagnon Career Consultant, College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources Paul Gagnon
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The Senior Dilemma: Graduate School or Job Experience?


As graduation looms ever closer, I have been forced to think about my post-graduation plans.  For me, as for many college seniors, the main consideration has always been whether to apply to graduate school (law school, medical school, etc.) immediately …

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