Hello Engineering Huskies!
My name is Theo, and I am a career advisor from UConn’s Center for Career Development. If you need my advice or help there are 3 ways that you can engage me, click below on the options to decide which ones best suit you!
If you’re looking for an internship, a full-time job, a resume refresh, cover letter help, career fair prep, or any other career help, I got you!
If you are an undergraduate or graduate engineering student who wants a simple answer to a simple question about any career topic, you can submit your question(s) to BetterAskTheo@uconn.edu.
If you are not sure what to ask, here are 10 sample questions that you can draw inspiration from:
• How do I go about finding out more about my career interests/goals?
• When should I start applying for my internship?
• Do I need to customize my resume for every job that I apply for?
• Do I need to include a cover letter with my application?
• When do I need to start working on my LinkedIn profile?
• Is it too late to apply for summer internships in April or May?
• When and how should I follow-up with an employer following an interview?
• Should I accept every invitation to connect on LinkedIn?
• How do I negotiate a job offer?
• Is networking necessary when looking for an internship or full-time job?
Once you have submitted your questions, I will categorize them and provide you with brief answers in the Career Support and Advice section of the weekly Engineering Today: Students Digest that is emailed to you every Thursday.
If you and your friends want to meet with me as a group, I will be available every Friday (starting Friday, December 1st) between 10:30am -11:30am and 1:00pm-2:00pm at the Engineering II Building Tutoring Center (Suite 325). In order to book a group session please email me at BetterAskTheo@uconn.edu with your preferred Friday (please provide me with a few alternatives), choice of time slot, and your topic(s) of choice, and I will email you back to confirm the date.
Please note that due to increased demand, availability for a 1:1 session is sometimes limited despite the fact that we are continuously opening new appointment times, two weeks in advance. If you are unable to find any availability please consider the Q&A and the Group Sessions (see above) as they may be the most efficient and fastest way to get your answers to your questions.