Welcome UConn Alumni!

Career Resources for Alumni:

  • Alumni Engagement with the Center for Career Development

    The Center for Career Development provides full services to Alumni who graduated within the previous three years. If you graduated more than three years ago, call the Center for Career Development at (860) 486-3013 between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM weekdays to learn what services are available and how those services can be accessed. Alumni may also reach out to a staff member through career@uconn.edu for additional questions regarding career coaching, alumni-student support, or engagement. Stay connected through the department website, LinkedIn page, or other social media platforms. Use online resources such as Big Interview and CCD On Demand to brush up on career management skills.

  • Alumni Career Coaching

    The Center for Career Development provides a full range of career coaching services to alumni who graduated within the previous three years. Use Handshake to set up your first appointment. If you graduated more than three years ago, call the Storrs Office between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM weekdays to learn what services are available.

    All alumni can create an account in Handshake. Using your school email address (or personal email address if you no longer use your UConn email), follow the directions to sign up for a new account. Within two (2) business days from submission of the form you will receive access to your account; be sure to complete relevant sections, especially Education, as an incomplete field will delay the ability to schedule an appointment. Should you run into any difficulty with this process, please email careertechnology@uconn.edu with your full name, PeopleSoft number, personal email address, phone number and date of birth.

    In addition to some services at the Center for Career Development,  UConn alumni may also choose to work with the Office of Alumni Relations to learn how they provide career support. This organization coordinates networking and professional development events as well as partners with Protem Partners for Career Coaching and Management Consulting. Read more about your options through their website: https://uconnalumni.com/resources/career/.

  • Search for Jobs in Handshake

    Alumni may participate in Career Fairs and the online job posting system when seeking out a new opportunity. To do this, alumni must first create an account in Handshake. Using your school email address (or personal email address if you no longer use your UConn email), follow the directions to sign up for a new account. Within two (2) business days from submission of the form you will receive access to your account; should you run into any difficulty, please email careertechnology@uconn.edu with your full name, PeopleSoft number, personal email address, phone number and date of birth.

  • Career Fairs & Events

    Alumni may participate in Career Fairs when seeking out a new opportunity. To find out about career fairs and events, there here are several ways this can happen. You can click on the Events tab at the top of the career center’s homepage, visit the Career Fairs & Events section of the website, or sign into Handshake to view and sign up for events. Using your school email address (or personal email address if you no longer use your UConn email), follow the directions to sign up for a new account. Within two (2) business days from submission of the form you will receive access to your account. Should you run into any difficulty, please email careertechnology@uconn.edu with your full name, PeopleSoft number, personal email address, phone number and date of birth.

Share Your Advice & Expose UConn Students to Careers:

  • Hire a Husky
    UConn alumni, family members and friends are often a student’s first connection to internship and full-time opportunities, and can serve as advocates when employers make recruiting decisions. Contribute to a Husky’s career success by sharing or creating opportunities at your organization. Inquiries may be directed to recruiting@uconn.edurecruiting@uconn.edu and a career center staff member will follow up to discuss your options.
  • Post Jobs & Internships to HuskyCareerLink powered by Handshake

    Employers have the opportunity to list full-time, internship or cooperative education positions via the Center for Career Development’s web-based recruiting system known as Handshake. Opportunities posted electronically by employers are viewed by UConn students and alumni, who then apply for the positions through the system. Resumes and other supporting documents are sent to the employer via email as they are submitted. This free platform is an excellent method of reaching members of the UConn community from all campuses. Learn more here.

  • Connect with a student and/or another alum, on the Husky Mentor Network

    Connect with UConn students, alumni & professionals and expand your professional network through one-on-one career conversations using UConn’s virtual system. Learn more here.

 

 

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