Diversity


On Your Mark: The NBMBAA Career Fair is Not to be Missed

Ready. Set. Go!

Ok, hold on, did you say “Go?”

This was how I felt when I entered the New Orleans Convention Center to attend the National Black MBA Career Fair. Supercharged by the adrenaline flowing through my body, I was ready to deliver my elevator pitch to dozens of recruiters and land that critical summer internship for 2017. Continue Reading


MSFRM Middle Autumn Festival Celebration

Middle-Autumn Festival is also known as Chinese Moon Festival. It is a time for families to be together, so people far from home will gaze longingly at the moon and think about their families. The event is open to anyone and everyone on campus. Delicious potluck dinner, music, dance, fun games and sharing traditional culture!Continue Reading


A New Experience and the Meaning of Traveling

Annapolis - harbor

I decided to ask my boss for a couple of days off after working at the library for more than a month. So my trip from New York to Washington DC started on Friday afternoon, when I took Peterpan to New York to meet two friends of mine. Although I have been to New York many times before, this is the first time I ever visited this city at night. It was definitely impressive.Continue Reading


Graduation, Commencement, Celebration and Satisfaction

2015 Commencement

It is that time of year: graduation, commencement, celebration and satisfaction.  At UConn, we find myriad ways to celebrate our students, by engaging graduates, their families and friends, our alumni, our faculty and staff.  As dean, I find I pay attention to what others say in these settings and invariably learn in the process.

This year, Professor Robert Shiller, 2013 Nobel Laureate in Economics and a Professor at Yale, spoke at our undergraduate commencement and received an honorary degree from UConn.  His message was powerful and important and dealt with “Business and the Good Society.”  He chose to remind our business graduates, that while some give business a bad rap, it is an engine of growth and promise.  Good business propels a rising tide that lifts all boats.  He found a nice balance between engaging our thoughts and our emotions.  He challenged all of us to engage with our world and to better it.  His talk is worth a read.

Let me share three other speeches that I consider landmarks: Continue Reading


MSFRM Spring Festival Gala with UConn CSSA

Happy Chinese New Year! Spring Festival is the most important holiday in Chinese culture. Last Friday the MSFRM program joined the UConn CSSA (Chinese Student and Scholar Association) for the UConn 2015 Spring Festival Gala. The free event for UConn students included a buffet, performance from UConn students and scholars, and a lot of fun games and gifts!Continue Reading


Ciao! Greetings from Italy…

 Ciao from Italy

Thalia Mangan ’17 is a junior in the School of Business, majoring in Management who is currently on study abroad in Paderno, Italy.

She recently shared this email with the Office of Diversity Initiatives about her first weeks in Italy.

“Italy is absolutely wonderful. The CIMBA program [Paderno, Italy] is a bit intense, but I am enjoying it none the less. I just came back from Florence yesterday. The town was beautiful! I went to all of the famous sites like the Duomo Dome and Giotto’s Bell Tower, and went to see David!Continue Reading