UConn Waterbury Career Development Office: Rm. 228E
Make a Career or Study Abroad Appointment: AdvApp
Hours: M 1-5, T,W, Th 8:30-5:00 203-236-9913 firstname.lastname@example.org
Read Catalog: Check upper-level course descriptions: catalog.uconn.edu/
Meet with and get to know your academic advisor
Take a variety of courses; explore your interests.
Research majors and minors in course catalog, URL above
Meet with faculty to learn more about your major or majors/minors
Find a mentor in a major you’re considering
Investigate Education Abroad opportunities: abroad.uconn.edu
Visit the Math and Writing Center (in library) to improve academic success skills
Join clubs/organizations: ASG; Psychology Club, L.A.S.S.O, Waterbury Business Society. Be an Advising Assistant: Contact Kelly Bartlett in the Student Affairs Suite, Second Floor, if you have finished your first year and want to assist in the summer. Be an Orientation Leader: Contact Jim Long in Student Activities.
Peruse a list of Greater Waterbury Community Organizations and think about community activities, both volunteering and interning and possibly working part-time, that will help you build your resume and give you hands-on experience:
Make an appointment with the Career Development Office to help you identify who you want to be in the world and be able to better choose a major/career: AdvApp Susan Hyde-Wick’s name will appear at the bottom.
Identify your values, interests, skills and personality preferences (MBTI): Career Counseling and Assessment Material Available in the Office of Career Development.
What can you do with your major? Majors and Careers
Use the Husky Alumni Network to interview alumni using the Informational Interviewing Questionnaire, or career shadow: spend a day at a job that interests you.
Browse UConn Storrs’ internship site for a for credit or non-credit opportunity: internships.uconn.edu
Create a rough draft of your resume and bring in to the Office of Career Development for a critique. Use our Waterbury Resume Packet or use Download a Cover Letter and Resume Guidebook for a step-by-step tutorial
Build career-related experience: Non-paid internships, Work-study, p/t and summer jobs, community service volunteering, and employment during winter breaks