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.
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.
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.
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
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
BCLC Students Repair Homes in Georgia for Those Less Fortunate
Nineteen students from the Business Connections Learning Community (BCLC) gave up a portion of their winter break to clean and paint houses, build wheelchair ramps and tidy up the yards of people in need in Macon, Georgia.
The three-day service trip is part of an annual School of Business pilgrimage to aid low-income, elderly and disabled people.
UConn students said they returned from three days of hard work with a sense of accomplishment and stronger bonds with their classmates. Continue Reading
Accounting major, Jhavier Leslie ’18 who is a freshman in the Travelers EDGE Scholars program spent his first spring break learning about himself and the migrant worker community in Immokalee, Florida. This opportunity is offered to UConn students through the Community Outreach Office. Jhavier shares what he learned about the migrant worker, their plight and hardships as well as what he learned about himself.Continue Reading
On March 13 – 21, BCLC students will embark on their journey to Costa Rica. During this time they will have the opportunity to visit a number of Costa Rican companies such as: Grupo ICE & Carton Surfboard Factory.
As soon as students land in Costa Rica, they will travel to a Costa Rican company. There they will meet with an executive level representative. Students will enjoy a presentation on Finance & Accounting, followed by a panel discussion and tour of the facilities. Proceeding the presentation, lunch will be served.
Day 2, students will make their to another Costa Rican campny. They meet with an executive level representative. Students will enjoy a presentation on Marketing followed by a panel discussion and tour of the factory.
For more information about the trip please click the following link…
Costa Rica Immersion Trip Details