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.  

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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Business Opportunities (Outside of the Classroom)

Are you interested in expanding your business experience? Check out these on-campus resources that can help foster innovation and supports student opportunities.

By Christopher McAuliffe
Christopher McAuliffe
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Student Success Story: Aarthi Shankar

Junior Financial Management major Aarthi Shankar has been heavily involved in the UConn Hartford community. Learn about her experiences and the advice she has for current and future students.

By Andrew Lanza
Andrew Lanza
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Brainstorming Business Ideas: Entrepreneur Month

Entrepreneurs Haley Segar and Kayla Simon shared their entrepreneurial journeys and how resources at UConn helped them get their businesses started. Read on to learn more about their unique stories and businesses.

By Emily Bretthauer
Emily Bretthauer
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Husky Mentors

  • Account Manager Impact Networking, LLC
  • Boston, MA
  • Small Business Owner Vanika Jethwa Nutrition LLC
  • Enfield, CT
  • Coventry, CT
  • President Swift Scientific

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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.

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.

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 …


Hosted by the Comcast Center of Excellence for Security Innovation at the University of Connecticut (CSI), CyberSEED brings together top …

Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation helps UConn students and faculty develop the skills needed to become successful entrepreneurs. …