Graduate Student Success Story

Turning Your Extra-Curriculars into Careers

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I graduated from UNC Charlotte in May 2020 with degrees in History and Africana Studies. I am now in Graduate School for Higher Education and Student Affairs at UConn. In undergrad, I participated a lot of different extra-curricular opportunities. Even …

By Dominque Moore
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Success Story:  Anand Gupta 

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Doctor of Pharmacy graduate and international student overcomes obstacles during a hiring freeze and country-lock down by landing a job as Formation and Analytical Project Manager at Ambio Inc. directly after graduation this year. 

Dr. Anand Gupta received his degree …

By Desiree Martino
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Student Success Story: Alexis Trench

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Alexis Trench (she/her/hers) earned a master’s degree in Animal Science from the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources at UConn in 2020. After obtaining her degree, Alexis went on to secure employment at Charles River Laboratories as a …

By Anusha Gopinath
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Student Success Story: Justin Monell

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Justin Monell (him/him/el) completed a two-year sociology program at the University of Bridgeport before transferring to the University of Connecticut to finish his degree. In 2014, he earned his Bachelor’s in Sociology and Political Science with a minor in Latinx …

By Sarah Krafcik
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Success Story: Zhe Wang 

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Zhe Wang received her Master’s and Doctoral Degree in Statistics from UConn in 2020, and she is now an Assistant Professor in Data Analytics at Denison University, in Granville Ohio. Wang advises students that career preparation is the key to …

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Latinx Heritage Month Spotlight – Ana Usúa Maldonado

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In celebration of Latinx Heritage Month, we asked inspiring Latinx professionals to share their stories in their own words. Meet Ana Usúa Maldonado, Workforce Consultant at The Hartford.

Can you believe it is already October? 2020 has been such a …

By Ana Usúa Maldonado
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Graduate Student Success Story – Kelly Ha

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Kelly Ha is a second-year Masters of Social Work student in the Individuals, Groups, and Family Practice concentration, as well as a student in the Certificate in Foundations of Public Health program. She is the daughter of a Vietnamese refugee, …

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Meet the Researcher – Tannin Schmidt

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Tannin Schmidt has dedicated his life to the pursuit of research centered around lubricin, a protein that plays a critical role in lubrication.

“We’re constantly trying to make discoveries that lead to new opportunities,” Schmidt says.

Schmidt was attracted …

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Meet the Researcher – Xiaomei Cong

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Babies who are born prematurely have to fight through days, weeks, or even months of stressful existence.

University of Connecticut School of Nursing professor Xiaomei Cong saw this struggle firsthand working as a registered nurse in a neonatal intensive care …

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UConn Alumni: Jonathan Bellamy

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Jonathan was recently named one of Hartford Business Journal’s 2020 40 Under 40 honorees. Congratulations Jonathan!

Jonathan Bellamy graduated from UConn in 2012 with a B.A. in Political Science. Currently a Supply Planner for Stanley Black & Decker, he has …

By Erik Zawodniak
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