Develop and Deliver Your Brand: Third Annual Professional Development Conference


Attention juniors and seniors – the Center for Career Development, along with the Alumni Association, Hillel, Honors, CLAS, Senior Transition and Engagement Programs, and SUBOG/Synergy, is pleased to announce the Third Annual Professional Development Conference (PDC) will take place on …

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Services for STEM Majors


Hi Everyone! My name is Georgina Appiah-Pippim, I am a senior Physiology and Neurobiology major and a Career Intern at the Center for Career Development (CCD). I have been working at the CCD for the last two years, and I …

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Crafting a Catchy Cover Letter


“I can never write one of these things!” These are the words I constantly hear out of students’ mouths when they come into work with me on a cover letter. Whether they are using this document to apply for jobs …

By Ty McNamee
Ty McNamee Outreach and Programming Graduate Assistant Ty McNamee
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Dispensing Drugs Legally – What is a Pharmacist?


Do you have the skill sets for a career in pharmacy? It can be rewarding and fulfilling for those interested in science, health care, and patient services. Graduates of a pharmacy program have a solid knowledge of chemistry and biology, …

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Take Time to Make Time: You are the only one who can!


With the launch of the school year we always have good intentions to stay on top of things. I know I do. I have been the “To Do” list person, who starts out with everything organized, eager to make headway …

By Kay Kimball Gruder
Kay Kimball Gruder Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Programs and Services Kay Kimball Gruder
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Get Involved Education (And pre-education) Majors!


Fall semester has arrived, and as all of the education and pre-education students here at UConn return to campus, your future students are packing backpacks and boarding buses back to their classrooms. It is a time of excitement and the …

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How to Handle the Interview’s Toughest Question


Interviews are stressful for everyone, but being prepared can make a huge difference for your confidence level during the interview. One way to prepare is to think in advance about how to answer the more difficult questions such as “what …

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Why Your Resume Shouldn’t Wait Till Senior Year


I hope you are all having a great start to the school year! I’ve had the opportunity to intern at the Center for Career Development (CCD) for two years, critiquing undergraduate student résumés as well as planning and presenting presentations …

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Need experience to get experience? How does that work?


Throughout our entire undergraduate career we experience the same old story again and again; you need experience to get experience.

It’s the hardest thing to figure out if you don’t know what kind of experience you need or where to …

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CLAS: How Do I Find My Dream Job?

well-informed decisions

Finding your dream career can be a complex process. There’s no one “right” career for any individual, but rather a variety of different careers, roles, and industries where you might excel.  Having a clear understanding of who you are, what …

By Emily Merritt
Emily Merritt Career Consultant, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Emily Merritt
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