Sarah Rosner in front of the Eiffel Tower

MIB Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Rosner

Sarah Rosner recently completed her Master of International Business (MIB) online. After completing her undergraduate degree at UF, Rosner worked with Ferrari, and in August, she goes on to work with Regent Seven Seas Cruises in Miami.

Sarah Rosner on a Vespa

Q: Tell us about your background and what you are doing currently.

Rosner: “I graduated from University of Florida in December of 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a minor in retail. While at UF, I knew I wanted to pursue a master’s degree at UF in international business, however time got the better of me. I was involved in a lot of extracurricular activities that gave me valuable experience that transitioned into a job offer after graduation. I went on to work full time post-graduation at Ferrari of Fort Lauderdale. I recently accepted another job offer to work with Regent Seven Seas Cruises in Miami beginning in August 2022.”

Q: Why did you choose the MIB Online program?

Rosner: “I chose the MIB Online program because I work full-time in South Florida. The MIB Online program gave me the opportunity to work while also gaining another degree. The MIB program is a natural progression for any business student who wants to expand their business acumen but also have an appreciation for the increasingly global word. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the MIB program gave me something to look forward to every day after work. As someone who loves to travel, the MIB program was a perfect fit. It helped me to combine my passion for travel with my marketing degree.”

Sarah Rosner on Mt. Vesuvio

Q: What are your best memories from the MIB Online program?

Rosner: “Some of my best memories that come from the MIB Online program happened during my elective courses. In a creativity class, I was pushed to think in a way I had never done before. In one of my elective courses, I was working with students from different countries around the world. We were all able to realize that we have a lot of commonalities despite our geographical differences. We were able to bond, and we still keep in contact on social media even after our class finished.”

Q: Any advice for incoming MIB Online program students?

Rosner: “My advice for incoming MIB Online students would encourage students to get into a groove early. Schedule your semester out in a planner and stick to it. Anyone who has attended school online during the pandemic knows how important it is to adhere to a schedule. It is very easy to fall behind in an online program but if you manage your time well, you can be ahead of the curve. If you have never done an online program before, it can be a difficult transition if you don’t change your habits from in-person classes. You don’t want to be waiting until a week before the exam to catch up on lectures or to read your assigned readings.”

Sarah Rosner walking at her MIB graduation on crutches.

Q: What do you wish you had known before you joined the program?

Rosner: “The online program is good for students who work and need to balance their life and studies. As much as you meet students in your classes, you are pretty much doing everything on your own. It is harder to find other students who are in the same boat as you. There are some classes that you will be with students who aren’t online. Unless you know a few people in the online program, you will have to be very dedicated and end up studying on your own.”

Q: Tell us three cool things about you.

Rosner: “I have been to all 48 states in the contiguous U.S. and over 15 countries. I plan to go to more countries in the near future. Part of working with Ferrari means you are bound to interact with a few famous celebrities. At one of our events, I met Andre Drummond from the Brooklyn Nets. I hiked Mount Vesuvius in Italy and that may have been where I originally tore my ACL. But thankfully I was able to crutch across the stage at my MIB graduation ceremony.”