Amanda Higgins

Amanda Higgins

Undergrad: University of Connecticut

Major: Human Development and Family Studies

Hometown: Windsor, CT

Assistantship: Center for Students with Disabilities

Bio: My passion for working with students began when I joined the Student Alumni Association as a freshman at UConn. After joining the E-Board my junior year I had the opportunity to be heavily involved with the Alumni Association’s efforts to connect students and alumni in meaningful ways. This experience also helped me decide to change my major to Human Development and Family Studies. I had the opportunity to explore both the human resources field through summer internships and also student affairs through on campus experiences. One of my most impactful experiences was serving as a First Year Experience mentor for the UConn FYE program. I also served as a Peer Career Advisor for the Department of Career Services. Through these experiences I discovered that I enjoyed being able to counsel and guide students as they navigate their college journeys.

After graduating in 2013 I first worked in a rotational development program for an insurance company in Boston. This experience allowed me to discover my interest in recruiting and helping people find their dream job. After a year in Boston I took a leap of faith and moved to San Francisco (with a 4-month pit stop in Seattle) to start a new role in recruiting for a tech company. I’ve had a great 4 years in San Francisco but I have discovered that my passion lies in working with college students to help prepare them for the next stage in their lives.

In my free time I enjoy traveling (especially to Europe), hiking, trying out new restaurants, and attending shows and musicals. I’m excited to return to UConn this fall!