Calling All CLAS Alumni!
As a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences graduate, you’re equipped with tools that employers are looking for: transferable skills that are valued across multiple industries; versatility and adaptability; the ability to solve problems; and an open mindset that values contributions from all backgrounds. Your CLAS education forms the bedrock of your career, preparing you to take on challenges in a workplace that is constantly evolving.
You can help a fellow Husky navigate the complex job market and make the most out of their powerful liberal arts and sciences education. Our Office of Alumni Relations offers many ways you can meet other alums and make a difference to today’s students. Events and programs sponsored by CLAS and the Center for Career Development connect alumni with students for networking, mentorship, and a host of other opportunities.
Become a Career Mentor
In our College, students learn the critical thinking and creative skills necessary to be productive and adaptive members of society. But during their job search, how do they make themselves stand out from the pack?
The Husky Mentor Network is a mentoring platform that connects students with alumni for conversations about careers, resume critiques, mock interviews, and more. The program is virtual, so students and their mentors connect by phone or online – you can participate from anywhere in the world!
Participate in a career event
Your experience and expertise in the workplace is immensely valuable to current students. Telling your story can help today’s undergraduates discover their path in life and become tomorrow’s leaders.
In partnership with UConn’s Center for Career Development, CLAS offers biannual events and networking opportunities with alumni in various career fields. These programs give students ideas and tips about what skills are needed for entry-level jobs and internships in those fields.
For more information, please contact CLAS Director of Alumni Relations Elyssa Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or (860) 486-1202.
Use your company’s connections
Your company can be a great resource to students. Consider these opportunities:
- Create and promote internship opportunities at your company. Using HuskyCareerLink, UConn’s web-based recruiting system, you can advertise existing internships to current UConn students. Or, if you’d like to create an internship opportunity for a UConn student, you can work with our Center for Career Development team to establish a new internship. These can be coordinated for particular academic majors, or liberal arts and sciences students in general.
- Advertise positions at your company to fellow Huskies. Fill full-time positions at your organization with UConn students and alumni by posting jobs through Husky Career Link. Recruit student talent by participating in university-wide career fairs, held once each semester, or specialty initiatives such as the Careers for the Common Good program, focused on non-profit and/or public service job opportunities and organizations.
Other ways to get involved
Looking for some other ways to give back? You can also:
- Join us on LinkedIn. Follow our university page, add UConn College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to your personal profile, or network with over 3,000 CLAS alums and students on our LinkedIn group.
- Network with fellow CLAS alumni at local events hosted throughout the year and across the country. View the full programming calendar at the UConn Alumni website.