Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Welcome to the Innovation and Entrepreneurship community!

The Innovation & Entrepreneurship community will provide resources, information, and a virtual space for students and alumni interested in innovation and entrepreneurship.  As a follower of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship 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.  

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Undocumented Entrepreneurs in Growing Industries: Service Industries 

Entrepreneurship is a great option to help overcome some of the obstacles an undocumented person faces when seeking employment. The growing service industry covers a variety of fields and offers different options for undocumented entrepreneurs to start their own business!

By Jonathan Bustamante
Jonathan Bustamante
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Undocumented Entrepreneurs in Growing Industries: Construction 

While generating income in the U.S. is a huge challenge for undocumented individuals, there are several ways to earn an income that do not require individuals to apply for a work permit. This blog explores the construction industry in the U.S. and how they can be used to one’s advantage.

By Jonathan Bustamante
Jonathan Bustamante
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The Importance of Black Owned Business 

Black Owned Businesses are important community staples that create new jobs and improve the relationship within them. Read on for a list of local Black Owned Businesses and how you can support them.

By Mya Davis
Mya Davis
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Latinx Heritage Month Spotlight: Noëlle Santos

Introducing Noëlle Santos, an Afro-Latina entrepreneur. Noëlle owns and founded The Lit. Bar, a wine bar/ bookstore! It is also the only independent bookstore in the Bronx. Read on to know Noëlle’s full journey!

By Avery Caya
Avery Caya Graduate Assistant, CLAS/Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (They/Them/Theirs)
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Tips on Pitching your Business from a Chief Marketing Officer

Marisa Thalberg shared advice with students interested in entrepreneurship at the Tips on Pitching your Business event during April of last year through a webinar in honor of Entrepreneurship Month. Throughout her career journey, Thalberg has been Global Chief Brand …

By Jennifer Criollo
Jennifer Criollo
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Job Market InsightsIn partnership withLightcast logo

Explore occupations by career categories and pathways and use real time labor market data to power your decision making.

First, choose an industry of interest, then filter for occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

Husky Mentors

  • Boston, MA
  • Small Business Owner Vanika Jethwa Nutrition LLC
Meet Vanika >
  • Enfield, CT
Meet Katie >
  • Coventry, CT
  • President Swift Scientific
Meet Owen >
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Senior Supervising Editor NPR
Meet Fernando >

Job Market InsightsIn partnership withLightcast logo

Explore occupations by career categories and pathways and use real time labor market data to power your decision making.

First, choose an industry of interest, then filter for occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

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.

Student/Alumni Success Stories

Featured Resources

BOLD Women’s Leadership Network

BOLD focuses on facilitating opportunities for women’s career development and networking through scholarship funding, programming, and post-graduation fellowships.

Résumé Samples by Career Community
Career Search Engines
In addition to engaging in networking, searching online can be a viable option to supplement internship and co-op efforts. In …
Podcasts for Your Career Community

Listening to podcasts can give you a window into the career and work habits of people in every kind of …

InsurTech Venturing and Fellowship Program

Are you fascinated by the world of InsurTech? The InsurTech Fellows Program is a fellowship that provides a variety of …

Greenhouse Studios

Greenhouse Studios forges diverse and democratic collaborations that build humanities scholarship in new formats to engage new audiences. The design-thinking …