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Words of Wisdom Punctuate Stamford BCLC’s ‘Fireside Chats’ Podcast

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As a freshman, Ryan Stone loved listening to the guest speakers invited to campus through the Business Connections Learning Community (BCLC) Stamford.

“They were super interesting,” said Stone, a junior and a Fairfield resident. “You would take away something different from each one.”

But by semester’s end, Stone was dismayed to find he couldn’t instantly recall all the speakers’ helpful tips and career insights when he was studying for an exam or prepping for a job interview.Continue Reading


EMBA Students Dive Right In to ‘Real Life’ Business Challenges

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As a self-described ‘mushy-gushy’ type, Catherine Davis-Gomez wasn’t exactly counting the days until the first session of her Financial Controls course in UConn’s Executive MBA program.

“When I learned what Financial Controls was, I thought, ‘I’m gonna hate this,'” said the highly trained therapist who helps create school-based programs to address post-traumatic stress in children.

The feeling didn’t last long.Continue Reading



What Will Blockchain Do For Us?

 

To say Blockchain is a complex concept is an understatement. But to say it’s crucial for savvy business leaders to wrap their heads around it is too.

That’s why the UConn School of Business’ Connecticut Information Technology Institute (CITI) is grabbing the bull by the horns, bringing insights on the emerging and highly adaptable technology to those who need it through workshops, a DappDevs Blockchain chapter, the first-ever Blockchain symposium, and creating new classes this semester. Continue Reading


Stamford First-Generation Student Maximizes Opportunities

Stamford business major Christian Escotto-Rosado '19 (BUS) is soaking up every experience he can, including an internship at IBM and the chance to take part in the Student Managed Fund. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Stamford business major Christian Escotto-Rosado ’19 (BUS) is soaking up every experience he can, including an internship at IBM and the chance to take part in the Student Managed Fund. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Christian Escotto-Rosado is always on the hunt for his next opportunity. Continue Reading


UConn Fuels Insurtech Boom with Innovative New Program

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When Hartford Innovation Places announced a plan to make the state capitol a center for the burgeoning insurtech industry, professor Timothy Folta, faculty director of the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CCEI), was listening very carefully. Continue Reading