Let's Explore

Let’s Explore!

No two career paths look alike. Whether you’re undeclared and exploring possibilities, declared and learning about opportunities, or focused on a specific career, it’s beneficial to your development to research the vast pool of career options available to you. That’s exactly what you can do with Career Communities!

Career Communities are industry-focused groups that assist undergraduate and graduate students in narrowing down their career aspirations into manageable and relevant fields. They also allow faculty, staff, employers, and alumni to interact with students through specific and targeted communities by participating as mentors, writing blogs and success stories, or helping guide students to the Communities that fall within their career interests.

The “Let’s Explore” Community is for students exploring their career options. Below you will find helpful resources, including blogs and success stories covering multiple industries, alumni mentors who help guide students researching career options, job market insights, “landing spots” for recent UConn graduates, and more.

You can use the dropdown menu above to go to industry-specific Communities. You can also click the Follow this Community button to have community updates, including new blogs and internship and job opportunities delivered directly to your inbox!

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Preparing for the Career Fair as a Math Major

A math major prepares students for a variety of careers, and Career Fairs provide these students with opportunities to connect with employers who are looking for their skillset. Use these tips to prepare for a Career Fair as a math major.

By Ge Li
Ge Li
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What is the ACES Program at UConn All About?

Learn about UConn’s Academic Center for Exploratory Students (ACES) and its offerings to students interested in exploring educational pathways.

By Alicja Kurpinowicz
Alicja Kurpinowicz
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How to Become a Teacher Without a Master’s Degree

Interested in becoming a teacher, but not sure if you want to go through the school of education? There is the ability to receive an alternative teacher certification through another kind of program.

By Eunice Asante
Eunice Asante
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All About Fast-Track Programs at UConn

Several of UConn’s Schools and Departments offer Fast-Track degree programs where undergraduate students begin working towards, or preparing for, entry into a master’s degree program. These unique programs offer students an opportunity to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s in their fields of interest, many of which, within five years. Here are some examples!

By Alicja Kurpinowicz
Alicja Kurpinowicz
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Virtual Job Shadowing: A New Path to Explore Your Dream Career

Take advantage of this new way to explore different career paths! From interactive videos to virtual tours, there are a variety of ways for you to experience day-to-day tasks from the comfort of your home.

By Ge Li
Ge Li
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Job Market InsightsIn partnership withLightcast logo

Explore occupations by career categories and pathways and use real time labor market data to power your decision making.

First, choose an industry of interest, then filter for occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

Career Outcomes

  • First Destination
  • Top Employers
  • Starting Salary
  • Employment Locations
  • Top Universities
  • Degree Types
  • Fields of Study

First Destination

First Destination refers to undergraduate outcomes within the 6 months following graduation. The data is collected through a survey distributed to students at graduation, and again in the months following, to gain insight on their lives post-graduation.

Featured Resources

Identify a Major and Career

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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 …

Major Elimination Activity

It’s often easier to first identify the majors you DON’T want to do. This step gives you the opportunity to eliminate majors in …

O*NET OnLine

A guided menu of job descriptors, industries, career clusters, in-demand industry locators and more to help you learn about career …