Ways to Recruit at UConn

Post a Job or Internship

Employers have the opportunity to list full-time, internship or cooperative education positions via Handshake, our web-based platform. Please visit Handshake Tips for some common questions employers have about using Handshake.

Attend a Career Fair

UConn hosts numerous career fairs each year, many through the Center for Career Development. The Center hosts the university’s two largest fairs in the fall – STEM and All-University; an Internship & Co-op Fair and a Careers for the Common Good Job Fair in February and a Spring Fair in March. In addition, many UConn schools and colleges as well as regional campuses host fairs throughout the year. Registration and more information on fairs can be found on Handshake. For more information on career fairs, please contact Wendy Kopp, Coordinator, Corporate Partner Relations, at wendy.kopp@uconn.edu.

2021-2022 Career Fairs:

  • UConn Storrs Fall Fair 2021 (In-Person), Tuesday, September 21, 11am-3pm
  • UConn Virtual Fall Fair 2021, Tuesday, September 28, 11am-3pm
  • UConn Virtual Internship & Co-op Fair 2022, Tuesday, Feb 1, 11am-3pm
  • UConn Virtual Careers for the Common Good Job Fair, Tuesday, March 1, 11am-3pm
  • UConn Storrs Spring Fair 2022 (In-Person), Tuesday, March 29, 11am-3pm
  • UConn Virtual Spring Career Fair 2022, Wednesday, March 30, 11am-3pm

Engage in Employer Opportunities

The following options can be available to employers in order to promote awareness of their organization and market job opportunities available for students.  Inquire with your Corporate Partner Relations contact to learn more.

Informal tabling opportunities (virtual or in-person) at various schools, colleges, and campuses.

Co-host a career program, virtually or in-person, with the Center for Career Development, and answer student questions from the employer perspective.

The Career Champion Program connects and engages faculty, staff, alumni, and employer partners who are actively assisting UConn students in determining and reaching their career goals.

Invite UConn students for a tour of your offices virtually or in-person.

Showcase your organization and speak about your organization’s operations, mission, and career opportunities. Set up an employer-hosted virtual event in Handshake and share with UConn students.

Interview students in-person (Storrs and Stamford), or set up virtual interviews with any UConn student via Handshake and conduct the interview on your virtual platform.

Write a blog (500 word or less) about your organization that aligns with one of our Career Communities or Affinity Community Pages. To submit a guest blog, click here.

Contact Us

Contact us to discuss customized recruiting strategies to meet your specific goals, including sponsorships, advertising, presentations, on-campus branding and more. Our team is happy to assist employers based on your location and recruiting needs. If you need help getting started, please email recruiting@uconn.edu and you will be introduced to your CPR contact.

Christina Badini
Assistant Director, Corporate Partner Relations,
New York Metro Area, States South and West of CT
christina.badini@uconn.edu
Gabrielle Comella
Assistant Director, Corporate Partner Relations, Greater Hartford & Boston Region
gabrielle.comella@uconn.edu

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Wendy-Kopp.jpgWendy Kopp
Coordinator, Corporate Partner Relations
wendy.kopp@uconn.edu

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Mary-Malerba.jpgMary Malerba
Assistant Director, Corporate Partner Relations,
Eastern CT, Rhode Island and College of Agriculture, Health & Natural Resources (CAHNR)
mary.malerba@uconn.edu

Lisa McGuire
Associate Director, Corporate Partner Relations, School of Engineering
lisa.mcguire@uconn.edu

Chrys Tsilibes
Assistant Director, Corporate Partner Relations, Fairfield County
chrys.tsilibes@uconn.edu