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Ph.D. Alumna Wins Highly Competitive Management Research Award

Pictured above, Semin Park '19 was awarded the 2019 Lee Hakel Graduate Student Scholarship from SIOP, in addition to an Outstanding Graduate Assistant award. (contributed photo)
(contributed photo)

The Academy of Management has awarded a prestigious dissertation award to UConn Ph.D. alumna Semin Park ’19 for her research about friendships and conflicts among future paramedics participating in a mock emergency drill.Continue Reading


Ph.D. Candidate Trent Krupa Earns Coveted Deloitte Scholarship

Fourth-year accounting Ph.D. candidate Trent Krupa (Contributed Photo)
Fourth-year accounting Ph.D. candidate Trent Krupa (Contributed Photo)

The Deloitte Foundation has awarded a prestigious $25,000 Doctoral Fellowship to Trent Krupa, a fourth-year accounting Ph.D. candidate.

The award is one of the most highly regarded in the accounting industry and is bestowed on just 10 accounting Ph.D. students in the nation each year. This is the first time a UConn student has received the honor.Continue Reading


Professor Emerita Susan Spiggle Gives Large Gift to PhD Program

Professor Emerita Susan Spiggle, pictured above, teaches a course in 2018.  Spiggle recently made a generous donation to the School of Business. (Contributed Photo)
Professor Emerita Susan Spiggle, pictured above, teaches a course in 2018. Spiggle recently made a generous donation to the School of Business. (Contributed Photo)

For novice writers, it is often difficult to accept constructive criticism and develop a willingness to edit and repeatedly revise their work.

Overcoming that reluctance is essential for Ph.D. students who plan to become professors, because their careers hinge on their ability to clearly define their research and present it in a concise and appealing way to editors at top academic journals.

“For future faculty members, being able to write is their bread and butter,” said Professor Emerita Susan Spiggle. “You can have all the best data in the world but if you can’t write clearly and define the importance of your work, it really doesn’t matter at all.”Continue Reading



Geno Auriemma Supports New Program to Further Boost UConn Grad Students at the Recruiting Table

UConn Today – Geno Auriemma, head coach of the UConn Huskies women’s basketball team, is again partnering with the UConn School of Business – this time by supporting a new lecture-and-workshop series to help 2,000 graduate business students enhance their leadership skills.

The series, which began Oct. 13, focuses on value-centered leadership, learning to reset and transform, and intentional networking. Each executive lecture will be followed by workshops led by a career coach to reinforce the lessons.Continue Reading


Life’s Challenges Didn’t Derail This Ph.D. Student

Photograph of Ph.D. Student Monique Domingo
Ph.D. student Monique Domingo (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

When she began pursuing her Ph.D., Monique Domingo was familiar with the statistics. At the time, approximately one third of LatinX/Hispanic graduate-school candidates dropped out before completing their degrees, due to a host of issues from finances to academic fit.Continue Reading


Semin Park ’19 Ph.D. Awarded Prestigious SIOP Award

Pictured above, Semin Park '19 was awarded the 2019 Lee Hakel Graduate Student Scholarship from SIOP, in addition to an Outstanding Graduate Assistant award. (contributed photo)
Pictured above, Semin Park ’19 was awarded the 2019 Lee Hakel Graduate Student Scholarship from SIOP, in addition to an Outstanding Graduate Assistant award. (contributed photo)

Management Ph.D. candidate Semin Park, already a stand-out for having her research published in a top-tier journal, has won two more awards, including recognition from a national professional society.Continue Reading


Even In Life-or-Death Situations, Friendships Matter

A new UConn study found that even in life-or-death emergencies, workplace friendships – and enmities – matter. (Semin Park/UConn Photo)
A new UConn study found that even in life-or-death emergencies, workplace friendships – and enmities – matter. (Semin Park/UConn Photo)

A chaotic, mass-casualty, emergency response drill proved the ideal setting for management Ph.D. candidate Semin Park to test a theory about how dynamic conflict relations emerge and evolve over time. Continue Reading


Ph.D. Candidates: From Writing Prose to Writing Pros

Susan Spiggle (above), professor emeritus in marketing, delivers a presentation entitled "Principles of Writing for Clarity" during the Fall '18 semester.  (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Susan Spiggle (above), professor emeritus in marketing, delivers a presentation entitled “Principles of Writing for Clarity” during the Fall ’18 semester. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Hongfei Li, a Ph.D. candidate in Operations and Information Management, knows there’s more to writing a great research paper than just having a fascinating topic. Continue Reading