Career Lab Executive Series 2/07/17
With Anne Melissa Dowling, director of Illinois Dept. of Insurance and former CT Deputy Commissioner for Insurance
Most folks think of insurance as a stagnant industry, slow to move and change. Anne Melissa Dowling opened the session with a different view of the industry, expressing that, right now, it’s changing at a fast pace. Continue Reading
Today is interview day. The time is 7:20 am and I’ve just arrived in the hotel lobby. The company’s representative will meet me there at 7:30 am.
As I wait, nervously fidgeting with my leather portfolio, I notice other professionally dressed people also waiting. Could there be more than one MBA candidate attending the interview? Continue Reading
“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is truer than you.” -Dr. Seuss
Connect with Confidence was the theme of this year’s National Association of Women MBAs Conference and this statement from Dr. Seuss couldn’t be more appropriate. Over three days, leaders and future leaders were inspired, refreshed and uplifted, by remarkable speakers who shared their experiences and knowledge about the best ways to connect. Attendees were encouraged to be their authentic selves, because only then, can meaningful connections flourish.
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
Some of the most fulfilling aspects of the MBA program at UConn are the opportunities you have as students to become exposed to new ideas, cultures, events, and build relationships with some of your close friends while doing so. In a first-year that came to an end all too quickly, some of my favorite memories have been those I’ve shared with my classmates, such as traveling to Illinois and Villanova to compete in case competitions, celebrating Diwali and learning the traditions behind the festival of lights, and working with all the members of the Consulting Club on their many projects throughout the year. Continue Reading
“If all you’ve got in your toolbox is a hammer, all problems would look like a nail” – Abraham Maslow; quoted General Martin Dempsey during his speech on Leadership at the Geno Auriemma conference.
There we were, a team of 5 accompanied by the lead for our Financial accelerator program – Prof. Mary Caravella; sitting proudly amidst all the action at the Mohegan Sun convention center listening to General Dempsey share his life experiences on leadership. Continue Reading
Here at UConn we’re pretty proud of our womens’ basketball team. Led by Head Coach Geno Auriemma, they’ve won 90 games in a row along the way to 9 national titles. So you can figure that Geno knows a little bit about leadership—in fact a Harvard Business School management professor profiled him in her research about how leaders create winning streaks.Continue Reading