6 Ways to Maximize Your Career Development During Semester Break

Do you have winter break plans? It would be ideal to find time in your schedule to strategically think about your career plans. Here are six ideas to maximize your time and prepare for your future.

1. Shadow

Job shadowing …

By Desiree Martino
Desiree Martino Career Coach Desiree Martino
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Alumni Success Story: Siara Maldonado

Siara Maldonado (she/her/hers) graduated from UConn in May of 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in Global Health with Honors. She is currently pursuing a dual Master’s degree in Social Work and Public Health through the University of Maryland Baltimore and John Hopkins University and working remotely for Mount Sinai’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

By Heidi Pineda
Heidi Pineda Affinity Community Outreach and Programming Intern Heidi Pineda
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3 Organizations Students Interested in Animals Should Join

One of the best ways to learn more about different career paths and opportunities within Animal Science is to join a student or professional organization. There are a wide variety of opportunities for students to get involved and learn more careers in …

By Jennie Magnoli
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Clinton Lo-Lau’s Journey from UConn to TikTok

The UConn psychology alumnus discusses his current role at one of the world’s most popular social media platforms and how his college experience shaped his life and career.

By Ty Reeves
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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
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Video Game Industry Careers: An Inside Look at Gaming Jobs & How You Can Land One

In the last year and a half of the pandemic, video games have come to serve as a release valve for the cooped-up populace, enabling players to vicariously experience things they no longer could in the real world. “I thought …

By Kindra Cooper - Springboard
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Bridging the world's skills gap through affordable, high-quality, online education.
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How to Recognize & Conquer Unconscious Bias

Everyone has some form of implicit or unconscious bias; we absorb received notions about race, class, gender, ability, ethnicity, and sexuality from a very young age. Implicit bias shows up in deep-down prejudices and stereotypical assumptions we don’t know we …

By Amy Bergen - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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Homeland Security Professional Opportunities for Student Workforce to Experience Research

The above is an excellent opportunity for STEM students interested in research opportunities and learning more about working for federal agencies. If you’re interested, follow the link to apply, and if you’d like to get some help, you can always …

By Wiley Dawson
Wiley Dawson Assistant Director, Hartford Campus Wiley Dawson
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7 Unique Therapies

When you hear the word “therapy,” do you picture someone lying on a couch talking while the therapist takes notes in the corner? While some types of therapy embody this image, there are many unique types of therapy you may never heard of.

By Maggie Cummings
Maggie Cummings Career Consulting and Services Intern Maggie Cummings
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3 Organizations Students Interested in the Environment Should Join

Joining a student or professional organization is a great way to learn more about different career paths, find helpful resources, and connect with other students and professionals with a passion for the environment. Listed below are student and professional organizations great for exploring careers in the environment, …

By Jennie Magnoli
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