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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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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


UConn Business School Makes Its Mark in Stamford

Stamford Advocate – 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.


A Gluten-free, Worry-free Pasta Business

Shirley Tarabochia ’17 MBA with John DePuma of DePuma Pasta and Professor Wayne Bragg (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Shirley Tarabochia ’17 MBA with John DePuma of DePuma Pasta and Professor Wayne Bragg (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

UConn MBA Student Assists Small Business Company

When Gina DePuma was diagnosed with celiac disease 10 years ago, forcing her to abstain from eating traditional pasta, it was nothing short of a crisis in the DePuma family.

“My wife is Italian, and she just loves pasta,’’ recalled John DePuma, a professional chef. “I said, ‘I have to find a solution to that!’ It really was a labor of love.’’ 

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Which Wine Should I Try?

Red Wine | Which Wine to Choose

Startup VineSleuth Paired with UConn Grad Students to Revolutionize Wine Selection

Here’s a toast: To a team of ambitious, hardworking UConn graduate students, whose research helped grow a revolutionary wine-selection company.

Surprisingly, the students in Marketing Professor Girish Punj’s ‘Big Data & Strategic Marketing’ class were able to “uncork” the answers they needed, without a drop of wine dancing on their tongues. 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


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


The Full-Day Interview: What to Expect

(Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Today is interview day. The time is 7:20 am and I’ve just arrived in the hotel lobby. The company’s representative will meet me there at 7:30 am.

As I wait, nervously fidgeting with my leather portfolio, I notice other professionally dressed people also waiting. Could there be more than one MBA candidate attending the interview?Continue Reading


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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On Your Mark: The NBMBAA Career Fair is Not to be Missed

Ready. Set. Go!

Ok, hold on, did you say “Go?”

This was how I felt when I entered the New Orleans Convention Center to attend the National Black MBA Career Fair. Supercharged by the adrenaline flowing through my body, I was ready to deliver my elevator pitch to dozens of recruiters and land that critical summer internship for 2017. Continue Reading