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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


Human Rights: Corporations’ Newest Frontier

Caroline Kaeb is an Assistant Professor of Business Law and Human Rights at UConn School of Business, where she holds a joint appointment with the Human Rights Institute and a courtesy appointment with the School of Law. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Caroline Kaeb is an Assistant Professor of Business Law and Human Rights at UConn School of Business, where she holds a joint appointment with the Human Rights Institute and a courtesy appointment with the School of Law. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

A Conversation with Business and Human Rights Professor Caroline Kaeb

An interest in international law, coupled with work at the United Nations specializing in labor rights and refugee issues, fostered a passion for human rights in UConn Professor Caroline Kaeb. 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



Senior Business Students Pause, Reflect as Commencement Nears

From left: Karla Lazo, Luke LaBranche, Gianna Bodnar, Marc Senatore, and Sarah Lang, Class of 2017 (Nicolle Anderson/UConn School of Business)
From left: Karla Lazo, Luke LaBranche, Gianna Bodnar, Marc Senatore, and Sarah Lang, Class of 2017 (Nicolle Anderson/UConn School of Business)

As this year’s graduating seniors prepare for their careers, we asked a few School of Business students to reflect on their time spent at the University of Connecticut.

Each with different stories, memories and struggles to share, this year’s graduating class is as unique as they are impressive. Continue Reading


Three Marketing Professors to Retire

Marketing Department Retirement Reception - April 2017

School of Business Wishes a Happy Future to Professors Carrafiello, Spiggle and Ross

Kayaking in South Carolina, reading, gardening and tackling new research projects are on the retirement ‘to-do’ lists of three prominent Marketing Department professors.

This year’s three School of Business retirees all hail from the Marketing Department, and include: Continue Reading


UConn Senior Margo Bailey Awarded Fulbright

Margo Bailey, a senior honors student majoring in marketing, is the sole recipient of the competitive Fulbright Scholarship to earn a master's degree in management at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Margo Bailey, a senior honors student majoring in marketing, is the sole recipient of the competitive Fulbright Scholarship to earn a master’s degree in management at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Bailey Plans Career Helping Kids Appreciate Foreign Languages, Cultures, People

How do you top a college career that includes two study-abroad trips, internships at international companies, and a three-part honors thesis exploring bilingual advertising and the toy industry?

Margo Bailey, a senior honors student majoring in marketing, did it by earning a Fulbright Scholarship. Continue Reading


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


‘Like Building an Airplane in Mid-Flight’

U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Michael Zacchea, director of the School of Business' Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Michael Zacchea ’12 MBA, director of the School of Business’ Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) will be signing copies of his book, “The Ragged Edge” on April 25 at the Graduate Business Learning Center in Hartford. Proceeds from books sold that evening will benefit the EBV. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

UConn’s Mike Zacchea Describes Many Challenges He Faced as First U.S. Military Adviser to New Iraqi Army

In his new book, “The Ragged Edge,” set for release on April 1, U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Michael Zacchea ’12 MBA shares the staggering hardships and unique challenges of the U.S. mission to build an Iraqi Army virtually from scratch. Continue Reading


Intern of the Year

Lindsey Gilson, a senior studying Management and Engineering for Manufacturing, was awarded Intern of the Year by the American Society of Engineering Education. Gilson, a native of Trumbull, Conn., interned with Unilever in Minneapolis last year. Gilson will graduate this May. (UConn Foundation)
Lindsey Gilson, a senior studying Management and Engineering for Manufacturing, was awarded Intern of the Year by the American Society of Engineering Education. Gilson, a native of Trumbull, Conn., interned with Unilever in Minneapolis last year. Gilson will graduate this May. (UConn Foundation)

MEM Student Lindsey Gilson’s Dual Expertise Saved Unilever More than $1 Million

During the eight months that UConn senior Lindsey Gilson worked at Unilever, she led two projects that saved the company over $1 million and improved its inventory system. Continue Reading