Undergrad Student Life


10 Things I Wish I Knew as an Underclassman

“Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald

As we are wrapping up the fall semester, I am starting to reminisce on my past 6 semesters here. Your college career is the time to seize the most out of all the opportunities offered to you. With almost 7 semesters of experience being a college student, I wanted to share my outlook on how to make the best out of your first two years: Continue Reading


What I Learned From My First Networking Event

Have you ever wondered what attending a networking event would be like? After three years as an undergraduate student in the School of Business, I am proud to say, I have finally attended my first networking event!

It’s a funny situation. Normally, I wouldn’t have attended the event. However, because I work for the Marketing Department and the event is hosted by the department, I was obligated to attend as a student and as the event photographer. Instead of being the one trying to persuade students to attend, I typically would have been the one being persuaded to attend. I found it to be a great experience. Continue Reading


From Star Wars to Retail Merchandising

Virtual Reality Lab / UConn School of Business

OPIM’s New Virtual Reality Technology Entertains, Educates in Entirely New Way

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I walked into the Gladstein Lab in the Operations and Information Management Department. I heard a few things about virtual reality, mostly through the 30-second videos that popped up on my Facebook news feed. Would it feel like a glitchy video game? Or, possibly worse, would it feel so realistic that I would become nauseous or fall over? Thankfully, I was pleased to find it Continue Reading




Advice to Help Us As We Graduate

As a student staring college graduation straight in the face, I look for any advice I can get. Coming across this article helped me in a variety of ways. Robert Merritt, managing partner of sales and marketing recruiting at executive recruiting firm Lucas Group, who has worked with companies such as Kraft, provided great answers to questions all students are wondering. What do recruiters look for in ideal candidates? Continue Reading


Internships Don’t Expire After You Graduate

I’ve had a lot of pressure on me to get a job after I graduate. According to parents and society, our path is to graduate, get a job and make money. I’ve learned that this path doesn’t have to go in order. Jobs aren’t easy to find after graduation and even if you get a job, it might not be the best fit. I’m here to say that’s okay! If you don’t like a job, find your passion instead. Internships are a great way to find what you are looking for in a career. Here are five reasons why:Continue Reading


7 Pieces of Advice for Starting Your First Job

It’s tough to admit but I’m about to graduate college. I am about to get a full time job, live on my own and support myself. Everything about that sentence sounds terrifying but I’m oddly excited. Most college students feel anxious and excited about leaving college because we are leaving a sense of home and diving into the unknown. After reading articles and talking to people about their own experience leaving college to enter the real world, I’ve gathered seven pieces of advice that everyone should know when they are facing one of the most fundamental moments in their life.Continue Reading


Communication is Key When it Comes to Business

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Throughout my four years at college, I’ve realized business is important but not as important as communication. Business is communication. If you are not able to explain your thoughts and ideas, you will not be able to do business with anyone. To help you out, I’ve come across some tips for proper business etiquette:Continue Reading


Advice from the Intern Queen Herself

I went to see Lauren Berger, the Intern Queen last semester and I must say, I was not only impressed but terrified. She talked about how she completed 15 internships in her undergraduate career and how hard she worked to get there. To top it off, her internships were around the country. She interned in Florida, New York and Los Angeles all within her first three years of college.Continue Reading