Skills from Conn to career

At Conn, our students gain transferable skills that are key to job searches, graduate and professional school application and careers, including:

  • Research and digital literacy
  • Professional presentation
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Interview techniques
  • Financial literacy

Career in the classroom: Career Informed Learning

  • Alumni or parents bring real-world problems to the class
  • Students research, analyze and offer solutions
  • Example: In U.S. Government and Politics students conducted policy research and then acted as specific members of Congress to solicit the political action committee of a major U.S. corporation for campaign donations. Students experienced the intricacies of politics, communication and negotiation.


Connection Curriculum:

Connections multi-colored

Students interested in law can select from a number of innovative Pathways including Power/Knowledge; Social Justice and Sustainability; Public Health; Migrations, Displacements and (im)mobilities; Global Capitalism; Peace and Conflict and more in which they will experience aspects of law and policy and will develop the skills needed to be successful in the field of law.

Springboards to success: Recent Internships

The award-winning career program at Connecticut College was one of the first colleges in the country to offer internship funding for every student, so we have a long history and a vast network of alumni. That means we can help our students find high-level positions at some of the world’s preeminent organizations, and those internships often turn into post-graduation jobs.

Students have recently interned at:

  • Essex Count Public Defenders Office
  • Brewer Attorneys & Counselors
  • ACLU Massachusetts
  • Children’s Law Center
  • NYC Law Department – Juvenile Delinquency Prosecution
  • US DOJ – Environment & Natural Resources Div.
  • MA AG Office – Insurance and Financial Services Division
  • Refugee Council
  • Health Law Advocates
  • National Prison Project of the ACLU


Law extracurriculars

In addition to academics, Connecticut College students interested in law also develop their skills and experience through extracurriculars.

  • The Connecticut College Law Society is a student-run organization that provides its members with practical education through a variety of panels, speakers, and site visits; in addition to hands-on experience through the two Mock Trial teams which compete annually every February.
  • The Fast Forward program is a career-intensive, five-day program that takes place during breaks in the academic year. Students attend workshop sessions on financial literacy; personal branding and marketing; public speaking and presentation; and in-depth interviewing skills. The week culminates in a case study presentation offering solutions to real-world challenges.

Top schools CC alumni are attending:

  • Columbia University School of Law
  • Cornell Law School
  • Duke University
  • Georgetown University Law School
  • Harvard Law School
  • New York University School of Law
  • Northwestern Prtizker School of Law
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Chicago Law School
  • University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • University of Virginia
  • Yale University School of Law