5 Tips For A 5-Star Interview


So you’ve gotten a call for an interview? Congrats! Now the hard part begins.

Here are my top 5 tops to give a stellar interview. Remember, these are just five basic interview do’s and don’ts. There are dozens of other …

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The Easy Way to Learn About Becoming a Teacher


Are you contemplating pursuing a career as a teacher? Are you throwing yourself into your college experience, joining clubs, volunteering, and working hard in the classroom? Great! That puts you well on your way to becoming a teacher.

Let me …

By Michael Petro
Michael Petro Assistant Director, Internal Relations Michael Petro
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Peace Corp

Peace Corp

In this day and age of giving back, community service and global impact, it is almost impossible for someone not to have heard of the Peace Corp. The Peace Corp was formed in 1961 and has been working to benefit …

By Erin Jouliot
Erin Jouliot Careers for the Common Good (CCG) Graduate Assistant Erin Jouliot
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Moving from Thought into Action


Moving from thought into action is often a challenging process. Sometimes it is difficult to take action because it feels like there is a lot at risk and that ends up having an immobilizing effect. At other times it seems …

By Kay Kimball Gruder
Kay Kimball Gruder Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Programs and Services Kay Kimball Gruder
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What Can I Do With My CAHNR Major?


Are you trying to figure out what to major in? Are you wondering how to use your degree in the world of work? Have a look at the majors within the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources. In addition, …

By Paul Gagnon
Paul Gagnon Career Consultant, College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources Paul Gagnon
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Make Your Internship Work for You—Get It on Your Transcript


Completing an internship should be a mutually beneficial relationship. You fill an important niche in the day-to-day operations of the company while developing critical skills, expanding your network, and learning about the industry. But there is another way that you …

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Networking: What’s it all about?


As an undergraduate student I was very involved in leadership opportunities on campus, I completed two internships my senior year, and I maintained a strong GPA for all four years of college.  I thought I was doing all of the …

By Emily Merritt
Emily Merritt Career Consultant, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Emily Merritt
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Following up after the Career Fair


So, you attended the Career Fair, spoke to employers and submitted résumés, now what!?

Prior to joining the Center for Career Development at UConn I organized and implemented a Career Fair for a small local college. Recruiters from key companies …

By Lee Hameroff
Lee Hameroff Associate Director, Operations Lee Hameroff
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If Only I Had Known


With classes now fully in motion and the reality of papers to write, hundreds of pages to read, and clearly not enough hours in the day (or night) to cross everything off your “To Do” list, you might be wondering, …

By Kay Kimball Gruder
Kay Kimball Gruder Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Programs and Services Kay Kimball Gruder
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Last Minute Career Fair Tips


Many of you are already on your way to the Career Fair taking place today all across campus in Gampel, Rome, and the Student Union Ballroom. I’m sure by now, you’ve narrowed your target list of employers you’d like to …

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