Success Stories

College of Arts and Sciences Success Stories

Read about our students and the incredible hands-on experiences and opportunities that are helping them succeed in and outside the classroom.  

Summer Internship Leads Computer Science Student to Full-Time Employment
Nov 07, 2019

Summer Internship Leads Computer Science Student to Full-Time Employment

James Pinckney ’20, a computer science and multimedia web design and development double major, has a full-time position waiting for him at Travelers in Hartford when he graduates this spring. James received the job offer after successfully completing a summer internship at the company, which led to his current part-time position as an associate software developer while he finishes up his senior year.

UHart’s English Secondary Education Program Helped Alumna Create Her Own Teaching Style
Nov 07, 2019

UHart’s English Secondary Education Program Helped Alumna Create Her Own Teaching Style

Allison Wheeler ‘17, says the English Secondary Education program at UHart prepared her tremendously for her position as writing teacher for grades 6-8 at St. James School in Stratford, Connecticut.

Opportunities and Essential Skills Lead the Way for a Successful Career
Oct 25, 2019

Opportunities and Essential Skills Lead the Way for a Successful Career

Taylor Zitkus is a good example of how a College of Arts and Sciences education can help build a solid foundation for success

From Lab to Operating Room, Summer Experience Leads to Ideal Career Choice
Oct 18, 2019

From Lab to Operating Room, Summer Experience Leads to Ideal Career Choice

For the second consecutive summer, Willie Taylor ’20, a biology major in the College of Arts and Sciences, participated in the Health Careers Opportunity Program’s Research Fellowship at UConn Health in Farmington, Connecticut. The program not only gave him a research laboratory enrichment experience, it exposed him to clinical medicine—from family medicine to the operating room.

Bonaparte Triplets Ready for Their Future
May 16, 2019

Bonaparte Triplets Ready for Their Future

College of Arts and Sciences Graduates Set of Triplets

Driving Social Change at the Local Level
Nov 19, 2018

Driving Social Change at the Local Level

Politics and government major Genesis Guzman ’19 of Fort Lee, New Jersey, became a Palestinian American Youth Civic Engagement program fellow and attended an intense two-and-a-half-week podcasting workshop at Princess Sumaya University in Amman, Jordan.

Cinema Students, Alumni, and Faculty Collaborate on Set of TV Spot
Sep 17, 2018

Cinema Students, Alumni, and Faculty Collaborate on Set of TV Spot

Cinema students and alumni served as production assistants for the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s “See Something, Say Something” ad campaign and worked on the set of ad shoot at the West Haven, Conn., train station.

Knocking It Out of the Park
Jul 19, 2018

Knocking It Out of the Park

The University of Hartford’s School of Communication partnered with the Hartford Yard Goats minor league baseball team to give students the chance to know what it is like to work as a sports-beat journalist.

Richard Owen Morgan ’02
May 09, 2014

Richard Owen Morgan ’02

After graduating in 2002, Richard Owen Morgan, went on to graduate study at the University of Oxford, and later Yale Law School. Starting in August 2013, he has been on a fellowship with New York University School of Law’s Center on Law and Security, where he focusses on comparative intelligence oversight.

Brian Damico '02
Mar 12, 2013

Brian Damico '02

After earning his BA in cinema Brian D’Amico headed to New York City with the hopes of breaking into television or film production.  He was soon able to secure an assistant editor position on a Food Network series.  Since then, he has edited and produced shows for various networks on many "reality TV" shows.