Guest Blog

A Passion To Care

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Taking the first step in the path of becoming a registered nurse (RN) is not an easy one. There are so many possibilities and ways to become an RN that it can be confusing to choose how to start. In …

By Joseph Bustamante
Joseph Bustamante
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Why UConn Engineers Should Learn Sales

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Have you ever thought about a career in sales? Flow Tech’s owner posed me this question in the spring of 2009, in the middle of the Rome Ballroom during the UConn Engineering Career Fair.

How do I answer this correctly? …

By Michael O. Davis, PE
Michael O. Davis, PE Sales Engineer
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Landing an Internship as a First Year Student

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As a first-year student, finding an internship can be a daunting task. It’s a chicken-and-egg problem. You want an internship to get experience, but you need experience to get an internship.

That was definitely one of my worries going into …

By Victoria Song
Victoria Song
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Student Success Story – Jakob Lopez

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Jakob Lopez ’21 (CLAS) has become a leader in his hometown of Manchester even before he earns his undergraduate degree from UConn.

An urban and community studies major, Lopez serves as the Diversity and Equity Inclusions Coordinator for the town’s …

By Mike Enright
Mike Enright Media Services Associate
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How to get involved at the Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center (PRLACC)

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Feels like yesterday, I was walking into the Student Union and I walked to the ballroom and there, I met my mentor from METAS (Mentoring, Educating, and Transforming to Achieve Success). I was so nervous because I came from a …

By Kimberly Escobar
Kimberly Escobar
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Alumni Success Story: Jason

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In many ways, there’s a lot to thank UConn’s Center for Students with Disabilities for when it came to me eventually finding my way to my current full-time job. Particularly with the assistance of Associate Director Christine Wenzel, her department …

By Jason
Jason
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Wellbeing at Work: Dealing With Workplace Tensions about COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented changes in workplaces across the country. As lockdowns begin to be lifted and new policies are implemented to stop the spread of COVID-19, many people have experienced increased tension in the workplace. This …

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My Experience as a Distance Learning Elementary School Intern

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Distance learning with elementary students is an entirely different experience from working with them in-person. Everything I imagined my internship to me is different from what I expected. Despite this, there are still opportunities to learn and grow as an …

By Kimy Velasquez
Kimy Velasquez
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Feeling Disconnected? How Employee Resource Groups Can Help

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Many organizations have employee resource groups (ERGs) that enable employees to build community, offer and receive mentorship, plan social events, and promote inclusivity. Generally, ERGs bring employees with shared identities, lifestyles, and values together—and they don’t only contribute to fostering …

By Sheena Daree Miller - Idealist Careers
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How To Put Your Best Foot Forward During A Video Interview

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As the quality and reliability of affordable video conferencing software and hardware increases by the day, video interviews have become commonplace for candidates and recruiting companies alike.

The Coronavirus pandemic has taken something that was viewed as more niche and …

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