Beyond UConn Expo

The annual Beyond UConn Expo is designed for graduating undergraduate and graduate students to provide assistance in the transition from student to the next steps they are embarking on. Attendees will learn from UConn alumni, professional staff, and employers on how to be most successful post-graduation. This event typically takes place annually in the Spring semester.

Past Event Information:
Beyond UConn Expo 2020 Schedule

When: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 4:00PM – 7:00PM
Where: Great Hall – Alumni Center

4:00PM – 4:30PM | Registration, Light Snacks
4:30PM – 5:00PM | Opening Remarks and Guest Speaker
5:00PM – 7:00PM | Resource Fair (On and Off Campus Experts on Topics Related to Life After College)
5:30PM – 6:00PM | Breakout Session 1
6:15PM – 6:45PM | Breakout Session 2

Speaker and Resource Fair Participant Bios

  • Opening Speaker
    Kim Bishop, Metro Hartford Alliance and HYPE
  • Resource Fair Tabling
    Auto: buying/leasing, new/used, financing
    – CarMaxInsurance:
    – Steve Pelzman, Alum, AmicaFood: demonstration, cooking for one, food shopping on a budget, eating well
    – UConn Dining

    Housing: renting, home purchase, discrimination, moving back home, basics
    – CT Fair Housing Center
    – NYC Company – Cooper & Cooper Real Estate, NYC
    – UConn Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services

    Benefits: negotiating, insurance, tuition
    – UConn Human Resources

    Financial Literacy: taxes, spending plan, credit cards, student loans
    – Jairo Lemos, alum, Financial Advisor – Gateway Financial Partners
    – Citizens Bank

    UConn Alumni: networking, work culture, wish I knew, first 30 days, engagement/staying connected
    – Recent alumni

    UConn Alumni Relations/Foundation: getting involved, what the Association can offer graduates
    – UConn Alumni Association/Relations Staff

    Graduate Students: networking, academic culture, wish I knew, first 30 days, engagement
    – Current UConn masters and doctoral students

    Working in Non Profits/Volunteerism
    – Santana Mowbray, Careers for the Common Good GA
    – Vilma Silva, Alum, City Year

    Career Center Resources:
    – Center for Career Development (resources/gig economy/ Gap Year)

    Business School:
    – Undergraduate Career Development Office (resources/First Destination survey)

  • Breakout Sessions
    5:30PM – 6:00PM | Breakout Session 1
    – Graduate School or Working (Center for Career Development) | Location: Board Room
    – Housing (UConn Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services) | Location: Lounge
    – Conversations with a Career Coach (5-10 minute chats on résumé, LinkedIn, cover letter, after graduation ideas, etc.) | Location: President’s Room6:15PM – 6:45PM | Breakout Session 2
    – Developing a Budget or Spending Plan (Jairo Lemos, alum, Financial Advisor – Gateway Financial Partners) | Location: Board Room
    – Creating/Maximizing the Alumni Connection (Select Alumni) | Lounge
    – Conversations with a Career Coach (5-10 minute chats on résumé, LinkedIn, cover letter, after graduation ideas, etc.) | Location: President’s Room
  • Past Event Schedule – Beyond UConn 2019
    When: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 5:30PM – 8:30PM
    Where: Rome Commons Ballroom, South Campus
    5:30PM – 6:30PM | Registration & Hors d’oeuvres
    6:00PM – 6:10PM | Event Kick Off & Opening Remarks
    6:10PM – 6:40PM | Opening Panel, What I Wish I Knew: The First 30 Days in a New Role
    6:50PM – 7:10PM | Breakout Session 1
    7:15PM – 7:35PM | Breakout Session 2
    7:40PM – 8:00PM | Breakout Session 3
    8:05PM – 8:30PM | Closing Remarks Followed by Desserts