How Majoring in Communications Can Help You Explore Different Careers

One of the best parts about being a Communications Major at UConn is the ability to explore different career paths within the major. The courses offered by the Department of Communication are particularly diverse and allow students to learn about various fields while honing their interpersonal and …

By Brynne Bergen
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Resources for the Religiously Affiliated

UConn offers many resources for those who are religiously affiliated. Some of these resources that we’ll discuss are Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and UConn Faith.  

ERGs are employee-led coalitions comprised of employees who share common interests, backgrounds, and/or demographic factors. They coordinate professional and social networking events, fostering community …

By Maggie Cummings
Maggie Cummings Career Consulting and Services Intern
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An Overview of the Field of Medical Administration

When I think of the medical field, I think of doctors, nurses, surgeons, and physical therapists. While I think of medical professionals who are interacting with patients, I never think about the medical professionals who are behind the scenes. That is the field …

By Maggie Cummings
Maggie Cummings Career Consulting and Services Intern
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Recap: Women in Math, Science, and Engineering Employer Panel

The Center for Career Development and the Women in Math, Science, and Engineering (WiMSE) Learning Community recently hosted an employer panel featuring Andrea Jones, Chief People Officer at FuelCell Energy, Kaitlin Paine, implementation consultant for Fast Enterprises, and Katie Jacobson, …

By Erik Zawodniak
Erik Zawodniak
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How to Explore Careers of Interest with O*Net

Looking for a tool that will help you learn more about yourself and future career paths? Try out the O*NET Interest Profiler! Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, O*Net will help you discover your interests and match those interests to potential careers. 

So how …

By Brynne Bergen
Brynne Bergen
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Resource for Jewish LGBTQ+ Students and their Career Development

Keshet קשת (Hebrew for “rainbow”) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization advocating for LGBTQ+ equality in Jewish life. It accomplishes this mission by offering professional development training modules for Jewish organizations working to become more LGBTQ+-affirming. It also offers an array of …

By Erik Zawodniak
Erik Zawodniak
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Celebrating the Rise of Hispanic Women Workers

Half a century after the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, economic inequality in the United States continues to be inextricably linked to both race and gender. Due to occupational segregation, workplace harassment and discrimination, as well …

By Analilia Mejia
Analilia Mejia
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3 Pieces of Advice for a Great Cover Letter

How can you tailor your cover letter to the opportunity to which you are applying? I recently held a session on Cover Letters (Ask me Anything Series on Career Preparation for International Students). Here are some of the main action …

By Desiree Martino
Desiree Martino Career Coach
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Enhancing Career Readiness: Doctoral Students at Work – Featuring Ben Briskin at the Center for Students with Disabilities

“This was the first big step I took after my undergraduate experience towards a professional position, and it has helped me learn what is expected of professionals in the field,” Ben Briskin said. Ben is in his third year in …

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services
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Moving Back Home Post-Graduation

Moving back home may seem like the end of the world or unusual, but it is not! It is actually quite common. According to a Pew Research Center analysis conducted in July 2020, 52% of young adults in the US …

By Madalynn Giglio
Madalynn Giglio
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