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Advice & Perspective: How Advocating For Myself Advanced My Career

Thursday, June 17, 2021
3:00pm – 4:00pm


Advocating for yourself and your career development is a valuable skill. It's also one that can be intimidating and takes practice. Join us for a conversation with Ebun Ojekunle ’14 (CLAS), a UConn alum who successfully advocated for an opportunity to learn a new skill at her previous role, which led to her landing the job she has today. Ebun is a Chemistry grad who now works as an Analytical Scientist in drug safety R&D at Pfizer and has a number of years of experience in the Pharmaceutical industry. Although she has a role she enjoys and clear career direction now, there were times in earlier years where Ebun wasn't sure what her interests or next steps were; during our conversation, Ebun will also share how she navigated those times and how she recently used her advocacy skills to secure a professional mentor who has been instrumental in helping her think about next steps in her career journey.

This event is part of the Advice & Perspective series, which is an opportunity for UConn alumni to share lessons they have learned since graduating with current UConn students. This summer, all events in the series will feature Black alumni sharing their advice and perspective on navigating the workplace as a Black professional.

If you require accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the Center for Career Development at

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Center for Career Development (primary), Business Career Center, Careers for the Common Good, Stamford Career Services, UConn Master Calendar

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