Success Stories

Expand Your Career Options: Learn About What Doctoral Alumni Shared About Working at a Nonprofit

In a recent Expand Your Career Options panel, two doctoral alumni working in the nonprofit sector were invited to share their tips and insights about career preparation for a career in nonprofit organizations.  

The alumni panelists were:  

Dr. Jessie Rack  

Program Director, Natural History Institute 

‘16 Ph.D. Ecology …

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services
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Success Story – Xiaochen Liu

“Your health and wellness are the foundation of any success!”

Xiaochen Liu was an international student who received both a master’s degree (2016) and a Ph.D. from UConn in Cognition, Instruction, and Learning Technology (2020). “Like every graduate student experienced …

By Desiree Martino
Desiree Martino Career Coach
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Deepthi Varghese Success Story

Deepthi Varghese is a TD Module Engineer at Intel Corporation. Deepthi earned a PhD in Polymer Chemistry from UConn. “I am currently working as a process engineer in the dry etch module at Intel. My current role focuses on technology …

By Desiree Martino
Desiree Martino Career Coach
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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
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From a Doctoral Student in Philosophy to a Higher Ed Professional: Emma Bjorngard-Basayne’18 Ph.D.’s Success Story

UConn alumna Dr. Emma Bjorngard-Basayne18 Ph.D. Philosophy is currently an Academic Advisor at the Office of Undergraduate Advising, UConn School of Business. She is also an Adjunct Professor in Philosophy at the Stamford Campus, UConn. Her career journey suggests …

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services
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 Success Story – Feiyang Chen 

 Feiyang Chen graduated with a Doctoral Degree in Polymer Chemistry in 2020 and went on to secure employment with UConn Health Connecticut Convergence Institute as a researcher. Read on below to learn about her journey from her academic years to …

By Desiree Martino
Desiree Martino Career Coach
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Success Story:  Anand Gupta 

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
Desiree Martino Career Coach
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Student Success Story: Justin Monell

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
Sarah Krafcik CLAS Career Ambassador
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International Student Success Story: Hao-Jan Luh

The Experiential Learning Awards are the Center for Career Development’s way to celebrate the tremendous experiences of the students and employers we work with each day! The 2019 Graduate Student Intern of the Year was awarded to Hao-Jan Luh. Here …

By Tithi Basu Mallik
Tithi Basu Mallik Graduate Student Career Programs and Services Graduate Assistant
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Graduate Student Internship Success Story: Gabriel Camacho

Name: Gabriel Camacho
Undergraduate education: University of Virginia
Graduate education: Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut.

What are your research interests?
My research interests are to understand the role that stereotypes and prejudice play in racial/ethnic disparities across an …

By Tithi Basu Mallik
Tithi Basu Mallik Graduate Student Career Programs and Services Graduate Assistant
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