http://blog.charleshaylock.com– This past Wednesday (April 12th), I had the opportunity of attending another Global Business Leadership Seminar through the School of Business at the University of Connecticut.
For this particular seminar, UConn’s Thomas J. Dodd Research Center hosted Steve McDonald, Vice President and Head of Market Development, Risk, Americas at Thomson Reuters.
Personal Story of Overcoming Homelessness Adds Powerful Dimension to Net Impact Panel Discussion
Daryl Shore‘s personal story silenced the crowd at the inaugural meeting of the new UConn graduate students’ Net Impact chapter, an organization of people eager to make a positive change in the environment and the world. Continue Reading
Hard Work, Civic Engagement, Good Advice Characteristics of Four New Inductees
As the four new inductees into the School of Business Hall of Fame came to the podium on March 24, each turned to the students in the audience to offer a bit of wisdom.
Their advice included: Step out of your comfort zone and speak to someone who doesn’t look like you; become a lifelong learner; remember that success is a team sport; and give back to UConn to help someone in poverty rise to a better life. Continue Reading
A business data analytics event held at UConn Stamford on Feb. 22 brought students and IBM ‘Data Geeks’ together to share observations on how IBM Cloud and Cognitive are rapidly changing the marketplace. Continue Reading
Freshman Michael Mayo has dreams of building a roller-skating business adjacent to his alma mater, New Britain High School. His goal would be to afford students some much-needed recreation while also offering them classes and hands-on knowledge about how to run a business. Continue Reading
Dean John A. Elliott hosted a “Donuts with the Dean” meet-and-greet session on Jan. 31 in the second-floor atrium at the School of Business. Dozens of students stopped by during the two-hour, informal session to say hello and to discuss their majors, career plans and summer-internship prospects. A similar event is being planned for later in the semester.
The School of Business hosted an alumni event titled, “Perspectives on Private Capital” on Nov. 16 in the Delegates Dining Room at the United Nations in New York City. The event included networking and a cocktail reception prior to a panel discussion featuring Timothy J. Curt ’84, managing director and CFO for Warburg Pincus and Joseph E. Parsons ’79, retired management committee member for Bridgewater Associates.