First Gen Resources

The First Gen affinity community has many resources for first-generation students as they progress throughout their college careers. We will be covering several of these resources in this article, beginning with UConn’s website dedicated to first-generation students, firstgen.uconn.edu.  

UConn is a First-Gen Forward Institution and this …

By Maggie Cummings
Maggie Cummings Career Consulting and Services Intern
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Instagram’s Eva Chen talks #StopAsianHate with leaders in media, film, advocacy

Eva Chen, Instagram’s director of fashion partnerships, hosted a conversation about rising anti-Asian racism with civil rights activist and Rise founder Amanda Nguyen, Allure editor-in-chief Michelle Lee and “Birds of Prey” director Cathy Yan.

The four leaders discussed reports of increasing …

By Jennifer Liu
Jennifer Liu Reporter
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Improving Your Public Speaking as a STEM Student

If you’re pursuing your degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, you may think to yourself “why would I need to be good at public speaking?” After all, you’re probably not trying to become the governor of Connecticut (or maybe …

By Erik Zawodniak
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Why I Changed Majors During My Junior Year

I declared Marketing as my major at the beginning of my Sophomore year, but after taking an Operation and Information Management course I realized Management Information Systems (MIS) is for me.

By Chloe Sainsbury
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This Senior User Experience (UX) Researcher at Google shares the scoop on all things UXR

New product development teams need to have a good understanding of their users before even starting to think about developing products for them. A person’s needs, wants, pain points, and thought processes are all important considerations. User experience (UX) researchers

By Lauren Deleon
Lauren Deleon Program Development and Marketing Intern
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Company Highlights: Companies that Value Innovation and Creativity throughout Different Industries

Innovation has been a high priority throughout many different industries, from technology to entertainment to even healthcare. When people think of innovation these days, we typically think of technology, but innovation and creativity can take place in many other industries. Check out this list …

By Ben Kemp
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A Look at Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander Student Organizations

Student organizations are associations wherein students can connect with other students in their field of interest. These organizations have resources, scholarship/financial help, educational events, and outreach opportunities available to students. The Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander Affinity Community has multiple amazing student organizations

By Maggie Cummings
Maggie Cummings Career Consulting and Services Intern
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Imposter Syndrome For Newly Graduated Students

What is Imposter Syndrome?

Imposter Syndrome is a fear that one might be a fraud in the workplace, even if you have the qualifications to be there. As was written for Scientific American by psychologist Ellen Hendricksen, Imposter Syndrome is …

By Madalynn Giglio
Madalynn Giglio
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UConn Research: Technology Commercialization Services

Technology Commercialization Services (TCS) here at UConn utilize resources provided by UConn’s Office of the Vice President for Research to work with various innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, and industry partners to create products, companies, and jobs using UConn Research findings. TCS strives to fuel economic development and a better society through a coordinated …

By Ben Kemp
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School of Business Offers New Minor in Social Responsibility and Impact in Business

Addressing growing interest from UConn students, the School of Business is launching a minor in Social Responsibility and Impact in Business.

The program is open to all UConn undergraduates, regardless of major. A parallel concentration is also being offered to …

By Francesca Crivello
Francesca Crivello Operations Coordinator
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