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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Launch Your Startup with Summer Fellowship

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Do you want to spend your summer working on a business you created? How about receiving a $15,000 award for your business, $5,000 of which you can elect to take as a stipend for the summer?

The Connecticut Center for …

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Apply for Traction to Support Your Start-Up Idea!

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The Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation has launched Traction to support UConn affiliated startup ideas as they work to validate the concept. Participants will learn the key elements of the Business Model Canvas (BMC) and the lean startup methodology. …

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Life after College: A Guide for Undocumented Students

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Undocumented students face numerous barriers in career planning which could make it seem impossible to secure desired positions during and after college. Sharing her personal insights, knowledge, experience as an immigrant, Iliana Perez Ph. D., Director of Research & Entrepreneurship …

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Share Your Insights on Identity and Career Development

Identity and Career Development

UConn students are invited to participate in a survey, Identity and Career Development, conducted by the Center for Career Development.

The Center for Career Development is committed to providing an inclusive environment where all UConn students feel comfortable utilizing our …

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Intern to Evangelist: 6 Tips to Create the Fairy Tale Career of Your Dreams

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Kaishon Holloway, UConn 2015, shares his story and advice for current students looking to create their dream careers.

I was born in Fairfield County, Connecticut which is aptly named the Gold Coast — it’s home to countless hedge funds, billionaires, and …

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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

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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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