Sophomore Jessenia ‘Jes’ Nieves has toured much of New England during her life, but longs to see the world beyond the USA.
This summer she had the chance to travel to Austria and Hungary with the Business Connections Learning Community, UConn’s dedicated residence and career incubator for select freshmen and sophomores pursuing business careers. Continue Reading
Arrive Early, Stay Late, Put in the Effort to Succeed, Says Commencement Speaker Doug Elliot, President of The Hartford
In a commencement speech laced with solid career advice about hard work and attaining career success, Doug Elliot ’82 mentioned that his life did benefit from a touch of serendipity. Continue Reading
Poets & Quants for Undergrads– As a freshman business major at the University of Connecticut, Elizabeth Perry has already hobnobbed with the dean of the business school, helped organize a case competition for Target and attended speed-networking events that have helped her forge valuable connections in the business world. Those types of experiences would have been out of her reach had she not checked off a box on the housing application for UConn’s Business Connections Learning Community back when she was a senior in high school.
Target Executives So Impressed by Case Competition that They Plan to Return to UConn
Freshmen Elizabeth “Lizzie” Perry and Josh Schramm have three things in common: they are born leaders, they enjoy being involved on campus, and they each have a bit of a competitive streak.
In describing the UConn School of Business at this moment, 76 years into its accomplished history, the word “engaged” captures the essence. Our students, faculty and staff are engaged with each other, with our alumni, with the corporate community and with the University.
The School’s growth has been extraordinary, both in terms of enrollment and creating and maintaining vibrant, effective and relevant academic programs. We are transforming the future—of our students, our state, our industries and our world. There is much to celebrate.
We invite you to read the 2016 Dean’s Annual Report.
Freshman Megan Go Gains U.S. Citizenship, Settles into College, Casts Ballot for President—All in Same Semester
This autumn has been a season of important first-time events for freshman Megan Go.
Not only did she conquer the adjustment to college life, but the prospective business major and Business Connections Learning Community member also prepared to become a U.S. citizen. Continue Reading
September Career Expo Gives Students, Companies a Jump-Start on Hiring Search
Junior Auna Harvey arrived 15 minutes early for the School of Business’ popular Career Expo—prepared with a clear strategy and an optimistic attitude.
Harvey is looking for a summer internship in human resources and is particularly interested in programs offered by Travelers, Aetna and United Technologies.
“I’ll try to get across that I’m very personable and comfortable talking to people, and that I can represent a company well,” said Harvey, who developed professional and networking skills as a freshman in the Business Connections Learning Community and later served as a resident adviser there. Continue Reading