Career Champions

ICYMI: How We Found a Sense of Belonging as Friends and Professionals

Ashton Beason-Jones ‘11 (CLAS) and Jordan Bennett ‘11 (CLAS) began their personal and professional relationship as fellow roommates and political science majors. During their time together at UConn, they learned the value of finding a sense of belonging, especially as …

By Erik Zawodniak
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ICYMI: How I Built Professional Wealth During and After College

Professional wealth and social capital: two terms that came up often in our conversation with Chauntay Mickens ’10 (CLAS). Professional wealth doesn’t just refer to money. It refers to the wealth of career and networking opportunities available to those with …

By Erik Zawodniak
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In Case You Missed It: How Advocating For Myself Advanced My Career

In career and life, one of the most important skills is advocating for ourselves. Yet, what does advocating for ourselves look like when it comes time to land research experience, negotiate a salary, or find a mentor? Ebun Ojekunle ’14 …

By Erik Zawodniak
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An Interview with Ritika Bajaj

Ritika is an accomplished student at UConn, majoring in Economics and minoring in Analytics. She also served as the President of the Indian Students Association and sat down with us to speak about her experiences!

Nishitha Edupuganti: Hi Ritika! Please …

By Nishitha Edupuganti
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An Interview with a UConn Werth Innovator & Entrepreneur

Natalie Lacroix is an accomplished student at UConn, who has had a major impact on the University’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation programs. She is a Werth Innovator and was selected to be the first Project Manager for the pilot team of …

By Nishitha Edupuganti
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Undergraduate International Student Success Story Xinming Zhou

Xinming Zhou is a junior studying cognitive science at UConn. Xinming has been quite involved on campus and has taken a very proactive approach to career readiness.

Moving to Connecticut from China

Xinming came to UConn from China and experienced …

By Desiree Martino
Desiree Martino Career Coach Desiree Martino
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Expand Your Career Options: A Career in Consulting for Graduate Students

The field of consulting has attracted many graduate students from various academic disciplines. A panel of UConn alumni addressed myths about consulting and shared tips with graduate students on preparing for a career in consulting during the event, Expand Your …

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services Damiao Zoe Xu
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Research in Undergrad: The Black Experience

During the Center for Career Development’s Internship, Research, and Co-Op month, a panel was held to highlight the experiences of Black undergraduate students who have done research at UConn outside of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Research on West …

By Dominque Moore
Dominque Moore Graduate Assistant: Career Development Dominque Moore
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Student Success Story: Efrain Torres III

Efrain Torres (he/him/his) earned a Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Community Studies and a Minor in Human Development and Families Science in May 2020. Since graduation, Efrain has gone on to pursue certifications in Construction Project Management and secure a …

By Susan Hyde-Wick
Susan Hyde-Wick Career Counselor Susan Hyde-Wick
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Student Sucess Story: Bilal Tajildeen

Bilal Tajildeen graduated in 2014 and majored in English.  He attended the Waterbury campus for his first two years, and completed his degree at Storrs. A lifelong Waterbury, CT resident, Bilal joined the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy team in 2020 …

By Susan Hyde-Wick
Susan Hyde-Wick Career Counselor Susan Hyde-Wick
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