Undergraduate Programs


Student Investors Endorse Their First Startup: A Gaming Company that Teaches Kids Social/Emotional Skills

Young girl playing video games
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The recently created, student-run Hillside Venture Capital investment team has selected its first company to support–an educational-technology startup that strives to enhance social and emotional learning in children through a video-game app.Continue Reading


UConn Student Building ‘No Bad Days’ Lifestyle Brand

UConn Today – UConn junior Jack Tarca ’22 (BUS) was looking to do something positive last April as the COVID-19 pandemic began to take over the lives and minds of people throughout the world.

With that thought, and the entrepreneurial spirit he has always felt, Tarca created a website and social media channels called “No Bad Days” – a lifestyle brand that promotes mental health and well-being.


Coveted Class: Financial Services

Paul Gilson, director and assistant professor of in residence of finance at the Graduate Business Learning Center in Hartford on Aug. 13, 2019. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)
Paul Gilson, director and assistant professor of in residence of finance at the Graduate Business Learning Center in Hartford on Aug. 13, 2019. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

The Instructor

Associate professor-in-residence in finance, Paul Gilson grew up in the Thames River town of Gravesend, 20 miles east of London, and earned a degree in mathematics from Bristol University. His plan was always to go on to a Ph.D. “But first,” he says, “I needed a job.” So he went to work in London for KPMG, the global accounting giant. His first day at the office, stock markets around the world collapsed in the Black Monday crash of 1987, still the greatest one-day loss by percentage in Dow history. During the long recovery that followed, KPMG was kept very busy, and Gilson gained extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, a specialty of his department. “The late 1980s in London,” he says. “It was an exciting time.” Continue Reading


Webster Bank Honored with ABA Foundation Distinguished Service Award

Connecticut Council for Philanthropy – Webster Bank is proud to announce that Kathy Luria, senior vice president, director of Philanthropy and Community Affairs, has been named the 2019 winner of the American Bankers Association Foundation’s George Bailey Distinguished Service Award.

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UConn: Low(er) Cost, High ROI

The Fochi family has a long and proud connection to the University of Connecticut because they believe it provides a great education for the money. Pictured above is alumnus Bill Fochi ’63 with his daughter, Kerry Fochi Sanders ‘93, and his granddaughter Ashley Fochi ‘19. (Contributed photo).
The Fochi family has a long and proud connection to the University of Connecticut because they believe it provides a great education for the money. Pictured above is alumnus Bill Fochi ’63 with his daughter, Kerry Fochi Sanders ‘93, and his granddaughter Ashley Fochi ‘19. (Contributed photo).

Kerry Fochi Sanders ’93 was born a businesswoman, according to her family. From an early age she had ambition, determination and a keen financial sense.Continue Reading



Prudential Immersion Bootcamps Offer UConn Students Real-World Exposure

Second year students from UConn’s School of Business pose during their visit to Prudential for the yearly Immersion Bootcamp, where students have an opportunity to fine tune skills in a real-time environment. (Contributed Photo)
Second year students from UConn’s School of Business pose during their visit to Prudential for the yearly Immersion Bootcamp, where students have an opportunity to fine tune skills in a real-time environment. (Contributed Photo)

Spending three days at Prudential Immersion Bootcamps was an eye-opener for William Mudlaff, a sophomore majoring in finance.Continue Reading



Student Consulting Group Earns First-Place in Region

Left to right, John McLaughlin, John Brindisi, Keyur Shah, and Matthew Frank accepting their awards at the "Case for a Cause" competition (Photo courtesy of John McLaughlin)
Left to right, John McLaughlin, John Brindisi, Keyur Shah, and Matthew Frank accepting their awards at the “Case for a Cause” competition (Photo courtesy of John McLaughlin)

A team of students from the UConn Consulting Group were the first-place champions in a regional “Case for a Cause” competition, proving their business-solution prowess against participants from other top universities.Continue Reading