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2017 Business Hall of Fame

2017 Inductees to the UConn School of Business Hall of Fame: George Aylward '88, Shari G. Cantor '81, John P. Malfettone '77, and John R. Fodor '85 (Thomas Hurlbut Photography)
2017 Inductees to the UConn School of Business Hall of Fame: George Aylward ’88, Shari G. Cantor ’81, John P. Malfettone ’77, and John R. Fodor ’85 (Thomas Hurlbut Photography)

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


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


IBM – The Path to Cognitive

Speakers from IBM discuss current talent shortages in data analytics and technology at UConn Stamford on Feb 22. (UConn School of Business)
Speakers from IBM discuss current talent shortages in data analytics and technology at UConn Stamford on Feb 22. (UConn School of Business)

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



Over 200 Would-Be Entrepreneurs Seek Mentoring, Business Advice

Freshman Michael Mayo has dreams of building a roller-skating business adjacent to his alma mater, New Britain High School. (Devin Basdekian/UConn School of Business)
Freshman Michael Mayo has dreams of building a roller-skating business adjacent to his alma mater, New Britain High School. (Devin Basdekian/UConn School of Business)

“It’s Not a Passive World”

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


Donuts with the Dean

Students stopped for a meet and greet with UConn Business School Dean John Elliott on Tuesday morning. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Students stopped for a meet and greet with UConn Business School Dean John Elliott on Tuesday morning. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

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.


“Perspectives on Private Capital” Business Alumni Event at the UN

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.


Wisdom from the Experts

The third Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference was held in October at Mohegan Sun, attracting some of the world's top executives from a vast variety of industries. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
The third Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference was held in October at Mohegan Sun, attracting some of the world’s top executives from a vast variety of industries. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference Offers Plethora of Advice for Rising Executives

Transition is one of the most challenging aspects of leadership, but the ability to take charge in times of company turmoil or personal upheaval is the mark of a great leader.

That was the message that some of the world’s top executives, from a vast variety of industries, shared at the third Geno Auriemma UConn Leadership Conference in October at Mohegan Sun. Continue Reading


Exploring All Avenues at UConn Finance Conference

Careers in investments, asset management, banking and prestigious Wall Street opportunities were the focus of the inaugural Finance Conference at the School of Business. (Joshua Weist/UConn School of Business)
Careers in investments, asset management, banking and prestigious Wall Street opportunities were the focus of the inaugural Finance Conference at the School of Business. (Joshua Weist/UConn School of Business)

Experts Encourage UConn Finance Students To Seek Jobs in Most Prestigious, Demanding Sectors

Careers in investments, asset management, banking and prestigious Wall Street opportunities were the focus of the inaugural Finance Conference at the School of Business.

“The conference continues the School of Business efforts to make a greater push to place students in more prestigious and demanding areas of the financial sector,” said Professor Larry Gramling, associate dean for undergraduate programs. Continue Reading