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Enthusiasm, Hard Work Keep Hockey’s El-Mir ’19 On Top

Karl El-Mir '19 follows an intense schedule on and off the ice - and it pays off.   (Courtesy UConn Athletics)
Karl El-Mir ’19 follows an intense schedule on and off the ice – and it pays off. (Courtesy UConn Athletics)

One of the most embarrassing things that has happened to Karl El-Mir, a senior in the School of Business and a forward on the UConn Men’s Hockey Team, is stepping on a hockey puck and taking a fall during warm-ups.Continue Reading


College Factual: Finance Dept. Best in CT, No. 21 in Nation

The UConn Finance Department offers the top finance program in Connecticut and one of the best in the nation, according to College Factual.

UConn’s finance program was ranked No. 21 out of 389 schools nationwide, up five places from last year. This puts the program in the Top 10 percent of finance programs in the United States.

The UConn program was also ranked No. 1 in Connecticut, rising from second place last year.

“We are excited that the excellence of our program has been recognized by College Factual, and grateful for the hard work and dedication of our faculty, who prepare our students so well for their careers in finance,” said Chinmoy Ghosh, department head.

The publication, based in Troy, N.Y., is a leading source of college data analytics. Editors said that UConn features “superior outcomes for students earning finance and finance management degrees.” It also noted that average early-career earnings of UConn finance graduates are above $54,000, while mid-career earnings exceed $88,000, both significantly above the average.



Students Use High-Tech Analytics to Optimize Plant Growth

Adjunct professor Ryan O’Connor consults students enrolled in an Internet of Things course that uses emerging technology to improve plant life at UConn’s Spring Valley Farm. Students, from left, are Nicole Hamilton '19 (BUS), Tara Watrous '19 (CLAS), and Radhika Kanaskar '18 (BUS). (Claire Hall/UConn School of Business)
Adjunct professor Ryan O’Connor consults students enrolled in an Internet of Things course that uses emerging technology to improve plant life at UConn’s Spring Valley Farm. Students, from left, are Nicole Hamilton ’19 (BUS), Tara Watrous ’19 (CLAS), and Radhika Kanaskar ’18 (BUS). (Claire Hall/UConn School of Business)

On select Tuesday nights, senior Radhika Kanaskar pops on warm boots and a heavy coat, and prepares for her management information systems class at UConn’s Spring Valley Farm.Continue Reading



Stamford First-Generation Student Maximizes Opportunities

Stamford business major Christian Escotto-Rosado '19 (BUS) is soaking up every experience he can, including an internship at IBM and the chance to take part in the Student Managed Fund. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Stamford business major Christian Escotto-Rosado ’19 (BUS) is soaking up every experience he can, including an internship at IBM and the chance to take part in the Student Managed Fund. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Christian Escotto-Rosado is always on the hunt for his next opportunity. Continue Reading


2018 Voya Financial Colloquium Draws Top Scholars

 Guest Speakers visited UConn for the 2018 Voya Colloquium.  Pictured left to right, Page Moreau, Elie Ofek, and Markus Giesler. (Devin Basdekian / UConn School of Business)
Guest Speakers visited UConn for the 2018 Voya Colloquium. Pictured left to right, Page Moreau, Elie Ofek, and Markus Giesler. (Devin Basdekian / UConn School of Business)

The Marketing Department hosted the 8th annual Voya Financial Colloquium on Oct. 26, where three world renowned scholars, Markus Giesler, Page Moreau, and Elie Ofek, presented their research on creativity and innovation in marketing. Continue Reading



Inaugural Entrepreneurship & Innovation Expo Draws Many

A student experiments with virtual reality technology at the Fall Entrepreneurship & Innovation Expo. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
A student experiments with virtual reality technology at the Fall Entrepreneurship & Innovation Expo. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Nursing students Jasmeen Mohammed and Katlin DiPietro couldn’t wait to tell visitors at the Fall Entrepreneurship & Innovation Expo about their project designed to calm elderly patients when they’re in the hospital.Continue Reading


How Can We Get Your Attention?

A new study suggests that different brands may want to adopt different social media targeting strategies based on the popularity of their content among followers. (Getty Images)
A new study suggests that different brands may want to adopt different social media targeting strategies based on the popularity of their content among followers. (Getty Images)

Social media is the new equivalent of “word of mouth” advertising, and in the United States alone, corporate social media spending is projected to exceed $17 billion by 2019.Continue Reading