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The Right Time for Your MBA is… Now!

Chris DiGiacomo (left) and his wife Julie Marquis DiGiacomo (right) balanced work, marriage, and childbirth to earn their MBAs through UConn's PMBA program. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Chris DiGiacomo (left) and his wife Julie Marquis DiGiacomo (right) balanced work, marriage, and childbirth to earn their MBAs through UConn’s PMBA program. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Julie Marquis DiGiacomo and Chris DiGiacomo agree that there are a million reasons to earn an undergraduate degree, but completing an MBA program is an investment you make in yourself.Continue Reading


UConn Volunteers Complete 700 Tax Forms—For Free

Volunteers prepared taxes for over 700 people this year in the VITA Program.  From left, graduate student Debadarshini Mishra, second-year reviewer Nicole Holyst and first-year preparers Jenny Wei and Qingya Yang.
Volunteers prepared taxes for over 700 people this year in the VITA Program. From left, graduate student Debadarshini Mishra, second-year reviewer Nicole Holyst and first-year preparers Jenny Wei and Qingya Yang. (Leanne Adams / UConn School of Business)

UConn Volunteers Complete 700 Tax Forms—For Free

As a political science Ph.D. candidate from Great Britain, Thomas Briggs joked that he would rather try to negotiate Brexit than have to fill out his U.S. income tax forms without assistance.Continue Reading


State Turns to UConn for Economic Analysis

Fred Carstensen (pictured above) leads the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Fred Carstensen (pictured above) leads the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Without the advice, scrutiny and assessment of the School of Business’ Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis (CCEA), our state might lack some of the critical businesses and well-paying jobs that we have today.Continue Reading


UConn Business’ 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

UConn School of Business Hall of Fame Celebration Friday, March 22, 2019 Hartford Connecticut
UConn School of Business Hall of Fame Celebration Friday, March 22, 2019 Hartford Connecticut

Four prominent UConn School of Business alumni will be inducted into the Hall of Fame during a ceremony at 6 p.m. March 22 at the Hartford Marriott Downtown.

Inductees include a two-time alumnus and global entertainment leader; the recently retired president of a $2.5 billion fire and security company; the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, and a partner in the largest real estate management investment firm in the U.S. Continue Reading


Ashley DeCarlo: ‘I Don’t Want to Wish I’d Done More’

Ashley DeCarlo ’19 (above) shows off her crepe-making skills at Farmhouse Crepes in Downtown Storrs.  Ashley also handles their social media in addition to her regular duties, plus a job at Geezeo in Glastonbury, not to mention a full set of classes and cheerleading!  (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Ashley DeCarlo ’19 (above) shows off her crepe-making skills at Farmhouse Crepes in Downtown Storrs. Ashley also handles their social media in addition to her regular duties, plus a job at Geezeo in Glastonbury, not to mention a full set of classes and cheerleading! (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Ashley DeCarlo could best be described as unstoppable.Continue Reading


Family Businesses: ‘Your Name is On It!’

Cal Miller-Stevens, left, and her niece Capri Frank pose for a photo inside the store at Miller Foods, Inc., a fourth-generation, family owned and operated food business located in Avon, Conn. Behind them is a photo taken in the early 1960s, in the same location. From left is family matriarch Margaret "Oma" Miller and her two daughters, Sandi Trudeau (Frank's mother) and Miller-Stevens. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Cal Miller-Stevens, left, and her niece Capri Frank pose for a photo inside the store at Miller Foods, Inc., a fourth-generation, family owned and operated food business located in Avon, Conn. Behind them is a photo taken in the early 1960s, in the same location. From left is family matriarch Margaret “Oma” Miller and her two daughters, Sandi Trudeau (Frank’s mother) and Miller-Stevens. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

UConn Revamps Family Business Program, Offers Bootcamp, Summer Internship Program to Help Multi-Generational Companies Thrive

Ask Julie Paine-Miller, vice president of Paine’s Inc. Recycling and Rubbish Removal, what it is like to be employed in a family-owned business, and she will share that some of her fondest childhood memories involve riding in her family’s garbage trucks.

“I have a deep-seated love for trash!,” Paine-Miller said with a laugh. “I have memories of being around the trucks from the time I was a little girl.”Continue Reading