History & Organization
The Graduate Student Career Council began in the fall of 2017. The Council is led by the Center for Career Development’s Graduate Assistant for Graduate Student Programs and Services, with guidance from the Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Programs and Services.
Role of Council Members
Council members are volunteers, who provide new insights and constructive feedback, and engage in career development initiatives within their fields of study and departments.
- Initiate and lead individual projects;
- Promote programs and services in informal and structured ways within departments;
- Invest in their own career development;
- Provide insight to create and shape future career offerings for graduate students;
- Engage with others about career options/career diversity;
- Develop knowledge about career services.
Applications are accepted spring through summer, with occasional rolling applications for individuals who are already well-organized with a career initiative ready to put into place.
- Pursuing master’s or doctoral degree at UConn and enrolled in academic year(s) serving
- Commit to serve 1-academic year with opportunity to renew role with approval from Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Programs and Services
- Attendance at monthly Council meetings
- Must be in good academic standing
GSCC Graduate Assistant Leader: Tithi Basu Mallik – Philosophy
Taiye Adakole – Molecular & Cell Biology
Lynne Alexander – Social Work
Elshaimaa Ali – Applied Genomics
Badar Almarri – Computer Science and Engineering
Latanya Brandon – Curriculum and Instruction
Jessica Martin – Chemistry
Karen Piantek – Communications
Sylvia Pu – Sociology
Gabrielle Saint Vil – Biostatistics
Preeti Srinivasan – Communications
Lauren Stauffer – History
Megan Willison – Anthropology
Jin Xu – Applied Financial Mathematics