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Life’s Challenges Didn’t Derail This Ph.D. Student

Photograph of Ph.D. Student Monique Domingo
Ph.D. student Monique Domingo (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

When she began pursuing her Ph.D., Monique Domingo was familiar with the statistics. At the time, approximately one third of LatinX/Hispanic graduate-school candidates dropped out before completing their degrees, due to a host of issues from finances to academic fit.Continue Reading



Hanover Challenge: Students’ Ideas Impressed Insurance Experts

UConn Students pose at a conference table
Left to right, Karan Shridharani (MIS), Aaron Selenica (Business Data Analytics), and Jeremy Mogollon (Business Administration), during the Hanover Image Analytics Challenge. (Contributed Photo)

UConn students recently completed a first-of-its-kind, semester-long challenge, analyzing and presenting data to help The Hanover Insurance Co. gain better insight into their present and future customer base.Continue Reading


Travis Bloom ’13: Avoiding the $10k Vet Bill

Travis Bloom poses with his cat, Ginny
Travis Bloom ’13 (BUS) takes a minute from his day to take a picture with Ginny Bloom, his CCO (Chief Cat Officer) at Pawlicy Advisor. At Pawlicy Advisor, Travis offers a variety of insurance options for pet owners, and seeks to make it as transparent and easy to use as possible. (Contributed Photo)

As soon as alumnus Travis Bloom ’13 (BUS) tells people that he co-owns a company that brokers pet health insurance, the stories begin.Continue Reading



Mentor and Innovator; OPIM’s Professor Marsden Retires

Professor James Marsden
Professor James Marsden, pictured above, is retiring after the fall semester. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Professor Jim Marsden, who led the OPIM department for 15 years and helped put UConn’s information management program on the national map, has taught his last class before retirement.Continue Reading


Marketing Students Help Dance-Studio Put Best Foot Forward

Arthur Murray Dance Studio franchisees Todd and Karrie Russell (front, center) pose with the students of Marketing 3362.  They developed marketing strategies for the studio as a part of their capstone. (Contributed Photo)
Arthur Murray Dance Studio franchisees Todd and Karrie Russell (front, center) pose with the students of Marketing 3362. They developed marketing strategies for the studio as a part of their capstone. (Contributed Photo)

Todd and Karrie Russell will tell you there’s no such thing as a talentless dancer. Given the right instruction and a commitment to learn, anyone can master an elegant waltz or an enviable Cha Cha. Continue Reading


UConn Alums Want You to ‘Roast’ Them

From left, Kwame "Ato'' Eyiah, Ben Morneault and Chris Mueller, alumni from the Class of 2019, are launching their new Roast Me game.(Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
From left, Kwame “Ato” Eyiah, Ben Morneault and Chris Mueller, alumni from the Class of 2019, are launching their new Roast Me game.(Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Three recent UConn alumni are on the verge of releasing their first entrepreneurial venture, a unique card game called Roast Me. The game brings a twist to good-natured comedic gibes among friends, with a gameplay style similar to “adult” card games that have become popular in recent years.Continue Reading


Scholars and Steam: Cinthia Satornino on Nano-Influencers in the Marketplace

Take a quick coffee break with UConn School of Business marketing professor Cinthia Satornino while she talks with you about some of her most recent research published in the Journal of Consumer Marketing on the growth of nano-influencers and what that means for both consumers and brands.