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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Student Success Story: Emmanuel Sainville

Emmanuel Sainville is a senior on the Stamford Campus majoring in Digital Media & Design. He has interned with Digital Media Connecticut, worked with Veeder Root, and been a documentary intern at UConn. Hear Emmanuel’s story and how he took …

By Ayane Reis Da Conceicao
Ayane Reis Da Conceicao
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How Advocating for Yourself Can Advance Your Career

Ebun Ojekunle ‘14 (CLAS) explains how she has advocated for herself throughout her career and the positive effect of advocacy skills. She discusses salary negotiations, finding a mentor, asking for a professional training opportunity, and other valuable skills that students …

By Margot Eversdyke
Margot Eversdyke CLAS Career Ambassador Intern
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How I Built Professional Wealth During and After College

Over the summer, as part of the “Advice and Perspective” series, the Center for Career Development invited UConn alumni to share advice and lessons that they have learned since graduating college. In “How I Built Professional Wealth During and After …

By Taylor Fenerty
Taylor Fenerty Outreach and Engagement Intern
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