Fall 2019 Career Series

Fall 2019 Career Series

Monday, Nov. 4 - Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019


Monday, Nov. 4 Fall Into Your Career Series:
School Counseling
4:30PM - 6PM BOUS 160 Click here
Tuesday, Nov. 5 Fall Into Your Career Series:
Department of Children & Families
5:30PM - 7PM BOUS 160 Click here
Wednesday, Nov. 6 Fall Into Your Career Series:
4PM - 5:30PM BOUS 160 Click here
Thursday, Nov. 7 Fall Into Your Career Series:
Law, Law Enforcement, and Crime & Justice
4:30PM - 6PM BOUS 161 Click here



Past Career Events

Fall 2018 Career Series

Social Work/Counseling - Monday, November 5, BOUS 160, 4:30pm
Missed the presentation? See what you missed here and here!

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, November 6, BOUS A106, 5pm
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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, November 7, BOUS 160, 5pm

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

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, November 8, BOUS A106, 5pm
Interested in an internship within DCF? Click here for more info!

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, November 13, BOUS 160, 3pm
Missed the presentation? Click here to see what you missed!

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

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