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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Celebrating the Rise of Hispanic Women Workers

Half a century after the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, economic inequality in the United States continues to be inextricably linked to both race and gender. Due to occupational segregation, workplace harassment and discrimination, as well …

By Analilia Mejia
Analilia Mejia
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Career Tips for Latinx Students: Survival Tools for your Career Quest

It is essential to develop your potential in college and beyond by embracing the journey you have embarked upon, and it is not an easy journey. In this journey, you might be the first in your family to set foot …

By Katerine Rodriguez Pais
Katerine Rodriguez Pais Academic Advisor II
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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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Meet the Panelists! Poderosas: Latina Empowerment Career Panel

Learn about our panelists that will be sharing tips and advice with our Latinx Huskies about entering their field as Latinas and achieving success.

By Heidi Pineda
Heidi Pineda Affinity Community Outreach and Programming Intern
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Internship Opportunities with the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative

Established in 1990 and later expanded in 2020, the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative aspires to improve Latino Americans’ educational accessibility and economic opportunity. The Initiative hopes that Latino Americans can achieve their aspirations by widening access to the channels …

By Spencer Hayes
Spencer Hayes Graduate Assistant
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Paid Summer Programs for Students from Underrepresented Backgrounds

It is never too early to start thinking about ways to get closer to your career goals through summer programs. Summer programs are typically designed to focus on a specific industry and provide an opportunity to network while expanding your …

By Aaliyah Castleberry
Aaliyah Castleberry Career Consultant
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Alumni Success Story: Siara Maldonado

Siara Maldonado (she/her/hers) graduated from UConn in May of 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in Global Health with Honors. She is currently pursuing a dual Master’s degree in Social Work and Public Health through the University of Maryland Baltimore and John Hopkins University and working remotely for Mount Sinai’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

By Heidi Pineda
Heidi Pineda Affinity Community Outreach and Programming Intern
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What Are Affinity Groups & How Can They Help You Grow as a Lawyer

Affinity groups are critical resources for networking, training, and—most importantly—creating community within law firms. For many lawyers, these groups can have a significant impact on their professional growth and personal satisfaction. In this post, Gibson Dunn lawyers Michelle M. Gourley, …

By Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP - Firsthand
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We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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An Opportunity to Intern on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC!

College to Congress (C2C) is a nonprofit organization that creates pathways for students to intern in Congress who could not otherwise afford to do so.

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