Fall 2018 Career Exploration Events

Fall Into Your Career Series
Monday, 11/5 - Tuesday, 11/13


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Social Work/Counseling – Monday, 11/5

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Social Work/Counseling - Monday, November 5, BOUS 160, 4:30pm


Name, Title, Location:
Andrea Gehen, Case Manager
Wheeler's Clinic's Child, Youth, & Family Support Center at the Health and Wellness Center
Hartford, CT
Contact info: AGehen@wheelerclinic.org


Education Received:
UConn: Psychological Sciences BS and Spanish BA


Job Responsibilities:

  • Meet with adolescents weekly to promote educational, vocational, & emotional support
  • Establish community linkages to connect clients with pro-social activities and basic needs
  • Use motivational interviewing techniques to foster/maintain client engagement while encouraging clients to create positive changes in their lives
  • Provide regular updates to Hartford Juvenile Probation to reflect client progress
  • Facilitate CBT-intervention groups:
    • Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy (TARGET) - a group for stress management
    • VOICES - a self-discovery group for adolescent females
    • MET/CBT (Motivational Interviewing - Enhanced Techniques - Cognitive-Based Therapeutic Interventions) - a group for substance abuse reduction

Entry Level Jobs – Tuesday, 11/6

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Entry Level Jobs - Tuesday, November 6, BOUS A106, 5pm


Name, Title, Location:
Brianna Bellavia, Admissions Coordinator
Office of Admissions, UConn Stamford
Stamford, CT
Contact Info: brianna.bellavia@uconn.edu

Daniel Whitehill
Mental Health Counselor, Lahey Behavioral Health Services
Lynn, MA
Contact Info: daniel.whitehill@uconn.edu

Education Received:

UConn: Psychological Sciences BA and Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies


UConn: Psychological Sciences BA

Job Responsibilities:


  • Plans and organizes different events, such as campus tours, group visits, open houses, husky for a day, etc.
  • Manages student tour guides by assisting with trainings, evaluations, and scheduling
  • Creates promotional materials
  • Brainstorms new ways to reach prospective students


  • Record and report all observed symptoms, reactions, treatments and changes in the patient's status.
  • Assist in the admitting, discharging and transferring process of patients, ensuring safety and efficiency.
  • Respond to patient care needs and issues ranging from personal hygiene to one on one conversations

Crime and Justice – Wednesday, 11/7

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Interested in an internship with the CT Judicial Branch? Click here for more info!

Crime and Justice - Wednesday, November 7, BOUS 160, 5pm


Name, Title, Location:
Peter J. Watts, Juvenile Probation Officer
State of Connecticut - Judicial Branch, Superior Court for Juvenile Matters
Willimantic, CT
Contact Info: Peter.watts@jud.ct.gov


Education Received:
UConn: Sociology with a concentration in Criminology


Job Responsibilities:

  • Completes intake, assessment, and referral of juveniles who have been arrested for violating any Federal or State law/s,  Municipal, or Local Ordinance law/s
  • Conducts in-depth interviews with juveniles, parents, educators, and social service agencies within the community
  • Monitors court ordered probation supervision conditions and services
  • Monitors and tests for substance use
  • Prepares pre-dispositional studies for the court and formulates appropriate dispositional alternatives
  • Maintains probation contact records and prepares status reports
  • Prepares detention hearings and initiates probation violations, in conjunction with the State's Attorney
  • Testifies at court hearings

Social Work/Counseling – Thursday, 11/8

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Interested in an internship within DCF? Click here for more info!

Social Work/Counseling - Thursday, November 8, BOUS A106, 5pm


Name, Title, Location:
Tom Martin
Social Work Supervisor, Norwich DCF
Norwich, CT
Contact Info: thomas.martin@ct.gov

Jonathan Zane
Social Work Supervisor, Norwich DCF
Norwich, CT
Contact Info: jonathan.zane@ct.gov

Education Received:

Southern Connecticut State University: Master's in Social Work (MSW)
Eastern Connecticut State University: BA in Sociology

George Mason University: BA in Psychology


Job Responsibilities:


  • Provides supervision to 6 Social Workers who are responsible for a child protection case
  • "There's more, but will explain more at event!"


  • Supervises a unit of newly hired social workers
  • Supervisor of a unit providing services to adolescents in care
  • Child protection investigator and adolescent services specialist
  • Previous DCF positions as a child welfare trainer

UConn School of Social Work – Tuesday, 11/13

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UConn School of Social Work - Tuesday, November 13, BOUS 160, 3pm


This presentation is for students who are interested in pursuing an Master's of Social Work (MSW) degree, specifically for UConn's School of Social Work


Speaker: Milagros Marrero-Johnson, Director of Student and Academic Services
Contact Info: milagros.marrero-johnson@uconn.edu

Past Career Events

Spring 2018 Alumni Panel

Psychological Sciences Alumni Panel - Monday, February 12, 2018

A big thank you to our alumni panelists for bringing their experiences and insight back to campus! Panelists include:

Amanda Croce: VP/Director of Analytics & Research at MediaCom in New York City

Jamie LoCurto, PhD: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Lauren Long, PhD: Bioinformatics Analyst at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Sophy Brocke, MS, BCBA: BCBA Supervisor at A Brand New Day ABA

Fall 2017 Career Series

Higher Education & Student Affairs Event - Thursday, November 2, 2017

Rico Destinvil: Graduate Assistant for the UConn Higher Education & Student Affairs Graduate Program

Danielle Berkman: Graduate Assistant in Residential Life at UConn

Crime & Justice Event - Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Peter Watts: Probation Officer for the Willimantic Superior Court for Juvenile Matters

Social Work Event - Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Milagros Marrero-Johnson, MSW: Director of Student & Academic Services for UConn's School of Social Work

Industrial/Organizational Event - Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Jenna Shapiro, PhD: Managing Consultant for IBM Talent Management Systems