Interested in Careers in the Digital Space?


(Via the Daily Digest)

Digital Career Forum, presented by LearnToProgram.TV’s President and CEO, Mark Lassoff, and Candogram’s Founder and CEO, Henning Seip is taking place on April 17th at UConn Stamford.

Learn about becoming an entry-level developer and what job opportunities await! Join us to hear all about how these programs can work together to advance your career. You don’t have to be a mathematical genius and you certainly don’t have to have a PhD, no experience necessary. Just about anybody can learn to code!

In this forum we will introduce you to the Framework Professional Developer Program, through which you can become qualified, certified and confident in the very skills employers are seeking today. Come join us and hear about the opportunities locally and nationally for entry-level developers, what skills are truly in demand, and how to best prepare to compete in the job market.

This Digital Career Forum will also introduce you to the highly targeted job match platform, Candogram. Forget about the typical key word search, Candogram helps job-seekers generate employment leads based on a personal skill-match and skill-gap profile you create.

Join us Tuesday, April 17th, and learn about how LearnToProgram.TV and Candogram can work together to advance your career!

To register for this free event, please visit: http://citi.uconn.edu/community/events/eventid/168

For more information, contact: UConn CITI at citi.business@uconn.edustamford

Unwind with Yoga


For a $5 donation you can relax and unwind with yoga taught by certified teachers in the community, and benefit the Willimantic Farmer’s Market SNAP program! 7pm Thursdays at the Covenant Soup kitchen. Check out the event on the Facebook page here! 

For more information, contact: Sydney Clements at sydneygrowwindham@gmail.com.yoga

OOzeball Registration is Filling Up Fast


If you’ve never played OOzeball, it’s time to cross it off your UConn bucket list!

OOzeball is an annual Spring Weekend tradition that was started by the UConn Student Alumni Association in 1984. This year marks the 35th anniversary of our famous mud volleyball tournament, so come out and participate in one of UConn’s longest standing traditions! This year’s theme is “Stranger OOze.”

Don’t wait to register – the tournament is already a quarter full.

Save the Date: UConn Grad Fair


Save the date! The annual UConn Grad Fair will be held from 10 AM to 6 PM on Wednesday, March 28 and Thursday, March 29 at the UConn Bookstore. This is your one-stop shop for Commencement needs, so come by and purchase your cap and gown, pick up your tickets, and more!

Photo courtesy of UConn Senior

 

Transitioning to Life After Graduation


Are you ready for life after graduation?

Whether you’re preparing for a new job, trying to manage student loans, moving to a new city, or still figuring out what’s next, Beyond UConn can help! Hear from UConn alumni and employees on how to be most successful graduation at this FREE event on April 11th from 5:30 to 9:00PM.

Topics of the Beyond UConn Conference include:

  • Figuring out what to do after graduation
  • Understanding company culture
  • Navigating the first 100 days of a new job
  • Personal budgeting
  • Making the move
  • Balancing work and life

The Center for Career Development team understands that for some, the transition may be seamless and for others it may be shocking! The goal for this event is to provide graduating students information and general knowledge and provide awareness about what lies ahead.

RSVP at career.uconn.edu/beyonduconn.

Special Olympics Smile Mile 🙂


The Second Annual Jeffny Pally Smile Mile is a one mile walk/wheel in support of the R-Word campaign. The R-Word campaign’s goal is to raise awareness and to eliminate the use of the words “retard” and “retarded” as it is a derogatory term that is very harmful to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their friends and family. The Smile Mile was inspired and brought to UConn by Jeffny Pally, who’s passion for Special Olympics, the R-Word campaign and to make everyone feel special and welcome was unmatched.

The event will consist of a one mile walk/wheel around the Field House along with many activities, games, music, and food! Registration is free and easy so follow the link below to sign up! We are looking forward to seeing you all there and helping Spread the Word to End the Word!

You can register here and learn about fundraising here!

Hosted by Special Olympics CT and UConn Community Outreach.

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Looking for an Exciting Leadership Opportunity?


Are you interested in journalism or business? Or both?

Nutmeg Publishing is looking for an editor in chief for the 2018-2019 school year.

Nutmeg Publishing produces UConn’s annual yearbook and an online magazine. The editor in chief’s role is to oversee all staff members, as well as the production of the yearbook and magazine. This is a great leadership position for students who would like real-world experience managing a team and working on a publication. Plus, the Nutmeg Publishing staff is a passionate, highly motivated group to work with!

The position is approximately 10 hours a week, with flexible hours (most of these 10 hours are spent in meetings or working in the Nutmeg office on your own time). To apply or learn more about the position, send your resume to nutmegpublishinguconn@gmail.com.

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Attend the TEDxUConn Conference


The theme for this year’s conference is Zero to Hero. “The distinctive processes one goes through, from Zero to Hero, can encompass growth factors, such as mental, personal or physical development, and can induce change at the global, local or individual level”.

The conference will be held on Sunday, April 8th on the Storrs campus. The deadline to submit this application is March 2nd at 11:59PM. You will be notified shortly thereafter if you have been selected to attend, and before the event we will solicit confirmation of your availability by email.

Apply online here!

To learn more about TED, TEDx, or TEDxUConn, please visit TEDxUConn.com. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team at tedxuconn@gmail.com.

(Via the Daily Digest)