Tara Malone

Assistant Director, Career Development, Stamford Campus

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. Tara manages the Center for Career Development at the Stamford regional campus providing comprehensive career services and programming for all students. 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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BUILD UConn Spring Internship Program

BUILD UConn

BUILD the UConn you want to see! The Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation is offering an exciting opportunity to create solutions to problems in academia today. The challenge will provide participants with an entrepreneurial “tool belt” and pathway to …

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How to be an Ally for Undocumented Students

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More than 450,000 undocumented students are enrolled in higher education, according to a 2020 report released by the New American Economy (NAE) and Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration. Of these students, 216,000 are DACA-eligible– they either hold DACA …

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Eversource Energy Center Pioneering Diversity Internship

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Eversource Energy Center is creating a scholarship opportunity to engage underrepresented minority undergraduate students in the energy sector by providing $2,600 in each of the following: Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 to work on the Center’s research projects.

Established in …

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“Get Seeded” Apply to Win Seed Funding for Innovative Ideas

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Get Seeded is an initiative at UConn that was developed to give students the opportunity to help move their business ideas forward by providing them with seed funding, mentorship, and next step resources. The program provides students with the opportunity …

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Undocumented Entrepreneurs

Dream Big

The number of undocumented business owners is rapidly growing in the United States. For undocumented students, entrepreneurship presents an opportunity to creatively pursue and fulfill career aspirations.

Iliana G. Perez, Director of Research and Entrepreneurship at Immigrants Rising, shares her …

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UConn Stamford Women Alumnae Share Their Career Journeys

Breaking the mold

Students at the UConn Stamford campus were treated to an amazing event on November 12, 2020. A virtual panel discussion featuring UConn Stamford alumnae who majored in social sciences (COMM, ECON, HDFS, and POLS) called “Breaking the Mold: Women in …

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C4D: A youth-led statewide network for undocumented students

CT4ADream

CT Students for a Dream is the only undocumented student-led organization in the state of Connecticut. They offer information on securing institutional aid and a comprehensive College Access Program.

Institutional Aid

If you are an undocumented student living in Connecticut, …

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Earn a Certificate in Design Thinking with IBM!

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UConn Stamford is offering undergraduate students an opportunity to participate in an IBM Design Thinking training experience.

Design Thinking is considered a transdisciplinary approach to problem-solving. Types of design thinking methodology are popular within the design, engineering, entrepreneurship, science, and …

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Have an Innovative Idea? Join Stamford Innovation Start Up Weekend (9/25-9/27)

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Join the Virtual Startup Weekend and create a company in 3 days!

Techstars Startup Weekend is the best place to come and test your idea or join others to work on theirs. Startup Weekend is hosted by Sacred Heart University …

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6 Expert Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Mentorship

Mentor and mentee.

The right mentor can help change your career path for the better, guiding important decisions and sharing important career advice. If you’ve already explored the many benefits of mentorship and figured out your game plan to find a mentor, the …

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