Success Stories

Center for Career Development Recognized at NACE Awards


Established in 1956, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is a professional association that connects over 9,500 college career services professionals and over 3,200 university relations and recruiting professionals. NACE is the country’s leading source of information on …

By Jim Lowe
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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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Student Success Story: Michelle Pesantez


Michelle Pesantez is a current Allied Health senior at UConn-Storrs, graduating in the spring of 2021. Her path to success took advantage of every opportunity UConn had to offer, from regional campus stepping stones to Student Support Services. Michelle’s hard …

By Ethan Couillard
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 Success Story – Feiyang Chen 


 Feiyang Chen graduated with a Doctoral Degree in Polymer Chemistry in 2020 and went on to secure employment with UConn Health Connecticut Convergence Institute as a researcher. Read on below to learn about her journey from her academic years to …

By Desiree Martino
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A Conversation with Matty Frank: The Arts & COVID-19

Matty Frank

A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, we are continuing to see the effects on the fine arts and performing arts industries in particular. By knowing the ways in which the industry has changed, you can adequately prepare yourself to head …

By Clarice Pennock
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Alumni Spotlight: Janae McMillan


Alumni Spotlight is a recurring series of articles we post here to allow us to remember and celebrate the accomplishments of our once (and always) esteemed Huskies, who now are in the world, achieving goals they always wanted to set. …

By Javon Adote
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3 Nonprofit Myths to Consider as You Enter the Job Market

Careers for the Common Good

This past week, the Careers for the Common Good team held the Debunking the Myths of Working for a Nonprofit Panel. The discussion included four recent UConn alumni who shared their experiences working for a nonprofit organization and some of …

By Zoeann Day
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Inspiring Women Mentors: Find Yours Today


The Power of Mentorship Among Women

March is Women’s History Month, and with all the buzz I’ve been hearing about the accomplishments of inspiring women, I can’t help but stop and think about the women in my own life who …

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Miguel Cardona Named 1st UConn Grad to Serve as U.S. Secretary of Education


President Joe Biden’s nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education, Neag School alumnus and Connecticut’s Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona ’01 MA, ’04 6th Year, ’11 Ed.D., ’12 ELP, was officially confirmed on March 1, 2021, by the U.S. Senate. Cardona was …

By Shawn Kornegay
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Looking for an Internship? Why I Considered the UConn Career Center for Mine!

Career Intern Irene Soteriou

I first realized that I wanted to work at the Center for Career Development during my freshman year at UConn. I was a member of Law Society at the time, and the President of the organization was a strong, independent …

By Irene Soteriou
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