UConn Alum Preps Students on Starting an International Business

The Daily Campus – Business students filed into Konover Auditorium to get advice about their industry from University of Connecticut alum Peter Broadbent, who is vice president of U.S. and European sales at Photronics, as part of the global business leadership seminar series Wednesday night.

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For the second year in a row, the School of Business is offering a 10-credit summer business program (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
For the second year in a row, the School of Business is offering a 10-credit summer business program (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

B-School Offers 10-Credit Summer Program for Non-Business Majors

For the second year in a row, the School of Business is offering a 10-credit summer business program for undergraduate, non-business majors who want to gain valuable business knowledge and expand their marketability.

The seven-week UConn Business Fundamentals Program includes the following three-credit courses: Legal and Ethical Environment of Business, Managerial and Interpersonal Behavior, and Business Information Systems, plus a one-credit course on Workplace Readiness.

The program runs from Continue Reading

Honoring Veterans 365 Days a Year

UConn’s Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans Helps Military Heroes Become Business Moguls

The UConn School of Business has a strong and proud history of serving the educational and career needs of military leaders and veterans, a tradition that dates back to its earliest days.

After WWII, the university offered business classes at Fort Trumbull in New London to serve returning GIs. The creation of a full-time MBA program on the Storrs campus in 1960, another milestone at the School of Business, occurred as a direct result of a contract to expand educational opportunities for members of the Air Force.Continue Reading

UConn Graduates Scott and Krista Yaglowski are Doing Double Duty Overseas

Walking the nighttime perimeter of his base in Kabul, Afghanistan, First Lieutenant Scott Yaglowski ’12 (CLAS) may well be dreaming of wings. Wings from Wings Over Storrs. The West Texas Mesquite to be precise.

Yaglowski says going out for those wings is one of the first things he plans to do when his tour ends and he comes home to Connecticut, in December or January. At the top of his list, however, is seeing his family in Newington and hugging his little sister.

Unfortunately he will have to wait a bit longer to hug his older sister. Krista Yaglowski ’09 (BUS), also an Army First Lieutenant in the Connecticut National Guard, is stationed in Kosovo until the spring.

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Brand Ambassador Experience

Marketing Society Members Act as Brand Ambassadors for US POLO ASSN.

by Robert O’Gara, Chief Organization Officer, UConn Marketing Society

This academic year the UConn Marketing Society involved its members through guest speakers, meetings, and community involvement. The Marketing Society brings together students who are interested in marketing and want to learn more about the “real world” experiences from professionals in the field opening up opportunities for learning, networking, internships, and careers.Continue Reading

Pi Sigma Epsilon Happenings

PSE Regionals

Pi Sigma Epsilon Places in National Level Competitions

by Emily Vasington, Co-president of Pi Sigma Epsilon

During the 2014-2015 academic year, Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE) involved itself with the local and national community. Pi Sigma Epsilon is a professional, co-ed business fraternity with over 65 chapters at different schools across the country. Locally, members participated in Huskython for the first time, organized a golf tournament with local marketing and sales professionals, and volunteered at elementary schools in the Storrs area.Continue Reading

Accelerate UConn Program Launches

UConn Launches Program to Help Students, Faculty Transform Ideas for Technology into Commercialized Products

New Haven Register – The University of Connecticut is launching a program to help students and faculty transform ideas for technology into commercialized products. The school kicked of its Accelerate UConn program with a ceremony Tuesday in Storrs. The program, which builds upon UConn’s existing technology transfer, incubation and commercialization infrastructure, is being funded by a three-year, $300,000 grant by the national science foundation.

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A Day of Celebration

Robert Shiller, 2015 Commencement Speaker

Nobel-Prize Winning Professor Tells Business Graduates to Do Well, Do Good

The business world can sometimes seem like a vicious place, but as UConn School of Business graduates begin their professional careers, they should stay faithful to their moral compass and never lose sight of the well-being of the communities they serve.

That was the advice offered by graduation speaker Robert J. Shiller, the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. He is also the Sterling Professor of Economics and a professor and fellow in finance at Yale University.

Shiller spoke Sunday May 10 to an enthusiastic crowd of undergraduates, parents and friends under the dome of Gampel Pavilion. UConn President Susan Herbst and members of the Board of Trustees were also present. This year nearly 700 undergraduates received their bachelors’ degrees in business.Continue Reading