Education Abroad


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


CEO: Among Worthwhile Charities, UConn Tops List

Eugene F. Martin III '87, '89 MBA, president and CEO of Gordon Brothers Finance Co., serves on the Dean's Advisory Cabinet, offering valuable advice and advocacy for the School of Business.
Eugene F. Martin III ’87, ’89 MBA, president and CEO of Gordon Brothers Finance Co., serves on the Dean’s Advisory Cabinet, offering valuable advice and advocacy for the School of Business.

“The UConn School of Business was the foundation for everything I did in my career. It set me on a great course,” said Eugene F. Martin III, ’87, ’89 MBA, president and CEO of Gordon Brothers Finance Co. “If a career is a pyramid, you need a strong foundation. That came from my education at UConn.” 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


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.