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This page has been tailored to this specific community and its industry-related opportunities for students and alumni. Browse this page for alumni to engage with, events to attend, student organizations to consider joining, internships and jobs to explore, professional organizations to learn from, and blog posts to deepen your understanding. To discuss career opportunities and how to prepare for roles in this industry, consider meeting with a career coach. Meetings can be scheduled by clicking here.

Student Success Story: Nikita Rodriguez

Nikita Rodriguez

Nikita Rodriguez earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychological Sciences from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn Stamford in May 2020. Since graduation, Nikita has secured employment with Florida International University as an Assistant Residential Life Coordinator. She …

By Tara Malone
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Why You Should Major in African American Studies

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The staff writers at BestColleges.Com created an open-use guide – Why You Should Major in African American Studies – that outlines the importance of majoring in African American studies, career paths, benefits, and skills this discipline offers.   

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By Wiley Dawson
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Alumni Spotlight: Janae McMillan

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Alumni Spotlight is a recurring series of articles we post here to allow us to remember and celebrate the accomplishments of our once (and always) esteemed Huskies, who now are in the world, achieving goals they always wanted to set. …

By Javon Adote
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3 Nonprofit Myths to Consider as You Enter the Job Market

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This past week, the Careers for the Common Good team held the Debunking the Myths of Working for a Nonprofit Panel. The discussion included four recent UConn alumni who shared their experiences working for a nonprofit organization and some of …

By Zoeann Day
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Miguel Cardona Named 1st UConn Grad to Serve as U.S. Secretary of Education

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President Joe Biden’s nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education, Neag School alumnus and Connecticut’s Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona ’01 MA, ’04 6th Year, ’11 Ed.D., ’12 ELP, was officially confirmed on March 1, 2021, by the U.S. Senate. Cardona was …

By Shawn Kornegay
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