Success Stories

Enhancing Career Readiness – Doctoral Student Mayowa Oladele’s Leadership Role

What does leadership really mean? To Mayowa Oladele, it means respecting different opinions, keeping an open mind, and making difficult decisions. Learn more about Mayowa’s experience as President of Student Association of Graduate Engineers (SAGE) and his advice for others.

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services (She/Her/Hers)
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Enhancing Career Readiness – Doctoral Students in Leadership Roles

How can being in a leadership role enhance your career readiness? Hear from Lauren Dougher, former President of the Graduate Employe & Postdoc Union on her experiences!

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services (She/Her/Hers)
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Takeaways from Early Career Faculty Alumni Panel

The Expand Your Career Options event hosted four panelists, all of whom are completing their first year of a faculty position beyond UConn. Here they shared their experiences and gave advice for those interested in following a similar path.

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services (She/Her/Hers)
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Enhancing Career Readiness: Doctoral Students in Leadership Roles Featuring Usman Ali, Activities Director from Graduate Student Senate (GSS)

Follow Usman Ali on his journey in leadership roles and how he became Activities Director of the Graduate Student Senate!

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services (She/Her/Hers)
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Takeaways from Expand Your Career Options – Research in User Experience and Education

Learn about the experiences of doctoral alumni panelists Jillian Ives, Tanesia Beverly and Preeti Srinivasan, and the skills and advice they have for career success.

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services (She/Her/Hers)
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Enhancing Career Readiness: Doctoral Students at Work Featuring Eric Berg at the Humanities Institute

Are you interested in attending graduate school? Explore some of the work doctoral students do and gain advice for starting your journey.

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services (She/Her/Hers)
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PhDs in the Education Industry: Takeaways from the Expand Your Career Options Panel

The education industry covers a variety of career fields such as research, educational technologies, online learning product providers, and publishing. A recent panel of graduate-level UConn alums shared their experiences working in the education industry, insights about their roles, and …

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services (She/Her/Hers)
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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 (She/Her/Hers)
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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 | Pronouns she/her
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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 | Pronouns she/her
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