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What if I told you that you could create your own hands-on experience designed specifically to help you achieve your post-graduation dreams. Then, what if I told you that UConn would not only guide you through the process of developing …

By Caitlin Cincotta
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The Benefits of Professional Organizations for Native American Students

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Affinity Communities were borne out of a need to ensure that all students can identify resources, services, and events that they can identify with based on diversity, equity, and inclusion.  The Center of Career Development is working with Native American …

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Two Phrases to Stop Using in Your CV and Résumé


It is reported that hiring managers spend as little as six seconds scanning a résumé. Think about it …

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This means that your content needs to be easily reviewed and that the action verbs …

By Kay Kimball Gruder
Kay Kimball Gruder Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Programs and Services Kay Kimball Gruder
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How Can I Utilize Military Experience to Apply For Jobs?


As you think back on your time in the military, you may reflect on the skills you’ve learned and improved, and how to bring those skills into a civilian workplace. There are many transferable skills from your active service that …

By Victoria
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Feeling Disconnected? How Employee Resource Groups Can Help


Many organizations have employee resource groups (ERGs) that enable employees to build community, offer and receive mentorship, plan social events, and promote inclusivity. Generally, ERGs bring employees with shared identities, lifestyles, and values together—and they don’t only contribute to fostering …

By Sheena Daree Miller - Idealist Careers
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Transferable Skills as a Lifeguard

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A loud whistle blows in the distance and takes you out of your thoughts. It’s another summer and you’re working as a lifeguard. But it’s getting closer and closer to graduation and you’re wondering how these summers are going to …

By Melissa Nowak
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Success Story: Zhe Wang 


Zhe Wang received her Master’s and Doctoral Degree in Statistics from UConn in 2020, and she is now an Assistant Professor in Data Analytics at Denison University, in Granville Ohio. Wang advises students that career preparation is the key to …

By Desiree Martino
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How to Fix Résumé PDF Formatting Issues


You know the feeling. You have your résumé reviewed, make edits, and are now confident it represents your experience and skills perfectly. One last thing to do: convert your Word document into a PDF. You look and see that all …

By Erik Zawodniak
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Taking Care of Yourself in Your Busy Academic Life


Self-care has become a buzzword since the pandemic. Psychologists have called for self-care practice particularly for people in occupations that are more susceptible to stress, such as social workers, nurses, clinicians, etc.  However, the graduate student community has also experienced …

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services Damiao Zoe Xu
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Summer Camps: The Work Experience You Didn’t Know You Needed

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At any age, from high school to college to beyond, becoming a summer camp counselor can be one of the most rewarding experiences you can have outside of the classroom- and a great career decision. There are so many benefits …

By Clarice Pennock
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