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Current Business Students

There are approximately 2,500 undergraduate students in the School of Business across various UConn campuses.  Business students should check this page often for important information, updates, and resources.

Important Things to Know Now:

  • Chinese New Year Celebration hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Advising - Saturday, Jan. 28, 3-5pm, BUSN 106
    • All are welcome, come for food and fun!
  • The Office of Undergraduate Advising is hiring Peer Advisors for 2017-2018!  See the Student Employment Page for more information.
  • The last day to drop a class without a "W" is Monday, January 30, 2017!
  • Seniors - Apply to graduate and submit your final plan of study now!
  • First Years - Advising Appointment Invitations will be sent soon, check your UConn email daily to schedule early!
  • Second Years - The schedule for the major-specific Fourth Term Forums will be posted soon!

Academic Achievement

There are many ways to access and utilize
advising through the Office of Undergraduate Advising.

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Academic Advising for Business Students

Your advisor helps you navigate your journey at UConn.  Academic advising for business students happens in a number of different ways and advising methods for students change over time.

  • First Year Students
    • Fall Semester (required) - Students attend an advising workshop held by their advisor and complete a follow-up appointment with a Peer Advisor
    • Spring Semester (required) - Students attend an individual one on one appointment with their academic advisor
    • Walk-ins are always avaialable 
  • Second Year Students
    • Fall Semester (required) - Students attend an individual one on one appointment with their academic advisor
    • Spring Semester(optional but highly encouraged) - Student can attend a major specific Fourth Term Forum workshop and schedule an appointment with a Peer Advisor
    • Walk-ins are always available
  • Third and Fourth Year Students
    • Advised by a faculty advisor in their major department
    • No official advising is required but students are encouraged to contact thier faculty advisor to begin building a relationship.
    • Can still utilize walk-in advising to talk to staff advisors

Registration

Registration for Fall 2017 starts March 20, 2017.  A couple important items to remember:
  • Check your specific enrollment date in StudentAdmin.
  • Check if you have any holds on your account and resolve them before your enrollment date.
  • You may or may not need to complete required advising through the School of Business before you can register for courses.  See the information on advising of student in the School of Business.
  • Run your Advisement Report to see what required classes you have remaining and add them to your shopping cart.
  • Check out our Registration FAQs if you have questions.

How Do I Schedule an Appointment with My Advisor?

Advisors in the School of Business schedule appointment in a variety of ways:
  • For advising workshops and required advising appointments, check you UConn email for a message from your advisor with instructions on how to sign up.
  • For appointments outside of required advising generally emailing your advisor is the best way to set up an appointment.
  • Always remember, walk-ins are often the easiest and quickest way to see an advisor and work well for quick questions!
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Experiential Learning

There are many ways for business students
to get involved in and around
the UConn Community.

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Getting Invovled

There are many ways business students can get involved on and off-campus.  Joining a student organization related to business is a great way to start and remember almost all business organizations are open to students of any major!  Check out the events below for ways to get going!

  • School of Business Winter Involvement Fair
    • Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 9:30am-1:30pm, BUSN 2nd Floor Atrium
  • UConn Spring Involvement Fair
    • Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 2-7pm, Gampel Pavillion

LAUNCH!

LAUNCH prepares any student for the world of business by providing a framework for you to design a purposeful and individualized student experience through engaging in activities in the Four Cornerstone Areas.

  • Achieving Academic Excellence
  • Engaging in Experiential Learning
  • Understanding a Diverse World
  • Developing Professionalism
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Understanding a
Diverse World

It is crucial that business students
develop a comfort and understanding
of the diverse world in which
they hope to achieve success

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Expanding Your Horizons

Students successful in the many fields of business will need to develop skills and abilities to work with other individuals and in a variety of work spaces and environments.  Developing an understanding of this diversity around us is key to a student's success.  There are many ways to do this on and off campus and your advisor can help guide you to opportunities that fit your goals.  Here are somethings you can do now to begin broadening your understanding:

  • Visit a Cultural Center on campus
  • Plan to study abroad
  • Complete an experiential certificate through the School of Business
  • Join a cultural club or volunteer in the community
  • Become a UCAELI conversation partner
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Professional
Development

It's never too early for business students
to start preparing themselves to be
successful professionals in their chosen field.

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As emerging leaders in the world of business it's important for business students to develop their professional skills and abilities early.  There are a number of resources in the School of Business and at UConn that students can utilize to kick start their professional careers.  If you're wondering where to start here are a few items you can do now:

  • Create a resume and have it reviewed by the Career Development Office
  • Create a LinkedIn profile and begin making connections
  • Start exploring Husky Career Prep
  • Create a profile on Husky Career Link
  • Read the Wall Street Journal (free access to business students)

Upcoming Career Events

Check out these upcoming Career Fairs for Spring 2017.  Remember it's never to early to practice talking to employers!

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