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.  

UConn Researchers Explore Role of the Black Female Principal in Schools

Three UConn scholars from the Neag School of Education set out to learn more about the commitment of Black female principals during this time of uncertainty and heightened awareness of racial inequalities. The researchers found that these principals fought for …

By Francesca Crivello
Francesca Crivello Operations Coordinator
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The Long Game: Doug Glanville has no right to be this good at this many things.

When Neag School of Education professor Doug Glanville cleaned out his garage during a recent family move, he unearthed some unusual stuff. Interspersed among the old grill equipment and lawn chairs were a dozen baseball bats, signed by Derek Jeter …

By Rand Richards Cooper
Rand Richards Cooper
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Organizations for Young Educators

As an educator, there are many different organizations you can join where you can learn from and interact with other educators. While young educators have the most to learn about their field, those of any level of experience stand to benefit from …

By Spencer Appell
Spencer Appell Career Consulting and Services Intern
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Guide to Sports Careers for Non-Athletes

Contrary to the popular belief, you can build a successful career in the sports industry even if you are not an athlete or a person who has certain athletic experience. You can always show your support for the sports industry …

By Aaron Mayer
Aaron Mayer
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Alumni Success Story: Valeria Popolizio

Valeria Popolizio (she/her) graduated from UConn in 2020, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Humans Rights with a minor in Latino Studies. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Educational Transformation with a concentration in Advocacy and Policy on an accelerated track at Georgetown University.

By Heidi Pineda
Heidi Pineda DE&I Career Ambassador Program Coordinator
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