The specialists at the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) pride their center as being a safe place where visitors are greeted with a cup of coffee and one question: How can we help you with your recovery today?
But what happens when the Center itself needs help? That’s when four UConn MBA students were able to step up and lend their expertise. Continue Reading
Economic Development Board Hears UConn Students’ Fresh Ideas to Renew City
For a hands on approach to their curriculum, students in management professor David Noble’s Strategic Analysis class created new and unique business incubator ideas to revive Downtown Waterbury and make its commercial zone more attractive to young college graduates.
The top projects included a restaurant incubator, a technology incubator and a music-studio incubator. Continue Reading
BCLC Students Repair Homes in Georgia for Those Less Fortunate
Nineteen students from the Business Connections Learning Community (BCLC) gave up a portion of their winter break to clean and paint houses, build wheelchair ramps and tidy up the yards of people in need in Macon, Georgia.
The three-day service trip is part of an annual School of Business pilgrimage to aid low-income, elderly and disabled people.
UConn students said they returned from three days of hard work with a sense of accomplishment and stronger bonds with their classmates. Continue Reading
The late Saturday afternoon teaching time slot was considered by faculty to be the most brutal.
After a full week of work, Executive MBA (EMBA) students had been in class Friday evening and all day Saturday, and by the end of the second day were becoming weary. They needed a dynamic professor to pull them through, and that’s why Business Law & Ethics Professor Karla Fox always taught that final course.Continue Reading
WMAZ-TV – Seven students from the University of Connecticut are spending their winter break in Macon, and they aren’t here for a vacation. They’re here to build a wheelchair ramp for one handicapped man in west Macon.
The Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) located at the University of Connecticut (UConn) was awarded $1.3 million by the U.S. Small Business Administration to lead a team of seven partners in creating a program to educate the small businesses of Connecticut on how to recover and rebuild from Hurricane Sandy and from future disasters. Continue Reading
On Friday, September 20, over 300 women entrepreneurs from around Connecticut gathered to attend the sold-out “Connecticut Celebrates Women Entrepreneurs” conference. Hosted by the UConn School of Business at UConn Stamford, the day featured networking opportunities, a business exhibit showcase, and a variety of educational and business-building workshops. Continue Reading
This article first appeared in the UConn Business magazine, Volume 3, Issue 2 (Spring 2013)
Three stories of learning accelerators helping Connecticut
Immersing students in real-world learning, experiential learning accelerators at the School of Business aim to empower students to manage challenges within today’s dynamic and complex corporate world. Recent and ongoing projects are no exception: from complex cost-benefit analyses, to identifying commercialization opportunities and economic viability of proposed projects, experiential learning remains at the forefront of UConn’s business education and a contributor to the State of Connecticut. Continue Reading
For most students, winter break is a time to rest following the nerve-wracking season of cramming for final exams and preparing for the holidays. For one group of business students, however, it was an opportunity to dedicate their spare time to others. Twenty-six members of the Business Connections Learning Community (BCLC) at the University of Connecticut School of Business and other volunteers chose to forgo their rest and relaxation this season to help those in need. Continue Reading
Students from the University of Connecticut Business Connections Learning Community (BCLC) traveled over 1,000 miles over their winter break to volunteer in Macon, Georgia. The group of 26 students are helping Rebuilding Macon, Inc. to restore and fix up low-income, elderly, and disabled homeowners’ properties. Rebuilding Macon focuses on the concerns of the elderly and disabled low-income homeowner and with volunteers like the Business Connections Learning Community students they have made great strides in improving the surrounding community.