Jennifer Gorman has been able to conquer the age-old challenge that many women face of juggling family with career, and, also in her case, full-time MBA studies. Gorman will receive her MBA from the UConn School of Business with concentrations in real estate, venture consulting, and finance. She has three young children ages 5, 6, and 10, and a very supportive husband.
“It is their belief in me that provides that extra impetus to push myself harder and show them that if they believe, they can achieve,” says Gorman.
Gorman is not afraid of taking on multiple challenges, and she thrives on it. She graduated magna cum laude with a BA in politics, minoring in Russian studies and French, from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and earned her JD from Quinnipiac University. Prior to her MBA studies, she was a licensed attorney in both Connecticut and the federal court system.
She has been a commissioner of the Middletown Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency, as well as treasurer of the Middlesex County Bar Association. Gorman has also been an advocate of her children’s education as president of the Wesley Elementary School PTA, and was selected as Volunteer of the Year by the Connecticut Association of Schools in 2007.
While at UConn, Gorman has been an active member of the School of Business community in the Real Estate Club and as vice-president for professional development of the Graduate Business Association. She was part of a four-member team that took second place nationally in The New York Times case competition, part of the 2009 MBA Media and Entertainment Conference.
Gorman has been very involved in the School of Business’ distinguished learning accelerators. She developed a strategic marketing plan for a high-tech mobile commerce company at the Innovation Accelerator. She has been a student manager in the Student Managed Fund, developing investment strategies with $1 million of real money.
As the recipient of the General Electric Real Estate North American Equities Scholarship, Gorman has spent the last year serving in asset management with GE Real Estate in Norwalk. She is a recent member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the National Business Honor Society; and a life-time member of both Phi Beta Kappa, the National Academic Honor Society, and Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Society.
Gorman will be a student inductee to the School of Business’ 2010 Hall of Fame. Upon earning her MBA, Jennifer will continue working with GE Real Estate Global Asset Management as a senior asset analyst managing a portfolio of commercial properties.
Says Gorman, “Remaining true to your fundamental set of core values and goals is the key to professional and personal success.”