Cody Jones

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Editorial Manager

Cody Jones is the Editorial Manager for the UF Warrington College of Business. In his role, he serves as the writer for digital and print related branding materials for Warrington while maintaining a strategic vision for communications and working closely with staff to create and manage the College’s voice. Before joining Warrington’s marketing and communications team, he spent six years as a sports journalist. He received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida.

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Stories by Cody

Celebrating Dean Kraft’s 30-Year Legacy

John Kraft retires as dean of the Warrington College of Business at the end of July. As Warrington prepares for its first dean transition since 1990, we asked his colleagues what they learned and they’ll remember from his tenure as Warrington dean. Joe Alba (James W. Walter Eminent Scholar Chair, Distinguished Professor): “Most people are unaware that John is the lovechild of Don Rickles and Mother Teresa. I have long viewed his heritage as a genetic win-win. On the one

Balancing Fatherhood and an MBA

Chris Childers had friends and co-workers that returned to school to pursue a master’s degree, but his thoughts were always the same. Why would they take on that unnecessary time and financial commitment? He was already doing well in his role in the engineering department at CSX Transportation, and he had a wife and two kids at home. A conversation with his boss changed Childers’ perspective. During an annual performance review, his boss suggested returning to school – specifically the

Student Spotlight: Yasmin van Zanten

The Warrington College of Business is full of standout alumni and students. No matter their program or major, their time on campus plays an important role in preparing for impactful careers. This series will feature exceptional people from across Warrington.  Yasmin van Zanten enrolled in the UF MBA program to make her more competitive for new professional opportunities.  Learn more about what made Yasmin a standout student at the Warrington College of Business. Q: What is your degree program and

Fisher student earns prestigious scholarship

Fisher School of Accounting student Andres Diaz received the 2020-2021 Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) academic scholarship. The scholarship will cover $10,000 worth of tuition, fees, books and supplies. Diaz will graduate in May 2021 with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting. “The scholarship will significantly reduce the financial burden my family must bear to support both me and my two sisters through college,” Diaz said. “It is also a huge personal accomplishment to know that my hard work

Fisher School alumna wins respected award

Fisher School of Accounting alumna Dayna Simon earned the Elijah Watt Sells Award, given to CPA candidates who obtain a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the Uniform CPA Exam, pass all four sections of the exam on their first attempt and have completed all testing in 2019. There were only 133 recipients out of almost 75,000 candidates who sat for the CPA exam in 2019. Simon earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master

Why you should get a graduate degree from Warrington now

Specialized master’s programs have been popping up at many top business schools in the world, but at the Warrington College of Business, they’ve long been one of our main focuses. Our programs’ longevity helps produce some of the best specialized master’s degrees in the industry, and the rankings prove it. With five specialized master’s programs ranked among the top five publics by Eduniversal, now is the perfect time to pursue your master’s at Warrington. Here’s why: There’s a program format

Why you should consider the UF MBA Executive program

The UF MBA Executive program is specifically designed for high-ranking business leaders. Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Here’s what you need to know about your decision and why the UF MBA Executive program could be an ideal fit for you. Learn with industry peers When you meet your cohort for the first time, you’ll immediately be impressed by the depth of executive leadership across industries. You’ll learning through management-focused curriculum while setting next to

A family affair at Warrington

Like most incoming freshmen, Brianna Lowder knew she would have an adjustment to college when she showed up in Gainesville four years ago. But unlike most incoming freshmen, she had a special advantage. Her sister, Alyssa, was early in her graduate school career and able to ease the transition and serve as a sounding board. The two both graduate at the end of this semester. Alyssa completes a nine-year span at UF by receiving her Doctor of Pharmacy and Master

Going Virtual with Business Career Services

By Craig Petrus, Director of Business Career Services The effects of COVID-19 have reshaped how the world does business. It impacts where and how we shop, where and how we spend our work day, and most importantly, how we communicate to our fellow employees and stakeholders. This epidemic has brought us from one-site, in-person meetings and office pop ins to what is now the new normal of virtual communication, programs and services. Here at the UF Warrington College of Business

Graduation spotlight: Blake Jackson

Students in their final semester reach the end of their Warrington journeys this week. We congratulate the Class of 2020 graduates who finish their time at the Warrington College of Business and begin their careers impacting the business world. Learn more below about standout Heavener graduate Blake Jackson. The Sarasota, Fla. native earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance. Q: What are your plans for after graduation? Jackson: “Ph.D. in Finance from UF.” Q: Did you always