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.  

If you have questions or need help, please schedule an appointment with a Career Coach. Click here to schedule an appointment. 

Alumni Success Story: Amy Dixon, Paralympic Athlete

Amy Dixon has always been a competitor in her life. She started to ride in equestrian events at the age of five and was swimming in meets at six. She’s played soccer and was an “all-around sports geek” in high …

By Mike Enright
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What does it take to be a Special Education Teacher?

In an interview with Caitlin Gosnell, a Special Education Teacher who teaches children on the autism spectrum and designs curriculum for students in 5th, 6th, and 7th grade, we learn about what it is like to be a Special Education …

By Eran Peterson
Eran Peterson Assistant Director, Career Coaching and Counseling Eran Peterson
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How do my military experiences align with a career in education or social services?

Sense of purpose, a duty to give back to the community, a passion for helping others, the ability to put the other before yourself… all of these reasons are among those that inspire people to volunteer or take on helping …

By Eran Peterson
Eran Peterson Assistant Director, Career Coaching and Counseling Eran Peterson
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ICYMI: How I Built Professional Wealth During and After College

Professional wealth and social capital: two terms that came up often in our conversation with Chauntay Mickens ’10 (CLAS). Professional wealth doesn’t just refer to money. It refers to the wealth of career and networking opportunities available to those with …

By Erik Zawodniak
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2 Alternative Experiential Learning Resources for Education and Social Services Students

Going to college, many students hope to gain practical experience in their field. One way of achieving this goal is by taking part in experiential learning, which consists of internships, co-ops, research, clinical, part-time jobs, and more. Many students are …

By Lisa Martelli
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Husky Mentors

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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 …

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