S2E8. UConn Majors: The Neag School of Education with Carlton & Tamashi
In another installment of the major series, UConn alum Carlton Jones and graduate student Tamashi Hettiarachchi join as special guests to discuss their engagements with Neag, UConn’s School of Education. As an alum, Carlton was already familiar with the ins and outs of UConn culture and community, where he first saw himself getting involved in higher education. His educational journey started at UConn, and still continues at UConn, as he now resides as an academic advisor in Neag. In this episode, Carlton goes into detail about his professional arc and how his undergraduate years helped shape him into his current position. Alongside Carlton, Tamashi elaborates on her experiences as a first-generation student, her motivation to pursue education, and her career goals post-graduation. She also describes the adversity she faced as a student teacher during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, having to form relationships with her students over Zoom rather than face-to-face. Together, Carlton and Tamashi offer their stories, plus advice for undergraduates seeking insight about the college journey and after.
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