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HUSKY ALUMNI NETWORK

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usky pride runs deep. Become a UConn student and you instantly belong to our UConn family. With more than 220,000 UConn alumni around the world ready to support you today and in the future, our family is not only large, it’s powerful. The UConn alumni network is broad, diverse, and ready to help you. Be a part of our family, which not only spans nearly every industry, but also spans the globe. Join two astronauts, a New York Times best-selling author, the CEO of one of the world’s largest retail chains, and a Saturday Night Live cast member — not to mention the founder of one of the nation’s premier toy companies, a CIA weapons inspector, and numerous museum curators. The list goes on and on. Our alumni are proud, successful, and impact the world each and every day. And they are eager to help you do the same. It’s fitting that we matched finance entrepreneur and UConn alum Nick Roy to mentor Michael Chiluisa, an award-winning finance major with a passion for community service. It’s just what happens when you’re part of the UConn family.


“I’ve been challenging Michael and opening him up to experiences that he isn’t going to get in the classroom. As an undergrad, I was fortunate to have a mentor who guided my career path in personal finance — and I give Michael advice about different ways he can use his degree. I’m really looking forward to seeing who he’s going to be in five and ten years. One of the most rewarding things about being a UConn alum is discovering year after year that the incoming class is the best and brightest in the University’s history. Mentoring and networking help make that happen.” Nick Roy ’06, Partner/Co-Founder, Somnio Financial Group, LLC

“I chose UConn because I felt like I belonged here. I’ve led two Community Outreach Alternative Break trips, and lived in the Community Service Learning Community. I interned at major corporations in financial management programs for the past two summers. Nick helped me realize that while those were great opportunities, corporate finance isn’t the best fit for me. I don’t measure success in dollars and cents — I want to put my finance degree to use in nonprofit organizations. Nick’s been a huge support in so many ways: extending my network to include his colleagues, showing me how actively involved alumni can be, and funneling opportunities to me.” Michael Chiluisa ’14 Finance major, with a minor in Communications


SIERRA CLUB’S #1 COOLEST SCHOOL

“I chose UConn because I can do conservation research that’s biologybased and hands-on. I began my research in the Honors Program’s Holster Scholars First Year Project. One professor worked with me throughout my project’s planning, was available to me throughout my experiment, and was very helpful when I wrote my final paper. I’m grateful to have had this opportunity, especially as a freshman.” D. Cristina Macklem ’16 Biological Sciences major, with minors in Wildlife Conservation as well as Spanish

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ure we’re proud to be Huskies and bleed blue. As a University, we’re just as passionate about reducing our carbon footprint and protecting the environment. That’s why it comes as no surprise that Sierra Club recently ranked us the #1 coolest school. Both in and outside of the classroom UConn provides plenty of opportunities for you to join our mission to protect the planet. You’ll study advanced topics in sustainability. You’ll ride shuttle buses powered by waste cooking oil and learn in facilities with green roofs that promote energy efficiency. And, each year, about 100 undergrads choose to live in EcoHouse, our learning community dedicated to environment-based community service. Work alongside students like D. Cristina Macklem, committed to making a difference. A member of the Outing Club and UConn chapter of the Wildlife Society, Macklem won a $4,000 UConn scholarship to conduct independent study the summer after her freshmen year. Her premise: researching how temperature variations effecting tadpole survival could provide information for other amphibian species facing predicted climate change. Imagine what she’s doing as a sophomore!


IMPACT YOUR WORLD

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t UConn, you will challenge the status quo and work side-by-side with the nation’s premier faculty and researchers. You will discover new knowledge, find new opportunities, and make new friends. During your time here at UConn, you will define success — what that means to you today and for your future. Our promise to you is that we unleash your full potential and help you impact your world. We do it every day.

TOP EMPLOYERS RECRUITING UCONN UNDERGRADUATES FOR CO-OPS, INTERNSHIPS, AND PAID POSITIONS

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5,000+ on-campus, part-time student jobs

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1 of 2 UConn alumni astronauts, Rick Masstrichio is currently stationed at the International Space Station until May 2014

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Aetna, Altria, Cigna, CT General Assembly, CT Judicial Branch, Deloitte, Department of Children & Families (DCF), Disney, Enterprise, ESPN, GE, Google, Hartford Hospital, IBM, KPMG Lawyers Without Borders, MetLife, Mystic Seaport, NASA, NBC, Northeast Utilities, Northwest Mutual, Pfizer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, SIRIUS, Student Conservation Association, Target The Hartford Business Journal, Travelers, UConn Health Center, UTC

29 countries hosted UConn interns last year


65 COUNTRIES

300+

STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS

American Samoa • Argentina • Australia • Belgium • Belize • Bolivia • Bonaire Botswana • Brazil • Cameroon • Canada • Chile • China • Costa Rica • Republic of Croatia • Czech Republic • Denmark • Dominican Republic • Ecuador • Egypt • France Germany • Ghana • Greece • Guatemala • Hungary • Iceland • India • Ireland • Israel Italy • Japan • Jordan • Kenya Coast Republic • Korea • Madagascar • Mali • Mexico Mongolia • Morocco • Netherlands • New Zealand • Nicaragua • Norway • Oman Panama • Peru • Poland • Portugal • Russian Federation • Rwanda • Senegal • Singapore South Africa • Spain • Sweden • Switzerland • Taiwan • Tanzania • Thailand • Turkey Turks and Caicos Islands • Uganda • United Kingdom • Vietnam

NOW HIRING!

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active jobs posted in UConn’s exclusive student resource website, HuskyCareerLink 2,000 1,800 1,600

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students joined Teach for America, City Year, and the Peace Corps upon graduation last year

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$4Million amount earned by UConn students in one year through field work, internships, co-ops, and clinical rotations

500 employers actively recruit students each

year on UConn campuses through career fairs and info sessions

$16,710

average salary earned by a UConn undergrad for a 6-month co-op/internship


SUCCESS-ORIENTED ACADEMICS

“I wanted to be in a place where I felt like I could make a difference. At the same time, I had a hard time finding people with the skills I needed for my design firm. UConn’s Digital Media & Design Center seemed like the perfect way to make sure there are graduates who have the skills companies need.” Tim Hunter, Professor, Digital Media & Design

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s one of America’s great public research universities, we’re attracting world-class professors who are committed to student success. Professor Tim Hunter not only possesses that commitment, he brought it to life when he created UConn’s thriving new Digital Media & Design department. Digital Media & Design encompasses everything from visual effects for TV broadcasting, to 3D modeling of molecular and cell biology, to interactive displays in world-renowned hospitals. By melding digital art, humanities, science, technology, and business, digital media is revolutionizing communications; it’s how information is conceived, produced, delivered, and consumed — today, tomorrow, and into the future.


“Everything I’m learning in digital arts is project-based, with practical applications. What I love about my Digital Media focus is that I’m already seeing the benefits of what I’m learning.” Juanita Austin ’15 Digital Media & Design major, with a minor in Human Rights


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his is the last of our series of four viewbooks but make no mistake, if you attend UConn, it’s only the beginning. From rigorous academics that challenge you to lifelong connections in the UConn family, UConn will impact your world. Apply today at admissions.uconn.edu.

ACADEMICS: U.S. News & World Report ranks UConn as the #19 Top Public University in the country. VALUE: Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks UConn among the top 25 best values in public colleges nationally. GREEN: Sierra Club ranks UConn the #1 Coolest School nationwide for our efforts to encourage sustainability, green technology, and environmental stewardship.

100+ MAJORS IN OUR 9 SCHOOLS & COLLEGES College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture School of Business Neag School of Education School of Engineering School of Fine Arts College of Liberal Arts and Sciences School of Nursing School of Pharmacy


Become a

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APPLY All applicants must apply online through the Common Application. A completed application consists of the First-Year Application and member questions. The freshman application deadline for the Storrs campus is January 15. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to ensure that all required materials are received on time. Applicants will be notified of admissions decisions beginning March 1. For detailed instructions and additional deadlines, including transfer and regional campus information, visit admissions.uconn.edu.

AUTOMATIC REVIEW FOR MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS & HONORS PROGRAM Apply by December 1 for full review for merit-based scholarships and invitations to special programs.

FINANCING YOUR EDUCATION Eighty-six percent of UConn students receive some form of financial aid. Get access to the variety of options to help you cover the cost of your UConn education by completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible after January 1. The FAFSA must be received by March 1 to be considered on time. Financial aid packages are awarded based on eligibility and may include a combination of funds from several different sources. For details, visit financialaid.uconn.edu.

VISIT See for yourself why 97% of recent graduates would recommend UConn as the top choice to pursue a remarkable university education. Book your studentguided tour of our top-ranked University today at visitors.uconn.edu.

TOP RETURN ON YOUR INVESTMENT UConn is consistently ranked in the top 10 among national public universities for graduation rate performance. U.S. News & World Report Storrs Campus Estimated Yearly Expenses (includes tuition, fees, residence hall, and seven-day meal plan) Connecticut Students $23,744 Out-of-State Students $42,692 Our regional campuses offer the same outstanding UConn education – estimated yearly tuition and fees for Connecticut students at any of our five regional campuses is $10,066.

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2013-14 UConn Undergraduate Admissions Viewbook 4: Achievement Unleashed