Perspectives Blog


Australia Day: Both a Solemn and Happy Day

Sydney Harbor Bridge Light Show (Victoria Myers/UConn School of Business)
Sydney Harbor Bridge Light Show (Victoria Myers/UConn School of Business)

This week marked the end of my January Intercession course. The University of New South Wales is unique in the fact they require their exchange students to participate in two terms, which for me was the January intercession term and their full semester Term One. Continue Reading


Why is a Study Abroad Experience So Important?

The Sydney Opera  House, up close (Victoria Myers/UConn School of Business)
The Sydney Opera House, up close (Victoria Myers/UConn School of Business)

A few days ago I was asked by the associate director of Global Business Programs (Arminda Kamphausen) why I believe a study abroad experience is so important, and why I was willing to tackle both the logistical and fiscal challenge entailed in study overseas. After thoughtful consideration, I formulated my rationale: Continue Reading


Australia: Home for the Next Five Months!

Coogee Beach
Coogee Beach – where I live! (Victoria Myers/UConn School of Business)

After considering the plentiful study abroad options UConn has to offer, my heart was set on studying abroad at the University of New South Wales in Australia. UNSW offers a large selection of classes to choose from, which allows students to take both important classes for their major/minor or explore a vast array of classes they feel passionate about. Choosing a university that allows you to stay aligned with your plan of study is a key piece of advice for students thinking of studying abroad! Continue Reading


Semin Park Wins Lee Hakel Award

Semin Park pinning up the University of Iowa pennant.
Semin pinning up the University of Iowa pennant. (Nancy Crouch/UConn School of Business)

A few weeks ago Semin Park, a 5th year Management doctoral student, stopped by my office with a twinkle in her eye and a box in her hand. The box contained a university pennant that she would pin to my wall showing academic placements. Continue Reading







Winds of Change: Customer Demands, Improving Technology are Creating a New World for Retailers


In Philip Dick’s “A Minority Report,” Tom Cruise walks through a mall where his character’s name is called out by a screen and he is addressed for an ultra-targeted Guinness ad.Continue Reading