Employment Opportunity Scams are Increasing – What to Watch For

One of the biggest hurdles that I, as well as the rest of my graduating class, had to endure was to sift through the fraudulent opportunities, fake emails, and never-ending phishing scams sent our way. To protect myself, I quickly …

By Francesca Crivello
Francesca Crivello Operations Coordinator
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Mental Health Support for Black Students and Professionals

Explore mental health resources for Black students and professionals as well as strategies to manage your stress.

By Mya Davis
Mya Davis
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Student Success Story: Karus Sabio

Karus Sabio ’23 is a senior majoring in Political Science on the UConn Stamford campus. Throughout her four years at UConn, she has worked at Apple Inc. and has been involved on campus in various meaningful ways.  Read on to learn more about Karus’ experiences and the advice she has for fellow students.

By Lauren Rosenkranz
Lauren Rosenkranz Career Consultant - Stamford Campus Pronouns: she/her/hers
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5 ways BIPOC Students Can Launch a Career in the Sports Industry

Are you a BIPOC student interested in the sports industry?

Learn about the steps to take so that you can meet your career goals!

By Wiley Dawson
Wiley Dawson Assistant Director, Hartford Campus (He, Him, His)
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Meet the millennial entrepreneur who just scored a $1 million investment for her inclusive ‘Black Girl Sunscreen’ brand

It was risky, Shontay Lundy said, to create a sunscreen line marketed toward Black people. But it was a risk she was willing to take.

In 2016, Lundy launched her company, Black Girl Sunscreen, saying she was was “underwhelmed” by …

By Dominic-Madori Davis
Dominic-Madori Davis Reporter
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Employment Resources for the Black Students Affinity Community

The Black Students Affinity Community has many resources for students as they embark on their career journeys.

By Maggie Cummings
Maggie Cummings Career Consulting and Services Intern
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Be willing to walk away’: 6 Black women career coaches on negotiating your salary

“Salary negotiations can be nerve-wracking due to the anxiety and fear that often comes with asking for more money at work. But for women, particularly women of color, failing to negotiate your salary can have long-term consequences on how much …

By Courtney Connley
Courtney Connley Be willing to walk away’: 6 Black women career coaches on negotiating your salary
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NSF Renews Support for Diversity in STEM Through Alliance Based at UConn

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently renewed a five-year grant to help ensure the future of an alliance that is based at UConn and dedicated to expanding diversity in STEM fields.

Founded in 2001, the Northeast Louis Stokes Alliance for …

By Mike Enright
Mike Enright
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Student Success Story: Amayia Cordova

Amayia Cordova is a senior double majoring in Mathematics and an Individualized Major in Healthcare Analysis. After graduation, Amayia will be joining The Hartford as a Group Benefits Underwriter.

By Erik Zawodniak
Erik Zawodniak
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ICYMI: Plotting Your Path: Finding a Mentor Who’s a Good Fit for YOU

The Center for Career Development recently hosted a panel featuring 6 Black professionals discussing the benefits of having mentors. Among its participants were Brittany Yancy—an Assistant Professor of Humanities at Goodwin University, Harry Amadasun Jr.—an Underwriting Operations employee at Travelers, …

By Erik Zawodniak
Erik Zawodniak
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UConn Researchers Explore Role of the Black Female Principal in Schools

Three UConn scholars from the Neag School of Education set out to learn more about the commitment of Black female principals during this time of uncertainty and heightened awareness of racial inequalities. The researchers found that these principals fought for …

By Francesca Crivello
Francesca Crivello Operations Coordinator
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