Career Exploration

This page has been tailored to this specific community and common questions students have when exploring industry options. Browse this page for alumni to engage with, events to attend, student organizations to consider joining, internships and jobs to explore, and blog posts to deepen your understanding. Consider meeting with a career coach to discuss your values, interests, and skills – and how they might be best utilized in a particular field of interest. Meetings can be scheduled by clicking here.

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Expand Your Career Options: A Career in Consulting for Graduate Students

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The field of consulting has attracted many graduate students from various academic disciplines. A panel of UConn alumni addressed myths about consulting and shared tips with graduate students on preparing for a career in consulting during the event, Expand Your …

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services Damiao Zoe Xu
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Assessing Bias in the Job Search Process

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Assessing company culture is an important part of the job search process. Researching websites and social media channels, conducting informational interviews with existing employees, or asking follow-up questions during an interview, are all great ways to obtain information about a …

By Kristen Soprano
Kristen Soprano Career Consultant Kristen Soprano
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8 Great Jobs for Philosophy Majors (and Tips for How to Land One)

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As someone with a philosophy degree, you’re probably sick of questions about why you chose that major or what job you’re going to get. And you’ve likely heard all of the super original jokes about philosophy giving you as many …

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The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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For Undergraduates, Early Research Experience Pays Off

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Rahul Kanadia, associate professor of physiology and neurobiology, speaks with biology undergraduates in the Leveraging Mentoring and Early Research to Advance Academic Potential (LEAP) program in the Gant Building on March 18, 2021. (Bri Diaz/UConn Photo)

Participating in research is …

By Katarzyna Paszek
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Career Exploration: Online Tools to Guide You on Your Journey

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The internet is filled with a variety of information for anyone looking to research a prospective career: wages, education requirements, statistics and job trends, and so much more. However, what is equally vital, and what students often omit throughout the …

By Alex Manna
Alex Manna Program Assistant/Employer Relations Coordinator, Stamford Campus Alex Manna
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The Major Experience (TME)

The Major Experience (TME) is a University-wide major exploration program, designed to help students explore majors in a holistic, interactive, and intentional manner. TME …

Majors to Careers

Are you trying to figure out what to do with your major? Are you wondering what students and alumni in …

Vault: Research Employers

See rankings & reviews for companies, schools & internships. Find jobs, salary data, interview questions, résumé help, and more. When …

Practice Perspectives: Vault’s Guide to Legal Practice Areas, 2019 Edition

Practice Perspectives: Vault’s Guide to Legal Practice Areas is the insider’s guide to what it’s really like to practice at …

Vault Guide to Law Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career …

Vault Industry Guides

Practice Perspectives: Vault’s Guide to Legal Practice Areas, 2019 Edition

Practice Perspectives: Vault’s Guide to Legal Practice Areas is the insider’s guide to what it’s really like to practice at …

Vault Guide to Law Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career …