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.  

Educational Experiences on Campus For Pre-Education Students

For students interested in education, it’s essential to have as much experience working with children as possible. There are programs available to UConn students allowing them to engage with children at a variety of age levels. In these programs, UConn …

By Javon Adote
Javon Adote
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The Inside Scoop on Working as a Healthcare Advocate

Health advocates, also known as patient representatives and patient advocates, work with and on behalf of patients to resolve issues ranging from getting insurance coverage to dealing with complaints about the medical staff to explaining a doctor’s treatment plan. In addition to patients, health …

By Ana Clara Blesso
Ana Clara Blesso Associate Director, Career Coaching & Experiential Learning
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Breaking Down 5 Education-Focused Interview Questions

Interviewing is a critical and common part of any job search experience, and students interested in working in classroom teaching post-graduation are no exception.

Depending on the size of the school district to which you are applying, your initial interview …

By Ana Clara Blesso
Ana Clara Blesso Associate Director, Career Coaching & Experiential Learning
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The Child Life Profession: A Unique Way to Work with Children

Do you enjoy working with children, or have you entertained the idea of possibly working in a health care setting? I myself had never heard of a Child Life Specialist until just a little while ago, and I was surprised …

By Clarice Pennock
Clarice Pennock Career Intern
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Professional Organizations for Students Interested in Social Services Careers

According to the Vault Career Guide to Social Services Jobs, “The U.S. Department of Labor predicts employment in social assistance will grow by 10 percent through 2024, which is faster than the average for all other occupations. Employment of social …

By Ana Clara Blesso
Ana Clara Blesso Associate Director, Career Coaching & Experiential Learning
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Education & Social Services Resources

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

Practicum Requirements: UConn Counselor Education …

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Career Search Engines
In addition to engaging in networking, searching online can be a viable option to supplement internship and co-op efforts. In …
Top School Jobs

Education Week TopSchoolJobs offers you a dynamic marketplace of high-quality educators, administrators, and other education professionals drawing viewers from Education Week and …

TeamWork Online

TeamWork Online is a Recruiting System designed specifically for sports and live events and focused on a single goal: attracting …

Connecticut REAP

Connecticut REAP is a free service designed to help educators find new and exciting teaching jobs, administrative jobs and other …