Allison Alsup

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Public Relations Specialist

Allison Alsup is the Public Relations Specialist for the UF Warrington College of Business. In her role, she develops and publishes strategic communications for alumni, prospective students, peer groups, employers and recruiters, community organizations and the media to elevate the Warrington College of Business. Prior to joining UF Warrington, she was the Public Relations and Partnerships Specialist at the UF College of the Arts. She received her bachelor’s degree in public relations and her Master of Science in Management from the University of Florida.

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Stories by Allison

Second annual Diversity Weekend highlights UF MBA’s inclusivity

In February, UF MBA hosted its second annual Diversity Weekend, where prospective students virtually learned about how UF MBA embraces and supports its MBAs from diverse backgrounds. We asked the Diversity Committee, made of current UF MBA students, to share about the event, how this event helps prospective students, why it’s important and more. Read on to see what they had to say.   Q: What is Diversity Weekend all about? The UF MBA Diversity Weekend 2021 was a fun,

Student Spotlight: Ashley Arndt

Ashley Arndt is pursuing her Master of Science in Marketing from the Warrington College of Business. Learn more about Ashley and see how she’s benefitted from pursuing her master’s degree in marketing.   Q: Tell us about yourself. Arndt: “I am a combined student in my second semester in the program. This is my third year here at UF and my undergrad major is marketing as well. I am planning on graduating from the program in December 2021. Currently, I

Celebs including A-Rod and Ciara are getting into SPACs. What could go wrong?

U.S.-listed SPACs have raised a stunning $48.3 billion through 160 deals so far this year, but Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter worries the SPAC boom is a sign of market euphoria and a potential bubble.  See why Ritter is concerned in this story from CNN. 

SPAC Frenzy Emboldens Silicon Valley Startups to Forgo Venture Funding

Helicopter-taxi hopeful Archer is among those joining the public markets with billion-dollar valuations—years before any revenue. Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter lends his expertise on SPACs to this story from the Wall Street Journal. 

Red-Hot Stock Market Pushes More Companies to Go Public

The number of firms listed on U.S. exchanges surges the most since the dot-com bubble, reversing a two-decade slump. Research from Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter informs this story from the Wall Street Journal. 

Thanks for your support, Business Gators!

Dear Business Gators, We are amazed by the response from the Warrington College of Business community to Gator Nation Giving Day on February 18. Thank you, Business Gators! It was a historic day for the University of Florida with 22,198 donations made by alumni, students and friends in 49 states and 21 countries, totaling more than $25.3 million. It’s no surprise that Warrington was well represented with 498 gifts, the fifth most of any initiative on campus. We are humbled

4 ways an MBA will help you achieve your career goals

For many people looking to advance their career, an MBA is often a route they consider. But with opportunity costs like time and money, is an MBA really the best option? To answer that, we’ve collected the top four ways an MBA will allow you to achieve the kind of career success you’ve dreamed of having. Read on to see the critical skills you’ll learn with an MBA that will help you achieve your career goals.   1. An increased

Biden Administration Approved Texas Power Request, Contrary to False Claim

Public Utility Research Center Director of Energy Studies Dr. Ted Kury helps inform this fact checking story about the U.S. Department of Energy approving a request to allow power plants in snowstorm-battered Texas to temporarily bypass some environmental limits during its energy crisis, in order to produce more power. Viral headlines falsely claimed the department rejected the request. See how Kury helped debunk the false claim in this story from the University of Pennsylvania Annenberg Public Policy Center’s FactCheck.org.  

Want to Grow Your Real Estate Business? BE AN INFLUENCER!

Warrington’s Clinical Professor Dr. Steven Tufts explains how to build a real estate referral network and sphere of influence that work for you in this story in Florida Realtor Magazine. See Dr. Tufts’ top tips for growing your real estate business. 

Economic Empowerment

When Patricia Pacey (BA ’71, Ph.D. ’76) first came to the University of Florida, her aspiration was to be a high school math teacher. Growing up in a typical middle-class family in the 1950s and 60s, teaching was a common career route for women, and Pacey didn’t envision herself taking a different path. In the final semesters of her math bachelor’s degree program, Pacey was a work study student for the chair of the accounting department, Dr. Williard Stone. It