Kelly Kennedy


UConn Hosts CIBER Case Challenge

CIBER Case Challenge participants gather around the Husky statue on the UConn Storrs campus for a quick photo. (Arminda Kamphausen/UConn School of Business)
CIBER Case Challenge participants gather around the Husky statue on the UConn Storrs campus for a quick photo. (Arminda Kamphausen/UConn School of Business)

Unique Competition Requires Strong Knowledge; Fosters Quick Team Bonding, Personal Growth

The UConn Center for International Business and Education Research (CIBER) held its 14th Annual Case Challenge in October and the event included business case brainstorming, forging new friendships and a day trip to Boston. Continue Reading


Prudential ‘Bootcamp’ Benefits Business Students

Business students who participated in the Prudential Career Strategy Bootcamp pose for a photo. (Kelly Kennedy/UConn School of Business)
Business students who participated in the Prudential Career Strategy Bootcamp pose for a photo. (Kelly Kennedy/UConn School of Business)

New Initiative Boosts Skills, Confidence; Maximizes Second-Year Student Experience

A new Prudential Career Strategy Bootcamp, designed to help UConn second-year students confirm their major, enhance their confidence, and gain mentoring relationships, was a huge success, organizers said. Continue Reading


Business Fundamentals: Gateway to a Business Minor

The seven-week UConn Business Fundamentals Program runs from May 8 to June 29. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)
The seven-week UConn Business Fundamentals Program runs from May 8 to June 29. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

For the third year in a row, the School of Business is offering a 10-credit summer business program for undergraduate, non-business majors who want to gain valuable business knowledge and expand their marketability. Continue Reading


UConn Senior Margo Bailey Awarded Fulbright

Margo Bailey, a senior honors student majoring in marketing, is the sole recipient of the competitive Fulbright Scholarship to earn a master's degree in management at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Margo Bailey, a senior honors student majoring in marketing, is the sole recipient of the competitive Fulbright Scholarship to earn a master’s degree in management at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Bailey Plans Career Helping Kids Appreciate Foreign Languages, Cultures, People

How do you top a college career that includes two study-abroad trips, internships at international companies, and a three-part honors thesis exploring bilingual advertising and the toy industry?

Margo Bailey, a senior honors student majoring in marketing, did it by earning a Fulbright Scholarship. Continue Reading


Back By Popular Demand

For the second year in a row, the School of Business is offering a 10-credit summer business program (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
For the second year in a row, the School of Business is offering a 10-credit summer business program (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

B-School Offers 10-Credit Summer Program for Non-Business Majors

For the second year in a row, the School of Business is offering a 10-credit summer business program for undergraduate, non-business majors who want to gain valuable business knowledge and expand their marketability.

The seven-week UConn Business Fundamentals Program includes the following three-credit courses: Legal and Ethical Environment of Business, Managerial and Interpersonal Behavior, and Business Information Systems, plus a one-credit course on Workplace Readiness.

The program runs from Continue Reading


Broadening Their Horizons

Students Give High Grades to Summer Business Certificate Program

When she graduates from UConn next year, senior Nicole McDonald ’16 wants to use her communication-design major to make the world a more beautiful place.

But she also wants to be able to negotiate a fair contract with clients and have knowledge that will help her if she decides to start her own company.

“If you want to have a career in art, you really have to understand business,” said McDonald. But because her art classes are offered in three-hour blocks, she had trouble squeezing in the business courses she wanted.Continue Reading


Business Fundamentals Certificate

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School of Business Offers New Summer Program for Non-Business Majors

Due to unprecedented demand, the School of Business is offering a new, 10-credit summer business program for undergraduate, non-business majors who want to gain valuable business acumen and expand their marketability.

The UConn Business Fundamentals Certificate Program is a seven-week program that includes the following courses: “Legal and Ethical Environment of Business,” “Managerial and Interpersonal Behavior,” “Workplace Readiness,” and “Business Information Systems.” The program runs from May 18 to July 2.Continue Reading


Professional Business Fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi Welcomes First Faculty/Staff Member

The Psi Rho Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi recently welcomed Kelly Kennedy, program manager at the UConn School of Business Career Center, into the fraternity as its first faculty/staff member. Alpha Kappa Psi was founded in 1904 at New York University on the principles of promoting institutions of business education, developing future leaders and fostering appreciation for higher ideals in business. Kennedy’s invitation to the Psi Rho Chapter at UConn was the result of her continued mentorship and resourcefulness to the group, and her dedication and support to School of Business students. Over 35 students gathered to welcome Kennedy into this unique, prestigious association of students, professors, graduates and professionals with a common interest in business.


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UConn Business Career Center Presents at Annual NCDA Conference

In June, the National Association of Career Development (NCDA) hosted their annual Global Career Development Conference in Atlanta, with the theme of “Building on the Dream.” The annual event is designed for Career Services Professionals to share experiences with their peers from Higher Education, and includes training programs in areas such as technology, career assessments, ethics, and career information.

Kelly W. Kennedy, Program Manager at the University of Connecticut School of Business Career Center (SBCC) led the training session: “Making Connections with Purpose, Passion, and Possibility.” Kelly shared the SBCC’s successful best practices using a marketing plan to accelerate the careers of young professionals. She discussed the innovative and interactive career development program at the business school, which teaches students to remain competitive in the workplace through networking skill building programs and events, and guides them to take a strategic and long-term approach when thinking about their careers.

The session was well received by Kennedy’s peers in career development, with comments such as “Thanks so much for your presentation at NCDA! I really enjoyed learning about your marketing plan for students and took a lot away from the experience.” “Your presentation at NCDA drew an enthusiastic crowd and I appreciate the time you spent with me afterward.”

The UConn School of Business Career Center provides a wide range of career development and recruiting services to both employers and students, and encourages students to start their job search as early as freshman year for undergrads, or first semester for graduate students. Career development professionals at the SBCC can be reached at (860) 486-5136.


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