U.S. News highlights Conn’s innovative career program
U.S. News & World Report highlights Connecticut College’s innovative career and professional development program in a Sept. 9 article, “How Colleges Help Students Gear Up for Jobs.”
Conn’s Hale Center for Career Development helps students put their liberal arts educations into action with personalized advising, alumni mentoring and a Flexible Career Funding Program that offers students multiple funding opportunities for internships and career preparation during all four years at Conn.
Khanh Nghiem ’19 told U.S. News that he used the funding to do three different jobs. He developed software to optimize college exam schedules with one of his professors, worked as a product manager at an education technology startup, and served as a lab assistant at a nonprofit research institute affiliated with Yale University. The diversity of his experiences paid off, he told U.S. News, as he recently began his career as a cloud technical resident at Google.
A cornerstone of Connections, Connecticut College’s reinvention of the liberal arts, career planning is embedded in students’ entire four-year academic experience. With the support of a team of advisers, including a career adviser, students connect their coursework to off-campus learning experiences, internships and other professional development opportunities to build the skills and confidence to identify, develop and pursue their career goals.
Read the article.