Student Success Story – Nathan Pérez-Espitia

Nathan is a UConn senior at the Storrs campus, double majoring in Political Science and Philosophy and enrolled in the Department of Public Policy’s Fast Track Masters in Public Administration (MPA) program.  He has interned with the Connecticut Lieutenant Governor’s …

By Erik Zawodniak
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2021 First Destination Outcomes For Undergraduate Students

The Center for Career Development is pleased to report that the results for the 2021 graduating class indicate that 90% of undergraduate students have reported favorable outcomes at the six-month post-graduation milestone. This represents a 5-percentage point increase from last year’s result of 85%.

By Jim Lowe
Jim Lowe Assistant Vice Provost, Executive Director Jim Lowe
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How to Tell Your Native Story in a Job Interview

You’ve landed a job interview … Now what? Think of it as a mission you have to plan and prepare for, then practice until you’re ready. According to the employment screening company JDP, 70 percent of job applicants practice their interview …

By Susan Biemesderfer
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UConn School of Engineering’s Peer Mentor Program

UConn’s School of Engineering’s Peer Mentor Program is a student-to-student connection available for all School of Engineering undergraduates. The program consists of 7 mentors, all with the skill set to provide assistance in various capacities as it relates to:

Working …

By Jen Steszewski
Jen Steszewski Advising Center Program Assistant
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Guide to Sports Careers for Non-Athletes

Contrary to the popular belief, you can build a successful career in the sports industry even if you are not an athlete or a person who has certain athletic experience. You can always show your support for the sports industry …

By Aaron Mayer
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Voices of the Insurance Industry: Dominic Marullo, Travelers

Voices of the Insurance Industry is an interview series where we get to know some of the most interesting and thought-provoking leaders in Connecticut’s insurance marketplace. Voices of the Insurance Industry is a collaboration between the Connecticut CPCU Society Chapter

By Faye Rooney
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The Importance of Good Notetaking Within the Workforce 

A new job in your chosen field is always an exciting transition from years of classwork, homework, and tests. There is, however, a skill from school that continues to produce great merit within the workforce – the ability to take good notes. 

Yes, notes. To write …

By Nicholas M. Jannetty, RT(R)(CT)(ARRT) 
Nicholas M. Jannetty, RT(R)(CT)(ARRT) 
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Connecticut’s Most Innovative Companies are Looking for Talent Like YOU!

The Connecticut Governor’s Innovation Fellowship (GIF) is an initiative designed to help keep top talent in the state by placing promising college graduates in positions at some of Connecticut’s most innovative companies. The program’s pilot year kicked off in August …

By Julia Napolitano
Julia Napolitano GIF Program Associate
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What I Learned During the DMD Alumni Career Panel

When it comes to finding a job in a more creative industry, the search can appear to be difficult at first. In a discussion about careers in the creative field, Digital Media & Design (DMD) Alumni Juanita Austin and Cat Boyce share their insights on post-graduation work in the industry.

By Chaddane Williams
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Alumni Success Story: Valeria Popolizio

Valeria Popolizio (she/her) graduated from UConn in 2020, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Humans Rights with a minor in Latino Studies. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Educational Transformation with a concentration in Advocacy and Policy on an accelerated track at Georgetown University.

By Heidi Pineda
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