Certificate of Professional Development

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The Certificate of Professional Development exposes students to necessary career development resources, education, and experiences to ensure a successful undergraduate and post-graduate experience.

By earning a Certificate of Professional Development students:

* Build necessary career development skills
* Form valuable connections, extending their professional networks
* Stand out to employers/graduate schools
* Attend an exclusive recognition ceremony
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This program is open to all UConn students, at both undergraduate and graduate level. Students have one academic year to complete all requirements. Upon completion, students must submit an “Application for Attainment of the Certificate of Professional Development.”

*Completed applications are reviewed as received. The CCD office appreciates your assistance in helping us to verify certificate recipients through the submission of this application. The application deadline is April 10th, 2017.

The CCD also offers customizes Certificate programs to the following groups:

Honors Certificate of Professional Development Learning Community Certificate of Professional Development
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Directions for completion of the Certificate of Professional Development:

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Attend five presentations throughout the academic year. A full list of presentations can be found below.

NEW! Virtual presentations are also available to be viewed for credit towards the Certificate of Professional Development by accessing CCD On Demand via HuskyCT. In order to receive credit students must watch the video and complete the assessment test. Click here for instructions.
*Any combination of five presentations, virtual and/or in-person, will fulfill the requirement

 

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Have your résumé critiqued at the Center for Career Development (CCD). Upload your completed résumé to HuskyCareerLink at www.huskycareerlink.uconn.edu.

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Set up a LinkedIn profile, including a professional photo. Join the CCD LinkedIn group. To join, visit: tiny.cc/LinkedInCCD. Call the CCD for professional photo office hours.

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Participate in one of the following activities:
* Internship Week
* CCD Career Fair
* Join an official Mentor Program

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Questions? Please email the Certificate of Professional Development inbox at: certificateofprofessionaldevelopment@uconn.edu.

See the full list of the 2015 Certificate of Professional Development Recipients.

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Below are the Spring Semester Certificate of Professional Development Events.

Topic Date Snow Date Time Location
Resume Lab Tuesday, January 24, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CCD, Wilbur Cross
Internship & Co-op Boot Camp Monday, January 30, 2017  5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Wilbur Cross, South Reading Room
CV, Resume, Cover Letter Overview Workshop Tuesday, January, 31, 2017 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Homer Babbidge Library – Class of 1947 Room
Internship & Co-op Fair Wednesday, February 1, 2017  Wednesday, February 8  11:00 AM – 3:00 PM Student Union Third Floor
Now What: Following Up After the Fair Thursday, February 2, 2017  2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Wilbur Cross 202
Coffee, Cookies & Consultants Friday, February 3, 2017  12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Wilbur Cross 202
Job Search Boot Camp Plus Saturday, February 4, 2017 Saturday, February 11 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Oak, 408
Acing the Interview Monday, February 6, 2017 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM 302, Laurel Hall
The CV Workshop Wednesday, February 8, 2017 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Oak 104
Finding an Internship or Co-op Thursday, February 9, 2017 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM 302, Laurel Hall
Careers for the Common Good Fair Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM  Student Union Third Floor
LinkedIn Lab Thursday, February 16, 2017 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM HBL Undergrad Research Classroom
Acing the Interview Tuesday, February 21, 2017 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM 205, Laurel Hall
Finding an Internship or Co-op Wednesday, February 22, 2017 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM 302, Laurel Hall
Gaining a Competitive Advantage in Resume & Professional Writing Monday, February 27, 2017 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM 302, Laurel Hall
Resume Lab Tuesday, February  28, 2017 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM CCD, Wilbur Cross
Alumni/Student Networking Night Thursday, March 2, 2017 5:45 PM Alumni Center
Crucial Elements for Effective Job Searching Monday, March 6, 2016 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM 302, Laurel Hall
Resume Lab Tuesday, March 7, 2017 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CCD, Wilbur Cross
Finding an Internship or Co-op Monday, March 20, 2017 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM 205, Laurel Hall
Resume Lab Tuesday, March 21, 2017 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM CCD, Wilbur Cross
Navigating the Career Fair Wednesday, March 22, 2017 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Homer Babbidge Library – Class of 1947 Room
Gaining a Competitive Advantage in Resume & Professional Writing Monday, March 27, 2017 5:00 PM -6:00 PM 302, Laurel Hall
Spring Career Fair Wednesday, March 29, 2017 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM  Gampel Pavilion
LinkedIn Lab Thursday, March 30, 2017 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM HBL Undergrad Research Classroom
Crucial Elements for Effective Job Searching Tuesday, April 4, 2017 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM 102, Laurel Hall
The Negotiation Workshop Wednesday, April 5, 2017 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM 107, Laurel Hall
Resume Lab Wednesday, April 5, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CCD, Wilbur Cross
It’s Not Too Late: Finding an Internship or Co-op Thursday, April 6, 217 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM 205, Laurel Hall
Beyond UConn (Senior Conference) Wednesday, April 12, 2017 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Rome Ballroom