Graduate school is a popular option among UConn grads

The Center for Career Development is located on the second floor of the Wilbur Cross Library. The CCD offers many resources to students looking for job opportunities, such as resume critiquing and career fairs. (Photo by Olivia Stenger/The Daily Campus)

Many students at the University of Connecticut are continuing on to higher education after they graduate, according to a survey done by the Daily Campus.

Some students also have jobs lined up after they graduate. Colin Mortimer, an eighth-semester economics and mathematics double major, plans to take on an economic consulting job in Washington, D.C. after he graduates.

“This opportunity wouldn’t have been possible without the honors program and the research opportunities it afforded me,” Mortimer said.

Christina Harrick, an eighth-semester psychology major, will take on an internship after graduation, as well as attend graduate school at the University of Maine. She credits the Hall Directors and Residential Life staff for always supporting her.

Jessica Nguyen, an eighth-semester finance major, has plans to work in an advising and consulting position at a Big 4 firm.

“In Fall 2018, I began browsing full-time positions on Handshake and was interested in pursuing consulting and advertising after hearing about this career path from many alumni,” Nguyen said.

Nguyen said she took advantage of some services UConn offers students.

“When I was a freshman and sophomore, it helped to use the Center for Career Development to figure out the best wording and formatting for my resume,” Nguyen said.

Eric Burt, a tenth-semester applied mathematics and computer science double major, will be training full-time for the Olympics to compete in rowing.

“Don’t be afraid to put your professional life on hold if it means chasing your dream,” Burt said. “Post-college is the best time to take as many risks as you can.”

Abby Maruca, an eighth-semester psychological sciences major, was accepted to Central Connecticut State University to pursue a masters in school counseling.

“This summer, besides preparing for grad school, I will be in the Early Detection Lab here at UConn as their summer RA,” Maruca said.

Maruca said her time at UConn allowed her to meet new people as well as learn new things about herself.

“My foundation in my undergraduate education has definitely prepared me for my graduate program and has set me above many competitors,” Maruca said. “I am proud to be a Husky and cannot wait to return to campus as an alumnus.”


Ashley Anglisano is a staff writer for The Daily Campus. She can be reached by email at ashley.anglisano@uconn.edu.