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Student Feature: Ama Appiah

Ama Appiah is a senior who is about to complete her double major in Molecular and Cell Biology and Communication. Ama has made sure to get as involved as she could during her time here at UConn, all while maintaining her down-to-earth, personable self. She and I spoke about her involvement, her accomplishments, and her […]

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Lessons I Learned Working as a CI at the CCD

  By: Amanda D’Arbanville   What Does it mean to be a Career intern at the Center for Career Development (CCD) at UConn?   I have been working this on-campus paid internship since my sophomore year at UConn. My work consists of critiquing undergraduate resumes, leading presentations on campus, and assisting various departments with campus-wide […]

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Learn More about HuskyTHON with the VP of Communications

HuskyTHON is an organization that focused on the year-long effort to raise funds and awareness for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Each February, the fundraising efforts come together for an 18-hour dance marathon. Thousands of UConn students gather to dance for those children that cannot. This year will be UConn’s 20th annual event For The Kids. […]

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My Experience With The Comm Society

By: Sowon Chung ’20 I joined the Communication Society in my sophomore year. Joining Comm Society, I thought, would allow me to meet people while also pursuing my goal of business development within the Communication major. I did not know many people studying Communication because all my friends were in different majors.   What I […]

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Finding the Perfect Balance of Clubs

By: Rachel Philipson With over 600 student clubs at UConn, how on Earth do you find the perfect one for you?  Do you only have to pick one?   When I came to Storrs as a Freshman, I was completely intimidated by the Involvement Fair, the annual event held on Fairfield Way that brings together […]

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Last-Semester ‘Resolutions’

Starting off the New Year is hectic, especially as a college student. After the New Year celebrations wear off, you begin to feel the excitement of starting the new semester and reconnecting with friends. For me, the New Year also ushers in my last semester as a college student. I want my last semester to […]

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Finals Survival Tips from Your Fellow Huskies

Finals week is stressful. As the dreaded week before winter break rolls around, I’m sure everyone is asking themselves the same question, “what should I be doing to prepare?’ Instead of Googling “Tips for Finals Week,” I decided to go old school this year and ask students on campus what they actually find helpful for […]

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Time Management Tips

By: Meghan Farrell Communication Major & Economics Minor, 2019 As a student who juggles multiple jobs, a full-course load and community involvement, I had assumed that simply having many responsibilities would be enough to make me “good at time management.” However, in college I quickly learned that time management skills do not come automatically from […]

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Learning to Love UConn

By: Elizabeth Collins Political Science & Linguistics/Psychology, 2022 As a UConn first-year, it’s interesting to watch my friends who are high school seniors endeavor through the college application process. It’s allowed me to reflect on my personal experience with the procedure which, despite the fact that it was in the fall of 2017, still feels like […]

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4 Things I Learned From My First Internship

My first internship happened to be on the earlier side – the summer after my Freshman year. I had no idea of what I wanted to do as my career, let alone that summer. At that time I was currently a Spanish major and preparing to apply to the business school. However, I was fortunate […]

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