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Five Ways to Make Your Connections Count

2016 NAWMBA Conference

Key Insights from NAWMBA Conference

“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is truer than you.” -Dr. Seuss

Connect with Confidence was the theme of this year’s National Association of Women MBAs Conference and this statement from Dr. Seuss couldn’t be more appropriate. Over three days, leaders and future leaders were inspired, refreshed and uplifted, by remarkable speakers who shared their experiences and knowledge about the best ways to connect. Attendees were encouraged to be their authentic selves, because only then, can meaningful connections flourish.

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Manufacturing Enters Era of Artificial Intelligence

Industry 4.0 concept

UConn’s MEM Program Gives Students Unique Mix of Business, Engineering Skills for Technology Revolution

In just the past seven or so years, the world of manufacturing has inaugurated the next phase of its own evolution with a new set of guiding principles known as “Industry 4.0.” Just as the transitions from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age to the Iron Age marked periods of radical, sweeping advances for the human species, Industry 4.0 marks the next, drastically different epoch of production technology. Continue Reading


UConn Business School Makes Its Mark in Stamford

University of Connecticut, Stamford (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
University of Connecticut, Stamford (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

The University of Connecticut’s downtown hub stands about 100 miles from its main campus. But it is no distant outpost.

UConn’s business school exemplifies the increasing prominence of the university in Stamford. Enrollment is growing and a major conference held last week reflects university officials’ view of the Stamford campus as an equal to the one in Storrs. Continue Reading


How to Fix the High College Dropout Rate?

In order for the United States to return as the top-ranking nation in terms of college degree attainment, Hispanics will need to earn 5.5 million degrees by 2020.
In order for the United States to return as the top-ranking nation in terms of college degree attainment, Hispanics will need to earn 5.5 million degrees by 2020.

Focus on Hispanic High School/College Students Could Reverse Educational Slide in Our Country

The United States is no longer the top-ranking nation in terms of college degree attainment; the U.S. has the highest college dropout rate (estimated between 40 and 49 percent) among the industrialized nations. Continue Reading


Distinguished Retirees Event – Spring 2017

School of Business Dean John Elliott and Stanley Biggs, emeritus professor of accounting (Cynthia Adams)
School of Business Dean John Elliott and Stanley Biggs, emeritus professor of accounting (Cynthia Adams)

The beautifully manicured home of Professor Emeritus Harry, and wife Lynn Johnson, was the setting for our Spring 2017 Distinguished Retirees Event in Storrs, Conn. The scent of peonies in the garden and fine cuisine produced by University Catering greeted the guests on a warm May 17th. The 22 attendees were greeted by Dean John Elliott under whose leadership the retirees’ get-togethers have developed. Continue Reading


Senior Business Students Pause, Reflect as Commencement Nears

From left: Karla Lazo, Luke LaBranche, Gianna Bodnar, Marc Senatore, and Sarah Lang, Class of 2017 (Nicolle Anderson/UConn School of Business)
From left: Karla Lazo, Luke LaBranche, Gianna Bodnar, Marc Senatore, and Sarah Lang, Class of 2017 (Nicolle Anderson/UConn School of Business)

As this year’s graduating seniors prepare for their careers, we asked a few School of Business students to reflect on their time spent at the University of Connecticut.

Each with different stories, memories and struggles to share, this year’s graduating class is as unique as they are impressive. Continue Reading


MBA Mentor Spotlight: Adam Kirshner

Adam Kirshner, Senior Associate Producer at WWE (Georgiana Dallas/WWE)

Would you ever think that the guy who starred in a YouTube video guiding people on how to give the perfect ‘wedgie’ was the powerhouse behind the digital presence of WWE?

That’s my MBA mentor – Adam Kirshner in a nutshell. An all-rounder in the world of producing but just a humble, real guy who proudly represents UConn Nation.Continue Reading


Intern of the Year

Lindsey Gilson, a senior studying Management and Engineering for Manufacturing, was awarded Intern of the Year by the American Society of Engineering Education. Gilson, a native of Trumbull, Conn., interned with Unilever in Minneapolis last year. Gilson will graduate this May. (UConn Foundation)
Lindsey Gilson, a senior studying Management and Engineering for Manufacturing, was awarded Intern of the Year by the American Society of Engineering Education. Gilson, a native of Trumbull, Conn., interned with Unilever in Minneapolis last year. Gilson will graduate this May. (UConn Foundation)

MEM Student Lindsey Gilson’s Dual Expertise Saved Unilever More than $1 Million

During the eight months that UConn senior Lindsey Gilson worked at Unilever, she led two projects that saved the company over $1 million and improved its inventory system. Continue Reading


Yes, We Now Have Insurance In Space!

Career Lab Executive Series 2/07/17
With Anne Melissa Dowling, director of Illinois Dept. of Insurance and former CT Deputy Commissioner for Insurance

Most folks think of insurance as a stagnant industry, slow to move and change. Anne Melissa Dowling opened the session with a different view of the industry, expressing that, right now, it’s changing at a fast pace.Continue Reading