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.
Peer Advisors Based on Storrs Campus
Storrs Peer Advisors are available for in person drop-in meetings Mondays and Thursdays 9-11am, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 2-4pm, and Fridays 10am-12pm in the first floor School of Business Lounge.
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Campus Involvements: President of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), Former Treasurer of the Dominican Student Association (DSA), UConn Marching Band, UConn Drumline, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), Accounting Society, Intramural Basketball and Flag Football, National Society of Leadership and Success, Facility Attendant at the Recreation Center
What are your career goals after graduation?: After graduation, I plan to get my master's degree and my CPA soon after. I would then like to get a job at a Public Accounting Firm in their Audit sector. I also want to become a Financial Advisor and teach Financial Literacy to people in low income areas.
Fun Fact: I went to a performing arts high school in NYC where I played the clarinet and alto saxophone.
Hometown: Shrewsbury, MA
Campus Involvements: Alpha Phi Omega, Real Estate Society (Secretary), Jonathan Husky Handler, BCLC
What I Enjoy Most About Being a Business Student: I enjoy the variety of resources that are available to help business students succeed at UConn. One major resource was living in the Business Connections Learning Community freshman year, it helped me meet other business students and learn about the business world before I began taking major courses. I also like that we have our own advising office in the business school with advisors who are knowledgeable about each major.
Fun Fact: My puppy has more followers on Instagram than me!
Hometown: Trumbull, CT
Campus Involvements: Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity, HuskyTHON Chair, VP of Growth
What I Enjoy Most About Being a Business Student: I really enjoy the culture of the Business School. Everyone is always really friendly, and it always seems like someone is willing to help you reach your goals. The opportunity to grow and develop as a professional in this sort of environment is very helpful.
Fun Fact: I've been bitten by a shark!!
Hometown: Tolland, CT
Campus Involvement: Delta Sigma Pi, School of Business Peer Advisor Student Coordinator, TME Mentor
What I Enjoy Most About Being a Business Student: I really enjoy the amount of and quality of resources that the School of Business has to offer. Having professors who have worked in their respective industries and learning from someone with firsthand experience is invaluable. The connections to the professional world through alumni and recruiting events are also certainly a huge part of it, but having our own career center is a resource that I feel often goes overlooked by many students. Things like Career Tuesdays are really helpful for getting your feet wet in talking to recruiters, and the ability to get your resume critiqued so conveniently is something that no other program at UConn has.
Fun Fact: I have 39 pairs of shoes and in my free time I like to cook.
Hometown: Naugatuck, CT
Campus Involvements: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), Honors in Business Association, Deloitte Audit Innovation Campus Challenge (Fall 2020)
What I Enjoy Most About Being a Business Student: I enjoy learning about the true impact that business can really have on our lives. All from a mixture of the advertisements we see to the economic impacts we hear about on the news, the business world is one that is very influential and I am excited to be apart of that when I graduate. I believe we can all become leaders and push for innovation if we work our hardest, and that is why I am proud to be a business student.
Fun Fact: I am a big fan of the English Soccer Club Manchester City!
Hometown: Middletown, CT
Campus Involvements: Big Brother Big Sister, Business Leaders of UConn: Vice President, Hillside Ventures: Analyst, SUBOG: VP of Finance, UCTV: Chief Diversity Officer
What are your career goals after graduation?: I hope to work in the tech or music/entertainment industry after graduation. After a few years, I plan on enrolling in graduate school to pursue either my MBA or JD.
Fun Fact: My friends and I are big J. Cole fans and are planning on going to Dreamville feast in 2022.
Hometown: Danbury, CT
Campus Involvements: Gamma Phi Beta Merchandise Chair Assistant, Panhellenic Council Merchandise Coordinator, Junior Panhellenic Council Vice President of External Affairs, Women in Business Marketing and Merchandise Committee, Recreation Center Customer Service Assistant
What I Enjoy Most About Being a Business Student: I love that being a business student at UConn means being constantly supported and empowered by individuals who are passionate about the same field as you and genuinely want to see you succeed! The community the School of Business fosters is so inclusive, promotes such meaningful connections, and truly motivates you to become the best version of yourself. I know that the unique experience being a UConn business student is has made me a better student, leader, and future businesswoman, and will take me far in achieving my goals!
Fun Fact: I am Vietnamese and have been to Vietnam!
Hometown: Stamford, CT
Campus Involvements: Kappa Alpha Theta - Chief Diversity Equity & inclusion officer & Member Development Committee, SEO Career (SEO Edge Participant
What I Enjoy Most About Being a Business Student: I enjoy all the resources that are constantly provided to make ourselves better business students no matter that path we are seeking. I also love how such a big community is made to feel smaller because of all the connections. The Business School including my advisors and my professors made me confident in my major and made me even more confident to go a step further with a minor.
Fun Fact: I enjoy interior design and love decorating spaces
Hometown: El Segundo, CA
Campus Involvements:Alpha Kappa Psi - HuskyTHON Chair, Brotherhood Council, Professional Committee, Service Committee; Club Water Polo - Financial Advisor, Treasurer
What are your career goals after graduation?:I hope to get a position in wealth management in New York City with Morgan Stanley or JP Morgan!
Fun Fact: Harrison Ford almost ran me over with his bike at the beach and I am the youngest of 6 children.
Hometown: Fair Lawn, NJ
Campus Involvements: Women in Business, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Management Ambassadors, HuskyTHON
What are your career goals after graduation: I have strong interests in Healthcare and Project Management, so I plan to find a position relating to one of those fields. Eventually I plan to go back to school and earn a Masters degree in Healthcare Administration.
Fun Fact: I have never pumped my own gas!
Hometown: Hamden, CT
Campus Involvement: Alpha Kappa Psi - Vice President of Marketing, Business Connections Learning Community (BCLC) - President, Learning Community Executive Council (LCEC) - Marketing Chair, UConn Debate Team, Muslim Student Association, UConn Badminton Team
What I Enjoy Most About Being a Business Student: What I enjoy most about being a business student is how open everyone is. I feel like there is a real community in the business school, whether it's finding people to study within classes, meeting them in the lounge, or working on a project, all of my business school colleagues have always been so enthusiastic to help me in any way they can. I also enjoy how broad the curriculum is throughout each subject, as it really makes it feel like you can create any path you want.
Fun Fact: In high school, I was sponsored to attend a Model UN conference in Budapest, Hungary, and I have been to 14 different countries!
Hometown: Framingham, MA
Campus Involvement: Honors Across State Borders trip director, Asian/ Asian American Mentoring Program mentor, Delta Phi Lambda Sorority Vice President of External Affairs
What I Enjoy Most About Being a Business Student: I enjoy being a business student at UConn because of the wide variety of courses available, professors who really want to help their students succeed, and the numerous resources meant to help students grow in both their professional and personal lives.
Fun Fact: I have been raising Monarch butterflies for 16 years!
International Peer Advisors Based on Storrs Campus
Campus Involvement: UConn Visitor Center Tour Guide, USG Senator
What I Enjoy Most About Being a Business Student: I have always been interested in finance since I was a child. My parents both work in the finance industry so my childhood was always sitting in their offices and read books about Buffett, Gates, Jobs, and Soros. Their story inspired me to be a future investor. I also love the analytical part of the industry. Investing time in tracing data and analyzing the flow of data to come up with a conclusion is very satisfying.
Fun Fact: I'm a huge Harry Potter fan!
Hometown: Qingdao, Shandong
Campus Involvement: UConn Finance Society member, BCLC Alum
Fun Fact: The last meal for me on the earth will be Fried Onion Rings with Cheese Burger because that's the most unhealthy food I ever heard.
Hometown: Shanghai, China
Campus Involvement: Undergraduate Student Government, Global Business Ambassador, Hillside Venture Analyst, Beta Alpha Psi, Women's Financial Association, Virtual Study Abroad in London
What I Enjoy Most About Being a Business Student: By studying business, I have the chance to develop meaningful relationships with my classmates, professors, and even UConn alumnus by attending networking events and speaker series hold by student organizations under School of Business, Moreover, I have successfully created my professional brand online by utilizing the resource from Career office. Besides that, being a business student have the opportunity to learn a little about everything. Business capstone classes help me broaden my horizon of other business major and develop a global perspective.
Fun Fact: The most exciting thing I did during Covid was experiencing a 30-minute helicopter tour above New York City.
Peer Advisors Based on Regional Campuses
Regional campus Peer Advisors will be available via appointment during the Fall semester. Check back soon for availability!
Hometown: Fairfield, CT
Campus Involvement: Business Connections Learning Community, Financial Management Club, Women in Finance Association
What are your career goals after graduation?: I plan on applying to UConn's 4+1 program in Financial Risk Management. After completion of that, I hope to work in the risk division as an analyst of a bank in New York City!
Fun Fact: I've climbed a volcano in Santorini, Greece!
Hometown: Bridgewater, CT
Campus Involvement: Waterbury ASG (Associated Student Government)- Secretary, WBS (Waterbury Business Society) Member, UConn Waterbury Campus Tour Guide, UConn Waterbury Front Desk Employee
What are your career goals after graduation?: I would like to work for a retail company, possibly create my own fashion line, or do something in the mental health area. I have a open mind right now for after graduation which is why I chose a major such as Business Administration to allow me that versatility.
Fun Fact: I am certified in two levels of Reiki and enjoy writing my own meditations!