The University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business has joined a select group of undergraduate business schools nationally recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek.
That comes as no surprise to soon-to-be graduate Landle Cheng ’16, an accounting major who greatly values the career-ready events and speakers he has access to.
“I used to be terrified of going to interviews,” Cheng admits, “but the Barney School has prepared me so well that I am more confident today. The résumé building sessions are invaluable, and the guest speakers offer advice and life lessons that can be applied to any area of business.”
Bloomberg surveyed nearly 30,000 students and recruiters at almost 600 companies to compile their 2016 list of best undergraduate business schools.
Among the findings, 70 percent of Barney students reported having an internship compared to 56 percent across all business schools and 6.2 percent of Barney graduates started their own businesses compared to 4.3 percent across all schools.
“The Barney School of Business is committed to preparing students to launch and further their careers,” said Marty Roth, dean and professor of management and marketing at the Barney School. Roth says that being named to this list of 114 top undergraduate business schools “is great recognition of the value we provide our students through our innovative curriculum and professional development programming. It also reflects positively on the value our corporate partners place in sourcing internship and full-time talent from the Barney School.”
Cheng says that he entered college with the pre-conceived notion that faculty were here just to teach. He quickly saw otherwise here.
“I realized that the Barney School faculty are willing to be a resource in so many areas outside of the classroom.” Cheng says. “They are very accessible and super helpful in wanting to assist in reviewing my résumé, providing advice, or helping with whatever I ask.”