Success Stories

Latinx Heritage Month Spotlight: Bianca Kea

Latinx Heritage Month lasts from September 15 to October 15, and today we are highlighting Bianca Kea, an Afro-Latina entrepreneur and business owner who founded the apparel company, Yo Soy Afro Latina.

By Avery Caya
Avery Caya Graduate Assistant, CLAS/Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (They/Them/Theirs)
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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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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: Amayia Cordova

Amayia Cordova is a senior double majoring in Mathematics and an Individualized Major in Healthcare Analysis. After graduation, Amayia will be joining The Hartford as a Group Benefits Underwriter.

By Erik Zawodniak
Erik Zawodniak
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How Advocating for Yourself Can Advance Your Career

Ebun Ojekunle ‘14 (CLAS) explains how she has advocated for herself throughout her career and the positive effect of advocacy skills. She discusses salary negotiations, finding a mentor, asking for a professional training opportunity, and other valuable skills that students …

By Margot Eversdyke
Margot Eversdyke CLAS Career Ambassador Intern
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How UConn Junior Danielle Livingston is Helping to Make Career Dreams Come True

From a very young age, almost all children dream of what they want to be when they grow up; from teachers to astronauts or zookeepers to firefighters the possibilities and interests are endless! Some children go on to pursue those …

By Kristen Soprano
Kristen Soprano Career Consultant | she, her, hers
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Student Success Story: Sahmra Sawyer

Sahmra Sawyer is a rising senior on the Stamford Campus majoring in Psychological Sciences.

Sahmra Sawyer is studying Psychological Sciences at UConn Stamford. While her long-term goal has been to become a therapist, this summer she discovered a love for …

By Tara Malone
Tara Malone Associate Director, Regional Campuses Pronouns: she/her/hers
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Student Success Story: Ashley Gittens

Ashley Gittens attended the UConn Stamford campus and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychological Sciences in May 2020. After graduation, Ashley landed a Corporate Recruiter, Talent Acquisition position at HPOne, one of the leading sales and marketing companies in the rapidly …

By Tara Malone
Tara Malone Associate Director, Regional Campuses Pronouns: she/her/hers
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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
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
Erik Zawodniak
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