The Center for Career Development team is dedicated to supporting students at every stage of the career development and decision making process. This includes exploring career interests, identifying opportunities, and implementing an action plan. It is never too early or too late to connect with us. Schedule an appointment, access our online resources, attend a career program or just drop by! We are here and ready to help you achieve your goals.
Schedule an appointment and we can help you with:
- Resume preparation and critiques
- Cover Letter development and critiques
- Job and internship search assistance
- Practice interviews
- Graduate school preparation
- General job search questions and/or career coaching
UConn students are prepared to jump into the professional world that surrounds our bustling Hartford Campus. They are talented, resilient and career-ready with necessary critical thinking, communication and innovation skills required to thrive in today’s global economy.
The Center for Career Development welcomes employers to participate in Career Conversations, 3 career fairs and co-presentations for student professional development. UConn’s career services are connected throughout all campuses through the online system, Handshake, and offers opportunities for employers to post jobs and internships for all students and alums to view.
The Hartford campus is spread among 3 buildings, with undergraduate programs in the historic Hartford Times Building and graduate programs at the School of Business’ Business Learning Center and the Schools of Social Work and Public Policy graduate programs on Prospect Street.
The Center for Career Development provides coaching sessions for students, including resume workshops, career development modules in FYE (Freshman Year Experience) classes and LinkedIn clinics. UConn’s career services are connected throughout all campuses through the online platform Handshake which offers opportunities for employers to post jobs and internships for all students and alumni to view.
Recruit and Engage
Career ConversationsCareer Conversations is a free weekly opportunity for 4 organizations to table in our main lobby on Thursdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. The goal is to meet students and talk about opportunities in your organization and in your industry. We invite you to provide information and/or giveaways to this largely underclassmen population that also includes graduate students from our Business, Social Work and Public Policy programs.
This is a chance to help students learn about a career in your organization or industry and to learn more about what it takes, academically, to have a successful career. It’s also an opportunity for you to find some talent for your open positions – including immediate part-time opportunities.
Career FairsPart-time job fair:
Held in the fall, this is an opportunity for employers looking for part-time help. Many students are looking to pick up a part-time job while attending school.
Volunteer Opportunities Fair:
Non-profit organizations in search of volunteers are invited to this fair held annually in November. For more information on this fair, contact Paul Young,
Winter Break Career Fair:
The Greater Hartford area is home to many UConn students attending all our campuses. This fair is open to all students, and attractive especially to December graduates as well as students in the area who are interested in internships or careers near home and are on break.
Co-Presentation OpportunitiesThe Center provides coaching sessions for students, including resume workshops, career development modules in FYE (Freshman Year Experience) and LinkedIn clinics. The office is also guided by a student Advisory Council, which meets monthly to provide student insight on career development needs. We welcome employers – especially alums – to co-present to our students in any of our professional development workshops.
There are various student clubs and organizations on campus – present on a topic related to their area of interest.
Post a JobThe university uses Handshake, an online job board, for all internship, co-op and career-related job postings. Employers can register and post jobs for free at career.uconn.edu
Facts about UConn Hartford Students
- • 2000 undergrad students; 2250 Master level students
- • Undergraduate degrees in Liberal Arts (English, Human Development & Family Studies, Psychology and Urban & Community Studies), Business (Data Analytics, Business Administration), Public Policy and Continuing Education (both Bachelor of General Studies and non-degree studies).
- • Undergraduate general education classes in virtually every department, including the sciences.
- • Graduate degrees in Public Policy, Teacher Certification, and Social Work.
- • Non-degree & certificate programs – including the Ct. Hispanic Leadership Institute.
- • School of Business (UConn Graduate Business Learning Center) – home of the school’s full-time, part-time and executive MBA programs, as well as certificate programs in business analytics, health care analytics, health care finance & insurance, IT audit, long-term health care management, marketing intelligence, marketing for global competitiveness, project management and strategic brand management.
- • Many of these students are freshmen and sophomores, planning to transition to the Storrs campus after 2 years. It’s a great opportunity to brand with them early, so they’re thinking about you.
If you’re interested in any of these opportunities, please contact Robin Shefts, Assistant Director, UConn Hartford Center for Career Development.