BCLC


Residential ‘Incubator’ for Business Students Offers Travel, Networking, Career Edge

Sophomores Jessenia Nieves, Joel Thomas and Zuanny Araujo all chose to live in the Business Connections Learning Community (BCLC) at UConn, which gives them numerous opportunities to jump-start their careers. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Sophomores Jessenia Nieves, Joel Thomas and Zuanny Araujo all chose to live in the Business Connections Learning Community (BCLC) at UConn, which gives them numerous opportunities to jump-start their careers. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Sophomore Jessenia ‘Jes’ Nieves has toured much of New England during her life, but longs to see the world beyond the USA.

This summer she had the chance to travel to Austria and Hungary with the Business Connections Learning Community, UConn’s dedicated residence and career incubator for select freshmen and sophomores pursuing business careers. Continue Reading


An Exceptional Business Education

The School of Business is experiencing substantial and exciting growth. Our undergraduate majors are ‘red hot’ because they offer the ideal combination of intellectual challenge, career potential and financial reward. Our undergraduate enrollment is up 36 percent since 2012. Continue Reading


Advice for the Class of 2017

Bo Ni '17 (BUS) poses for a photo with the husky statue following the School of Business Commencement ceremony on May 7, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)
Bo Ni ’17 (BUS) poses for a photo with the husky statue following the School of Business Commencement ceremony on May 7, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Arrive Early, Stay Late, Put in the Effort to Succeed, Says Commencement Speaker Doug Elliot, President of The Hartford

In a commencement speech laced with solid career advice about hard work and attaining career success, Doug Elliot ’82 mentioned that his life did benefit from a touch of serendipity. Continue Reading



The Social & Academic Case for Living in a Learning Community

Poets & Quants for Undergrads– As a freshman business major at the University of Connecticut, Elizabeth Perry has already hobnobbed with the dean of the business school, helped organize a case competition for Target and attended speed-networking events that have helped her forge valuable connections in the business world. Those types of experiences would have been out of her reach had she not checked off a box on the housing application for UConn’s Business Connections Learning Community back when she was a senior in high school.


BCLC Freshmen Take Charge

Freshmen Josh Schramm and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Perry, organizers of UConn's Target Case Study Competition (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Freshmen Josh Schramm and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Perry, organizers of UConn’s Target Case Study Competition (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Target Executives So Impressed by Case Competition that They Plan to Return to UConn

Freshmen Elizabeth “Lizzie” Perry and Josh Schramm have three things in common: they are born leaders, they enjoy being involved on campus, and they each have a bit of a competitive streak.

So when Nathan Ives, director of the Business Connections Learning Community (BCLC), introduced them and suggested they organize a case competition, they didn’t hesitate. Continue Reading


Dean’s Annual Report 2016

UConn School of Business Dean's Annual Report 2016

Transforming Futures

In describing the UConn School of Business at this moment, 76 years into its accomplished history, the word “engaged” captures the essence. Our students, faculty and staff are engaged with each other, with our alumni, with the corporate community and with the University.

The School’s growth has been extraordinary, both in terms of enrollment and creating and maintaining vibrant, effective and relevant academic programs. We are transforming the future—of our students, our state, our industries and our world. There is much to celebrate.

We invite you to read the 2016 Dean’s Annual Report.


A Whirlwind Autumn

Freshman Megan Go pictured with older brother Timothy, who has inspired her intended career path. (Megan Go)
Freshman Megan Go pictured with older brother Timothy, who has inspired her intended career path. (Megan Go)

Freshman Megan Go Gains U.S. Citizenship, Settles into College, Casts Ballot for President—All in Same Semester

This autumn has been a season of important first-time events for freshman Megan Go.

Not only did she conquer the adjustment to college life, but the prospective business major and Business Connections Learning Community member also prepared to become a U.S. citizen. Continue Reading


‘I Can Represent a Company Well’

Students prepare to meet with employers at the Undergraduate Business Career Expo. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Students prepare to meet with employers at the Undergraduate Business Career Expo (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

September Career Expo Gives Students, Companies a Jump-Start on Hiring Search

Junior Auna Harvey arrived 15 minutes early for the School of Business’ popular Career Expo—prepared with a clear strategy and an optimistic attitude.

Harvey is looking for a summer internship in human resources and is particularly interested in programs offered by Travelers, Aetna and United Technologies.

“I’ll try to get across that I’m very personable and comfortable talking to people, and that I can represent a company well,” said Harvey, who developed professional and networking skills as a freshman in the Business Connections Learning Community and later served as a resident adviser there. Continue Reading