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. 

An Interview with a UConn Werth Innovator & Entrepreneur

Natalie Lacroix is an accomplished student at UConn, who has had a major impact on the University’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation programs. She is a Werth Innovator and was selected to be the first Project Manager for the pilot team of …

By Nishitha Edupuganti
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Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month: Five Changemakers Who Have Impacted Our Day-to-Day Lives

Ice cold beverages; designer fashion; computer networking and hardware; sound quality and experience. What do all of these things have in common? Aside from being common occurrences in our day-to-day activities, they are also industries that have been heavily influenced …

By Kristen Soprano
Kristen Soprano Career Consultant Kristen Soprano
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3 Alternative Experiential Learning Resources for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Students

Going to college, many students hope to gain practical experience in their field. One way of achieving this goal is by taking part in experiential learning, which consists of internships, co-ops, research, clinical, part-time jobs, and more. Many students are …

By Lisa Martelli
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For Undergraduates, Early Research Experience Pays Off

Rahul Kanadia, associate professor of physiology and neurobiology, speaks with biology undergraduates in the Leveraging Mentoring and Early Research to Advance Academic Potential (LEAP) program in the Gant Building on March 18, 2021. (Bri Diaz/UConn Photo)

Participating in research is …

By Katarzyna Paszek
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$100 and a Dream: A Small Business Owner’s Journey

Brittany Harrington, President and Owner of Harrington Diving & Marine Services, shares her story of how she started a successful business with her husband, Peter. With hard work and determination, they achieved their dream and you can too!

My husband, …

By Tara Malone
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Husky Mentors

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  • Senior Managing Director Connecticut Innovations
  • Founder & CEO Greater Good Consultants, CareerInSTEM
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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 …