University of Connecticut career skills

Career skills at the University of Connecticut

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is committed to preparing students for a bright future after graduation. Take advantage of its award-winning career services and gain the skills you need to thrive in the workplace.

During your degree 

The award-winning Center for Career Development (CCD) is where you’ll find all the tools you need to improve your employability. 

You can expect high-quality advice and services, including:

Résumé writing 

One-on-one meetings with a Career Coach

Annual career fairs and events 

Interview practice sessions 

Husky Mentor Network
to connect you with alumni 

Get a job on campus while you study

You can develop your professional skills and gain valuable experience by working on campus for the University during your studies. International students with an F-1 visa are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week at UConn during the academic year. 

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Hear how UConn students benefited from career resources 

Here’s how UConn can help you shape your future

Career development, networking and work experience can all make finding a job easier.

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At UConn, you’ll enjoy an inclusive environment that encourages everyone to succeed

Hear about Lauren’s ambitions to become an engineer 

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Hear about this UConn student’s internship 

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Student entrepreneurs at UConn 

90% of graduates

reported having a positive career outcome 6 months after graduation (2020–21)

700+ recruiters

visit campus every year

78% of students

participated in experiential learning during their degree (2020–21) 

420 “Career Champions” 

(faculty, staff, employer partners and alumni trained to help students reach their goals)

10 industry-focused career communities

help undergraduates through mentoring, insights and guidance on careers

13 identity-focused career communities

Including the international student career community

After graduation 

UConn has an extensive alumni network that can help you make professional connections and develop your career.

How UConn can support you after you graduate:

  • Alumni events hosted by the UConn Foundation

  • International Alumni Ambassadors in 25 countries around the world 

  • Advice on staying in the USA to work between 1-3 years after you graduate with Optional Practical Training (OPT) 

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