Undergraduate Student Life

Joel Thomas: A Charismatic Go-Getter

Joel Thomas (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Joel Thomas (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Dubai Native Finds Purpose Leading Learning Community Council

“I think when people hear about UConn’s Learning Communities, they think it is all work and no play. But that’s not how it is,” said Joel Thomas, a junior majoring in finance. Continue Reading

Settling in Auckland

Auckland skyline
Auckland skyline

After 1500 km and 4 days of driving from the South Island we arrived in Auckland. It took much less time to move into my new home than my places at UConn. This is probably since I was only allowed a 50 lb. bag and a carry-on when I came to New Zealand, compared to the truck-fulls of stuff I spent moving out of the Oaks on the Square in May. After living in an off-campus apartment for two years I was moving back into a dorm. Continue Reading

Recent MIS Graduate Lands Dream Job at Sony Music

Maggie Quackenbush in the office during her first week at Sony Music. (Maggie Quackenbush)
Maggie Quackenbush in the office during her first week at Sony Music. (Maggie Quackenbush)

Maggie Quackenbush ’17 Joins New, Two-Year Rotational Program for Recent Graduates Interested in Information Systems and Technology

Maggie Quackenbush ’17 happily accepted a job at Sony Music because she can leverage her management information systems degree and learn something new every day. Continue Reading

UConn Accounting Student Awarded Scholarship

UConn Accounting Student Awarded Scholarship (CTCPA)
John Turgeon, a CPA and member of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants’ Educational Trust Fund, presents a $1,500 scholarship to University of Connecticut business student Madisyn Silva ’20 of Southbury. The Connecticut Rising Sophomore Accounting Scholarship is given each year to four outstanding students as part of the organization’s mission to help future CPAs. (CTCPA)

My English Summer Adventure: Week 2

It has been two weeks since we left to embark on this English summer adventure. With each passing day, my colleagues and I feel more at home in our new environment. We no longer take our time meandering in the tube station trying to navigate our way through London; rather, we stride with confidence to our desired destination with ease. Continue Reading

UConn Business School Makes Its Mark in Stamford

Stamford Advocate – The University of Connecticut’s downtown hub stands about 100 miles from its main campus. But it is no distant outpost.

UConn’s business school exemplifies the increasing prominence of the university in Stamford. Enrollment is growing and a major conference held last week reflects university officials’ view of the Stamford campus as an equal to the one in Storrs.

From New York City to London, via UConn

Prior to coming to London, I was apprehensive. There was so much negativity within the news which was discouraging; however, we persevered and continued this once in a lifetime experience. These nerves quickly subsided throughout this first week, proving we made the best choice. As an individual who grew up with New York City in the background, I couldn’t help but notice the slight resemblance between the two locations. History, culture, and diversity are on every corner within our London, providing a sense of familiarity for the city girl within me. Continue Reading