Success Stories

Student Success Story: Isabella Montenegro

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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), creator of the No Bad Days lifestyle website and clothing line.

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

Victoria Song, UConn 2024

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

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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

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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
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Student Wrapped up in Farmhouse Crepes


Things haven’t always gone as expected for economics major and local business owner Tahj-Anthony Jean ’19 (CLAS), but at every fork in the road he’s …

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Driving Innovation: Mitchell Hornak ’22


Mitchell Hornak, a sophomore mechanical engineering major, discovered the thrill of innovation early from working on cars with his father, also a mechanical engineer, …

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UConn Alums Want You to ‘Roast’ Them


From left, Kwame “Ato” Eyiah, Ben Morneault and Chris Mueller, members of the Class of 2019 and creators of a new card game called “Roast Me.” (UConn School of Business photo/Nathan Oldham)

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