Author Archives: Jolynne Judge

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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Alumna Success Story: Hayley Segar Dives Into Women’s Swimwear Industry

Hayley Segar ’17 says her mentors helped with everything from marketing to securing trademarks.

By Claire Hall
Claire Hall Editorial Manager
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UConn Celebrates its First-Gen Students, Launches Chapter of National Honor Society

UConn’s population of first generation students have grown throughout the years, with first-gen freshmen being a quarter of the Storrs student body, and about half of first-gen freshmen contributing to the student population in regional campuses, UConn has seen an …

By Stephanie Reitz
Stephanie Reitz Senior Public Relations Associate
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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
Susan Biemesderfer
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UConn School of Engineering’s Peer Mentor Program

UConn’s School of Engineering’s Peer Mentor Program is a student-to-student connection available for all School of Engineering undergraduates. The program consists of 7 mentors, all with the skill set to provide assistance in various capacities as it relates to:

Working …

By Jen Steszewski
Jen Steszewski Advising Center Program Assistant
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Guide to Sports Careers for Non-Athletes

Contrary to the popular belief, you can build a successful career in the sports industry even if you are not an athlete or a person who has certain athletic experience. You can always show your support for the sports industry …

By Aaron Mayer
Aaron Mayer
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The Importance of Good Notetaking Within the Workforce 

A new job in your chosen field is always an exciting transition from years of classwork, homework, and tests. There is, however, a skill from school that continues to produce great merit within the workforce – the ability to take good notes. 

Yes, notes. To write …

By Nicholas M. Jannetty, RT(R)(CT)(ARRT) 
Nicholas M. Jannetty, RT(R)(CT)(ARRT) 
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Connecticut’s Most Innovative Companies are Looking for Talent Like YOU!

The Connecticut Governor’s Innovation Fellowship (GIF) is an initiative designed to help keep top talent in the state by placing promising college graduates in positions at some of Connecticut’s most innovative companies. The program’s pilot year kicked off in August …

By Julia Napolitano
Julia Napolitano GIF Program Associate
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Five Reasons You Should Join an Online Veteran Network


Former service members are aware of the difficulties that can come from adjusting to life outside of the military. Whether it’s acclimating to a new job title and company or understanding the inner workings of today’s corporate culture, Veterans …

By Paige Brown and David Tenenbaum
Paige Brown and David Tenenbaum
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Alumni Success Story: Amy Dixon, Paralympic Athlete

Amy Dixon has always been a competitor in her life. She started to ride in equestrian events at the age of five and was swimming in meets at six. She’s played soccer and was an “all-around sports geek” in high …

By Mike Enright
Mike Enright
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