Kay Gruder

Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Programs and Services

Kay Kimball Gruder has been a career counselor for over 25 years, joining UConn’s Center for Career Development in 2014 to create and deliver graduate career development programming to graduate students, postdocs, and alumni of graduate programs. Kay’s role, as Assistant Director – Graduate Student Career Programs & Services, includes building connections and relationships with colleagues within and beyond the University to support graduate student and postdoctoral fellow success. Kay is a member of The Graduate School’s student affairs team. She provides one-on-one career counseling to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and graduate school alumni. She is an active member of the Graduate Career Consortium, where she keeps informed about current trends and resources relevant to graduate students and postdocs. Kay is also a selected member of NACE’S (National Association of Colleges and Employers) Principles for Professional Practice Committee. Kay earned her B.A. in Music and Social Sciences from Bennington College and received a M.Ed. in Educational Administration from Lesley College.