Success Stories

Graduate Student Success Story: Jacob Gregus ‘22 MBA

Jacob Gregus ’22 MBA is the 2022 Career Development Experience Award winner (master’s degree level).

Jacob reflected on the way he prepared himself for his career and shared insightful advice on career development that helped him land a full-time position …

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services | Pronouns: she/her/hers
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Resourceful, Energetic, and Fearless: An Interview with Alum Zak Romanoff

Zak Romanoff is a disruptor in the food distribution, marketing, and sales world. Known for removing the term Food Broker from his vocabulary and replacing it with the self-developed term Brand Advocate, Zak is a true advocate for the brands …

By Lisa Famularo
Lisa Famularo Assistant Director, Equity and Inclusion | Pronouns: she/her/hers
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ICYMI: Struggle and Success: Stories from Entrepreneurs

The Center for Career Development recently collaborated with the Puerto Rican and Latin American Cultural Center (PRLACC) and the UConn Stamford Entrepreneurship Club to host a panel featuring 3 Connecticut entrepreneurs who shared their career struggles and successes, as well as advice on how to successfully navigate the startup process.

By Heidi Pineda
Heidi Pineda Affinity Community Outreach and Programming Intern
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First Gen Student Spotlight: Sara Gallo

Meet Sara Gallo, a First Gen graduate who received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Human Development and Family Sciences this May. She shares her experiences with us about navigating her career path within the healthcare field.

By Chelsea Osei
Chelsea Osei
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Student Success Story: Jaden Del Gobbo

Jaden Del Gobbo (pictured center) is a rising senior majoring in Allied Health Sciences with a concentration in Public Health Promotion and minors in Healthcare Management and Insurance Studies and Latin American Studies. He has shared his experience as both a Research Assistant and Research Coordinator for the SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine and You COVID-19 longitudinal clinical research study at Yale University.

By Heidi Pineda
Heidi Pineda Affinity Community Outreach and Programming Intern
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How one student’s experience with mental illness shaped her determination to help others through public policy

Amanda Brenner ’22 MSW has always been a dedicated and accomplished student – she makes good grades, won her college’s award for best undergraduate research paper, and received a grant from the Special Envoy for Health at the United Nations right …

By Jaclyn Severance
Jaclyn Severance News Writer, University Communications
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Alumni Success Story: LaChana Flanders

LaChana Flanders (she/her) M.S., CCC -SLP graduated UConn in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, and went on to receive a Master’s of Science degree from Pace University in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2020. She is now the founder of Valiant Speech & Language Solutions.

By Heidi Pineda
Heidi Pineda Affinity Community Outreach and Programming Intern
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Student Success Story: Ateeb Rahman

Ateeb Rahman is a junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Aerospace. Currently a mechanical engineering intern for Hanwha Aerospace USA, Ateeb hopes to become an astronaut in the future to help progress space exploration.

Describe what you …

By Erik Zawodniak
Erik Zawodniak
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Student Spotlight: Samantha Gove

Samantha Gove, is navigating her path at UConn while embracing her Native American Heritage! She hopes to inspire other Native American Students who have faced similar experiences by sharing her success during her time at the University of Connecticut.

By Chelsea Osei
Chelsea Osei
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How the Career Leadership Experience Program Helped My Career Development

The Career Leadership experience has been one of the most beneficial programs I have been a part of. The program showed the career competencies I have fully developed and the competencies I can continue to work on.

By Ainsley Colish
Ainsley Colish
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