Graduate Assistant, College to Career Transitions & Alumni Services
Alexandra Pierce is the Graduate Assistant for College to Career Transitions and Alumni Services at the Center for Career Development. In this role, her major projects include the development of the new Senior Year Experience course for graduating students and creation of presentations and programs focusing on the post-UConn transition, including the Beyond UConn conference and graduate school fair. For the previous two years, Alexandra has worked as a Graduate Assistant in Career Coaching, where she supported students with their major and career exploration. She was also heavily involved in an initiative with Residential Life and focused on updating and assessing the UConn Career Planner.
Alexandra graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She held roles as a mental health worker and data analyst prior to coming to UConn, where she earned her Master of Arts in Educational Psychology in 2018 and is currently pursuing her PhD in Educational Psychology.
Pronouns: she, her, hers
Alexis Cortes (she/her/hers) is the Careers for the Common Good Graduate Assistant at the Center for Career Development. In this role, she works collaboratively with Community Outreach Programs, Services, and Initiatives and the Human Rights Institute in order to expose students to socially-responsible vocations in industries that range from public-service & non-profits, to benefit corporations and social enterprises. In particular, she manages the annual Careers for the Common Good Career Fair where students have the opportunity to network with several employers and organizations that focus on serving the greater good.
Alexis graduated in May 2020 from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science. She is currently pursuing her Master of Public Administration through UConn’s Department of Public Policy at the Hartford campus.
Damiao Zoe Xu
Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services
Zoe is the Graduate Assistant for Graduate Student and Postdoc Programs and Services at the Center for Career Development. She develops and facilitates programs that aim to increase and enhance graduate students and postdoctoral fellows’ knowledge and skills in career development .
Before joining the Center, Zoe worked in various positions at different universities. She was an instructor and later an online learning specialist. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD in Learning, Leadership and Education Policy with a concentration in Adult Learning at the Neag School of Education.
Pronouns: she, her, hers
Graduate Assistant: Career Development
Dominque is the Career Center’s graduate assistant for career development. In this role, she works on finding internships and co-op opportunities for students and supporting them in their current roles on and off-campus. She co-teaches the zero credit and one credit internship course UConn offers. Dominque also conducts résumé and cover letter critiques while also working with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Dominque recently graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) in May of 2020 with a B.A. in History and Africana studies. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs here at UConn. She had previously been a residential advisor for UNCC, Brown University Pre-College, and Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. She was also a teaching assistant at UNCC for multiple courses including Intro to Africana Studies, Intro to European History, and African American Literature.
Pronouns: She/ They
Graduate Assistant, Programming
Hannah Halloran is the Graduate Assistant for Programming at the Center for Career Development, where she supports in the coordination of the Center’s career readiness programs including development, planning, implementation, and hosting of core and special events.
Prior to her current role, Hannah worked at the Center for Career Development as a Career Intern with the Careers for the Common Good Team and as the Programming & Internal Relations Coordinator where she evaluated and redesigned the University’s FYE résumé writing assignment. Hannah graduated from UConn in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Family Studies and is currently pursuing her Master of Social Work with a concentration in Policy Practice at the UConn School of Social Work.
Pronouns: she, her, hers
Tithi Basu Mallik
Graduate Student Career Programs and Services Graduate Assistant
Tithi Basu Mallik (she/her/hers) is the Graduate Assistant for Graduate Student and Postdoc Programs and Services at the Center for Career Development. In this role, she develops new programs to benefit the graduate student and postdoc community at the University, while working to evaluate and understand current career development resources by conducting departmental outreach and research. In particular, she manages two signature events involving employers and alumni, Employer Insights and Expand Your Career Options. Tithi also creates and delivers presentation and workshop with content tailored to the graduate student and postdoc population. She founded and leads the Graduate Student Career Council, a group of graduate students from different disciplines who engage in career initiatives within their departments.
Tithi is a doctoral candidate in the Philosophy Department. Prior to UConn, she completed an M.Phil. in Cognitive Science, and a B.A. in Philosophy from Jadavpur University in India. She is passionate about issues of diversity in higher education.