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.  

Women in Innovation and Entrepreneurialism

Innovation and Entrepreneurialism – what is the difference? Innovation is the birth of an idea, but an idea doesn’t make you an entrepreneur unless you put it into action, take a risk and create a business.

One woman who can be …

By Wendy Kopp
Wendy Kopp Corporate Partner Relations Coordinator
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Latinx Heritage Month Spotlight: Bianca Kea

Latinx Heritage Month lasts from September 15 to October 15, and today we are highlighting Bianca Kea, an Afro-Latina entrepreneur and business owner who founded the apparel company, Yo Soy Afro Latina.

By Avery Caya
Avery Caya Graduate Assistant, CLAS/Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (They/Them/Theirs)
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Latinx Heritage Month Alumni Spotlight: Franklin Chang-Díaz

Latinx Month is from September 15th to October 15th, and to celebrate we are highlighting a groundbreaking UConn alum, Franklin Chang-Díaz!

Dr. Franklin Chang-Díaz was born on April 5th, 1950 in San José, Costa Rica, and he moved to the …

By Avery Caya
Avery Caya Graduate Assistant, CLAS/Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (They/Them/Theirs)
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3 Programs to Help you Become an Entrepreneur While Studying in the U.S.

Do you want to start your own business while studying in the U.S.? Here are 3 programs to help you become an entrepreneur while studying in the U.S.

By Desiree Martino
Desiree Martino Career Coach | Pronouns she/her
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Resourceful, Energetic, and Fearless: An Interview with Alum Zak Romanoff

Zak Romanoff is a disruptor in the food distribution, marketing, and sales world. Known for removing the term Food Broker from his vocabulary and replacing it with the self-developed term Brand Advocate, Zak is a true advocate for the brands …

By Lisa Famularo
Lisa Famularo Assistant Director, Equity and Inclusion | Pronouns: she/her/hers
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Career Outcomes

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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.

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Featured Resources

NetWerx Program

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

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 …
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 …