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Week 2: Tarragona

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This past week has been filled with adventure. My program’s “mandatory” trip to Tarragona turned out to be much more interesting than I had anticipated. After visiting what used to be an ancient Roman arena and circus, we ended the day building human towers. We learned that “Castells,” also known as human towers were declared an intangible heritage element by UNESCO, and everyone was very excited to be able to make our own. Continue Reading


I Finally Got It! Suitcase, Food, Culture

Paella, a common dish in Spain.  (Amschel Rothschild/UConn School of Business)
Paella, a common dish in Spain. (Amschel Rothschild/UConn School of Business)

I’ll start with the more personal matter, losing my suitcase. I didn’t think arriving to another country where you don’t speak the language could get much worse than the nightmare it is trying to get around. Well, not having your clothes and other things you packed for your trip might make it a bit harder. Needless to say, the airline (the culprits of my additional obstacle) delivered my luggage to my homestay quickly. Continue Reading


Entrepreneurship, Wings to Fly

From left: Guanwei Tao and project mentors Michelle Cote and Caroline Dealy. (Guanwei Tao)
From left: Guanwei Tao and project mentors Michelle Cote and Caroline Dealy. (Guanwei Tao)

My Experience with the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CCEI)

I worked for multinational corporations for 10 years. My career grew from sales to marketing. As a product marketing professional, I have launched 10 products in the last 6 years. However, I can’t stop asking myself, “What else can I do to contribute more to my career? Where is the next step to lead to a meaningful life?” Continue Reading



Are You a Millennial in Disguise? Take the Quiz!

Shared Experiences, Not Birth Years, Define a Generation

You can’t go anywhere today without hearing or reading about millennials. Millennials are the biggest population group in American society today, up to 79.8 million people as of 2016 and growing. Millennials are the new consumer group that will affect the economy, with spending power of $1.3 trillion dollars. Yes, trillion! And millennial identity can redefine American culture, especially regarding work. Continue Reading



Winter in Israel: Day 8

Our final day in Tel Aviv was bittersweet, as we knew our incredible journey was coming to an end. We started the day meeting at YL Ventures, a venture capital (VC) firm like many in Israel that focused on early-stage investing. I was astounded that while the US was trending towards less early/seed-stage capital and much more later-stage investments, Israel seemed to embrace their unique VC ecosystem.

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