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.  

Meet the Researcher – Xiaomei Cong

Babies who are born prematurely have to fight through days, weeks, or even months of stressful existence.

University of Connecticut School of Nursing professor Xiaomei Cong saw this struggle firsthand working as a registered nurse in a neonatal intensive care …

By Anna Aldrich
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Consulting as a Career

A consultant is someone who reviews a situation and offers ideas and solutions that people close to the problem or circumstance might not see; they offer alternatives and ideas that may be creative, impersonal, save money, or shift a company …

By Beth E Settje
Beth E Settje Associate Director, Experiential Learning & College to Career Transitions | Pronouns: She/Her
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What and Who is an Entrepreneur?

Many of us hear the word “entrepreneur” when we discuss an individual who has “made it big” with their idea. Some household names who began as entrepreneurs, such as Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Oprah Winfrey are now the leaders of …

By Chrys Tsilibes
Chrys Tsilibes Assistant Director, Corporate Partner Relations
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25 Quotes from Entrepreneurs to Help You Get Your Idea off the Ground

Starting your own business is like planting a new garden. There’s an upfront investment of time and money. Early …

By Tara Malone
Tara Malone Associate Director, Regional Campuses Pronouns: she/her/hers
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Entrepreneurship Defined: What It Means to Be an Entrepreneur

The road to entrepreneurship is often a treacherous one filled with unexpected detours, roadblocks and dead ends. There are lots of sleepless nights, plans that don’t work out, funding that doesn’t come through, and customers that never materialize. It can …

By Tara Malone
Tara Malone Associate Director, Regional Campuses Pronouns: she/her/hers
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Career Outcomes

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  • 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

NetWerx Program

The Werth Institute NetWerx Program builds bridges between current students and UConn alumni through multiple engagement opportunities centering around how …

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 …
Werth Institute

Under University leadership, the Peter J. Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation brings together myriad programs that foster entrepreneurship and …

Women’s Business Development Council

Women’s Business Development Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing the tools and resources to help …

U.S. Small Business Administration

We support America’s small businesses. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) connects entrepreneurs with lenders and funding to help them plan, start and …