Careers


On Your Mark: The NBMBAA Career Fair is Not to be Missed

Ready. Set. Go!

Ok, hold on, did you say “Go?”

This was how I felt when I entered the New Orleans Convention Center to attend the National Black MBA Career Fair. Supercharged by the adrenaline flowing through my body, I was ready to deliver my elevator pitch to dozens of recruiters and land that critical summer internship for 2017. Continue Reading



How to Thrive and Gain Respect in Your First Job

Respect in the Workplace
Earning respect in the workplace is a give-and-take process. Ask good questions, look for good times to speak up, be patient, listen and learn.

Many UConn seniors and new graduates are focused on landing that first full-time job. And once the job starts, there are many new and exciting experiences. Colleagues want you to feel welcome, and take the time to show you how things get done.

Before long, though, the honeymoon period ends and a new challenge sets in. You don’t just want your colleagues to welcome you – you want them to respect the value that you can add in the workplace. UConn helped you learn the skills you need to do your job, but it is only after graduation that you realize you have to showcase your abilities too. How do you do that? Continue Reading


My first week as a “Blue Agent”

“Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.” -Karen Kaiser Clark

This is my first internship experience ever and I am super excited about it. I did not know what was in store for me. When my friends asked me what I was doing this summer I would respond, “I have an internship offer from IBM.” The majority of people would follow with, “Wow, that’s so cool! You’re so lucky,” and it excited me even more. After a busy term at college and even busier short two week trip to my home country, finally, my first day of the internship arrived. Everything I had known changed in a very short period of time. New friends, a new place and a new summer job! Like many, I am uncomfortable with a lot of change coming at once. However, as a person who always enjoyed new challenges, I decided to embrace this positive change in my life. Continue Reading




Advice to Help Us As We Graduate

As a student staring college graduation straight in the face, I look for any advice I can get. Coming across this article helped me in a variety of ways. Robert Merritt, managing partner of sales and marketing recruiting at executive recruiting firm Lucas Group, who has worked with companies such as Kraft, provided great answers to questions all students are wondering. What do recruiters look for in ideal candidates? Continue Reading


Internships Don’t Expire After You Graduate

I’ve had a lot of pressure on me to get a job after I graduate. According to parents and society, our path is to graduate, get a job and make money. I’ve learned that this path doesn’t have to go in order. Jobs aren’t easy to find after graduation and even if you get a job, it might not be the best fit. I’m here to say that’s okay! If you don’t like a job, find your passion instead. Internships are a great way to find what you are looking for in a career. Here are five reasons why:Continue Reading


7 Pieces of Advice for Starting Your First Job

It’s tough to admit but I’m about to graduate college. I am about to get a full time job, live on my own and support myself. Everything about that sentence sounds terrifying but I’m oddly excited. Most college students feel anxious and excited about leaving college because we are leaving a sense of home and diving into the unknown. After reading articles and talking to people about their own experience leaving college to enter the real world, I’ve gathered seven pieces of advice that everyone should know when they are facing one of the most fundamental moments in their life.Continue Reading


Advice from the Intern Queen Herself

I went to see Lauren Berger, the Intern Queen last semester and I must say, I was not only impressed but terrified. She talked about how she completed 15 internships in her undergraduate career and how hard she worked to get there. To top it off, her internships were around the country. She interned in Florida, New York and Los Angeles all within her first three years of college.Continue Reading