Step Into Spring With These Career Resources for Asian American/Pacific Islanders

As the Spring semester is winding down, it’s not uncommon for many college students to start thinking about summer. For some, this may include graduation and the pursuit of full-time employment. For others, it may mean the thought of internships …

By Kristen Soprano
Kristen Soprano Career Consultant
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Performing Arts & COVID-19: Bouncing Back?

It’s no secret that the arts and theater industry have suffered a great deal over the past two years. With social distancing and mask requirements, it became challenging to safely put on performances and fill venues with audiences.  While these health and …

By Audrey Garcia
Audrey Garcia Career Consulting & Services Intern
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Growth Mindset: Making the Most of Your Growth Year

The Center for Career Development recently hosted a panel featuring two UConn Alumni who took growth years prior to attending medical school. Check out the interview and see some highlights below!

Avni Jain – University of Connecticut, ‘21

Avni Jain …

By Anusha Gopinath
Anusha Gopinath CLAS Career Ambassador
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Career Champion May Spotlight Blog: Natalia Smirnova

Dr. Natalia V. Smirnova, Assistant Professor in Residence in the Department of Economics, embodies how incorporating career into the classroom addresses the equity gap for her first-generation UConn Stamford economics students.

By Cecelia Lickteig
Cecelia Lickteig
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How Recent Graduates Can Benefit from a Rotational Development Program

If you are nearing the end of your undergraduate experience here at UConn, it may be time to think about applying for jobs. But what if you still do not know exactly what you want to do? Maybe you have a specific career interest, …

By Brynne Bergen
Brynne Bergen
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How the Career Leadership Experience Program Helped My Career Development

The Career Leadership experience has been one of the most beneficial programs I have been a part of. The program showed the career competencies I have fully developed and the competencies I can continue to work on.

By Ainsley Colish
Ainsley Colish
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Why Sales Is Not Scary

Let’s admit it. We all fear rejection. Whether this rejection comes from a relationship or a job position, we all hate to hear the word “no.” This fear of rejection is one of the many reasons why people are afraid of a career in sales. Other reasons may be the fear of coming …

By Jami Pandiscio
Jami Pandiscio
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UConn Center for Career Development to Present and be Recognized at Annual Conferences

The UConn Center for Career Development is excited to share its knowledge, success stories, and best practices at several conferences this summer, including the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the Career Leadership Collective (CLC), and the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE). The Center will also be accepting the EACE Innovation in Diversity and Inclusion and Innovation in Program Development Awards at the annual conference.

By Evan McMunn
Evan McMunn Publicity and Marketing Administrator
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Student Success Story: Ariana Venegas

Ariana Venegas ’22 is a senior Environmental Studies major and English minor with a deep passion for sustainability and the environment.

By Lisa Famularo
Lisa Famularo Assistant Director, Equity and Inclusion
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First Gen Resources

The First Gen affinity community has many resources for first-generation students as they progress throughout their college careers. We will be covering several of these resources in this article, beginning with UConn’s website dedicated to first-generation students, firstgen.uconn.edu.  

UConn is a First-Gen Forward Institution and this …

By Maggie Cummings
Maggie Cummings Career Consulting and Services Intern
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