Oct. 4, 2013
Sunday, September 29, marked the first annual Husky to Husky Career Fair. Former student-athletes (and lifelong Huskies) represented 12 sports and 25 years of graduation. They came packed with extensive experience and achievement in their field and were able to provide a wealth of first-hand knowledge to our future professionals.
Active roster Huskies dressed for success and capitalized on an opportunity to network with professionals who once stood where they stand, competed for the same University, and studied the same disciplines. Meghan Tierney (Exercise Science/Softball '09) encouraged students to use their resources to be put on a path for success and reminded them that "college is hard, but manageable - and when you figure out what you want to do, you can do it." Aaron Isaacs (Psychology/Track and Field '04) added "I was having flashbacks of how paranoid I was about the prospect of graduating without a plan. Hopefully I put some students at ease. They were an awesome group...I wish we had something like this."
Student-athletes were incredibly appreciative of their predecessors taking time on a Sunday evening to be on campus. "I thought it was successful and very helpful to all who attended. Many connections were made" shared one student-athlete. "Participating in UConn sports was a significant highlight for me in my undergraduate years.
UConn athletes are a part of a wonderful family no matter when you competed. To help the current student-athletes think about their future careers and to speak with them about their sport was a heartwarming and collegial experience" said Greg Gousse (Pharmacy/Track & Field '71). This evening exemplified what is written everywhere on campus... "Students Today. Huskies Forever."
Thank you to everyone who participated to make this a wonderful evening.