Alex Manna

Program Assistant/Employer Relations Coordinator, Stamford Campus

Alex Manna

Alex is the Program Assistant for the UConn Stamford Center for Career Development. Alex provides administrative support including front desk operations, data collection and reporting, training and supervision of student workers, and project management. In addition, Alex assists in marketing career development programs and events and coordinates on-campus employer visits. Alex received a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality studies from UConn Stamford.

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3 Ways to Normalize Pronouns in the Workplace

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Until recently people have not often had to wonder what pronouns a person might use. It can be confusing and awkward to approach the topic of pronouns in the workplace, but it is important to make transgender and gender non-conforming …

By Alex Manna
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Interested in Starting Your Own Business? 

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So, you’re interested in starting your own business? You don’t know where to start, and that’s okay. Starting a business or taking a delve into forming an entrepreneurial mindset can be intimidating, but that doesn’t mean that you need to …

By Alex Manna
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Finding the Non Profit Organization That’s Right For You

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So, you’re interested in working for a non-profit. But, wait, there’s so many to choose from, which one is the right for you? In this article, we will go over the steps to finding a non-profit organization that aligns with …

By Alex Manna
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The Value of Connecting with Employers at Virtual Events

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It can be hard­ to really put yourself out there when everything seems to be online and remote at this time. Students are used to meeting with employers at events on campus and having a conversation in person to connect …

By Alex Manna
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AT&T Summer Learning Academy: An Alternative to the Typical Internship

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Have you ever wondered about the different ways you can connect with a leading global technology and communications company? This summer, AT&T provided college students a free, self-paced online learning “externship” certificate program, designed to support college students looking for …

By Alex Manna
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Want to Make a Difference? Consider Virtual Volunteering!

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There are times when we might feel like we can’t do anything; that the world is out of control, and especially out of our grasp. With the way that our lives have been flipped upside down due to the COVID-19 …

By Alex Manna
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Let’s Talk About Things to Consider in your Job Search

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There are many things that go into deciding whether or not you want to apply to a company, and then whether or not you decide to accept a job offer, but, how often do you take a pause and actually …

By Alex Manna
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Mentorship as a Tool for Growth, Inclusion, and Equity

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Mentorship has many benefits: it provides access to support in problem-solving, and insights into particular industries and roles. While traditional approaches to mentoring can truly boost someone’s professional development, some models of mentorship can lead to inequitable practices. So how …

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How Can I Build a Winning Cover Letter for a Student Job?

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Milinda from New Mexico State University asks:

“What would be an example of a good cover letter for a student job?”

Thanks for your question, Milinda.  Writing a cover letter for a student job is no different than for a …

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I’m a Showrunner’s Assistant—Here’s How I Broke Into the TV Industry

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Ian Olympio is a showrunner’s assistant on a new untitled STARZ drama from playwright Katori Hall. A showrunner, for those of you who aren’t as addicted to TV as me, is the driving force behind the entire journey of a …

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