Author Archives: Jolynne Judge

A Passion To Care

Drawing of medical professionals in scrubs.

Taking the first step in the path of becoming a registered nurse (RN) is not an easy one. There are so many possibilities and ways to become an RN that it can be confusing to choose how to start. In …

By Joseph Bustamante
Joseph Bustamante
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Why UConn Engineers Should Learn Sales

Sales Engineer working on a laptop.

Have you ever thought about a career in sales? Flow Tech’s owner posed me this question in the spring of 2009, in the middle of the Rome Ballroom during the UConn Engineering Career Fair.

How do I answer this correctly? …

By Michael O. Davis, PE
Michael O. Davis, PE Sales Engineer
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Landing an Internship as a First Year Student

Victoria Song, UConn 2024

As a first-year student, finding an internship can be a daunting task. It’s a chicken-and-egg problem. You want an internship to get experience, but you need experience to get an internship.

That was definitely one of my worries going into …

By Victoria Song
Victoria Song
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Student Success Story – Jakob Lopez


Jakob Lopez ’21 (CLAS) has become a leader in his hometown of Manchester even before he earns his undergraduate degree from UConn.

An urban and community studies major, Lopez serves as the Diversity and Equity Inclusions Coordinator for the town’s …

By Mike Enright
Mike Enright Media Services Associate
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How to get involved at the Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center (PRLACC)

PRLACC students meeting with actor Rita Moreno.

Feels like yesterday, I was walking into the Student Union and I walked to the ballroom and there, I met my mentor from METAS (Mentoring, Educating, and Transforming to Achieve Success). I was so nervous because I came from a …

By Kimberly Escobar
Kimberly Escobar
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Alumni Success Story: Jason


In many ways, there’s a lot to thank UConn’s Center for Students with Disabilities for when it came to me eventually finding my way to my current full-time job. Particularly with the assistance of Associate Director Christine Wenzel, her department …

By Jason
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My Experience as a Distance Learning Elementary School Intern

An elementary school student works with a teacher via video conference.

Distance learning with elementary students is an entirely different experience from working with them in-person. Everything I imagined my internship to me is different from what I expected. Despite this, there are still opportunities to learn and grow as an …

By Kimy Velasquez
Kimy Velasquez
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The Hayley Petit Fellowship At Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center

Connecticut Children's Medical Center Logo

In the current climate where self-quarantine is recommended, I was able to have a fulfilling and truly unforgettable experience over the summer because of the Hayley Petit Fellowship at the Injury Prevention Center (IPC) in Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

As …

By Cindy Pan
Cindy Pan
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What is Lifestyle Medicine? – A Guide to Terminology

Lifestyle Medicine

Have you heard terms like Lifestyle Medicine, Integrative Medicine, and Holistic Medicine being thrown around in media and with friends? Maybe you have an idea that these things share a common thread of treating the whole person rather than one …

By Haley Bevza Brennan
Haley Bevza Brennan
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UConn LENDs a Hand to Those with Disabilities

A program at UConn trains researchers, community leaders, and others in helping people with disabilities navigate challenges facing them. (Getty Images)

Imagine how a child who uses a wheelchair feels during school recess when no one plays with them or when they’re left behind during a fire drill.

Imagine how parents feel when their child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is …

By Lauren Woods
Lauren Woods Director of News Services and Spokesperson
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