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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9 Resources to Help Students Declare a Major

If you are struggling to declare a major, you are not alone. Around a quarter of all first-year students, including myself, are accepted into UConn’s Academic Center for Exploratory Students (ACES) program every year. ACES is an advising program for students who have yet to declare a …

By Jami Pandiscio
Jami Pandiscio Jami Pandiscio
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How to Choose a Major When You’re Undecided

Choosing a major can be very difficult, especially for immigrant students who come from countries with different educational systems. The education system in the United States was a culture shock for me because I did not expect to have hundreds of majors to choose from. It can …

By Rebecca Ninger
Rebecca Ninger Career Consulting and Services Intern Rebecca Ninger
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Let the Exploration Begin! 6 Steps to Navigating the “Let’s Explore” Career Community

As an undergraduate student, you may already be aware of the vast array of academic opportunities and career outcomes that come with pursuit of a degree from the University of Connecticut.  For students in the ACES Program, or whose majors …

By Kristen Soprano
Kristen Soprano Career Consultant Kristen Soprano
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How to Use Handshake to Find Jobs

There is a job and internship search site tailored specifically for you, and it could be hiding right under your nose! It’s called Handshake, and it’s the primary way the Center for Career Development connects UConn students with employment opportunities …

By Erik Zawodniak
Erik Zawodniak Erik Zawodniak
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10 Jobs That Are Perfect for Extroverts

Different types of people excel in different types of jobs—so if you want to thrive in your career, it’s in your best interest to find a job that’s well-suited to your personality. If you’re an extrovert, you might be drawn …
By Deanna deBara - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Husky Mentors

  • Career Academy Counselor, Newington High School Newington Public Schools
  • Employer Relations Assistant Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • Professional Development and Career Coach, Honors Carolina University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Principal Avison Young Commercial Real Estate

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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.)

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Vault Guides

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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 …