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!


How Majoring in Communications Can Help You Explore Different Careers

One of the best parts about being a Communications Major at UConn is the ability to explore different career paths within the major. The courses offered by the Department of Communication are particularly diverse and allow students to learn about various fields while honing their interpersonal and …

By Brynne Bergen
Brynne Bergen
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How to Explore Careers of Interest with O*Net

Looking for a tool that will help you learn more about yourself and future career paths? Try out the O*NET Interest Profiler! Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, O*Net will help you discover your interests and match those interests to potential careers. 

So how …

By Brynne Bergen
Brynne Bergen
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How Recent Graduates Can Benefit from a Rotational Development Program

If you are nearing the end of your undergraduate experience here at UConn, it may be time to think about applying for jobs. But what if you still do not know exactly what you want to do? Maybe you have a specific career interest, …

By Brynne Bergen
Brynne Bergen
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Why I Changed Majors During My Junior Year

I declared Marketing as my major at the beginning of my Sophomore year, but after taking an Operation and Information Management course I realized Management Information Systems (MIS) is for me.

By Chloe Sainsbury
Chloe Sainsbury
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Experiential Learning at UConn

One of the best ways to learn how to do something is to go ahead and do it and learn through your experiences. No one was born knowing how to walk or talk, but through practice, we learned how to do it. …

By Spencer Appell
Spencer Appell Career Consulting and Services Intern
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Husky Mentors

  • Research Manager Touchstone Research
  • Senior Advisor for COVID-19 AmeriCorps
  • Administrative Program Support University of Connecticut
  • Client Success Specialist Indeed

Job Market InsightsIn partnership withEmsi 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

Focus 2 can help you choose a major, explore occupations, and make informed career decisions through assessments of your values, …

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

Vault has merged with the Husky Mentor Network, also known as Firsthand. To log into both Vault and Firsthand, click …

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 …