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. The Center for Career Development offers:
- Resume and cover letter preparation and critiques
- Job and internship search assistance
- Practice interviews
- LinkedIn consultations
- Major & Career exploration
- Graduate School preparation
- Career Workshops & Programming
- Career Fairs & Recruitment Events
UConn students are prepared to jump into the professional world that surrounds our Waterbury Campus. They are talented, resilient and career-ready with necessary critical thinking, communication and innovation skills required to thrive in today’s global economy.The Center for Career Development provides coaching sessions for students, including resume workshops, career development modules in FYE (Freshman Year Experience) classes and LinkedIn clinics. Employers are welcome to engage with students, especially in our Career Conversations programs.
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 ConversationsEach Wednesday during the semester we host 2 organizations in the lobby (across from the bookstore) of the main Waterbury Cam-pus Building. Career Conversations is an opportunity for organizations to table during lunchtime (noon –1:30 p.m.) to meet students and talk about opportunities in your organization. We invite you to provide information and/or giveaways to this largely undergraduate population. 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 or volunteer opportunities.
Co-PresentationsThe Center provides coaching sessions for students, including resume workshops, career development modules in FYE (Freshman Year Experience) and LinkedIn clinics. The office is also guided by a student Advisory Council, which meets monthly to provide student insight on career development needs. 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.
Annual Community Organizations FairNon-profit organizations in search of volunteers are invited to this fair held annually in October. Learn More.
Facts about UConn Waterbury students
- Approximately 800 total students
- Many of these students are freshmen and sophomores, planning to transition to the Storrs campus after 2 years. It’s a great opportunity to brand with them early, so they’re thinking about you as they fine-tune their studies and plans for the future.
- Undergraduate degrees in Liberal Arts (American Studies, English, Human Development & Family Studies, Psychology and Urban & Community Studies), Business (Data Analytics, Business Administration), and Continuing Education, including Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).
- Undergraduate general education classes in virtually every department, including the sciences.
- A new Allied Health degree program (in addition to Storrs).
- Non-degree & certificate programs – including the Certificate in Entry Into Nursing (CEIN/BS) and Teacher Certification for College Graduates (TCPCG)
- Many of these students are non-traditional – commuters, working either full- or part-time, etc. These students are often more mature, and have been in the workforce – or are working their way through school.
If you’re interested in any of these opportunities, please contact Lisa McGuire, Associate Director of Corporate Partner Relations, UConn Center for Career Development.