Allison Alsup

Allison Alsup

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 Alsup

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How this sustainability major is benefitting from a Master of Science in Management

Reading Time: 3 minutes Meet Jack Abbruzzese, a current combined Master of Science in Management student graduating in 2020. His undergraduate major is Sustainability and the Built Environment.  Jack works as the Director of Sustainability for Imprint Genius, a fast growing collegiate startup.  Imprint Genius is a full-scale, innovative student run promotional marketing company. Q: How did you decide to go into the field of sustainability? Abbruzzese: “I have always been an environmentalist. In 8th grade, I wrote a letter to my principal advocating

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Uber Shares Hit Record Low as Post-IPO Lockup Expires

Reading Time: 1 minute “Uber Technologies Inc. shares hit an all-time low Wednesday as the ‘lockup’ period following its May initial public offering ended, delivering a blow to a company that has struggled to satisfy investors,” writes The Wall Street Journal.  Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair Jay Ritter commented on the shares traded after the lockup period ended and more in this story from The Wall Street Journal. 

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Let’s talk money and an MBA

Reading Time: 3 minutes You’ve heard the saying before – money doesn’t grow on trees…or does it? If you’re considering an MBA, you can find money growing from the piece of paper you receive when you complete the program – your diploma. And don’t just take it from us. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that higher education pays (a lot) higher. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data from 2018, people with professional degrees have median usual weekly earnings of $1,884,

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How growing up financially insecure inspired me to teach financial education to others

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Mary Driscoll, BSBA ’20 I’ve always had a passion for business, and growing up in a financially insecure household taught me the importance of understanding how to handle money. When I came to the University of Florida Warrington College of Business to pursue a degree in finance, it was important to me to not only to learn about personal finance for myself, but also to share my knowledge to help teach others the importance of understanding how to manage money. In

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A day in the life of an international student

Reading Time: 2 minutes Yaan Zhu made the move from his home in China to the United States in 2019 so he could earn a Master of International Business degree from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business. We asked Yaan to describe what a typical day is like for him at Warrington. See what he had to say about his days on campus, the friends he’s made, what he likes about Florida and how his time at Warrington is preparing him for

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UF MBA Full-Time makes 23-place leap in Bloomberg Businessweek rankings

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF MBA at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business made an impressive 23-place jump among U.S. business schools to the No. 32 spot on Bloomberg Businessweek’s Best Business Schools 2019-20 Ranking. UF MBA also leapt 16 places among U.S. public schools to No. 11, placing it close to its recent top 10 rankings from The Economist and U.S. News & World Report. “We’re proud to see such an exceptional jump in the rankings from Bloomberg

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Why veterans should consider an MBA

Reading Time: 5 minutes As military members transition to civilian life, an important question often arises – what next? If you’re currently deciding what your next step will be, you might be considering supplementing your education with an MBA to help prepare you for life after serving in the United States Armed Forces. But what exactly will you gain from an MBA? In this story, we spoke with current UF MBA students who are veterans about why they decided to pursue an MBA and

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UF MBA Full-Time remains among top 10 publics

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF MBA at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business held its strong position among the top programs in The Economist’s 2019 Which MBA Full-Time Rankings, coming in at No. 8 among U.S. public universities.   The UF MBA Full-Time program was ranked the No. 30 program in the world and No. 23 program in the nation. In addition to being ranked among the nation’s top 10 publics, the UF MBA Full-Time program remained in the

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Master of Science in Management students experience business in Germany on Global Immersion Experience

Reading Time: 3 minutes Students from the Master of International Business (MIB) and Master of Science in Management (MSM) programs traveled to Berlin, Germany on a Global Immersion Experience the second week of October. While the GIE is not mandatory for the MSM program, students Siming Li and Nicholas Leininger decided to enjoy a trip abroad and shared their experiences with us. Siming Li is an international student from China with an undergraduate degree in English. She will complete her Master of Science in

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“Innovative And Daring” CFO of Spotify Announces Retirement

Reading Time: 1 minute “Spotify announced Monday that its finance chief, Barry McCarthy, 66, would retire in January. McCarthy helped take the music-streaming giant public last year with an unconventional approach that skirted around the traditional IPO process and investment bank middlemen. In a risky move, McCarthy circumvented the traditional initial public offering, its roadshow and underwriters’ fees, and instead executing a direct listing, a process where shareholders sell existing shares directly to the public without the company going through an intermediary. The tactic