La Comunidad Intelectual: Developing Latinx Professionals

Learn about the La Comunidad Intelectual living-learning community and the benefits it brings to students in the program!

By Heidi Pineda
Heidi Pineda Affinity Community Outreach and Programming Intern
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My Takeaways from the Inaugural Career Everywhere Conference

On September 9, the discussion about our students’ career preparation was buzzing at the Peter J. Werth Tower in Storrs. More than a hundred people – faculty, career professionals, and employers – gathered to examine various aspects of preparing UConn students …

By Natalia Smirnova
Natalia Smirnova Associate Professor In Residence, Department of Economics
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Career Champion Spotlight: Manish Roy

Dr. Roy is an Assistant Professor in Residence in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the School of Engineering. He integrates career readiness modules into his courses for his students’ benefit.

By Heidi Pineda
Heidi Pineda Affinity Community Outreach and Programming Intern
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Women in Innovation and Entrepreneurialism

Innovation and Entrepreneurialism – what is the difference? Innovation is the birth of an idea, but an idea doesn’t make you an entrepreneur unless you put it into action, take a risk and create a business.

One woman who can be …

By Wendy Kopp
Wendy Kopp Corporate Partner Relations Coordinator
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Native American and Indigenous Community Takes Shape At UConn

When Kat Milligan-McClellan arrived at UConn in fall 2020, she looked around at the rolling hills, the autumn leaves, and the 18th-century buildings, and immediately knew: Something was missing.

“There were as many as four monuments to Nathan Hale in …

By Christine Buckley
Christine Buckley Publicity/Marketing Manager
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How International Students Can Improve Their Chances of Getting H-1B Visas

With this year’s H-1B visa registration season well underway, we spoke with International Student Career Expert Marcelo Barros about what international students should be doing now, common mistakes students make when searching for U.S. employment, and what we can expect …

By Derek Loosvelt - Firsthand
Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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Finding jobs and internships as a first-generation grad

For first-generation college students, the entire college experience is completely new and uncharted. With no family to lean on for advice and support in terms of knowing the ins and outs of college life, it’s no wonder that a recent …

By Sean Kelly - College Recruiter
College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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Career Wellness for Graduate Students: Work-life Integration

Take the time to figure out what a work-life balance looks like for you and how to maintain career wellness in graduate school!

By Damiao Zoe Xu
Damiao Zoe Xu Graduate Assistant, Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services | Pronouns: she/her/hers
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How Black and White Professionals Reckon with Racism in the Workplace [Interview]

Kristin Harper is the CEO of Driven to Succeed, LLC—a leadership development company that provides brand strategy consulting, market research, and keynote speaking on leadership and emotional intelligence—and author of The Heart of a Leader: 52 Emotional Intelligence Insights …

By Stephan Maldonado - Firsthand
Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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Mindy Kaling Can Make You Laugh, But She Also Has Career Advice for You

Hear about Mindy Kaling’s experience finding her place in the entertainment industry after starting out as a “diversity hire”, and what she has to say about diversity, hard, work and more.

By Stav Ziv - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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