Tara Malone

Interim Associate Director, Regional Campuses

Tara Malone

As a Nationally Certified and State Licensed Counselor, Tara brings close to 20 years of experience in career development and higher education with a passion for working with diverse populations. Prior to coming to UConn, Tara began her career in the Federal TRIO programs, supporting first generation college students in achieving their academic and career goals. Throughout her career, she coached numerous college students in their professional development, initiated innovative career programming, and developed impactful opportunities for experiential learning. Tara has made meaningful contributions to the career development field through conference presentations on best practices and lectures at colleges, universities and community organizations. She is the recipient of the Guiding Light Award for Student Services, the Eastern Association of Colleges & Employer Diversity Advancement Award, and Alva C. Cooper Award for Best Practices in Career Development. Tara holds a Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication with a concentration in Advertising from Emerson College and a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Fairfield University.

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Student Success Story: Jenifer Gaitan

Jenifer Gaitan attended the UConn Stamford campus and earned a Bachelor’s degree in History with a minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies in May 2021. Upon graduation, Jenifer landed a position as an Associate for Media and Content at

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$100 and a Dream: A Small Business Owner’s Journey

Brittany Harrington, President and Owner of Harrington Diving & Marine Services, shares her story of how she started a successful business with her husband, Peter. With hard work and determination, they achieved their dream and you can too!

My husband, …

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Become A Werth Innovator and get a 3k Scholarship

UConn rising sophomores and juniors are invited to apply for the next cohort of Werth Innovators of the WILD Program!

Are you an inventor, artist, or builder? Do you find yourself creating solutions to problems? When you hear the word …

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First Gen Students– Apply for funding for your Summer 2021 experience!

Are you participating in an unpaid or minimally paid internship or co-op?
How about a job shadow, conference, or training session?
Do you have an upcoming interview and need some funds to participate?

Apply for funding for your Summer 2021 …

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Student Success Story: Nikita Rodriguez

Nikita Rodriguez earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychological Sciences from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn Stamford in May 2020. Since graduation, Nikita has secured employment with Florida International University as an Assistant Residential Life Coordinator. She …

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Student Success Story: Isabella Montenegro

Isabella Montenegro (she/her/hers) earned a Bachelor’s degree in Digital Media and Design, a concentration in Digital Media Strategies for Business, and a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the School of Fine Arts in December 2019. Since graduation, …

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Synchrony Business Leadership Program Sophomore Summer Externship

Ready to show yourself what’s possible at the end of your sophomore year? Check out Synchrony’s four-day immersive program! You’ll learn a lot, including their innovative approach to customer engagement.

This BLP-Sophomore Externship is designed specifically for rising juniors. This …

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Supporting Black-Owned Businesses: Let’s Extend Beyond the Trend

Black-owned businesses have historically faced financial challenges, which are rooted in racial discrimination and resource inequity. Today, through increasing social awareness and the call for justice motivated by the Black Lives Matter movement, activism has encouraged the public to support …

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2021 Scholarships and Fellowships for Undocumented Students

For students who do not qualify for financial aid, private scholarships, grants, and fellowships are essential to help fund college tuition and other educational expenses. This is the situation for many undocumented students. It is important to be aware of …

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Got an IDEA? Imagine, Develop, Engage and Apply!

Is there a creative endeavor you want to engage in, or an original research project you would like to conduct? Do you have a product you would like to develop, an entrepreneurial venture you want to launch, or a service …

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