Career News & Advice

I Sent LinkedIn Messages Until I Got a Dream Job in Politics – UConn Center for Career Development – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

I graduated with a master’s degree from UConn’s Higher Education and Student Affairs Program in 2018, with a plan to work in higher education long-term. Soon after, I began volunteering regularly with my town’s political committee, and I even ran for Town Council in 2019. Along the way, I stepped back and realized how much I enjoyed focusing my time on political action and community organizing. It didn’t take long for me to realize that I should reconsider my life…

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How to Talk About your Weakness in an Interview – UConn Center for Career Development – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

One of the most common questions that candidates encounter during an interview is “What is your greatest weakness?” This question can take many different forms like “Share an area of personal growth” or “What is an area in which you will need the most support?” All of these questions are essentially trying to get the interviewee to talk about ways they believe they can grow in experience, skills, or knowledge. There are many reasons why an employer might be interested…

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We’re Glad You’re Here! – UConn Center for Career Development – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

We are pleased to welcome you to the business, finance, sales, and marketing career community. This community is designed to help you understand potential pathways and identify opportunities in business, finance, sales, and marketing. We will connect you with industry experts, information, and resources that can help you find careers that align with your interests, goals, and career plans. You are encouraged to have an open mind as explore all of your options in this community, as you will soon…

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What even is Human Resources? Exploring the field of HR and what it has to offer. – UConn Center for Career Development – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

The Human Resources department in any industry plays large role in a company’s success. So, what exactly is human resources and why is it so important? Many professionals think HR is just there to hire new employees or handle complaints, but there is so much more. Here, we can go over some of the different areas within a HR department and discover if this may be the right field for you! Talent Acquisition, Engagement & Development Recruitment: One of the…

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The Importance of Visibility – UConn Center for Career Development – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

May 13, 2019 On April 30th, 2019 the Rainbow Center held its first LGBTQIA+ in STEM Professional Panel Event. We invited Dr. John Redden from the Physiology and Neurobiology Department, Dr. Morgan Tingley from the Evolutionary and Ecology Department, Dr. Alix Deymier from the Biomedical Engineering Department, Steven Difalco from the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, and Seargent Jackie Twiss from UConn PD to speak about their experiences being LGBTQIA+ in the professional world. In preparation for this…

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