Science, Data, and Technology

Welcome to the Science, Data, and Technology community!

The Science, Data, and Technology community will provide resources, information, and a virtual space for students and alumni interested in working within the science, data, and technology industries.  As a follower of the Science, Data, and Technology community, you will get timely alerts on internships, co-ops, jobs, blogs, and events posted on the page.  

Career and self-development are life-long processes that evolve as new experiences and information are obtained. Use this page to design your career and self-development strategically. Review the list of student and professional organizations and decide which opportunities best align with your career goals. Connect with a Husky Mentor to engage in career conversations that will expand your network and give you an on-the-job perspective. Explore your options by reviewing Job Market Insights and the UConn Undergraduate Outcomes.  

Do you even need an Engineering degree to work in the field of Engineering?

There are certainly majors that are more linear than others in regards to career paths. You pretty much need a Nursing degree to be a Nurse, an Actuarial degree to be an Actuary, and a Pharmacy degree to be a …

By Eran Peterson
Eran Peterson Assistant Director, Career Coaching and Counseling
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You’re here!

Welcome to the Science, Data, and Technology Career Community. If you are wondering what a Career Community is, we can sort that out right now!

We recognize that narrowing down career interests is pretty hard, and even if you do …

By Eran Peterson
Eran Peterson Assistant Director, Career Coaching and Counseling
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Computer Science Careers – With or Without a CS Degree

Are you a graduating senior with a computer science degree but are having a hard time finding a position? Are you looking for a career in computer science that goes beyond desk work? Are you majoring in a different field …

By Maria Latta
Maria Latta
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How Much Do “Soft Skills” Matter for Technical Hires?

The hunt for candidates with “soft skills” is a growing trend as more companies realize they need people who fit in with others. According to a McKinsey Global Institute report, published in 2018, the call for soft skills in the …

By Robert Volle
Robert Volle Program Director - Regional Campuses & CPR
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Interested in Research and Getting Your PhD as a Psychology Major?

Julia Mertens received her undergraduate degree in Cognitive Sciences and Psychology in 2015. Now, she’s attending Tufts University working towards obtaining her PhD in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences for 2022. I asked her some questions about her experience and current …

By Sarah Krafcik
Sarah Krafcik CLAS Career Ambassador
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Husky Mentors

  • Design Engineer Gems Sensors & Controls
  • Data Scientist Barclays
  • Product development and technology transfer scientist Aprecia Pharmaceuticals
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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 …

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

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

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

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

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

Featured Resources

Glassdoor for Students

Search millions of jobs and get the inside scoop on companies with employee reviews, personalized salary tools, and more.

Internship & Co-op Guide

Both internships & co-ops are work/learning experiences that provide a hands-on way for students to confirm their choice of major …

National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
NAWIC membership helps you grow and flourish personally and professionally.

Women in construction join NAWIC for many reasons. For some …

NAWIC Founders’ Scholarship Foundation (NFSF)
Help for students pursuing a career in construction

The NAWIC Founders’ Scholarship Foundation (NFSF) assists in providing the construction industry …

500 Queer Scientists
Who We Are

A visibility campaign for LGBTQ+ people and their allies working in STEM and STEM-supporting jobs — a group …

Engage in Experiential Learning

One of the best ways to gain experience, and begin to understand if a career sector or career path is …