Partner With Us

Partner With Us

There are many ways to interact with the Center for Career Development on behalf of your students professional and career development. Please explore some of the options below.

  • Career Center Contacts

    The Career Center staff serve as liaisons to faculty and staff in all schools and colleges. Due to the vast number of students enrolled in most schools or colleges, Career Center staff are cross-trained and students can meet with any staff member. Students can schedule appointments by using Handshake. However, if you as a faculty or staff member have questions, they can be directed to the liaisons below:

    Academic Center for Exploratory Students (ACES) Kelsey Keefe
    College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources Jessica Buller
    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Humanities and Social Sciences Aaliyah Anderson
    Physical Life, and Behavioral Sciences Lisa Famularo
    The Graduate School Kay Gruder
    Neag School of Education Eran Peterson
    Ratcliffe Hicks Jessica Buller
    School of Engineering Wiley Dawson
    School of Fine Arts Kelsey Keefe
    School of Nursing Jessica Buller
    School of Pharmacy Jessica Buller

    *If you are a faculty or staff member and aren’t sure who to contact, send an email to nancy.bilmes@uconn.edu

  • FYE and Honors UNIV Course Assignment

    The Center for Career Development is excited to work with you in collaboration with First Year Programs & Learning Communities and the UConn Honors Program, to introduce your students to the Career Kickoff assignment.

    Career Kickoff is a two-part assignment, which includes an in-class presentation followed by a half-hour small group workshop at our office, assisting students with major and career exploration. Part I of the assignment will focus on résumé development, while part II will allow students to self-select one of two workshops: Exploring Majors & Careers or Finding Opportunities. We believe the changes to our assignment will allow students to understand the importance of exploration and will help them with intentional major and career decision-making.

    Career Kickoff is offered during the following times:

    • • Fall semester: October – November
    • • Spring semester: February – April

    As you plan for your fall and spring UNIV course(s), we invite you to request this assignment, please click here. If you have questions about the assignment, please send them to careerpresentations@uconn.edu.

    Before submitting your request, please prepare the following information:
    Example

    Class Number Subject Catalog Number Class Section Time/Day/Location
    5555 UNIV 1800 006 11:15 AM – 12:05 PM / We / ROWE131
  • Request a Presentation

    To request a presentation, please complete our presentation request form. The form will prompt you to select a presentation from the offerings listed below. We ask that you please submit all requests at least three weeks prior to your desired program date(s). Please allow for three business days to process your request. Any questions regarding your request(s) can be directed to careerpresentations@uconn.edu.

    Presentation Offerings:

    • • Career Development Overview
    • • Résumé Writing Assignment (for first-year students)
    • • Interviewing
    • • Internships or Co-ops
    • • Job Searching
    • • LinkedIn
    • • Networking
    • • Résumés
    • • Cover Letters
    • • Other (for custom presentations)

    Additional Presentation Topics for Graduate Students:

    • • CV & Résumé Writing
    • • Writing Teaching/Research/Diversity Statements
    • • Job Package Negotiation
    • • Decoding Job Postings & Transferable Skills

    * Our Other offering allows you to request custom presentations. At the bottom of the presentation request form, you will find an Additional Comments box to specify your request.

  • Add a Career Assignment to a Course or Student Program

    A number of courses and student programs on campus integrate graded, extra credit or professional development career related assignments. Some suggestions include:

    • • Drafting a résumé, CV, cover letter, or LinkedIn profile and have them reviewed by the Career Center staff.
    • • Attendance at a workshop, employer event or career fair and reporting on the experience.
    • • Conduct a practice interview using Big Interview.
    • • Develop an elevator pitch
    • • Using Vault or O*Net to research a career field of interest and write a reflection about what they learned and the pros and cons of pursuing that field

    We are happy to work with you to develop a unique career assignment for your students. Please reach out to your liaison for details.

    If you are planning to require that students get their work reviewed in the Center for Career Development, please contact your liaison. This is extremely important so the Center can determine how much increased traffic will be coming through the office and can plan accordingly.

  • Share and Promote Your Own Career Events

    We know that some departments host their own career related programs. If you would like some assistance or a chance to brainstorm with us, please let us know by contacting careerpresentations@uconn.edu. We would encourage you to open up your event to students in all majors, schools and colleges which will help ensure strong attendance and allow the university to continue to promote Career Everywhere! You can send an email to careerpresentations@uconn.edu to share this information with our staff.