Peer Advisors

2018-2019

Our Peer Advisors are current undergraduate business students. They play a vital role in helping to assist advising our first year students.  You may also meet with one of them during open advising hours!  They are highly trained and very knowledgeable students who all have a variety of experiences in student groups, studying abroad, internships, and leadership opportunities.  The Office of Undergraduate Advising hires Peer Advisors every Spring for the coming academic year, please visit our Student Employment page for more information.

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Peer Advisors based on Storrs Campus

Allison

Allison Connolly, '21

Major: Marketing with a minor in Management

Hometown: Manchester, CT

Campus Involvements: Finance Society, Business Connections Learning Community, Women in Business

What I Enjoy Most About Being a Business Student: As a business student I enjoy the diverse curriculum presented to me. I like being able to learn about general topics in addition to business. Within the business classes, I enjoy the wide variety of subjects I am exposed to, such as accounting, management, finance, and marketing.

Fun Fact: I have been out of the country 8 times.

Emily

Emily Curina, '20

Major: Dual degree in Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and Economics, minor in Human Development and Family Studies

Hometown: Seymour, CT

Campus Involvements: Treasurer of Delta Zeta, Panhellenic Sorority, CHAARG Member, Altria Diversity Mentorship Program

What I Enjoy Most About Being a Business Student: I love receiving the weekly emails filled with internship and job opportunities specifically available for business students! Whether it's from the emails, going to Career Mondays every week in the atrium, or by attending job fairs, there is never a lack of opportunity to meet and network with new employers, and apply to companies seeking to hire UConn business students!

Fun Fact: I lifeguard every summer at the most beautiful beach in Connecticut!

Camryn

Camryn Gaudett, '20

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Newtown, CT

Campus Involvements: Husky Ambassadors, Marketing Society

What I Enjoy Most About Being a Business Student:  I enjoy how as you continue to take classes, you begin to see the same people and start to make friendships. It's very encouraging to be around so many determined and focused individuals, as I find that it pushes me to work even harder.

Fun Fact: I really love fashion!

Taylor

Taylor Harrington, '19

Major: Accounting

Hometown:  New Fairfield, CT

Campus Involvements: UConn Resident Assistant, Gamma Phi Beta

What I Enjoy Most About Being a Business Student: I love the wide range of business classes I get to take as an undergraduate that assist me when I’m talking about current events with my peers.

Fun Fact: My favorite memory from UConn was going skydiving my sophomore year!

Jake

Jake Lambert, '19

Major: Finance with a minor in Real Estate

Hometown:  Newtown, CT

Campus Involvements: First Year Experience Mentor, Peer Allies Through Honors Mentor

What I Enjoy Most About Being a Business Student:I really enjoy the people in the business school. Taking classes with the same group of students over time really allows you to get to know people and make awesome friends. The classes are challenging but rewarding and the professors are extremely intelligent and helpful. Also, not scheduling classes on Friday is always a plus!

Fun Fact: I'm a big classic rock fan, and the best concert I've ever been to was either Aerosmith or Tom Petty.

Ashley

Ashley Lane, '19

Major: Marketing with a minor in Management

Hometown: Wallingford, CT

Campus Involvements: HuskyTHON Vice President of Membership, Kappa Alpha Theta Fundraising (Philanthropy) Director, SUBOG Major Weekend Committee Member

What I Enjoy Most About Being a Business Student: Being a business student here at UConn has provided me with the tools to grow immensely both professionally and personally. I am constantly challenged to develop my critical thinking skills, as I apply myself to real-world scenarios that I will surely face in my future career. In addition, there are always networking opportunities with other students, faculty, alumni, and employers that foster the formation of lasting connections that will ensure my success. I know that once I graduate from the School of Business I will beyond prepared to take on a position in the marketing field.

Fun Fact: I can play three instruments!

Kristina

Kristina Linehan, '20

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Southington, CT

Campus Involvements: UConn National Society of Collegiate Scholars, WOmen in Business, Sports Anchor for UCTV Sports Department, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, intramural soccer

What I Enjoy Most About Being a Business Student: I love being a business student because I believe the UConn School of Business truly cares for its students as it provides us with many academic and professional opportunities to ensure that we can reach our utmost potential and achieve success. Such opportunities help us develop as young adults and even gain a competitive edge in the real world as compared to other majors and universities.

Fun Fact: I love traveling and fitness and a silly fun fact is that I can tie a knot with 4 fingers!

Addie

Addie Lotito, '20

Major: Marketing with a concentration in Digital Marketing and Analytics and a minor in Management

Hometown:  Wrentham, MA

Campus Involvements: Major Weekend Chairperson for SUBOG, Program Coordinator for Spring Weekend, Vice President of Programming for SUBOG, HuskyThon, Marketing Society

What I Enjoy Most About Being a Business Student:I love that UConn business students share a similar intrinsic motivation to be successful.

Fun Fact:  I have traveled to over 13 different countries around the world, and I hope to be able to visit at least one country on every continent.

John

John McLaughlin, '19

Major: Accounting

Hometown:  Durham, CT

Campus Involvements: Managing Director for the UConn Consulting Group, VITA Site Coordinator

What I Enjoy Most About Being a Business Student: Learning about how concepts of business and economics influence our everyday lives and the world around us.

Fun Fact:  I spend most of my free time either at Trivia Contests or playing Trivia with friends.

Malu

Mariah Provenzano, '19

Major: Marketing with minors in Global Studies and Spanish

Hometown: Milford, CT

Campus Involvements: UConn Model United Nations, Marketing Society, UConn National Society of Collegiate Scholars

What I Enjoy Most About Being a Business Student: I mostly enjoy the wealth of resources the Business School has to offer from company connections to practice interviews and advising.  The Business School is constantly evolving to meet the growing needs of its students which provides a challenging, but equally rewarding, academic experience that prepares you to apply skills developed in the real world.

Fun Fact: I studied abroad in Amsterdam last semester (Fall 2018) and traveled to 12 different countries during my stay!

Jordan

Jordan Wang, '21

Major: Finance

Hometown: Newton, MA

Campus Involvement: President of the Honors in Business Association, Treasurer Buckley-Shippee Association, Finance Society, part-time business developer for a small company

What I Enjoy Most About Being a Business Student: I love being a business student for so many reasons. Not only is the business world in a lot of ways the foundation for the world we see around us, the industry is changing and growing at an incredible rate. Being a business student not only prepares you to enter this exciting industry, but it also allows you to learn about and grapple with new ideas and concepts that could shape the industry itself.

Fun Fact: I have run two marathons!

International Peer Advisors based on Storrs Campus

Gigi

Gigi Lin, '19

Major: Accounting with a minor in Chinese

Hometown:  New Haven, CT

Campus Involvements: Accounting Society, Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity Judicial Board/Professional Committee/Marketing Committee/Homecoming Committee, Business Connections Learning Community Alumni, Chinese Undergraduate Student Association, Women in Business

What I Enjoy Most About Being a Business Student:As a business student, I enjoy having the never-ending opportunities to develop myself on a professional and personal basis while also having the support of my professors and peers. The School of Business has also provided a lot of guidance and many of the tools that I need to succeed, and with that, I can confidently say that I am ready to enter into the real world.

Fun Fact:  I once nursed an abandoned baby squirrel back to health.

Sophia

Sophia Xi, '19

Major: Management with minors in Food Science and Professional Sales and Leadership

Hometown:  Chongqing, China

Campus Involvements: Resident Assistant, Vice President Chinese Students Scholars Association - , Cooking Club Vice President, Study Abroad - Martinique, France winter 2017

What I Enjoy Most About Being a Business Student: Having the opportunities to constantly grow and learn about the world around us.

Fun Fact:  I hate cheese, but...... I can finish a whole cheese cake in a day!

Peer Advisors based on Regional Campuses

Miranda

Miranda Cuddy, '19

Major: Business Administration

Campus: Waterbury

Hometown: Cheshire, CT

Campus Involvements: CEO of Waterbury Business Society

What I Enjoy Most About Being a Business Student: The professors link the concepts we are learning about to real world examples. Which makes it more interesting and understandable.

Fun Fact:  I have been skydiving three times!

Dierra

Dierra Harris, '19

Major: Business Administration with minors in Management and Sociology

Campus: Hartford

Hometown: Hartford, CT

Campus Involvements:  Student Career Council Representative with CCD

What I Enjoy Most About Being a Business Student: I love the real life experience you receive from taking business classes.

Fun Fact:  I love old movies like Breakfast at Tiffany's with Audrey Hepburn.

Kaithleen

Kaithleen Pesantez, '19

Major: Financial Management

Campus: Stamford

Hometown:  Stamford, CT

Campus Involvement:  Peer Advisor, TME Mentor for Financial Management, Member of Tau Sigma National Honor Society

What I Enjoy Most About Being a Business Student:  I love meeting passionate and intellectual future business professionals.  It creates a diverse community for holistic learning.

Fun Fact:  I've visited 10 countries and hope to go to many more.