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I Thought I Wanted to Be a Lawyer, But I’m Happier as a Social Worker

Students having a conversation at the UConn School of Social Work.

“I love my job. I think, at this point in my life, it’s the perfect job for me,” my colleague Sara Yzaguirre shared with me as we sat in her office. “I’ve been here almost three years, and I still …

By The Muse
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Student Success Story: Justin Monell

Justin Monell

Justin Monell (him/him/el) completed a two-year sociology program at the University of Bridgeport before transferring to the University of Connecticut to finish his degree. In 2014, he earned his Bachelor’s in Sociology and Political Science with a minor in Latinx …

By Sarah Krafcik
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Summer Camps: The Work Experience You Didn’t Know You Needed

summer camp

At any age, from high school to college to beyond, becoming a summer camp counselor can be one of the most rewarding experiences you can have outside of the classroom- and a great career decision. There are so many benefits …

By Clarice Pennock
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Student Success Story: Hope McMorran


Hope McMorran (she/her/hers) graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychological Sciences and a minor in Human Development & Family Studies from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in 2018. In pursuit of a Masters in Education at Penn State …

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Latinx Heritage Month Spotlight – Joanna Rivera Davis

Joanna Rivera Davis, Assistant Director, UConn Academic Achievement Center

In celebration of Latinx Heritage Month, we asked inspiring Latinx professionals to share their stories in their own words. Meet Joanna Rivera Davis, Assistant Director at the UConn Academic Achievement Center.

“Remember who you are” was something frequently said by …

By Joanna Rivera Davis
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