I Need Career Help!

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! 

THREE Ways to Get the Career Help You Need!

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.

Schedule a virtual or in-person appointment with me or any other career advisor from the Center for Career Development through Handshake (you will not find us on Nexus!)

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.