Program Director, Career Services Regional Campuses
As Program Director of Regional Campuses, Bob Volle is focused on building career services support and programs for UConn’s four regional campuses. Bob spends the majority of his time on the regional campuses providing onsite support services such as delivering comprehensive career-related programs and activities; ensures consistency of services provided across all regional campuses with necessary customization based on the academic and cultural diversity of the specific regional campus demographics; provides individual counseling sessions to review resumes, cover letters, and your overall job search; promotes online resources such as CCD On Demand, HuskyCareerLink, and HuskyCareerPrep; organizes, coordinates, and/or assists as necessary with administrative responsibilities including regional campus interview programs, job fairs, job opening information, the marketing of program offerings to students and faculty, and other special projects as determined by assessing regional campus needs.
Before coming to the CCD, Bob spent four years developing and delivering career services in UConn’s School of Business working with students in the MBA, MS HRM and the MS BAPM programs. Prior to joining UConn, Bob spent his career working in various corporate roles which focused upon career management, leadership development, team building and executive coaching.
Assistant Director, Career Development
As a Nationally Certified and State Licensed Counselor, Tara brings over 18 years of experience in career development and higher education with a passion for working with diverse populations. Prior to coming to UConn, Tara began her career in the Federal TRIO programs, supporting first generation college students in achieving their academic and career goals. During her tenure at Purchase College, State University of New York, she coached numerous college students in their professional development, initiated innovative career programming, and developed impactful opportunities for experiential learning. Tara has made meaningful contributions to the career development field through conference presentations on best practices and lectures at colleges, universities and community organizations. She is the recipient of the Guiding Light Award for Student Services, the Eastern Association of Colleges & Employer Diversity Advancement Award, and Alva C. Cooper Award for Best Practices in Career Development. Tara holds a Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication with a concentration in Advertising from Emerson College and a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Fairfield University.
Assistant Director, Internship Opportunities
Chrys is committed to creating connections and engagement opportunities between employers and our diverse, work-force ready UConn-Stamford students. She has extensive first-hand experience as business leader and manager in multiple industries (consumer packaged goods, business services, nonprofit fundraising and financial services). Chrys has an insider’s understanding of an employer’s talent needs to build their organization today and in the future. Also, as a manager of numerous interns and new hires over the years, Chrys offers employers guidance on how to build the right experiential learning experience. Her primary goal is to create the right engagement by first listening to understand an employer’s goals, and then, translating this insight into identifying the best opportunities to connect employers to UConn-Stamford students.
Alex Manna is the Program Assistant for the Center for Career Development at UConn Stamford. Alex meets with UConn students to critique both resume and cover letters. Alex supervises student employees, as well as assists with event planning, and the production of marketing materials for the Center. With interest in media (mainly literature in its many forms) and how it affects society, Alex received a Bachelor of Arts in English, as well as a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from UConn Stamford.
Peer Resume Advisor
James Duffy is an English Major, graduating in the spring of 2020. As a Peer Resume Advisor, James guides students on how to organize and tailor resumes and cover letters for prospective opportunities. James is currently the president of two UConn Stamford Organizations—the Stamford Campus Sports Club and the Creative Writing Club. In the future, James plans to combine his love for sports and writing into a career in athletic journalism.