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SEO’s Semester Kickoff Tuesday, September 22 nd , 2009 6:00 – 8:00 pm School of Business Cafe 2009 – 2010 Executive Board Sophia Cerreta President Chris Czarnowski Vice President of Administration Max Shtefan Vice President of Finance Emily Fisher Vice President of Marketing

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SEO’s Semester Kickoff

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 6:00 – 8:00 pm

School of Business Cafe

2009 2010 executive board
2009 – 2010 Executive Board

Sophia Cerreta


Chris Czarnowski

Vice President of Administration

Max Shtefan

Vice President of Finance

Emily Fisher

Vice President of Marketing

Chris Zissis

Vice President of Technology

Michelle Wax

Marketing Committee Member

membership benefits
Membership Benefits
  • Become a recognized memberof the Student Entrepreneurial Organization and be featured on the SEO website membership page.
  • Build your resumeby earning a Certificate of Professional Development in Entrepreneurship.
  • Hear from successful entrepreneursabout how they started their own businesses.
  • Gain eligibility to run for officer positions.
  • Become a part of the Business Undergraduate Student Youth (BUSY) Mentoring Program.
  • Participate in exciting field trips and special events.
  • Networkingopportunities with other student organizations, School of Business faculty and staff, and prominent business owners.

See our website:

resume building opportunities
Resume Building Opportunities

Show your commitment to potential employers by earning a

Certificate of Professional Development in Entrepreneurship

  • To earn your certificate:
    • Attend at least four events, one from each category:
      • Speaking Events (3 Offered this semester)
      • Field Trips (2 Offered this semester)
      • School of Business Events (2 Offered this semester)
      • CCEI/OTC Seminar Series (6 offered this semester).
    • The Certificate is endorsed by Priscilla Cale,Director of the Family Business Program, and Dr. Greg Reilly,Management Professor and SEO Advisor.

Priscilla Cale

Dr. Greg Reilly

fall 2009 speakers
Fall 2009 Speakers
  • Tuesday, September 29th 6:00-8:00 pm
    • Kelly Russo of Northwestern Mutual and financial representative Chris Garner.
      • Kelly is a Campus Recruiter and Chris will speak about starting his own business and acquiring start-up capital.
  • Two Additional Speakers will be added to our Events Schedule Shortly!
fall 2009 field trips
Fall 2009 Field Trips
  • Friday, October 9th 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury, CT
    • Meet Co-Owners George Frantzis II and Eric Anderson, along with the Top Sales Team and Marketing Team at Quassy.
  • Friday, October 30th 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • CT Innovations Tour in Rocky Hill, CT
    • Meet with CEO Peter Longo (UCONN Alum – Accounting) and other CEO’s sponsored by CT Innovations.
    • Connecticut Innovations provides strategic capital and operational insight to push the frontiers of high-tech industries such as energy, biotechnology, information technology, and photonics.

Peter Longo

school of business events
School of Business Events
  • Wednesday, October 21st 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • UBLC Networking Forum in Alumni House
    • Be sure to register online for this AMAZING opportunity to network with Alumni and Business Professionals while perfecting your Elevator Pitch!
    • The Career Center will have preparation sessions on October 14th.
    • Last year we won an award for having the largest percentage of members attend… Let’s do it again this year!
  • Thursday, December 3rd 4:30 – 7:30 pm
  • Family Business Awards in Alumni House
    • The Connecticut Family Business of the Year Awards recognizes successful family firms evaluated on business success, positive family and business linkages, multi-generational family involvement, dynamic contributions to community and industry, and innovative practices and strategies.
ccei otc seminar series
CCEI/OTC Seminar Series
  • The CT Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Office of Technology Commercialization are offering a new seminar and interactive panel series targeted at graduate and undergraduate students that will help you answer the questions of how to start your own business – and provide a forum for meeting and networking with like-minded UCONN students from different schools.
  • Thursday, September 24th from 5:00 – 7:00pm
    • Kickoff Meeting in the School of Business Café. The panel will include:
      • CJ Force and Geoff Cullen, GoMotion, a UCONN student startup.
      • Tom Zawacki, Serial Entrepreneur, CEO –
      • Luke Weinstein, CCEI Professor
  • Other Dates Planned this semester:
    • October 7th and 22nd
    • November 4th and 18th
    • December 3rd
busy mentoring program
BUSY Mentoring Program
  • BUSY is designed to connect lower division or transfer students who have expressed an interest in Business majors with an upper division peer mentor that will provide guidance and support throughout the year.
  • The program’s goals include:
    • Promoting awareness of the UConn School of Business’s academic and professional opportunities that will help enhance students’ undergraduate experience.
    • Building a strong sense of community among School of Business faculty, staff, and students.
    • Providing students with a formalized means of sharing valuable insight and experiences with their peers.
    • Creating an opportunity for freshman, sophomore and transfer students to form early connections within the School of Business.
  • To apply as a mentor or a mentee, please see our Ad in the Biz, check us out on the SEO website or contact us at: [email protected]
open officer and committee member positions
Open Officer and Committee Member Positions
  • E-Board Positions Available:
    • VP of Event Planning
    • VP of Technology
  • Committee Member Positions Available:
    • Administration
    • Event Planning
    • Technology
  • If interested, please submit your resume and a paragraph detailing your qualifications for the position being sought by 5:00 pm on Monday, September 28thto [email protected]
    • E-Board positions will have interviews on Friday, October 2nd with times TBA.
questions comments suggestions
  • Thank you for attending the SEO’s Semester Kickoff!
  • Please don’t forget to pay your $20 dues to so that you can become an officially recognized SEO Member and start benefiting as a member!
  • You can always register online at our website by going to the Membership page: