Career and Professional Development

UHart helps you make smart career decisions.

In the Office of Career and Professional Development we don't just help you with your resume and job searches—We challenge you to explore career paths, learn new skills, and network with industry experts. Here, you will be part of career communities that will empower you to find a job that you will love. 

You will also have access to robust and dynamic group programming featuring industry leaders, UHart alumni, and the latest employment and hiring trends, so you can learn how to stand out during the interview process. 

Monday—Friday, 9 a.m.—4:30 p.m.
860.768.4287

Student Resources

Student Resources

Are you currently studying at UHart and looking for internships, jobs, career advice, or résumé feedback, UHart’s Career and Professional Development Office can help guide you to make smart career decisions.

Employer Resources

Employer Resources

Are you looking to start an internship program, attend one of our career fairs, or meet with our students? A member of our career team will strategize ways we can work together to engage uhart students to meet your goals and objectives.

Alumni Resources

Alumni Resources
Our help and support doesn't stop at graduation. We are here for students throughout their lifetime to help them succeed in their careers. Learn more about our alumni resources.

Meet the team

Brooke Penders
Executive Director
Career and Professional Development

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Matthew Blocker-Glynn
Assistant Director
Career and Professional Development

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Kate Hohenthal
Instructor of Academic Strategies; Assistant Director, Student Engagement and Experiential Education
Career and Professional Development
Academic Strategies

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Ryan Polk
Assistant Director, Employer Relations
Career and Professional Development

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Nathan Carr
Social Media Coordinator
Career and Professional Development

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Simeon Kornegay
Graduate Assistant
Career and Professional Development

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Meet Our Career Peers

The career peers in the Office of Career and Professional Development each play an important role in helping students find their career passion—they meet with students, work on marketing materials, social media content, event planning, and more. Come by the Career Studio to meet them in person.

Nathan Carr

Nate Carr '21 is studying economics in the College of arts and sciences. He is also minoring in complexity and environmental studies. After graduation, he plans to continue his education in Economics and do research on economic policies. His long time career goal is doing economic policy research and analysis.

Economics: College of Arts and Sciences

Joseph Perez

Joseph Perez '20, is an English litterature major. He is involved with multiple organizations on campus, including Red Caps, Student Government Association, Residential life, and Sigma Alpha Pi honor Society. He loves to write and produce poetry. When he graduates, his dream is to work at a magazine establishment as a journalist and travel around the world.

English: College of Arts and Sciences

Andrea Rivera

Andrea Rivera is an illustration major with a minor in panting. She is working towards becoming an independent illustrator. Additionally, she hopes to be an art teacher so that she can share her skills with new artists.

Illustration and Painting: Hartford Art School

Habib Salami

Habib Salami '20 is studying marketing and brand development in the Barney School of Business. He is interested in record distribution and artist brand development in the music industry and would love to have a profession in that field.

Marketing and Brand Development: Barney School of Business

Kemal Pohan

Kemal Pohan '20 is studying performing arts management in The Hartt School. He is currently interning with Marionette Management, assisting with day to day operations, curating social media content, and supporting all our artists and musicians on tour. Outside of the classroom, he is a drummer for six different bands, Vice President of Redtail Records, an RA in Hawk Hall Global Engagement, a Tour Leader for the Red Key Society, and a Social Co-Chair in Pep Band.

Performing Arts Management: The Hartt School

Stefon Hudson

Stefon Hudson is a double major in criminal justice and political science. He is working towards becoming a congressmen. He would like to do a campaign on prison reform to help individuals get a second chance.

Criminal Justice and Political Science: College of Arts and Sciences

Success Story

Katelyn Royce and Joseph Gokey '19

Architectural Engineering,

Architectural engineering students Katelyn Royce ’19 and Joseph Gokey ’19 took their design skills on the road to help improve Connecticut’s Interstate 84. Along with classmates in their Architectural Design IV Studio Intensive Track course, they recently spent five weeks producing sample designs for the “I-84 Hartford Project,” an initiative led by the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

Knowing that the I-84 project is a real proposed plan for the city of Hartford made the whole design process more exciting, especially visiting the site and visualizing how the area could be enhanced,” says Katelyn.