Lisa McGuire

Associate Director, Corporate Partner Relations

While I don’t work with students directly as a part of my role, I enjoy talking with them and learning where they want to go after UConn. I work with employers – big, small, for-profit, not-for-profit and government agencies – interested in hiring the amazing talent we have at UConn. The most enjoyable part of my job is meeting recruiters and learning about their organizations – their culture, their jobs and their industry – then sharing it with our career coaches who share with students. There are so many interesting careers and roles in some fascinating organizations available to our students! I also enjoy linking majors and job qualifications outside linear career paths, and thinking outside the traditional box and traditional roles – does an employer need someone detail-oriented and analytical? How about a math major?



Hometown: South Windsor, CT

Things I enjoy: I’m an outdoors and sports enthusiast – especially all things Huskies! An alum, I’ve been to numerous Final Fours, LOTS of college football games (UConn season tickets), UConn baseball, softball, soccer and field hockey games. I love to ski, hike, golf and do anything outdoors…except camp. I’m an extrovert and love to learn about what motivates and excites others. I truly believe in “six degrees of separation,” and am determined to discover it whenever I meet someone new. Thus, networking is my “thing.”

Advice to students:
Ask questions – be curious. People love to talk about themselves – listen to their stories to become a better story teller yourself. Ask employers questions because you’ve probably never heard of 90% of the companies looking to hire you…but they have some amazing opportunities.

Use your career center! We’re all here for you. We’re connectors – let us connect you.

A career path can take twists and turns both intentionally and without notice. Embrace change and don’t be afraid to take risks. The career you choose now is probably not the career you’ll find yourself in later. Take something from each experience and apply it to your future.


UConn, Storrs, CT
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
Internship, Office of Senator Lowell Weicker; Club ski team

Bates College, Lewiston, ME
Political Science
Study Abroad: Dorchester, England – The study of Thomas Hardy and his works
Varsity field hockey, alpine ski team.

Previous Roles

  • Director, Public Affairs, Ct. Business & Industry Association
  • Vice President, Government & Community Relations, People’s Bank, Bridgeport, CT
  • Manager, Mortgage Processing Department, People’s Bank, Hartford, CT
  • Leadership Development Rotational Program, People’s Bank, Bridgeport, CT
  • Aide, Offices of Congresswoman Nancy Johnson (CT); Senator Lowell Weicker (CT), Washington, DC

Volunteer Roles