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

Consumer behavior and smartphones

Marketing Ph.D. student Camilla Song discusses her research on how smartphones can influence consumer behavior. Watch Song explain in this video from UF Research. 

Warrington marketing professor’s research cited in speech by FTC commissioner

Assistant Professor of Marketing Tianxin Zou’s research, which argues that competition between resale platforms may harm consumers, was recently featured in a presentation made by U.S. Federal Trade Commissioner Christine S. Wilson. Commissioner Wilson’s presentation focused on the importance of interdisciplinary perspectives to understand online platforms as part of the Public Utility Research Center’s Digital Markets Initiative.  Read Commissioner Wilson’s full speech from the Federal Trade Commission, and check out Zou’s research titled, Integration of Primary and Resale Platforms. 

Wednesday Webinar with Amanda Phalin discusses COVID economy in Florida and beyond

On Wednesday, July 22 at 5 p.m. EST, Dr. Amanda Phalin will be joining Dr. Kayser Enneking – Democratic candidate for Florida’s State House District 21 – for her weekly Wednesday Webinar. Dr. Phalin, an economics expert, will discuss the COVID economy in Florida and beyond. All are welcome. Register to attend the virtual event on Zoom today.   

Excel modeling course created by UF Real Estate alumni lands two universities during pandemic downtime

In the fall of 2019, then-Nathan S. Collier Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) students Mike Harris (BABA ‘19, MSRE ‘20), Connor Kreis (BSBA’19, MSRE ‘20) and James Barrios (BSBA ’19, MSRE ‘20) noticed that there was a lack of basic excel training programs at many universities. As problem-solving and innovative students, they decided to take matters into their own hands and create their own training program. That same semester, the three students launched a new real estate Excel

Warrington student wins inaugural scholarship for those interested in pursuing accounting careers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Warrington College of Business student Brody Mandelbaum was named among the winners of a national scholarship for students pursuing careers in accounting. Mandelbaum is one of three students from across the United States to win the inaugural $10,000 Forward Fund scholarship from Xero, a cloud-based small business accounting company. “It was great to win this scholarship!” said Mandelbaum (BSBA ’23). “Xero is a really interesting company as it works at the intersection of finance, technology and entrepreneurship,

Virtual master class connects real estate students with industry professionals

While COVID-19 has impacted the way in which students at the Warrington College of Business gain professional development experience, the learning has continued via a virtual connection. In the case of students in the Nathan S. Collier Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) program, learning from industry professionals was only a Zoom call away as part of a virtual master class offered for eight weeks this summer. The three-day-a-week class featured presentations from Bergstrom Advisory Board members, alumni and

Are stock investors ‘irrationally exuberant’ again?

One of the current narratives about the market is that it’s being boosted by foolishly optimistic investors. Insights from Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair Jay Ritter and others don’t support that. Read more about what they find instead in this story from The Wall Street Journal. 

How self-reflection energizes leaders

Squeezing the Orange of Social Science podcast hosts Professor Dan Cable and comedian Akin Omobitan are joined by author and leadership mentor Terence Mauri. Together, the trio squeeze a research paper by Martin L. Schaffel Professor Klodiana Lanaj, W.A. McGriff, III Professor Amir Erez and Trevor Foulk (Ph.D. ’17) of the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business that scientifically finds measurable methods by which leaders can better harness their energy and be more influential at work. Listen in on

Second time’s the charm

Any given year, students in the UF MBA Full-Time program look forward to gaining real-world work experience as part of their summer internship between their first and second year in the program. These summer internships provide a great opportunity for students to experience working in a field they are interested in, but also serve as a way to build connections as they search for full-time jobs. If 2020 were like any other year, Full-Time students David Eng and Alex Messinger

UF MBA alumnus has the ‘Midas touch’ when it comes to helping build successful companies

When Jeff Gold (MBA ’78) started his life after graduating from Northeastern University with his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, there were two factors he knew would influence his next steps. One, even after all his schooling, he wasn’t sure he would be a great engineer, and two, he was determined to live somewhere warmer than Boston.  Luckily for the Brooklyn, New York-native, Gold was able to expand his engineering background into something more suitable for his skills and interests