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.
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
BCLC Students Repair Homes in Georgia for Those Less Fortunate
Nineteen students from the Business Connections Learning Community (BCLC) gave up a portion of their winter break to clean and paint houses, build wheelchair ramps and tidy up the yards of people in need in Macon, Georgia.
The three-day service trip is part of an annual School of Business pilgrimage to aid low-income, elderly and disabled people.
UConn students said they returned from three days of hard work with a sense of accomplishment and stronger bonds with their classmates. Continue Reading
Accounting major, Jhavier Leslie ’18 who is a freshman in the Travelers EDGE Scholars program spent his first spring break learning about himself and the migrant worker community in Immokalee, Florida. This opportunity is offered to UConn students through the Community Outreach Office. Jhavier shares what he learned about the migrant worker, their plight and hardships as well as what he learned about himself.Continue Reading
WMAZ-TV – Seven students from the University of Connecticut are spending their winter break in Macon, and they aren’t here for a vacation. They’re here to build a wheelchair ramp for one handicapped man in west Macon.
On March 13 – 21, BCLC students will embark on their journey to Costa Rica. During this time they will have the opportunity to visit a number of Costa Rican companies such as: Grupo ICE & Carton Surfboard Factory.
As soon as students land in Costa Rica, they will travel to a Costa Rican company. There they will meet with an executive level representative. Students will enjoy a presentation on Finance & Accounting, followed by a panel discussion and tour of the facilities. Proceeding the presentation, lunch will be served.
Day 2, students will make their to another Costa Rican campny. They meet with an executive level representative. Students will enjoy a presentation on Marketing followed by a panel discussion and tour of the factory.
For more information about the trip please click the following link…
For those who came out to the Bloomberg Training Session, below is additional information about completing the Bloomberg Certification.
The Bloomberg Certification(BESS) is a training portal that helps students like yourself learn core Bloomberg functionality and key market fundamentals. The training process includes three phases: training videos, exams and acknowledgments.
To get started:
1. Login to the Bloomberg Terminal using your own login name and password (If you do not have a login yet, see “Creating a Bloomberg Login”).
2. Type the Bloomberg mnemonic “BESS” followed by <GO> into the command line located in the upper right corner.
3. You should now be at the Bloomberg screen titled “Training Videos.” Follow the Bloomberg steps provided above or on your terminal screen in order to complete the training program.
For most students, winter break is a time to rest following the nerve-wracking season of cramming for final exams and preparing for the holidays. For one group of business students, however, it was an opportunity to dedicate their spare time to others. Twenty-six members of the Business Connections Learning Community (BCLC) at the University of Connecticut School of Business and other volunteers chose to forgo their rest and relaxation this season to help those in need. Continue Reading