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  • Career Tips from CNN Reporter Fernando Alfonso III

    Advice and Perspective from Friends of UConn: Conversation with CNN Reporter Fernando Alfonso, III

    Thursday, May 14th | 3:00 – 4:00 PM EST

    Join UConn Alum Fernando Alfonso, III for an engaging conversation about his career journey leading to his current job as a reporter for CNN in Atlanta where he writes breaking news and features. He has worked for Forbes, the Houston Chronicle, and Lexington Herald-Leader. While at the Chronicle, he was part of the team that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news for its Hurricane Harvey coverage. Hear how Fernando had his internship canceled as he was about to start his dream job as a journalist, and how he persevered through an economy and circumstances he had no control over.

    Log-in to your Handshake account and register to attend this event. If you cannot join live, the conversation will be recorded and added to our YouTube channel (along with our other Advice and Perspective webinars).

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If you have any questions, please contact Economics Advising Office at 860-486-3022.