Work at the Center for Career Development

The Center for Career Development employs over 20 student employees each academic year to work in a variety of roles in the office, including part-time positions and internships. Positions are typically posted each spring for the next academic year and sporadically as openings become available. There is a one-year commitment to any positions offered at the Center for Career Development. The list below includes examples of positions offered at the Center for Career Development.

Career Intern

Career Interns are students employed as paraprofessionals who fulfill various roles in order to support the programming and counseling services offered to UConn students. Career Interns undergo extensive training in preparation to perform the following responsibilities:

  • Critique résumés for undergraduate students.
  • Present to student groups, organizations, and classes on career-related topics
  • Work with full-time, graduate student and other student staff members on assignments and projects.

A Career Intern holds a prestigious leadership and employment position that requires significant time, training, and dedication. Training takes place the week before fall semester classes, during winter break, and throughout the year. Intern training includes but is not limited to: résumé writing, presentation skills, interviewing, job search strategies, underrepresented student populations, departmental resources, and other relevant peer education and career development topics. Career Interns work an average of 10-15 hours per week.

Each February, the application period opens to recruit for several interns. This position requires candidates to write essays and submit supplemental forms, to be considered for an interview. The interview process involves first and second round interviews in order to place candidates in various project areas. Interns who are hired in late April will begin work the following fall and must attend a mandatory week-long training which takes place the week before fall semester classes begin.


Administrative Services Intern

Administrative Services Interns (ASI) are students employed by the Center for Career Development as paraprofessionals who fulfill various roles in order to support the daily operations of the office. Administrative Services Interns (ASI) undergo extensive training in preparation to perform the following responsibilities:

  • Provide information to students, faculty, staff, and the general public regarding department services, policies, and procedures
  • Compile and analyze data from various sources and communicate results and trends
  • Assist in research related to department functions
  • Complete special projects (student may specialize in a particular content area or function)
  • Operate a copy machine, printer, fax, scanner, and other office equipment
  • Organize and maintain confidential files and records
  • Participate in training sessions and staff meetings
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as required
  • Utilize various online systems (i.e. Handshake, JIRA)

ASI holds a prestigious leadership and employment position that requires significant time, training, and dedication. Trainings and professional development opportunities will take place throughout the academic year with some training prior to the start of the fall semester.

ASIs will be assigned to a project area. Tasks and responsibilities will fluctuate based on assigned area. The project areas are as follows:

1. Front Desk Operations

Job Description: Work closely with professional staff to provide assistance with reception services and administrative projects. Some responsibilities include:

  • Welcome visitors by greeting in person or by phone, answering or referring inquiries
  • Direct visitors by gathering information and providing instruction
  • Facilitate appointment-scheduling process
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related projects and assignments
  • Perform tasks to maintain a clean and organized working environment
  • Run errands
  • Present CCD overview to classes, student organization, and/or other groups
  • Write blog posts regarding career-related topics

2. Business Operations

Job Description: Supports Business Manager to perform a variety of functions such as:

  • Create, edit, and or update invoices, letters, brochures, written procedures, and other correspondence
  • Organize and maintain confidential files and records
  • Operate a copy machine, printer, fax, scanner, and other office equipment
  • Complete special projects
  • Operate a copy machine, printer, fax, scanner, and other office equipment
  • Sort and distribute mail, email, and other correspondence
  • Support department marketing initiatives including on-campus flyer-ing and DPC orders
  • IT-related projects such as computer trouble-shooting and setup as needed (prior knowledge a plus)
  • Inventory Control and Asset Management
  • Running department-related errands as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

3. Corporate Partner Relations

Job Description: To assist the Coordinator and Assistant Director for Corporate Partner Relations with administrative duties such as:

  • Preparing for Center for Career Development (CCD) events
  • Updating HuskyCareerLink, the online job posting system
  • Contributing to the CCD website blogs
  • Assisting in distributing marketing material
  • Attending evening Information Sessions to assist employers with set up and collect student info electronically
  • Work on research projects
  • Other duties as assigned

Communication Intern

A Communication Intern helps in the strategic management and marketing of the department’s communication efforts. The student employee will work with the supervisor to create a timeline of communication tactics including posting to social media, coordinating outgoing electronic communications, analyzing data for effectiveness, and creating benchmarks of other leading institutions. The student in this position will also assist their supervisor in developing content for promotional material, the website, and department blog. Specific job requirements include:

  • Collaboration with supervisor to curate daily posts for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and LinkedIn
  • Moderation of community interaction on social platforms
  • Support the creative team with ideas and copy
  • Understand and enforce proper usage of brand voice
  • Research industry and brand relevant topics
  • Monitor social media successes of competitive and relevant institutions
  • Complete and generate monthly reports on social media trends, tools, emerging platforms, and internet culture
  • Select students to be featured in a Student Success Story, interview, and write article
  • The position requires 10 hours per week of work on average and students attend training the Friday before fall and spring semester classes begin.

Digital Marketing Intern

A Digital Marketing Intern aids in the strategic management and development of the department’s digital marketing efforts. The student employee will work with the supervisor to produce and edit promotional and information video for the department, create dynamic in-person and virtual presentations, and develop strategic marketing campaigns. The student in this position will also assist the Communication Intern in monitoring social media accounts, coordinating outgoing electronic communications, and creating benchmarks of other leading institutions. Specific job requirements include:

  • Collecting b-roll to be used in video production
  • Conducting interviews with students and alumni to be featured on the website
  • Producing animations for presentations
  • Photographing and editing headshots for the Professional Photo Office Hours
  • Assisting in curating content for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
  • Experience with photography, video production and editing is required. Design skills and knowledge of the Adobe Suite is preferred. The position requires 10 hours per week of work on average and students attend training the Friday before fall and spring semester classes begin.

Graphic Design Intern

Graphic Design Interns assist the marketing team in creating various advertisements and marketing material for the Center for Career Development. Graphic Designers are responsible for creating various marketing collateral as assigned, including flyers, posters, large-scale banners, bus ads, etc. Students may also be asked to attend and photograph events hosted by the Center for Career Development. Interested candidates must be able to supply 3-5 design samples in order to be considered for this position.

This position requires students to have experience in graphic design as well as proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. Photography and photo editing skills are preferred. Video skills are also a plus. Graphic Designers work 8-10 hours per week and attend one day of training the Friday before fall semester classes.


Summer Work

The Center for Career Development employs a limited number of students during summer months and those positions vary depending on need for each given year. Those positions will be posted to the same databases that are listed above and students should follow the same instructions to apply.


How to Apply

To apply for any of the positions above, students must follow specific instructions for each position, as indicated in the application process when there are openings. All available openings will be posted to UConn’s Student Job Administration System. Position descriptions and contact information can be found on our main recruiting system, HuskyCareerLink. A résumé is mandatory in order to be considered for any Center for Career Development position.

Most applications will be available after 2/25/19.
For more information, please contact Monique Cooper at Monique.cooper@uconn.edu.