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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One Step to Take Control of Your Job Search

While conducting a job search takes time and incorporates many different steps, there is one step in particular that will have a positive ripple effect on various aspects of your ENTIRE job search!

By Kay Kimball Gruder
Kay Kimball Gruder Associate Director, Graduate Student & Postdoc Career Programs and Services | Pronouns: she/her/hers
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Resourceful, Energetic, and Fearless: An Interview with Alum Zak Romanoff

Zak Romanoff is a disruptor in the food distribution, marketing, and sales world. Known for removing the term Food Broker from his vocabulary and replacing it with the self-developed term Brand Advocate, Zak is a true advocate for the brands …

By Lisa Famularo
Lisa Famularo Assistant Director, Equity and Inclusion | Pronouns: she/her/hers
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Herbarium Milestone: Preserving our Past, Present, and Future

A flowering branch of spicebush native to Connecticut was recently logged as the 200,000th specimen in UConn’s George S. Torrey Herbarium. Since 1898, when the University was known as the Storrs Agricultural College, the herbarium has played a critical role in …

By Francesca Crivello
Francesca Crivello Operations Coordinator
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A Fresh Take on Fat: Nanoparticle Technology Provides Healthy Trans, Saturated Fat Alternative

The old adage that oil and water don’t mix isn’t entirely accurate. While it’s true that the two compounds don’t naturally combine, turning them into one final product can be done. You just need an emulsifier, an ingredient commonly used in the …

By Francesca Crivello
Francesca Crivello Operations Coordinator
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A Perfect Storm for US Agriculture

Supply chains and inflation are topics on the minds of many consumers. Shortages of products ranging from building materials, microchips, baby formula, to pharmaceuticals show how our day-to-day lives rely on global supply chains and the ever-increasing prices of the products they transport.

For …

By Francesca Crivello
Francesca Crivello Operations Coordinator
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Husky Mentors

  • Project Director Eversource Energy
  • Program Analyst/NRCS Liaison Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
  • Graduate Research Assistant Kansas Geological Survey
  • Senior Consultant Eversource Energy

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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.