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School of Business Cornerstones

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Academic Achievement

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

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) and spring semester (required) - Students attend an individual one on one appointment with their academic advisor.
  • Second Year Students
    • Fall Semester (required) - Students attend an individual one on one appointment with their academic advisor
    • Spring Semester (optional but highly encouraged) - Students attend major specific Fourth Term Forum workshops
  • Third and Fourth Year Students
    • Advised by a faculty advisor in their major department
    • No required advising appointments but students are encouraged to contact their faculty advisor to begin building a relationship
  • First Year Transfer Students
    • First Semester (required) - Students attend an individual one on one appointment with their academic advisor
    • No required advising appointments but students are encouraged to contact their faculty advisor to begin building a relationship
  • All students are welcome to open advising hours and our Special Topics Workshops for additional advising

Advisors in the School of Business schedule appointment in a variety of ways:

  • For required advising appointments, check your 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.  If it is during peak registration times, know that your advisor may not have availability outside your required advising appointment and walk-in hours.
  • Always remember, open advising hours are often the easiest and quickest way to see an advisor and work well for quick questions!

Registration FAQ

Instructions for Transferring a Course

Registration for Spring 2018 starts October 23, 2017:
  • Check your specific enrollment appointment ("pick time") in StudentAdmin - this is determined by how many credits you have completed.
  • 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.  Always be checking your UConn email (see 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.

Academic Support

Math Resource Center

Math not always your best subject?  Struggling with a critical MATH or STAT class? The Math Resource Center at the Waterbury Campus provides free drop-in tutoring on Math and Statistics.

Writing Center

The UConn Waterbury Writing Center, located in Room 227E of the library, assists students who are doing any sort of writing for their classes at UConn. The Writing Center supports the development of writing skills for students in a variety of ways:

  • Writing tutoring and review by appointment and drop-in (limited)
  • Help with a variety of writing styles (essay, personal statements, citations, etc...)

Tutoring Center

Assistance is available to all students who need extra help in the Biology, Chemistry, Economics, and Psychology courses. 

Wellness Support

Student Assistance Counselor

From time to time, we all need help, support or affirmation. Sometimes students experience difficulties that limit their abilities to enjoy life or obtain success. The Student Assistance Program includes a variety of services to successfully overcome life’s challenges. Services Offered:

  • Short-term counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Consultation
  • Referrals
  • Support Groups
    • Relapse Support Group
    • Women’s Support Group (Girl Talk)
  • Classroom presentations
  • Staff trainings

Disability Services

Most students with disabilities attending the Waterbury Campus are seeking some type of accommodation. For information on actual accommodations and how to request them, go to:

Experiential Learning

There are many ways for Business students to get involved on and off campus


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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Upcoming Waterbury LAUNCH! Events

Where When What  
119 10/10/17, 12:30 to 2:00pm Resume and HuskyCareerLink Workshop (UConn Business Society and School of Business Undergraduate Career Development Office event, open to all students) Register
324 10/25/17, 12:00pm to 1:00pm Enhancing Business Skills through Experiential Learning Opportunities Register
 BFG Headquarters: 6 Corporate Drive, Shelton, CT 10/29/17, Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors: 10-11:30am

Current full-time seniors: 2-3pm

 Barnum Financial Group Coffee Chat  Email Jen Frisch, to register by 9/28/17 at 10am
119 11/7/17, 12:30 to 2:00pm Interview Prep Workshop (UConn Business Society and School of Business Undergraduate Career Development Office event, open to all students) Register
WREC, 4th floor 2/1/18, 12:30-2pm Study Abroad Info Session  
119 2/6/18, 12:30-2pm Utilizing LinkedIn/Cover Letter Overview Session  
119 3/6/18, 12:30-2pm Career Fair Prep & LinkedIn Photo Session  
119 3/13/18, 12:30-2pm How to Conduct and Effective Internship and Job Search  

Getting Involved

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!  The Student Activities Office coordinates all on campus clubs and organizations, as well as special campus events.

Office Location:

Inside the Student Lounge

Office Hours:

Monday- Friday 8:30 am- 4:30 pm

Understanding a Diverse World

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

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:

Upcoming Events

Professional Development

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

Resources for Professional Development

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:

  • Take BUSN 3005 Career Development in Business, a roadmap for the college to career experience
  • Visit the Waterbury Career Development Office
  • 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 Fall 2017.  Remember it's never to early to practice talking to employers!

  • University Career Fair
    • Tuesday, September 19 & Wednesday, September 20, 11am-3pm, Student Union Ballroom, Storrs
    • STEM: Tuesday, September 26 & Wednesday, September 27, 11am-3pm, Student Union Ballroom, Storrs
  • School of Business Career Expo
    • Friday, October 6, 11am-3pm,  Student Union Ballroom, Storrs
  • Diversity Career Connection
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