ICYMI: Struggle and Success: Stories from Entrepreneurs

The Center for Career Development recently collaborated with the Puerto Rican and Latin American Cultural Center (PRLACC) and the UConn Stamford Entrepreneurship Club to host a panel featuring 3 Connecticut entrepreneurs who shared their career struggles and successes, as well as advice on how to successfully navigate the startup process.

By Heidi Pineda
Heidi Pineda Affinity Community Outreach and Programming Intern
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Meet the millennial entrepreneur who just scored a $1 million investment for her inclusive ‘Black Girl Sunscreen’ brand

It was risky, Shontay Lundy said, to create a sunscreen line marketed toward Black people. But it was a risk she was willing to take.

In 2016, Lundy launched her company, Black Girl Sunscreen, saying she was was “underwhelmed” by …

By Dominic-Madori Davis
Dominic-Madori Davis Reporter
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The Challenge of Pursuing Meaningful Work When You Need to Work | Interview with Lodro Rinzler

“Many of us are driven to have a meaningful career where we can put our skills to use in a way that makes an impact. But sometimes this desire can clash with the realities of the job market. And even …

By Caroline Contillo
Caroline Contillo The Challenge of Pursuing Meaningful Work When You Need to Work | Interview with Lodro Rinzler
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“By Us, For Us”: First Queer Science Conference Creates Connections

Forty-three high school students and 13 members of the UConn community came together to celebrate science – and themselves – in the first Queer Science Conference, held Saturday, June 11th, in Storrs.

The one-day, volunteer-driven event connected the students with faculty, staff, …

By Jaclyn Severance
Jaclyn Severance News Writer, University Communications
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Exploring a Career and Having an Invisible Disability

Considering career(s) while having an invisible disability can be daunting. Fortunately, resources and programs are in place to help students navigate this process.

By Beth E Settje
Beth E Settje Associate Director, Experiential Learning & College to Career Transitions | Pronouns: She/Her
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3 Tips on Career Preparation for Graduate Students in Arts, Media, and Communication

The last couple of years has seen a greater variety of career options for students interested in the arts, media, and communication industries. To explore and prepare for a range of career opportunities, you can start with these three tips in mind.

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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Navigating Grad School Applications as an Undocumented Student

Graduate school can be a stressful and strenuous process for undocumented students, but there are ways you can navigate it and have the process work in your favor.

By Chelsea Osei
Chelsea Osei
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Employment Resources for the Black Students Affinity Community

The Black Students Affinity Community has many resources for students as they embark on their career journeys.

By Maggie Cummings
Maggie Cummings Career Consulting and Services Intern
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What it’s like to work in a Western office as a Muslim

“Reconciling what my faith expects of me with what my boss expects of me isn’t easy. But it’s worth it if it means I don’t have to leave my faith at the door at 9am.

Religion is a touchy subject. …

By Najma Ali
Najma Ali What it’s like to work in a Western office as a Muslim
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Let’s Talk About Racial Microaggressions In The Workplace

“Some corporations have come out in support of Black Lives Matter, and they give great detail their support of diversity. However, if we are to address racism in the workplace, we need to discuss racial microaggressions — something that businesses rarely …

By Stephanie Sarkis
Stephanie Sarkis Let’s Talk About Racial Microaggressions In The Workplace
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