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Advice & Perspective: How Taking Risks Led Me To Career Success

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pm


Join us for a conversation with Don Bell ’10 (CLAS) ’13 JD, who will share how building a sense of inner confidence and taking big risks has provided even greater rewards and fulfillment. Don is a History alumnus and a graduate of UConn Law School where he currently serves as the Assistant Director for the Center for Career Development. From moving back to Connecticut by himself for college, to chasing extreme weather, to running for office and being an elected official, Don is well-versed on risk taking and the importance of being confident and willing to try new things and push yourself. Don’s determination and work ethic landed him several roles on Capitol Hill which awoke his passion for diversity and equity in government. Don emphasizes the importance of recognizing that when you see people doing great things, remember that they started from the beginning too. Don has acquired a lot of wisdom along the way and is happy to share it during our conversation. 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), African American Cultural Center, Business Career Center, Careers for the Common Good, Stamford Career Services, UConn Master Calendar

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