Welcome to the Healthcare and Wellness community!

The Healthcare and Wellness community will provide resources, information, and a virtual space for students and alumni interested in working within the healthcare and wellness industries.  As a follower of the Healthcare and Wellness 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 Healthcare and Wellness career community!

Professions Might Include:

  • Surgical Technicians
  • Paramedics
  • Massage Therapists
  • Physicians/Physician assistants
  • Medical Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Healthcare administrators
  • Physical and occupational therapists
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • Audiologists
  • Biomedical engineers
  • Pharmacists
  • Dentists/Dental assistants
  • Physical/personal trainers
  • Medical researchers

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

  • Interpersonal communication
  • Active listening
  • Critical thinking
  • Service orientation
  • Complex problem solving
  • Time management
  • Reading comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Coordination
  • Monitoring


Informational Interview with a Health Insurance Professional

Informational interviews are a great way to learn more about a career path and can assist you with deciding on your own. John Dean, employee at Aetna, a CVS Health Company, shares his experience as well as advice for students pursuing Actuarial Science or a related field.

By Taylor Czmyr
Taylor Czmyr
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5 Tips for Success in Healthcare Job Interviews

The healthcare industry is demanding. Whether you’re a physician, nurse, or other healthcare professional, your interactions with patients and families can be life changing. As a result, employers are keen on hiring technically proficient individuals with values and personality traits …

By HospitalRecruiting
HospitalRecruiting is an online healthcare job board for physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses, and allied health professionals. Visit our site to view current medical practice and employment opportunities or navigate to our Healthcare Career Resources Blog for more great articles like this one!
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My Experience in a Yale REU Program

My internship allowed me to explore my passion for clinical-based research. I learned how first-hand experience in how molecular research was done and gained an understanding the pathobiology of chronic lung diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

By Darlene Burckson
Darlene Burckson
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UConn’s Academic Opportunities in Healthcare – Medical Science

UConn’s four health-centered schools offer a variety of majors and minors, specific programs, and specialized departments to prepare UConn’s future health community for careers in the medical field.

By Kathryn Ferencsik
Kathryn Ferencsik
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Healthcare and Wellness Career Options Beyond the Medical Sciences

There is a vast array of career paths in Healthcare and Wellness that are not in the Medical Sciences. From Nutritionist to Life Coach, here are some potential pathways to healthcare.

By Kathryn Ferencsik
Kathryn Ferencsik
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First Destination

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.

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