ICYMI: Plotting Your Path: Finding a Mentor Who’s a Good Fit for YOU

The Center for Career Development recently hosted a panel featuring 6 Black professionals discussing the benefits of having mentors. Among its participants were Brittany Yancy—an Assistant Professor of Humanities at Goodwin University, Harry Amadasun Jr.—an Underwriting Operations employee at Travelers, …

By Erik Zawodniak
Erik Zawodniak
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The Refinery: Empowering Female Entrepreneurs

When founding The Refinery, Janis Collens and Jennifer Gabler set out to provide companies with the resources needed to fuel entrepreneurship and innovation in the workplace, and they did this by focusing on the education of the fundamentals of business, mentoring, and building a community between mentors, peers, and partners.  Since founding …

By Ben Kemp
Ben Kemp
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6 Things to Know Before Declaring a Psychological Sciences Major

Choosing a major can be really exciting. You’re ready to learn about your passion and begin preparing for your future education and career goals. For those interested in how people interact with the environment, one another, and their own minds, …

By Maggie Cummings
Maggie Cummings Career Consulting and Services Intern
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5 Free Resources to Gain Technical Skills

In today’s world of advanced technology and media, many people feel it is necessary to develop their technical skills to obtain an internship or job. While expanding your technical knowledge is important and could be valuable in your career, many …

By Taylor Fenerty
Taylor Fenerty Outreach and Engagement Intern
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UConn Researchers Explore Role of the Black Female Principal in Schools

Three UConn scholars from the Neag School of Education set out to learn more about the commitment of Black female principals during this time of uncertainty and heightened awareness of racial inequalities. The researchers found that these principals fought for …

By Francesca Crivello
Francesca Crivello Operations Coordinator
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The Inside Scoop on Communication: Advice from a Junior Communications Major

The field of communications holds countless opportunities in a variety of interest areas. It is a great major for those who know they want to utilize creativity, critical thinking, and of course, communication skills. As a Junior Communications major, I …

By Audrey Garcia
Audrey Garcia Career Consulting & Services Intern
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Happy HERstory Month!

March is Women’s History Month. It was first celebrated in our country in March of 1987, and since 1995 presidents have put out annual proclamations dedicating this month as a time to commemorate the contributions women have made to our …

By Heidi Pineda
Heidi Pineda Affinity Community Outreach and Programming Intern
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Women’s Professional Organizations

Professional organizations are associations wherein students can connect with professionals in their field of interest. These organizations have resources, mentorship programs, educational initiatives, and internship and outreach opportunities available to students. Students who identify as women may face career and professional challenges that men do not. For …

By Maggie Cummings
Maggie Cummings Career Consulting and Services Intern
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Women Are Facing Greater Interruption Challenges with Remote Work Than Their Male Colleagues

For almost two years now, employees have been navigating their new normal, many working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Women face many challenges within the workplace, and now, a new one has surfaced. Research provided by UConn management …

By Gabrielle Comella
Gabrielle Comella Assistant Director, Corporate Partner Relations, Greater Hartford & Boston Region
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Negotiating for Your Future

Hooray! You’ve been offered a job! But don’t rush and say yes, at least, not right away. Thank the employer for the offer and say you would like to consider all aspects of the position, including the salary, before moving …

By Beth Settje
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