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Internships and Career Development

Internships and Career Development

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3 ECSU Foundation gifts benefit history center, career services, STEP/CAP

Three programs at Eastern Connecticut State University — in Connecticut history, career services and summer transition — will benefit from recent gifts to the ECSU Foundation.

Posted on November 17, 2023 by Lucinda Weiss

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62 companies connect with students at career fair

Often, college students are asked what they want to do after they graduate. The Career and Internship Fair at Eastern Connecticut State University on Oct. 25 helped some students answer that...

Posted on November 06, 2023 by Noel Teter

Students engage in conversation with each other and with employers.

Entertainment Industry Day connects students with media companies

In entertainment as much as in any industry, networking is vitally important. Eastern Connecticut State University’s Entertainment Industry Day, which took place Nov. 3, opened the lines of...

Posted on November 06, 2023 by Noel Teter

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Biology students prep for grad school with summer research

Three biology students at Eastern Connecticut State University presented their summer research to peers and faculty on Sept. 22, describing projects that ranged from studying epilepsy in mice to...

Posted on September 27, 2023 by Elisabeth Craig

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Students reflect on summer 2023 internships

While summer may be a time for rest and relaxation, many Eastern students take it as an opportunity to gain work experience via internships, allowing them to apply lessons learned in the classroom...

Posted on August 30, 2023 by Marcus Grant

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Residence hall clean-out yields a ton of donations

The “Warriors Don’t Waste” program, collecting items from May 1-12, was organized by senior Jacob Sweeney as part of his internship with Eastern’s Institute for...

Posted on May 30, 2023 by Lucinda Weiss

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Internships lend real-world experience in spring 2023

Nearly 100 Eastern Connecticut State University students completed internships in the spring 2023 semester. Students explored a variety of opportunities on and off campus that related to their...

Posted on May 01, 2023 by Molly Boucher

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Students explore opportunities at spring Career & Internship Fair

Eastern Connecticut State University gave students an opportunity to network and conduct pseudo-interviews with companies spanning multiple fields of concentration at the Career and Internship Fair...

Posted on April 05, 2023 by Jack Jones

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Series educates students on personal finance

Students heard advice on credit card debt and credit scores at a financial workshop on March 2, one of a series of ongoing talks this semester designed to prepare them for the tribulations of a...

Posted on March 08, 2023 by Jack Jones

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Career Readiness Conference gets students thinking about employment

More than 100 students gathered in the Student Center on Jan. 17 for Eastern’s 5th annual Career Readiness Conference. The event consisted of six workshops where students gained...

Posted on January 20, 2023 by Jack Jones

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Students meet entertainment industry professionals

Eastern students practiced their networking skills while displaying their employability at Entertainment Industry Day on Nov. 4. A variety of industry professionals, from film directors to theatre...

Posted on November 07, 2022 by Jack Jones

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Biology students share summer internship experience

Dozens of biology students and faculty gathered in room 104 of the Dr. David G. Carter Science Building on Sept. 23 for an hour-long summer internship showcase. This first seminar event of the...

Posted on September 26, 2022 by Jack Jones

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Internship fair mingles accounting students with alumni

Eastern Connecticut State University students came eager with resumes in hand for the 18th annual accounting fair. Hosted by the Department of Accounting and Business Information Systems, the event...

Posted on September 22, 2022 by Molly Boucher

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Students complete summer 2022 internships

This summer, several students at Eastern Connecticut State University gained real-life experience and learned about themselves through internships. They left their internships in fields such as...

Posted on September 14, 2022 by Noel Teter


Students reflect on spring 2022 internships

Eastern Connecticut State University students participated in both on-campus and off-campus internships during the spring 2022 semester. Internship locations ranged from Eastern’s Office of...

Posted on May 12, 2022 by Jacob Blain and Bobbi Brown

Isabel Logan, Eastern social work professor and co-director of the SWLE Project, presents pre-recorded remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona.

U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona praises police social work project
Eastern hosts inaugural ‘Boots on the Ground’ celebration

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted the first capstone celebration for the Social Work and Law Enforcement (SWLE) Project on April 22 in the Shafer Hall Auditorium. Titled “Boots on...

Posted on April 29, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

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NPR personality Giovanna Rossi speaks on women's wellness

Eastern welcomed mindfulness coach, mentor and podcaster Giovanna Rossi to campus on March 30 for a workshop on women's wellness. Rossi led an interactive, women-focused presentation on how to...

Posted on April 04, 2022 by Bobbi Brown

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VIDEO: Eastern's first on-ground career fair in 2 years

The Center for Internships and Career Development (CICD) hosted its first on-ground career fair in two years on March 23. More than 400 students from all majors visited the Geissler Gymnasium to...

Posted on March 31, 2022 by Michael Rouleau

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Biology major Kate Arildsen selected as Fulbright Canada research intern

Junior biology major Kate Arildsen has been selected as a research intern for the Fulbright Canada Mitacs Globalink Program. The program grants recipients up to $7,800 (Canadian) in funding and...

Posted on February 16, 2022 by Molly Boucher


Students 'test the waters' via internships in fall 2021

Eastern Connecticut State University students have immersed themselves into real-life practice through internships during the fall 2021 semester. Ranging from work with probation officers to...

Posted on December 01, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Students explore career options with help from CICD.

Students browse employers at Career Expo

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Internships and Career Development (CICD) hosted its annual Career Exploration Expo on Nov. 3. The event, which took place is the Betty...

Posted on November 04, 2021 by Molly Boucher

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Eastern and Willimantic police spearhead statewide police-social work initiative
SWLE Project provides model for Connecticut and nation

What started as a pilot internship last year with two Eastern Connecticut State University students has evolved into a statewide collaboration that may well serve as a national model for the...

Posted on October 27, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

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17th annual accounting fair draws large crowd

More than 100 Eastern Connecticut State University students converged on the Betty R. Tipton Room on Oct. 7 to participate in the 17th Annual Accounting Career Fair. More than 20 accounting firms...

Posted on October 11, 2021 by Dwight Bachman


Campus Briefs

Track alumni finish 10th in 95-mile relay; Art Gallery presents ‘Our Tears Are Sweet, Our Laughter Venomous’; Eastern employs therapy puppies to reduce back-to-campus anxiety; Students...

Posted on September 01, 2021

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Electric Boat to Bristol Blues — Eastern students complete summer internships

Eastern Connecticut State University students gained real-world experience this summer working as interns at a variety of companies. From small businesses to major corporations, students worked in...

Posted on August 12, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

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Alumna Paulina Palomo ’21 selected for competitive TV Academy internship

Recent Eastern Connecticut State University graduate Paulina Palomo ’21 is one of 50 participants nationwide selected for a Television Academy Foundation Internship in 2021. The eight-week...

Posted on August 05, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

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Pilot internship embeds social work students in Willimantic police department

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Social Work Program recently partnered with the Willimantic Police Department to embed social work students into the department’s police work. In...

Posted on May 20, 2021 by Michael Rouleau

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Career center wraps up series of 3 virtual career fairs

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Internships and Career Development (CICD) held three virtual career fairs during March and April. The fairs focused on fields of study...

Posted on April 22, 2021 by Molly Boucher

Anthony LaPia ’03, global sales director of strategic accounts business for LinkedIn, spoke with students in a virtual workshop on Feb. 10.

LinkedIn executive urges students to tell their story

This past month, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a gain of only 49,000 jobs nationwide, nearly 10 million fewer jobs than this time a year ago. Nonetheless,...

Posted on February 10, 2021 by Dwight Bachman

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Virtual Career Fair Connects Students to Employers

On Oct. 14, 105 students participated in the Center for Internships and Career Development’s second Virtual Career and Internship Fair this fall. Students interviewed with 29 different...

Posted on October 20, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

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Students Enjoy Virtual Graduate School Fair

During COVID-19, Eastern Connecticut State University's Center for Internships and Career Development has found alternative ways to provide career services to Eastern students. The latest was...

Posted on September 28, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

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Eastern Alumna accepted into Connecticut Governor’s Innovation Fellowship

Eastern Connecticut State University alumna Julia Medina ’20 is one of 19 members of the first cohort of college graduates selected by the Connecticut Governor’s Innovation Fellowship...

Posted on September 04, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

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Atypical internships: Students get real-world experience in a virtual world

Several Eastern Connecticut State University students completed atypical internships this summer, working with their companies remotely via telecommuting.

Posted on August 19, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

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Reverse Internship helps adult students earn degrees

Most college internships offer students a chance to learn something new while in the workplace. This summer, Eastern Connecticut State University offered a twist on the model. Nearly a dozen...

Posted on July 29, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

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Eastern named a 2020-21 ‘College of Distinction’

Colleges of Distinction has recognized Eastern Connecticut State University for a variety of distinctions in its 2020-21 rankings, including badges of distinction for Public Colleges, Connecticut...

Posted on June 23, 2020 by Michael Rouleau

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How to Find a job without leaving your desk

According to the U.S. Labor Department, nearly 40 million Americans — more than 500,000 in Connecticut alone — have filed for unemployment claims over the past three months due to...

Posted on May 28, 2020 by Dwight Bachman


Alum, LinkedIn Executive Encourages Confidence in Turbulent Economy

Anthony Lapia ’03, regional director of enterprise sales for LinkedIn Learning Solutions, joined a group of Eastern Connecticut State University students on Zoom to offer advice on how to...

Posted on May 18, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

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June Archer, the 'Post Man' Brings Good News to Students

Students, faculty and staff gathered in the Proscenium Theatre at Eastern Connecticut State University on March 9 to hear recording artist, author, entrepreneur and motivational speaker June Archer...

Posted on March 23, 2020 by Dwight Bachman

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English Alumni Share Unexpected Careers with Students

English Department graduates returned to Eastern Connecticut State University’s campus on March 10 to share their experiences in the workforce and discuss how their English degree has aided...

Posted on March 16, 2020 by Vania Galicia

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Eastern Hosts Mentoring Event with International Women's Forum of CT

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted the International Women’s Forum of Connecticut (IWFCT) on March 11 for an event titled “Mentoring Matters: Mentor Her." The event...

Posted on March 13, 2020 by Molly Boucher

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CICD Hosts 'Ready, Set, Graduate' for Class of 2020

Eastern’s Center for Internship and Career Development (CICD) hosted “Ready, Set, Graduate” on Feb. 12 for seniors graduating this spring.

Posted on February 13, 2020 by Molly Boucher

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ESPN Recruits Students for ‘NEXT’ Program

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted representatives from ESPN on Feb. 11 who informed students of a new program called ESPN NEXT. The evening included a presentation about NEXT, a review of...

Posted on February 13, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

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Eastern Students Intern with Cigna via On-Campus Partnership

Several Eastern Connecticut State University students are participating in a unique internship with Cigna through the health services company's on-campus Technology Early Career Development...

Posted on February 03, 2020 by Vania Galica

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Career Center Holds Career-Readiness Conference

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Internships and Career Development (CICD) held a career-readiness conference on Jan. 16, themed “Unlock Your Career Potential.”...

Posted on January 28, 2020 by Bobbi Brown

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Five Alumni Return to Campus to Inspire Students

Five Eastern Connecticut State University alumni returned to campus on Nov. 21 to participate in a Promoting Academically Successful Students (PASS) Networking Dinner hosted by Eastern’s...

Posted on December 05, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

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Freshmen Get Early Glimpse of Career Options at Expo

Young people go to college to earn a degree and prepare for careers, hopefully positioning themselves to be marketable enough to enter gainful employment. For freshmen, trying to figure out which...

Posted on November 14, 2019 by Dwight Bachman

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85 Employers Attend Fall Career Fair

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Internships and Career Development (CICD) hosted its fall Career and Internship Fair on Oct. 23. Held in the Geissler Gymnasium, the event...

Posted on October 24, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

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Alumni Recruit Students at 15th Annual Accounting Job Fair

The Accounting Program at Eastern Connecticut State University hosted its 15th Annual Accounting Job Fair on Oct. 5. With more than 70 students, 17 companies and nearly 25 alumni, the event was...

Posted on October 07, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

Aaron Richmond of Metropolitan State University of Denver was the first Facutly and Staff Development speaker of the semester.

Employment Expert Urges Faculty, Staff to Teach Skills

Eastern hosted its first Faculty and Staff Development speaker of the semester on Sept. 25, who discussed job readiness and preparing students for the workforce. Aaron Richmond, psychology...

Posted on September 26, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

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Eastern Students Consider Graduate School

The Center for Internships and Career Development (CICD) hosted a graduate school workshop on Sept. 23 in the Science Building and its annual graduate school fair on Sept. 24 in the Betty Tipton...

Posted on September 26, 2019 by Vania Galicia

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Business Student Hannah Beazoglou Receives DMD Regional Award

Eastern Connecticut State University student Hannah Beazoglou ’20 of West Hartford was recently selected as one of 25 scholars nationwide to receive a regional award from Delta Mu Delta...

Posted on September 11, 2019 by Vania Galicia

Christian Dontae playing soccer with the Doc Wayne program.

Students Glimpse Careers Via Summer Internships

From law enforcement to TV broadcast to art galleries, many Eastern students recently glimpsed their potential careers through summer internships.

Posted on August 29, 2019

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Eastern Named a 2019-20 ‘College of Distinction’

Eastern Connecticut State University has been named a 2019-20 College of Distinction by the college-guide organization Colleges of Distinction. In addition to the university-wide accolade,...

Posted on June 20, 2019 by Michael Rouleau

Career Fair Links Eastern Students to Employers

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Center for Internship and Career Development (CICD) hosted its spring Career and Internship Fair on April 3 in the Sports Center Gymnasium. The fair...

Posted on April 08, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

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PASS Students Participate in Job Shadow Day

Eight students from Eastern Connecticut State University’s PASS program took a trip to Hartford on March 11 for a career shadow day at the United Bank headquarters and Hartford Yard Goats...

Posted on March 25, 2019 by Bobbi Brown

Fall Career Fair Helps Students Find Career Connections

More than 400 students browsed the career options of 90 employers on Oct. 24 at Eastern Connecticut State University’s fall career and internship fair.

Posted on October 25, 2018 by Raven Dillon

‘English at Work’ Panel Spotlights Alumni Working in Higher Ed

The English Department at Eastern Connecticut State University welcomed four alumni on Oct. 22 to discuss their experiences working in higher education student affairs. The event was part of the...

Posted on October 25, 2018 by Jordan Corey

Travelers Employees Offer Interview Advice

Eastern Connecticut State University hosted a panel of Travelers Insurance employees on Oct. 3 who spoke with students about interviews, résumés and corporate leadership.

Posted on October 11, 2018 by Raven Dillon

Eastern Hosts Annual Fall Graduate School Fair

Hundreds of Eastern Connecticut State University students met with representatives from more than 40 colleges and universities at Eastern’s annual Graduate School Fair on Sept. 25 in the...

Posted on September 26, 2018 by Jolene Potter

Eastern’s Day of Giving Serves 500

Eastern Connecticut State University displayed its commitment to community once again on Nov. 22 during its 11th annual Day of Giving. With approximately 500 local community members in attendance,...

Posted on November 27, 2017 by Jordan Corey

Eastern Career Week

Eastern Connecticut State University is dedicated to preparing its students for the professional world ahead, and career development activities are a big part of that effort. Career Week was a...

Posted on November 06, 2017 by Casey Collins

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Eastern Students Learn Dining Etiquette

Students at Eastern Connecticut State University attended a business luncheon with local employers on Sept. 22 to learn about proper etiquette for lunch and dinner interviews. The event was...

Posted on September 25, 2017 by Jolene Potter

Eastern Hosts Career Week for Upperclassmen

The Center for Internships and Career Development (CICD) at Eastern Connecticut State University held a career week for current Eastern students in early October. The week was designed to help...

Posted on October 21, 2016 by Anthony LaPenna

Eastern Students Jump into Career Week!

The Center for Internships and Career Development (CICD) at Eastern Connecticut State University, held a career week for current Eastern students from April 4-8. The week was designed to showcase...

Posted on April 15, 2016 by Christina Rossomando

Eastern Student Jill Olderman to Intern for Israel Lacrosse

Eastern student Jillian Olderman is one of the few young people in the United States to intern with Israel Lacrosse this summer. From June 1 to July 29, Olderman will develop the sport of lacrosse...

Posted on June 02, 2015 by Michael Rouleau