Lack of Representation of Middle Eastern and North African Students

For many Middle Eastern and North African students, finding a place on campus that provides resources for their individualized representation can be challenging. Here are a few strategies for creating those pockets of support at UConn.

By Paige Mitchell
Paige Mitchell DEI Career Ambassador
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Inside Autism Acceptance in the Workplace with 20+ Companies

Only 22% of autistic adults are in any kind of employment according to the National Autistic Society. This statistic clearly represents the strides we still need to make to improve autism and wider neurodivergent acceptance in the workplace.

Embracing autism …

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Enhancing Career Readiness – Doctoral Student Mayowa Oladele’s Leadership Role

What does leadership really mean? To Mayowa Oladele, it means respecting different opinions, keeping an open mind, and making difficult decisions. Learn more about Mayowa’s experience as President of Student Association of Graduate Engineers (SAGE) and his advice for others.

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services (She/Her/Hers)
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Coming Out as Transgender in the Workplace: Tips and Advice

Embracing one’s transgender identity at work involves weighing potential risks, considering company policies, and assessing workplace culture. Read on for tips on how to navigate the process.

By Avery Caya
Avery Caya Graduate Assistant, CLAS/Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (They/Them/Theirs)
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Introducing the Summer 2024 Faculty Fellows at the Center for Career Development

We are thrilled to announce the distinguished faculty members selected for the Summer 2024 Faculty Fellowship at the Center for Career Development. These fellows will play a pivotal role in advancing the intentional infusion of career development into the UConn …

By Kaitlyn Anderson
Kaitlyn Anderson Career Readiness Program Designer
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Making a Difference: Heidi Pineda’s Path of Empowering Others

Learn how Heidi Pineda fostered her love of helping others to support fellow students at UConn and hopes to continue doing so in her future work!

By Lily Guberman
Lily Guberman Marketing Assistant
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Empowering Asian American Artists: A Closer Look at A4, New York’s Creative Collective

Explore the dynamic programs and initiatives driving cultural evolution and artistic excellence within A4’s spirited collective.

By Avery Caya
Avery Caya Graduate Assistant, CLAS/Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (They/Them/Theirs)
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Takeaways from Expand Your Career Options: Postdoc Pathways  

Discover takeaways from the Spring 2024 Expand Your Career Options virtual panel and gain advice for finding a good fit, advancing your career and managing time.

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services (She/Her/Hers)
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5 Professional Organizations to Support Your Career Development as an Asian Pacific American

Explore professional organizations dedicated to supporting Asian Pacific American students advance their careers.

By Avery Caya
Avery Caya Graduate Assistant, CLAS/Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (They/Them/Theirs)
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Embracing Innovation in Everyday Life

Innovation extends further than inventing a new technology or making an industry redefining breakthrough. In everyday life, innovation can take different forms such as embracing change, enhancing your daily routine or challenging the status quo. Setting yourself up with an …

By Brent Willis
Brent Willis
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