Student Success Story – Nathan Pérez-Espitia

Nathan is a UConn senior at the Storrs campus, double majoring in Political Science and Philosophy and enrolled in the Department of Public Policy’s Fast Track Masters in Public Administration (MPA) program.  He has interned with the Connecticut Lieutenant Governor’s …

By Erik Zawodniak
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How UConn Junior Danielle Livingston is Helping to Make Career Dreams Come True

From a very young age, almost all children dream of what they want to be when they grow up; from teachers to astronauts or zookeepers to firefighters the possibilities and interests are endless! Some children go on to pursue those …

By Kristen Soprano
Kristen Soprano Career Consultant Kristen Soprano
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Cafecito con HACE: A Career Resource for Latinx Students

Are you a Latinx student who wants to make a commitment to your career development? It can be as easy as sitting down with your cafecito (coffee) every Wednesday from 10:00 – 10:30 AM with the Hispanic Alliance for Career …

By Erik Zawodniak
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The Latinx Experience at UConn

National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15th through October 15th. UConn has a variety of programs and centers which support Latinx students in their education, professional, and personal journeys: El Instituto, the Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center, and La …

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HACE: A Career Resource for Latino Professionals

Are you looking for a company that values diversity? How about a non-profit that will assist in forming networking connections and provide resources for professional development?   Look no further, the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) is a national non-profit that is …

By Spencer Hayes
Spencer Hayes Graduate Assistant Spencer Hayes
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Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers: A Motivated Organization for Students in STEM

Did you know that only 7% of the STEM workforce identifies as Hispanic? This disparity has not gone unnoticed by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. 

SHPE has a mission to combat this gap through trainings, programming, and mentorships. SHPE envisions a world where Latinos are influential …

By Spencer Hayes
Spencer Hayes Graduate Assistant Spencer Hayes
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Hispanic Heritage Month and Its Relation to Career

Hispanic Heritage Month was introduced by California Congressman George E. Brown who represented San Gabriel Valley in Southern California. It started out as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 under President Lyndon B. Johnson and grew into a full month (September …

By Dominque Moore
Dominque Moore Graduate Assistant: Career Development Dominque Moore
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Student Success Story – Michael Hernandez

Michael Hernandez ’22 (CLAS), a rising senior at UConn, has been named one of 20 students nationally to be selected as a Key into Public Service Scholar by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society.

The award recognizes …

By Mike Enright
Mike Enright Media Services Associate
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Student Success Story: Jenifer Gaitan

Jenifer Gaitan attended the UConn Stamford campus and earned a Bachelor’s degree in History with a minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies in May 2021. Upon graduation, Jenifer landed a position as an Associate for Media and Content at

By Tara Malone
Tara Malone Associate Director, Regional Campuses Tara Malone
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2020’s Top 10 U.S. Companies with Initiatives to Support the Success of Hispanic and Latinx Employees

Are you interested in working in the corporate world, but are unsure of how to find employers that are dedicated to advancing the careers of Hispanic and Latinx workers? Trying to compile this information can be very difficult and time-consuming, …

By Alexis Cortes
Alexis Cortes Graduate Assistant Alexis Cortes
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