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
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Courses and Other Academic Offerings on Native and Indigenous People

UConn empowers people from different ethnic backgrounds and heritage to share their stories and express their cultural traditions. Of all the diverse ethnic groups, the Native and Indigenous heritage group is one of the fastest-growing on campus. Due to the …

By Spencer Appell
Spencer Appell Career Consulting and Services Intern
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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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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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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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Career Insights from Tommy Orange – Native American Author

Tommy Orange is a Native American author of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes. He is best known for There There, his 2018 debut novel, which follows the journey of 12 “urban Indians” living in the greater Oakland, California area who converge onto a stadium powwow, reconnecting over their Native identity.

By Erik Zawodniak
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New CAHNR Program Provides Scholarships, Support for Native Students


A new initiative from UConn’s College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources will support the agricultural education of Native students through integrated financial, cultural, and academic programs.

Through a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture, the program will …

By Anna Zarra Aldrich
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How to Tell Your Native Story in a Job Interview

You’ve landed a job interview … Now what? Think of it as a mission you have to plan and prepare for, then practice until you’re ready. According to the employment screening company JDP, 70 percent of job applicants practice their interview …

By Susan Biemesderfer
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Native American Heritage Month

We would like to begin by acknowledging that the land on which we gather is the territory of the Mohegan, Mashantucket Pequot, Eastern Pequot, Schaghticoke, Golden Hill Paugussett,  Nipmuc, and Lenape Peoples, who have stewarded this land throughout the generations.  …

By Dominque Moore
Dominque Moore Graduate Assistant: Career Development
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Career Insights from Deb Haaland – First Native American to Serve as U.S. Secretary of the Interior

This blog is part of a series documenting notable people from underrepresented groups and the career insights they provide us. As you read, click links to access additional career development resources.

Deb Haaland: Follow your own timeline

Deb Haaland is …

By Erik Zawodniak
Erik Zawodniak
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