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!

Paid Summer Programs for Students from Underrepresented Backgrounds

It is never too early to start thinking about ways to get closer to your career goals through summer programs. Summer programs are typically designed to focus on a specific industry and provide an opportunity to network while expanding your …

By Aaliyah Castleberry
Aaliyah Castleberry Career Consultant Aaliyah Castleberry
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Learn How to Code with Coding Bootcamps

Are you interested in learning to code without taking on another degree? Consider enrolling in a coding bootcamp — a less expensive alternative with great reward. What’s more, there are numerous scholarships available, especially for LGBTQ+, BIPOC, disabled, and other affinity …

By Erik Zawodniak
Erik Zawodniak Erik Zawodniak
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Explore Different Careers with the Student Alumni Association

Are you looking for an organization on campus that will help you learn about a variety of different majors and career paths while building necessary interpersonal skills? Consider joining the Student Alumni Association to explore career opportunities, network with alumni, and build lasting relationships with current …

By Brynne Bergen
Brynne Bergen Brynne Bergen
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Pre-Health Pathways

Choosing a major is difficult, but choosing a track might be even harder. While there are facilitated programs at UConn such as Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental, there are other tracks that are less structured, such as Pre-PA, Pre-OT, and Pre-PT. So …

By Ava Corsi
Ava Corsi CLAS Career Ambassador Ava Corsi
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3 Reasons to Consider a Career in Advertising

If you limit your employment options only to your major, you might be making a mistake. Many graduates start their careers in fields that seem to have little connection to their majors. If you are struggling to choose a field, …

By Xinyi Zhang
Xinyi Zhang CLAS Career Ambassador Xinyi Zhang
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Husky Mentors

  • ACES Academic Advisor University of Connecticut-Stamford
  • Assistant Director of Career Development Clark University

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.

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 …

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 …


What is UpperCampus?

UpperCampus is a career learning and success platform that bridges the gaps between the three stages of …

Life-Science Sprints

Earlier this year, the Governor’s Workforce Council launched the Bioscience Collaborative to cultivate and promote the benefits of Connecticut as …