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.  

If you have questions or need help, please schedule an appointment with a Career Coach. Click here to schedule an appointment. 

6 Tips for Undocumented Students who are Interested in Starting a Business

Building a business from the ground up is an incredible feat even without the additional challenges that can come with being an undocumented business owner. Luckily, there’s advice and information out there that can help, much of which comes from …

By Mary Malerba
Mary Malerba Assistant Director, Corporate Partner Relations Mary Malerba
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6 Hobbies Students Can Still Do at Home They Could Grow In and Get Paid For!

It is no secret that even still in 2021, in what looks like the horizon of the pandemic, many are still confined to their homes or finding themselves with time they otherwise wouldn’t have. Here we investigate what you can …

By Javon Adote
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Student Entrepreneurs Use Nutritional Bar to Reach Out to Those in Need

Senior nutritional sciences major Eva Quigley ’22 (CAHNR) has created a novel protein bar that not only fills a market need but also supports children in food-insecure households.

Armed with knowledge of the relationship between food and health, Quigley noticed …

By Anna Zarra Aldrich
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5 Key Traits that Undocumented Students and Successful Entrepreneurs Have in Common

The life of an entrepreneur is filled with challenges, creative problem solving, and a ton of hard work – but it also comes with adventure, the ability to pursue your passion, and the power to cultivate your career journey. Entrepreneurs …

By Mary Malerba
Mary Malerba Assistant Director, Corporate Partner Relations Mary Malerba
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4 Resources for LGBTQ+ Entrepreneurs

According to Investopedia, “A startup is a company in the initial stages of business and are typically founded by one or more entrepreneurs who want to develop a product or service for which they believe there is demand.” They are …

By Aaliyah Castleberry
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NetWerx Mentor Program

The Werth Institute NetWerx Program builds bridges between current students and UConn alumni through multiple mentorship engagement opportunities that center …