Success Story – Xiaochen Liu

“Your health and wellness are the foundation of any success!”

Xiaochen Liu was an international student who received both a master’s degree (2016) and a Ph.D. from UConn in Cognition, Instruction, and Learning Technology (2020). “Like every graduate student experienced …

By Desiree Martino
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Career Insights from Tommy Orange – Native American Author

Tommy Orange is a Native American author of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes. He is best known for There There, his 2018 debut novel, which follows the journey of 12 “urban Indians” living in the greater Oakland, California area who converge onto a stadium powwow, reconnecting over their Native identity.

By Erik Zawodniak
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Voices of the Insurance Industry: Justin Moulton, NCCI

Voices of the Insurance Industry is an interview series where we get to know some of the most interesting and thought-provoking leaders in Connecticut’s insurance marketplace. Voices of the Insurance Industry is a collaboration between the Connecticut CPCU Society Chapter …

By Faye Rooney
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New CAHNR Program Provides Scholarships, Support for Native Students

 

A new initiative from UConn’s College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources will support the agricultural education of Native students through integrated financial, cultural, and academic programs.

Through a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture, the program will …

By Anna Zarra Aldrich
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Everything You Need to Know About Pursuing a Career in Media

After spending my entire career in media, in companies as varied as MTV, Condé Nast, SundanceTV, and Discovery, I am often asked to give advice on how to get into the media business. It usually comes from a passionate, wide-eyed …

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3 Alternative Experiential Learning Resources for Government, Public Administration, Law, and Nonprofit Students

Going to college, many students hope to gain practical experience in their field. One way of achieving this goal is by taking part in experiential learning, which consists of internships, co-ops, research, clinical, part-time jobs, and more. Many students are …

By Lisa Martelli
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Lessons learned for Career Preparation via Non-academic Graduate Assistant Experience

Graduate Assistants from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School shared in a recent article in Carpe Careers what they learned from their career preparation experience while working in non-academic projects. The four lessons they learned are:

1) finding multiple mentors …

By Damiao Zoe Xu
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Student Success Story: Brendon Thammavongsa

Brendon Thammavongsa is a rising senior majoring in Exercise Science. He is an active member of Lambda Phi Epsilon, the world’s largest Asian-interest fraternity, and UConn Hip-Hop Initiative, where he serves as Social Media Director.

How has your membership in …

By Erik Zawodniak
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A Sales Pitch

When I tell people I work in higher education, people often have follow-up questions: Do I teach? What department I am in? What do I do? The same goes for when people meet my husband; he is a farmer and …

By Beth Settje
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Alumna Success Story: Hayley Segar Dives Into Women’s Swimwear Industry

Hayley Segar ’17 says her mentors helped with everything from marketing to securing trademarks.

By Claire Hall
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