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From where you sit, the thought of a business degree may be intimidating but the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business has you covered. Our Exploring Career Options (BAR 211) course helps students prepare for careers by exploring professional and industry alternatives. Each week speakers – most of whom are successful Barney alumni – come to class and share their career journeys and offer guidance to help you with yours. Students have lunch with the speakers, forging closer ties while practicing their business etiquette skills.

Each semester we offer a menu of professional development workshops and events. You will become skilled at everything from resume and letter writing to interviewing and networking. Whether it’s a quick “elevator pitch,” Skype screening call, or on-site interviews, you will be ready to tell your story with confidence and ease. Not only will you be competent, you will project that confidently to those you want to impress.


Current Position



Patty Menke                  Finance and Business
Succession Analyst 
Smith Brothers , LLC  BSBA'14: Insurance/Finance
and Economics/Finance     
Sam and Zach Dunn Co-Founders                   Robin Powered BSBA '11, Marketing
Melisa Pelletier Account Executive   Zurich Insurance BSBA '09, Insurance & Finance
Lindsay Makowicki Events Trainee Team Epic BSBA '12, Management & Marketing
Kevin Grant CEO/President CYS Investments BA '82 and BSB: MBA '86
Phil Settembrino Partner                                   Financial Professional Consultants BSBA '99
Kerri Lane Sullivan Portfolio Manager BNY Mellon, Wealth Management BSBA '93, Economics & Finance
Moe Rahamet Chief Operating Officer Dexmet Corporation MBA '11
Donnet A. James AVP Commercial Real Estate InsurBanc BSBA '96, Economics & Finance
Mara Steinberg Director, Investment Banking
Barclays                       BA '93
Keith Gollenberg Managing Director Oaktree Capital Management BSBA '81 Accounting