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 …

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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
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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
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Career Insights from Wilma Mankiller – First Female Chief of the Cherokee Nation

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.

Wilma Mankiller (1945-2010): Don’t let people define you. Define …

By Erik Zawodniak
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5 Resources to Help Native American and Indigenous Students to Succeed in College

While the number of Native American and Indigenous students on college campuses has increased over the last few decades, this fact only presents a fragmented understanding of the reality of these students in higher education. Even across the five UConn …

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Student Success Story: UConn’s Sage Phillips Named a Udall Scholar

University of Connecticut rising senior Sage Phillips ’22 (CLAS), a political science and human rights major, has been named a recipient of a prestigious national scholarship for the second time in less than a month.

Phillips has been selected as …

By Mike Enright '88 (CLAS)
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How to Make Your Voice Heard in the Workplace (Especially as a Woman or Minority)

Have you ever sat silently as a coworker talked for 47 of the 50 minutes allotted for a meeting? Have you mentioned an idea only to be ignored or have someone else say it later and get credit? It can …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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American Indigenous Business Leaders Association can help you with school work and so much more!

Have you ever heard of the American Indigenous Business Leaders (AIBL) Association, https://www.aibl.org/?  This is the ‘only American Indigenous non-profit organization solely dedicated to empowering business students in the United States.’  If you are an American Indigenous or Alaskan Native …

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