Top Skills for Doctoral Students

It is important to know what skills, knowledge, and experiences employers seek, to inform your career preparation during your doctoral program.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) identified eight competencies that employers typically seek in job candidates. It is important to be aware of what employers value in a job applicant, and then make sure that you are gaining and enhancing those skills. If you notice a gap between what you possess and what employers seek, make a plan to narrow the gap, gaining skills and experience either on campus or beyond.

How to Prepare for Virtual 1-on-1 Sessions

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The guidance you need to feel confident, poised and prepared to meet recruiters online.

Before you dive into your first one-on-one session with an employer during a virtual career fair, there are a few simple ways to set yourself up …

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Discussing work authorization during an interview

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Job search is nearly always a very stressful process. For international students in addition to the anxiety around making a positive impression, interviewing, negotiating, there is the issue of work authorization. Many students wonder about when they should be discussing …

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10 Virtual Career Fair Tips You Need to Know

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Your guide to preparing for virtual career fairs and making a great impression with recruiters.

This fall, the UConn Fall Career Fairs will be held virtually on Handshake.

Attending a virtual career fair on Handshake will give you an edge …

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International Student Success Story: Hao-Jan Luh

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The Experiential Learning Awards are the Center for Career Development’s way to celebrate the tremendous experiences of the students and employers we work with each day! The 2019 Graduate Student Intern of the Year was awarded to Hao-Jan Luh. Here …

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Exploring Opportunities Using Career Communities

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The beauty of a college degree is the opportunities it opens up to students. We tell our students, “You can do anything with a degree!” but this open-ended mindset can be terrifying to some. To make a tangible connection between …

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