Agriculture, Animals, Food, and the Environment

Welcome to the Agriculture, Animals, Food, and the Environment community!

The Agriculture, Animals, Food, and the Environment Community will provide resources, information, and a virtual space for students and alumni interested in working within the agriculture, animals, food, and environmental industries.  As a follower of the Agriculture, Animals, Food, and the Environment community, you will get timely alerts on internships, co-ops, jobs, blogs, and events posted on the page.  

Career and self-development are life-long processes that evolve as new experiences and information are obtained. Use this page to design your career and self-development strategically. Review the list of student and professional organizations and decide which opportunities best align with your career goals. Connect with a Husky Mentor to engage in career conversations that will expand your network and give you an on-the-job perspective. Explore your options by reviewing Job Market Insights and the UConn Undergraduate Outcomes.  

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Student Success Story: Ariana Venegas

Ariana Venegas ’22 is a senior Environmental Studies major and English minor with a deep passion for sustainability and the environment.

By Lisa Famularo
Lisa Famularo Assistant Director, Equity and Inclusion
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UConn Alum Shapes U.S. Climate Policy

By staying curious and saying yes to opportunities, Catherine Pomposi ’10 (CLAS) translated her degree in statistics and environmental analysis into a Ph.D. in climate science and a career on Capitol Hill.

Catherine graduated from the College of Liberal Arts and …

By Lisa Famularo
Lisa Famularo Assistant Director, Equity and Inclusion
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Benefit Corporations: Combining Work and Passion

Have you ever wondered what career paths you can take to combine your job with your passion for humanitarian issues? Though everyone’s experience is different, those who hope to make a difference often find themselves working for advocacy groups, nonprofit …

By Clarice Pennock
Clarice Pennock Career Intern
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Join the National Black Farmers Association

Become a member of the preeminent organization for Black farmers in the United States, the National Black Farmers Association! NBFA was founded in 1995 by John Boyd, Jr, a fourth-generation Black farmer who has grappled consistently with the U.S. Department …

By Erik Zawodniak
Erik Zawodniak
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Honoring Alan Thacker Busby: UConn’s First Black Graduate

Back in 1914, a young Alan Thacker Busby enrolled at UConn – then called the Connecticut Agricultural College – to pursue a degree in animal science. He would go on to be the only student of color in his graduating …

By Francesca Crivello
Francesca Crivello Operations Coordinator
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Husky Mentors

  • Service Development Manager Zahid Tractor

Chao Xu

Mentor
  • Postdoctoral Appointee Argonne National Laboratory
  • Technician Supervisor VCA Old Canal
  • ORISE Fellow U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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Career Outcomes

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  • Employment Locations
  • Top Universities
  • Degree Types
  • Fields of Study

First Destination

First Destination refers to undergraduate outcomes within the 6 months following graduation. The data is collected through a survey distributed to students at graduation, and again in the months following, to gain insight on their lives post-graduation.

Vault Guides

Practice Perspectives: Vault’s Guide to Legal Practice Areas is the insider’s guide to what it’s really like to practice at …

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career …

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career …

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career …

Featured Resources

Glassdoor for Students

Search millions of jobs and get the inside scoop on companies with employee reviews, personalized salary tools, and more.

Internship & Co-op Guide

Both internships & co-ops are work/learning experiences that provide a hands-on way for students to confirm their choice of major …

Engage in Experiential Learning

One of the best ways to gain experience, and begin to understand if a career sector or career path is …