Success Stories

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 Erik Zawodniak
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Student Success Story: Efrain Torres III

Efrain Torres (he/him/his) earned a Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Community Studies and a Minor in Human Development and Families Science in May 2020. Since graduation, Efrain has gone on to pursue certifications in Construction Project Management and secure a …

By Susan Hyde-Wick
Susan Hyde-Wick Career Counselor Susan Hyde-Wick
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Student Sucess Story: Bilal Tajildeen

Bilal Tajildeen graduated in 2014 and majored in English.  He attended the Waterbury campus for his first two years, and completed his degree at Storrs. A lifelong Waterbury, CT resident, Bilal joined the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy team in 2020 …

By Susan Hyde-Wick
Susan Hyde-Wick Career Counselor Susan Hyde-Wick
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Intern to Evangelist: 6 Tips to Create the Fairy Tale Career of Your Dreams

Kaishon Holloway, UConn 2015, shares his story and advice for current students looking to create their dream careers.

I was born in Fairfield County, Connecticut which is aptly named the Gold Coast — it’s home to countless hedge funds, billionaires, and …

By Tara Malone
Tara Malone Associate Director, Regional Campuses Tara Malone
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Latinx Heritage Month Spotlight – Andre Santiago

In celebration of Latinx Heritage Month, we asked inspiring Latinx professionals to share their stories in their own words. Meet Andre Santiago, Vice President for Programs at Leadership Greater Hartford (LGH).

Andre Santiago has been a member of the LGH …

By Andre Santiago
Andre Santiago Vice President for Programs
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Student Success Story: Timothy Bussey

Name: Timothy Bussey

Undergraduate Institution:

B.A. – Political Science (Columbus State University, Columbus, GA)

Visiting Student Certificate – Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford, Oxford, England)

Graduation Institution:

M.A. – Political Science with a concentration in …

By Reid McLendon
Reid McLendon Web Development Specialist Reid McLendon
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