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!

Using Vault Guides for Career Exploration

It can become very overwhelming when choosing a career path. A million questions fly across your mind, but the most pressing question is “Where do I start?” A great resource provided to students at UConn are the Vault Guides. There …

By Amanda Idusuyi
Amanda Idusuyi Amanda Idusuyi
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Strategies for Determining a Career Path

Choosing a career path is a big decision. It can influence a lot about your time at UConn and it’s something that well-meaning friends and family won’t stop asking you about.

While it seems like you are deciding what you …

By Kelsey Keefe
Kelsey Keefe Career Consultant Kelsey Keefe
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Finding a major that is “perfect” for you

Choosing a major field of study can be a difficult, stressful, and overwhelming decision, and today’s college student is under more pressure to “get it right” than ever before, given the high cost of college tuition. Students have much to …

By Monique Cooper
Monique Cooper Career Consultant Monique Cooper
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Career Fairs are for CLAS Majors!

One of the greatest things about having a liberal arts and sciences degree is the endless amount of career opportunities that are available to you! On the same hand, one of the most overwhelming things about a liberal arts and …

By Kristen Soprano
Kristen Soprano Career Consultant Kristen Soprano
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Turning Stress into Success

The words “career,” “internship,” or “graduation” can bring up fear within many students. I, personally, know that although the idea of not having to study, getting paid, and being able to work on something you are passionate about may bring …

By Maura Oei
Maura Oei Career Intern Maura Oei
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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

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 …

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 …