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:
• Cover Letter development and critiques
• Job and internship search assistance
• Practice interviews
• LinkedIn consultations
• Major & Career Exploration
• Graduate school preparation
• General job search questions and/or Career Coaching
• Career Workshops & Programming
• Career Fairs & Events
UConn students are prepared to jump into the professional world that surrounds our bustling Stamford Campus. They are talented, resilient and career-ready with necessary critical thinking, communication and innovation skills required to thrive in today’s global economy. Career services are active on all our regional campuses, especially at this urban campus located in the center of one of the nation’s most robust business communities. The Center for Career Development welcomes employers to participate in career fairs, tabling events and presentations for student professional development. 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 FairsFall & Spring Career Fairs:
A majority of UConn’s Stamford students seek career opportunities in the Greater New York City area including Fairfield County. The Fall and Spring Career Fairs provide an opportunity for employers from corporate, government and nonprofit sectors to attract Stamford student talent for full-time employment, internships, or other professional opportunities. The Fall Career Fair occurs in late September or early October and the Spring Fair takes place in early March.Part-time Job Fair:
This fair is designed to connect students, mainly first year and sophomores, with local employers for early job experiences that do not necessarily require a college degree. This fair takes place in late August or early September.
Career Conversations / Career TuesdaysFree weekly events, held in our Rich Concourse on Thursday or Tuesday (School of Business) for organizations 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 and Engineering 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.
The Center for Career Development provides coaching sessions, resume workshops, career development modules in FYE (Freshman Year Experience) and LinkedIn clinics. 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.
Posting a Job, Internship, or Co-OpThe university uses Handshake, an online job board, for all internship, co-op, and career-related job postings.
Facts about UConn Stamford students
- • 2,100 undergrad students, 900 graduate students
- • UConn Stamford is growing rapidly with our freshman classes growing up to 45% annually and each year, more students are finishing all 4 years at Stamford. The Campus added 2 dormitories housing over 400 students, with the rest of students living in Fairfield County and commuting. In the next few years, we anticipate the majority of students will spend all four years on campus as more majors are offered at Stamford.
- • Undergraduate general education classes in virtually every department, including the sciences.
- • Undergraduate degrees in Business Administration, Business Data Analytics, Computer Science, Digital Media and Design, Digital Marketing and Analytics, Economics, English, Financial Management, Human Development and Family Studies, History, Political Science and Psychological Sciences.
- • Graduate degrees in Financial Risk Management, Business Analytics and Project Management, and Teaching.
- • The Connecticut Information Technology Institute (CITI) and other non-degree programs are available to students at this campus.
- • Our students are known for their “work-force” readiness – studying, working and commuting.
They also have a willingness to work during the academic year in addition to classwork.
If you’re interested in any of these opportunities, please contact our UConn Stamford Corporate Partner Relations Team – Chrys Tsilibes (Fairfield & New Haven Counties in Connecticut) or Christina Badini (Greater NY Area- Westchester County to New York City)