At 11 years old, Mary “Lexy” Vecchio had a traumatic, life-changing ski accident.
She was skiing alone, without a helmet, and hadn’t told her family which trail she would be on. She had a terrible crash, and broke her hip. She was alone in the snow, stranded, frightened, and seriously injured. Her screams for help went unheard for a long time.Continue Reading
UConn Today – While studying for her doctorate at the UConn School of Business, Monique Domingo sought to pay forward the support she herself had received throughout her academic journey by serving as a mentor to other students. She’ll be taking that Husky spirit and love of learning with her to Louisiana State University after graduation, where she hopes to guide and inspire the next generation of learners as an assistant professor of management.
Student Jack Tarca may never have created his business, Find the Good Brand clothing company, if it weren’t for the entrepreneurship guidance he received at UConn.
“UConn gave me the confidence to start my own venture and build my clothing brand into a meaningful and impactful business,” said Tarca, a senior majoring in management. “The curriculum has allowed me to see a sustainable future with my business, allowing me to pursue this as a career.”Continue Reading
UConn Today – The leaders of UConn’s highly successful Innovation Quest (iQ) competition said there are millions of varied ideas that could create prosperous startups.
But one irrevocable dynamic separates those who succeed from those who fail.
“The key to being successful is that you have to continually innovate,’’ says Rich Dino, director of the iQ program, who is also a serial entrepreneur and an associate professor emeritus. “Our entrepreneurs learn to ‘hear the footsteps behind them’ and accelerate the move forward by continued innovation.’’
UConn Today – The UConn School of Business announced plans on Thursday, Jan. 20 to redesign its Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs, a decision reflecting growing student interest in more flexible educational options.
Only a few days remain to register for the popular Negotiations Case Competition and management professor Nora Madjar expects this year’s event, like years past, will draw some of the brightest MBA and law students at UConn.Continue Reading
For every 300 kilograms of rich, flavorful coffee beans Rinjani Mountain Coffee growers pick on their farm in Indonesia, about 100 kilograms are unusable husks, suitable only for composting.
Or so co-owner Brett Tagrin thought.
That was before he saw the myriad opportunities to repurpose the waste byproducts dreamed up by resourceful students in the 2021 UConn International Business Case Challenge. Hosted by the School of Business for the eleventh year, the competition brought teams of undergrads from around the world to compete virtually by solving real-life business issues, and boosted their global expertise in the process.Continue Reading
UConn Today – Women employees are facing bigger career challenges than their male colleagues with interruptions to their work-from-home life, according to new research by UConn management professor Nora Madjar.
The holiday season provides a good opportunity for busy executives and students, alike, to catch up on some of the best books of the year. We asked prominent Connecticut business leaders and members of our UConn faculty what business-focused book they would most highly recommend from 2021. Here are their selections: