Healthcare and Wellness

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.  

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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My Experience as a Research Subject

Just attending a major research university offers so many possibilities to get involved in research and to meet interesting people all around campus. We hear a lot about the benefits to getting involved in research as an undergraduate research assistant …

By Eran Peterson
Eran Peterson Assistant Director, Career Coaching and Counseling
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Options for Careers in Health: Medical School Isn’t the Only Path

As an academic advisor in the Biology Advising Center, our team has anecdotally observed an upward trend in the number of students with the career goal of going to medical school.

While our alumni have gone on to becoming successful …

By Katerine Pais
Katerine Pais Academic Advisor
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Quick-Entry Healthcare and Medical Support Careers

True or False: All jobs in healthcare require years and years… and years… of education.

False! While obtaining the education required to become a physician, dentist, or nurse practitioner may take up to 10 years, there are numerous other rewarding …

By Lisa Famularo
Lisa Famularo Assistant Director, Equity and Inclusion
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Pre-Med and Pre-Dental Resources at UConn

If you’re a pre-health student at UConn, you’re likely familiar with the Pre-Med and Pre-Dental Center. Located in the Rowe building at the Storrs campus, they provide invaluable resources to you as current students seeking admission into a health-related graduate …

By Lisa Famularo
Lisa Famularo Assistant Director, Equity and Inclusion
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Husky Mentors

  • Psychiatric Nurse Yale New Haven Health System
  • Unit Director Maine Behavioral Health
  • Research Scientist The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Career Outcomes

  • First Destination
  • Top Employers
  • Starting Salary
  • Employment Locations
  • Top Universities
  • Degree Types
  • Fields of Study

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.

Vault Guides

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career …

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career …

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career …

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Practice Perspectives: Vault’s Guide to Legal Practice Areas is the insider’s guide to what it’s really like to practice at …

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Featured Resources

Glassdoor for Students

Search millions of jobs and get the inside scoop on companies with employee reviews, personalized salary tools, and more.

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 …

Engage in Experiential Learning

One of the best ways to gain experience, and begin to understand if a career sector or career path is …