School of Business 4-Year Guide

Achieving your goals comes with making choices about what you will do with your time at UConn. Strategic UConn Business students go on to have rewarding and successful careers.

  • You define your academic excellence by creating a strong academic plan in how you will use your credits, major, minor, etc.
  • You define the skills you will grow through experiential learning that turn into talking points in your interviews.
  • You build your cultural IQ as you seek to understand diversity to embody a contributing business professional in a global community. 
  • You develop the professionalism by which you will present yourself and your UConn experience to employers and experiences beyond college.

We cannot do it for you, but we have created a year-by-year strategic engagement playbook to help you LAUNCH your development and get the most out of UConn. As a future business professional we encourage you to take risks – begin by doing one thing on the list, and building from there. Jump in, no matter where you are in the process, and begin to engage and prepare in strategic and meaningful ways!

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  • Explore the advising website at undergrad.business.uconn.edu to familiarize yourself with resources, policies, and contact information. 
  • Focus on academics. Good grades and positive relationships with your professors will make you stand out.  
  • Hone your skills with time-management, and reading and writing. These skills will be essential in the workforce.  
  • Prepare for and attend all required advising meetings (before your enrollment appointment time)
  • Read all emails from your advisor, and professors, so as to not miss important information. 
  • Learn more about yourself – identify personal interests, values, skills and abilities at TME.uconn.edu. Identify majors that relate to your interests and skills. 
  • Talk with family, friends, faculty, staff, and alumni about their jobs. Consider spending a day “shadowing” someone in your field of interest. 
  • Attend the Majors Fair in the Fall. 
  • Attend Career Fairs to start to see what’s out there.   
  • Join or start a club or organization that interests you. Attend Involvement Fairs and explore online.
  • Participate in campus activities. This will help you meet new people and enjoy your time here more, and gain important skills. 
  • Subscribe to the Wall Street Journal to stay current with world events (free to Business students at: wsj.business.uconn.edu). 
  • Review and revise your résumé with the Business career Development team (begin to remove entries from high school and consider ways to replace them with college experiences). 
  • Consider leadership opportunities at diversity.business.uconn.edu/leadership. 
  • Attend career events. 
  SUMMER:  Look for jobs or shadowing opportunities related to your interests, volunteer in your community. Consider taking a course to lighten your load, or get back on track, if necessary. 
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  • Make sure you understand University and major requirements by checking your Academic Requirements Report in Student Admin.   
  • Prepare for and attend all required advising meetings (before your enrollment appointment time).   
  • Complete BUSN 3005 (Career Development in Business course) by the end of your 4th term, or early in Junior year.   
  • Declare your major by the end of your 3rd term (undergrad.business.uconn.edu/forms).   
  • Practice interviewing skills.   
  • Join or start a club or organization that is of interest to you, and one associated with your chosen major.  
  • Explore career-related opportunities such as internships, volunteer work, and career-related part-time employment.   
  • Consider earning an experiential certificate (leadership, global awareness, Bloomberg terminals, etc.).   
  • Complete your profile on Handshake.   
  • Create your LinkedIn profile (use a professional photo).   
  • Plan for references. Get to know your professors and staff on campus.   
  • Explore Education Abroad opportunities.  
  • Update your résumé.   
  • Consider leadership opportunities at diversity.business.uconn.edu/leadership. 
  • Attend career events. 
  • Subscribe to the Wall Street Journal to stay current with world events (free to Business students at: wsj.business.uconn.edu). 
  SUMMER: Gain more experience related to your interests and goals. Research experiential learning opportunities (internships, case competitions, study abroad).    Consider earning credits through a UConn Business summer program.    
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  • Review University and major requirements. Run your Academic Requirements Report to check your requirements. Take ownership of your education.   
  • Get to know your new Advisor (a professor in your field).   
  • Research employment options available to you in your chosen major.   
  • Continue to talk with professionals in your field.   
  • Update your Handshake profile.   
  • Apply for summer internship opportunities.   
  • If considering graduate school, begin researching schools and relevant graduate school exam schedules.   
  • Attend job fairs.  
  • Explore Education Abroad opportunities.  
  • Join or start a club or organization that is of interest to you, and one associated with your chosen major. Be intentional with your co-curricular experiences.  
  • Build your list of references. Create a list of people in your professional network (faculty, staff, former employers, community members). 
  • Continue to build your LinkedIn profile.   
  • Subscribe to the Wall Street Journal to stay current with world events (free to Business students at: wsj.business.uconn.edu). 
  • Schedule mock interview sessions with career staff.   
  • Update your résumé.   
  • Consider leadership opportunities at diversity.business.uconn.edu/leadership.