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
Shawn Kornegay
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Turning Your Extra-Curriculars into Careers

I graduated from UNC Charlotte in May 2020 with degrees in History and Africana Studies. I am now in Graduate School for Higher Education and Student Affairs at UConn. In undergrad, I participated a lot of different extra-curricular opportunities. Even …

By Dominque Moore
Dominque Moore Graduate Assistant: Career Development
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Student Success Story: Alexis Trench


Alexis Trench (she/her/hers) earned a master’s degree in Animal Science from the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources at UConn in 2020. After obtaining her degree, Alexis went on to secure employment at Charles River Laboratories as a …

By Anusha Gopinath
Anusha Gopinath CLAS Career Ambassador
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Latinx Heritage Month Spotlight – Ana Usúa Maldonado

In celebration of Latinx Heritage Month, we asked inspiring Latinx professionals to share their stories in their own words. Meet Ana Usúa Maldonado, Workforce Consultant at The Hartford.

Can you believe it is already October? 2020 has been such a …

By Ana Usúa Maldonado
Ana Usúa Maldonado Workforce Consultant
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Graduate Student Success Story – Kelly Ha

Kelly Ha is a second-year Masters of Social Work student in the Individuals, Groups, and Family Practice concentration, as well as a student in the Certificate in Foundations of Public Health program. She is the daughter of a Vietnamese refugee, …

By Jesele Zurell
Jesele Zurell Publicity/Marketing Administrator
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UConn Alumni: Jonathan Bellamy

Jonathan was recently named one of Hartford Business Journal’s 2020 40 Under 40 honorees. Congratulations Jonathan!

Jonathan Bellamy graduated from UConn in 2012 with a B.A. in Political Science. Currently a Supply Planner for Stanley Black & Decker, he has …

By Erik Zawodniak
Erik Zawodniak
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Recap: From First-Gen Student to First-Gen Professional

In November 2019, UConn celebrated its inaugural First-Generation College Celebration. Initiated by the Council for Opportunity in Education and NASPA’s Center for First-Generation Student Success, the goal of the First-Generation College Celebration is to celebrate the success of first-generation college …

By Lisa Famularo
Lisa Famularo Assistant Director, Equity and Inclusion | Pronouns: she/her/hers
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International Student Success Story: Hao-Jan Luh

The Experiential Learning Awards are the Center for Career Development’s way to celebrate the tremendous experiences of the students and employers we work with each day! The 2019 Graduate Student Intern of the Year was awarded to Hao-Jan Luh. Here …

By Tithi Basu Mallik
Tithi Basu Mallik Graduate Student Career Programs and Services Graduate Assistant
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Graduate Student Success Story – Sarah McAnulty

Molecular and cell biology assistant research professor Sarah McAnulty made a splash in December 2018 when she was quoted in various national media outlets calling out Apple’s squid emoji for being anatomically incorrect. The placement of the squid’s siphon, McAnulty …

By Julie Bartucca
Julie Bartucca Managing Editor
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Graduate Student Internship Success Story: Gabriel Camacho

Name: Gabriel Camacho
Undergraduate education: University of Virginia
Graduate education: Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut.

What are your research interests?
My research interests are to understand the role that stereotypes and prejudice play in racial/ethnic disparities across an …

By Tithi Basu Mallik
Tithi Basu Mallik Graduate Student Career Programs and Services Graduate Assistant
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