The Office of Career and Professional Development maintains an active roster of events and programs to help Connecticut College seniors with their career search. The best resource is your career adviser, who is available to help you create and execute your plan, set goals and strategize to make the most of the next three, six, nine and twelve months.

Among the easiest resources to use is the Career Newsletter, emailed to you weekly, and social media — we're on Twitter, @ConnCollegeCareer, and Facebook, www.facebook.com/ConnCollCareer.

For information on any of the following programs, including the Fall and New York Recruiting Consortia, please contact Ryan Edmonds at redmond2@conncoll.edu or at 860-439-2770.

Employer & Grad School Events

Spring 2019

See CamelLink for additional details.
List updated regularly.  Check back for new opportunities!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
CCK Law | Open House/Recruiting Opportunity | 10:00am – 2:00pm (Providence, RI)

Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick (CCK) is a law firm with a national reputation in areas of veteran benefits, long term disability insurance, life insurance, and ERISA litigation.

CCK Law has hired Conn graduates over the past decade. Recent Hires: Tyler Wood ’16, Linden Nash ’11, Jeff Kidd ’08, and Emma Peterson ’07.

Friday January 11, 2019
New York Recruiting Consortium | Interview Day | 9:00am – 5:00pm (New York City)

Students from Bard College, Brown University, Cornell University, Connecticut College, Swarthmore College, Trinity College, Union College, and William & Mary apply to be interviewed on-site at the program by recruiting organizations. Employers are invited to interview undergraduates from these eight institutions for both paid internships and full-time opportunities.

The companies include: Abernathy MacGregor; Acuris Global; Aquiline Capital; Cadwalader, Wickersham, &Taft, LLP.; Cravath, Swaine & Moore; Daryanani Law Group; Frederic W. Cook & Co; Great Oak Charter Schools; Guidepoint; Harding Loevner LP; Kirkland & Ellis; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy; NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Shearman & Sterling LLP; Sidley Austin LLP; Success Academy Charter Schools; Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; The Rockefeller University; TravelClick; Weil Cornell Medicine; White & Case LLP; William Penn Foundation.

Saturday, January 26, 2019
Avon Old Farms | Teacher Hiring Fair | 9:30am (Avon, CT)

Avon Old Farms is an all boys boarding school in Connecticut that has been inspiring excellence in young men since 1927. Both in and out of the classroom, Avon Old Farms School inspires excellence. We're looking forward to meeting teachers who INSPIRE at our Hiring Fair on Jan. 26!

Monday, February 4, 2019
Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) | Paraeducator Expo | 9:00am – 12:00pm (Hartford, CT)

Capitol Region Education Council or CREC provides programs and services to meet the educational needs of children in the Capitol Region of Connecticut.

The event is a half-day informational session for attendees that would like to investigate becoming a paraprofessional. A panel will provide information on what a paraprofessional is, what requirements are needed before breaking out into sessions on: resume/cover letter writing, job search, application process and guided support on completing an application.

Monday, February 4, 2019
Achievement First | Information Tabling | 11:30am – 1:30pm (Harris Foyer)

Achievement First is a charter school network in the United States. Achievement First operates schools in Connecticut, New York City and Rhode Island. Meet with a recruiter to learn more about this amazing organization and employment opportunities after graduation.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Lehigh College of Business & Economics | Virtual Information Session | 5:30am – 6:00pm (Zoom Event)

Learn more about the MS in Management Program and why your Liberal Arts or STEM degree combined with a business degree is so desirable to employers.  This is a virtual session. Lehigh's MS in Management Program is one of Conn's partner graduate school programs, meaning that Conn students get certain perks.  Check out the Pre-Business Moodle for more information.

Thursday, February 7, 2019   
Wake Forest University | Information Session | 11:30am – 1:30pm (Humphrey’s in Cro)

It is not too early to start a conversation with Wake Forest School of Management.  They are a partner school with Conn and offer Conn students many perks in the application process and financing. Additional info on the Pre-Business Moodle.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
City Year & Teach for America | Information Table | 5:00pm – 6:15pm (Harris Foyer)

City Year is an education nonprofit organization founded in 1988 dedicated to helping students and schools succeed. The organization partners with public schools in 29 high-need communities across the U.S. and through international affiliates in the U.K. and Johannesburg, South Africa. City Year teams are made up of 18 to 24-year-olds, who provide student, classroom, and whole school support, intended to help students stay in school and on track to graduate high school. 

Teach For America (TFA) is a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is to "enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation's most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence." The organization aims to accomplish this by recruiting and selecting college graduates from top universities around the United States to serve as teachers. The selected members, known as "corps members," commit to teaching for at least two years in a public or public charter K–12 school in one of the 52 low-income communities that the organization serves.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Careers for the Common Good | Meet the Recruiter Night | 7:00pm – 8:00pm (Coffee Grounds)

Networking opportunity with representatives from all six organizations. Learn about the companies, what makes them different, employment opportunities, and hiring timelines. FREE coffee for all students who participate! All majors welcome!

Participating Organizations include:

City Year is an education nonprofit organization founded in 1988 dedicated to helping students and schools succeed. The organization partners with public schools in 29 high-need communities across the U.S. and through international affiliates in the U.K. and Johannesburg, South Africa. City Year teams are made up of 18 to 24-year-olds, who provide student, classroom, and whole school support, intended to help students stay in school and on track to graduate high school. 

Teach For America (TFA) is a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is to "enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation's most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence." The organization aims to accomplish this by recruiting and selecting college graduates from top universities around the United States to serve as teachers. The selected members, known as "corps members," commit to teaching for at least two years in a public or public charter K–12 school in one of the 52 low-income communities that the organization serves.

New England Science & Sailing (NESS) is an ocean adventure nonprofit that provides STEM-based education programs, on and off the water, for students from all walks of life. NESS uses sailing, marine science, powerboating, and adventure sports as teaching platforms. We engage everyone in experiential learning that builds confidence, teamwork, and leadership skills vital to their futures. NESS operates year-round with families, schools, and organizations to provide high-quality programs that blend an innovative curriculum with exciting ocean adventure activities.

Prevention Corps is an AmeriCorps program educating and empowering communities across Connecticut to end the opioid crisis. The Prevention Corps mission is to provide proactive community-focused solutions through education, awareness, and stigma reduction. The program’s core values of empowerment, partnership, and awareness are alive in every aspect of our work.

Service to Improve Community Health (STICH) is an AmeriCorps program operated by the Community Health Center Association of Connecticut. The program provides a variety of services in health centers and out in the community, in English and other languages (depending upon community need). 

Member activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Organizing community-specific service projects
  • Educating individuals on how to understand and utilize health insurance
  • Empowering people to take charge of their health through education
  • Coordinating health care and other services
  • Removing barriers to health care access
  • Raising awareness of health centers and the services available to people in the community.

FoodCorps is an American non-profit organization whose mission is to work with communities to "connect kids to healthy food in school." FoodCorps is dedicated to creating a best-in-class model for what healthy school food environments look like. In the process, we seek to serve as a resource to researchers across the school food field, and to inspire culture shifts and policy change.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Cooper & Cooper | Renting in NYC Workshop | 12:00pm – 1:15pm (New London 101)

MOVING TO NEW YORK CITY AFTER GRADUATION?
Learn More About The NYC Apartment Hunting Process!

Cooper & Cooper is a premier residential real estate brokerage firm based in Manhattan, transacting apartment rentals and sales.  As former investment bankers (Goldman Sachs, Bank of America) and college grads (Harvard, Northwestern, Columbia MBA), we understand the needs of transitioning undergraduate and graduate students.  Our mission is to make the entire experience as smooth and stress-free as possible.  Whether you are renting an apartment or purchasing a new home, we are at your service.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Starting Your Search
  • Neighborhoods & Subway
  • Apartment Shapes & Sizes
  • The Application Process
  • Paperwork Requirements
  • Income & Credit Guidelines
  • The Real Estate Market

Friday, February 15, 2019
Triumvirate Environmental | Lunch with Recruiters |11:45am – 1:05pm (Fanning 306)

Triumvirate Environmental is located in Somerville, MA. The company provides hazardous waste management services to Education, Healthcare, Industrial, and Life Sciences sectors. It also provides chemical clean-up, field services, technical training and environmental consulting services.

The company is seeking liberal arts students interested in science-related employment. Triumvirate recently hired 3 Conn graduates (Madeleine Kelly ’18, Chris Jellison ’18, and Amanda Proulx ’17) as Environmental Specialists and are looking to pipeline in more Camel undergraduates!

Join us to learn more about the company, the waste management industry, and employment opportunities within the company in summer 2019!

Friday, February 15, 2019
Google Grow with Google | Learning Event | 9:00am – 4:30pm (Public Library of New London)

Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware.

Grow with Google is an initiative bringing free digital skills workshops and one-on-one coaching to Connecticut. We’re teaming up with local libraries throughout the state to offer these trainings so that Connecticuters have the opportunity to learn digital skills to help you grow your career or business. 

Recruiting Consortia

Connecticut College participates in two recruiting consortia. As part of these events, organizations ask the Office of Career and Professional Development to announce specific job openings to graduating seniors. The office forwards resumés from students interested in the positions. Employers screen candidates and invite selected individuals to the event for interviews.

Fall Recruiting Consortium (FRC)

The 19th Annual Fall Recruiting Consortium took place in Manhattan on Friday, October 26th. A variety of employment fields were represented including finance, consulting, advertising, non-profit, research, education and more.

The 20th Annual Fall Recruiting Consortium will take place in October 2019. 

Participating colleges include Brown University, William and Mary College, Swarthmore College, Bard College, Union College, and Connecticut College.

New York Recruiting Consortium (NYRC)

The 2019 New York Recruiting Consortium was held in Manhattan on Friday, January 11, 2019. Employers interviewed students from Brown University, Cornell University, Connecticut College, Trinity College and Union College.

The 2020 NYRC program will take place in January 2020.

Camel-Connected Job and Internship Postings

CamelLink

The Office of Career and Professional Development actively develops job and internship postings for students to explore. Many of these opportunities are Camel-Connected - shared by alumni, parents, and friends of the college. 

Students can find these opportunities in CamelLink, accessible through CamelWeb.

Some of these opportunities are also highlighted in our weekly career newsletter and sent out to students who have indicated fields of interest by selecting an affinity group in CamelLink.

Additional Job Resources on our Website

The Office of Career and Professional Development has an extensive array of links containing job postings and other job search resources. Visit online career resources for students. Students access passwords through the resource library in CamelLink.

Opportunities to Build Additional Skills

LinkedIn Learning

A free resource, courtesy of an alumna, with thousands of online courses including InDesign, Excel, Photoshop and more. Look for the link on the CamelWeb home page.

Fast Forward

The Office of Career and Professional Development partners with the Academic Resource Center (ARC) on an intensive one-week program every January. Students learn directly from professionals through presentations and open engagement during a series of workshops and seminars run almost exclusively by alumni representing a range of disciplines.

And one more thing

The most important resource is your own time. A job search or graduate school application process is equivalent to the time commitment of taking another class. Expect to commit a couple of hours per day, totaling several hours per week, to the process in order to achieve your goals.