Creating New Connections

December 7, 2018


by
Sarah Sheppard

Tameka Edwards ’16 earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University at Albany and went on to receive a master’s degree in communications from her alma mater in 2018. She was working as the Graduate Assistant in the Advancement Events office, down the hall from the Alumni Association office, when graduation was approaching.

With graduation approaching and her career looming in the distance, Tameka wanted to connect with an alum who worked in a creative industry in New York City. She knew about UCAN, the UAlbany Career Advisory Network, but had yet to take advantage of it. Keep reading ›

Leveraging the Power of Networking

January 19, 2018


by
Stephanie Bucklin

When Meghan Monroy, ’17, graduated from UConn in May with a Master’s degree in Microbiology, she immediately began a contract position that lasted her through September. Up until that point, Meghan says, opportunities had just fallen into her lap—but once the contract position was up, and it was time to look for new work as not a student, but a graduate, she found herself uncertain on how to proceed.

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Broadening Career Searches

November 29, 2017


by
Stephanie Bucklin

When Hiba Doudar ’17 graduated from the American University of Beirut (AUB), she knew that she wanted to find a job related to her major, Environmental and Chemical Engineering. But after a few months of searching, Hiba grew frustrated. She hadn’t yet found a position, and she didn’t know what she was doing wrong—after all, she had a strong background, one that also included a minor in chemistry and another in public health.

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