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Success Stories

Alumna’s Journey to Success Began With Immersing Herself in the UHart Community

January 22, 2020

Karishma Pinto '17 M'18 is a great example of finding a successful career path by taking advantage of all that UHart offers. As an undergraduate, Pinto says she was part of 21 different clubs and organizations. "Joining a club is the best way to make new friends and feel connected to the University," she says.

As a first-year student, Pinto was unsure of her area of study and enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) to explore her options. She soon declared her major in communication with a concentration in advertising and public relations, and further enhanced her skills and experiences by earning a minor in marketing in UHart’s Barney School of Business, and a second minor in visual communication design from the Hartford Art School. And as if those achievements weren’t enough, Pinto decided to earn an accelerated master's degree in communication in just one year. "I was truly set on my own path," she says.

My experience at Uhart was unforgettable! I made lifelong friends, amazing and vast connections, learned a lot, and really came out of my shell.

Karishma Pinto , Communication

After UHart, Pinto landed a job as the creative services coordinator and game day production assistant for the popular Hartford Yard Goats minor-league baseball team. Pinto credits Assistant Professor of Communication Kristen Comeforo and the University's Women's Advancement Initiative's LEAD program, for giving her the confidence, skills, and motivation to take on this role.

Pinto is currently the marketing and communication coordinator for the community-based nonprofit, Leadership Greater Hartford. She says she’s extremely passionate about the organization’s mission which is to train emerging leaders to help them make a difference in Connecticut. Pinto points to her experiences with the University’s LEAD program, student government association, residence hall association, and more, with helping to fuel her enthusiasm for the job and reach her career goals.