Success Stories

Student Entrepreneurs Use Nutritional Bar to Reach Out to Those in Need

Senior nutritional sciences major Eva Quigley ’22 (CAHNR) has created a novel protein bar that not only fills a market need but also supports children in food-insecure households.

Armed with knowledge of the relationship between food and health, Quigley noticed …

By Anna Zarra Aldrich
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An Interview with a UConn Werth Innovator & Entrepreneur

Natalie Lacroix is an accomplished student at UConn, who has had a major impact on the University’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation programs. She is a Werth Innovator and was selected to be the first Project Manager for the pilot team of …

By Nishitha Edupuganti
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Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month: Five Changemakers Who Have Impacted Our Day-to-Day Lives

Ice cold beverages; designer fashion; computer networking and hardware; sound quality and experience. What do all of these things have in common? Aside from being common occurrences in our day-to-day activities, they are also industries that have been heavily influenced …

By Kristen Soprano
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Student Success Story: Isabella Montenegro

Isabella Montenegro (she/her/hers) earned a Bachelor’s degree in Digital Media and Design, a concentration in Digital Media Strategies for Business, and a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the School of Fine Arts in December 2019. Since graduation, …

By Tara Malone
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UConn Student Building ‘No Bad Days’ Lifestyle Brand

UConn junior Jack Tarca ’22 (BUS) was looking to do something positive last April as the COVID-19 pandemic began to take over the lives and minds of people throughout the world.

With that thought, and the entrepreneurial spirit he has …

By Mike Enright
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UConn Engineering Professor Finds A Way to Improve Life With Facemasks

Facemasks have become a ubiquitous necessity as one of the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The pandemic has dramatically increased the demand for masks and created an environmental problem. Many people do not dispose of their masks …

By Anna Zarra Aldrich
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Landing an Internship as a First Year Student

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
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Student Success Story – Noah Sobel-Pressman

Noah Sobel-Pressman ‘21 (BUS) grew up surrounded by entrepreneurs.

“I’m lucky to have a lot of examples in my family of successful entrepreneurs,” says Sobel-Pressman, who is from West Hartford. “From a young age, I was interested in entrepreneurship because …

By Anna Aldrich
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Student Success Story – Lauren Boulay

She likes podcasts, Broadway musicals, robotics, and underwater lasers – meet UConn electrical engineering major Lauren Boulay ’21, part of the next generation of makers and a member of the inaugural cohort of Werth Innovators, student ambassadors for entrepreneurship and innovation …

By Angelina Reyes
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Student Success Story – Peter Goggins

As a kid, Peter Goggins spent lazy summer days trawling a dragnet along the shore in Clinton, scooping up minnows, baby bluefish, and sea robins.

As he got older, he bought a dinghy and a fishing pole and continued his …

By Claire Hall
Claire Hall Professional Staff
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