Success Stories

Student Success Story: Pratik Parikh

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Pratik Parikh

Major: Political Science

Minor: Business Fundamentals

Class Standing: Junior

Internship: Supreme Court in External Affairs

How did you find this internship? What was the process like?

Professor Bergendahl has a blog page with internships posted related to Political …

By Brittney Austin
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Student Success Story: Danielle Todd


Danielle Todd

Major/Minor: HDFS and Psychology

Class Standing: Senior

Internship: CT judicial branch internship program

How did you get involved in this internship program?

I first heard about the internship when I was a tutor with the UConn Brooklyn Collaborative. …

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Student Success Story: Katherine Tully

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Katherine Tully

Major/Minor: Dual-Degree in Communication and Business with a concentration in Finance

Class Standing: Sophomore

What made you decide to be a Business major?

I feel Business is a major that is really applicable in everyday life. Finance I …

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Jobs Can be Found in Unexpected Ways


As I approach my last year of graduate school, I am finally faced with the mission that so many of us out there have experienced: “get a job.” This can be a nerve-wracking, overwhelming process thinking about how you’re going …

By Ty McNamee
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Mistakes I Made as an Undergraduate: Part 2


In my last blog post I wrote about how one of the major mistakes I made in my after graduation job search was that I didn’t network.  Today I wanted to write about another big mistake I made as an …

By Emily Merritt
Emily Merritt Career Consultant, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Emily Merritt
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Student Success Story: Kat Conn

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Kathleen Connelly (Kat Conn)

Major: Double major; Communication & Human Rights Minor: International Studies

Class standing: Junior

What are some on-campus jobs you’ve had that have prepared you for what you want to do after graduation?

I’m part of the …

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Student Success Story: Alyssa Davanzo


Name: Alyssa Davanzo

Major(s): Communication and Journalism

Class standing: Senior

Internship: NBCUniversal, Inc.


My summer spent as an NBC production intern at The Maury Show was nothing short of extraordinary.

NBCUniversal allowed me to dive headfirst into the fast-paced …

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Student Success Story: Kristen Sgarlato

Kristen Sgarlato

Can you give us some background on the company you interned for and the role you played?

“I spent my summer with The Estée Lauder Companies, working in a small office for a brand subdivision called Tom Ford Beauty. At …

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Student Success Story: Gina Lin


Gina Lin, a seventh-semester business management major, is no stranger to success. This past summer Gina landed an impressive internship with The Hartford, a big-name player in the insurance industry. She held the title of Operations Leadership Development Program intern …

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