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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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

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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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25 Quotes from Entrepreneurs to Help You Get Your Idea off the Ground

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Starting your own business is like planting a new garden. There’s an upfront investment of time and money. Early …

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Entrepreneurship Defined: What It Means to Be an Entrepreneur

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The road to entrepreneurship is often a treacherous one filled with unexpected detours, roadblocks and dead ends. There are lots of sleepless nights, plans that don’t work out, funding that doesn’t come through, and customers that never materialize. It can …

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Exploring the World of Non-Profit Careers

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Career satisfaction may be achieved by finding work that is meaningful to you and truly aligns with who you are. We all value different things when it comes to work—recognition, autonomy, prestige and other important factors. If what motivates you …

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