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!

If you have questions or need help, please schedule an appointment with a Career Coach. Click here to schedule an appointment. 

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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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5 Tips for Kickstarting an IT Career

As technology continues to evolve and transform our lives, IT workers are more in demand than ever—and IT careers are more rewarding than ever. IT careers now offer great job security, flexible paths, and very attractive salaries. And today, great …

By Jeremy Ambrose - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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ICYMI: How We Found a Sense of Belonging as Friends and Professionals

Ashton Beason-Jones ‘11 (CLAS) and Jordan Bennett ‘11 (CLAS) began their personal and professional relationship as fellow roommates and political science majors. During their time together at UConn, they learned the value of finding a sense of belonging, especially as …

By Erik Zawodniak
Erik Zawodniak Erik Zawodniak
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How do my military experiences align with a career in education or social services?

Sense of purpose, a duty to give back to the community, a passion for helping others, the ability to put the other before yourself… all of these reasons are among those that inspire people to volunteer or take on helping …

By Eran Peterson
Eran Peterson Assistant Director, Career Coaching and Counseling Eran Peterson
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Husky Mentors

  • Career Academy Counselor, Newington High School Newington Public Schools
  • Professional Development and Career Coach, Honors Carolina University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Software Engineer ESPN
  • Employment Specialist-Anchor Recovery Community Center The Providence Center

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

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  • Starting Salary
  • Employment Locations
  • Top Universities

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Vault Guides

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

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

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

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

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 …