Education and Sports

Welcome to the Education and Sports community!

The Education and Sports community will provide resources, information, and a virtual space for students and alumni interested in working within the education and sports industries.  As a follower of the Education and Sports 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.  

Welcome to the Education and Social Services career community!

Professions Might Include:

  • Teachers
  • Marriage and family therapists
  • Higher education administrators
  • Admissions counselors
  • Academic directors
  • Rehabilitation counselors
  • Clinical psychologists
  • Librarians
  • Social workers
  • School counselors

Commonly Found Skills in this Field Might Include (but are not limited to):

  • Active listening
  • Critical thinking
  • Social perceptiveness
  • Service orientation
  • Writing
  • Complex problem solving
  • Instructing
  • Time management


Can you merge your passion with your career path? Laney Dunn did just that.

Everyone wants to be able to do something they love as a career. Meet Laney Dunn, a current UConn student who discovered how to combine her love of reading with her professional aspirations.

By Lily Guberman
Lily Guberman Marketing Assistant
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Technology in Education: Promoting Student Engagement 

Explore how technology can be used to inspire students, customize learning, and bring together students for the future of work. 

By Jessica Lockwood
Jessica Lockwood
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Education Jobs Outside of the Classroom

There are plenty of options for those with a teaching degree other than teaching. Written and communication skills, problem solving and critical thinking give you the opportunity to work in roles outside of the classroom.

By Eran Peterson
Eran Peterson Associate Director, Student Engagement
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How to Become a Teacher Without a Master’s Degree

Interested in becoming a teacher, but not sure if you want to go through the school of education? There is the ability to receive an alternative teacher certification through another kind of program.

By Eunice Asante
Eunice Asante
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10 Questions with Sakeena Everett

A new faculty member, Everett is an avid literacy advocate and expert in urban education, teacher education, and literacy education. Here we explore her recent publication for the National Council of Teachers of English.

By Shawn Kornegay
Shawn Kornegay Publicity/Marketing Administrator
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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.

Featured Resources

Education & Social Services Resources

Many programs in education and social services include practicum experiences. Learn more about those here.

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CT DoE Paraeducator Information and Resources

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Work In Sports

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Capitol Region Education Council (CREC)

Since 1966, the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC), working with and for its member districts, has developed a wide array …