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.  

“By Us, For Us”: First Queer Science Conference Creates Connections

Forty-three high school students and 13 members of the UConn community came together to celebrate science – and themselves – in the first Queer Science Conference, held Saturday, June 11th, in Storrs.

The one-day, volunteer-driven event connected the students with faculty, staff, …

By Jaclyn Severance
Jaclyn Severance News Writer, University Communications
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UConn 4-H Brings High Tech to Connecticut Youth

In existence for over 100 years, 4-H programs have historically introduced farming communities to new technologies or approaches through youth development. The “Head, Heart, Hands, and Health” embedded within its name have expanded in recent decades to include more programing …

By Francesca Crivello
Francesca Crivello Assessment & Technology Coordinator
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Latino Economic Development Center’s Entrepreneur Training for Success Program

Starting a business is no easy feat, but with the right support, you can turn your idea into reality.

By Spencer Hayes
Spencer Hayes Graduate Assistant, Programming (She/Her/Hers)
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LGBTQ+ Entrepreneurs Share Their Pride

Local LGBTQ+ identifying entrepreneurs have shared guidance and advice to others within the queer community looking to start their own business, along with personal insights about being open with their identity as business owners.

By Heidi Pineda
Heidi Pineda DE&I Career Ambassador Program Coordinator
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Alumni Success Story: LaChana Flanders

LaChana Flanders (she/her) M.S., CCC -SLP graduated UConn in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, and went on to receive a Master’s of Science degree from Pace University in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2020. She is now the founder of Valiant Speech & Language Solutions.

By Heidi Pineda
Heidi Pineda DE&I Career Ambassador Program Coordinator
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Career Outcomes

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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.

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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.

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 …
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 …