Career Development Center: Tips you should know before graduation

Saige Batza, Student Life Editor

The Career Development Center (CDC) at the University of New Haven offers a variety of programs that provide students with the tools they need to succeed during their college career and beyond. They have a multitude of resources for students with limited time away from their studies that are available to access through ChargerLink. They offer guidance with internships, resume writing and host workshops for students to attend on campus.

Alana Ratigan, a graduate assistant for the CDC, said that the organization’s primary goal is to help students at the university, making them feel supported and “aptly prepared and successful” by the time they graduate from the university.

“Our office is an effective resource for career development for a variety of reasons,” Ratigan said, “namely that we take a proactive approach to connecting with students through hosting workshops and collaborating with classes, residence halls, and student organizations.”

“We aim to meet students where they are at, whether it’s career exploration or interview practice to grow their skills and confidence,” Ratigan said.

Ratigan said that the most rewarding aspect of her job at the CDC is having the opportunity to “work with members of the community that I would not have otherwise. Whether it’s seeing students grow and develop or gaining insight into how dedicated and creative the professional staff are.”

For students who are interested in taking their careers to the next level, they should contact [email protected] or locate their office in the Bartels Student Activity Center on the Bixler/Gerber Residential Quad.

To stay up-to-date on all events hosted by the Career Development Center, visit their page on Charger Connection.