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

Selling UF MBA’s new South Florida home

The UF MBA Weekend Professional program in South Florida provided Mike Ciadella with the financial education to change his career from advertising technology sales to commercial real estate. Two years after graduating, Ciadella was using his knowledge to benefit the program. UF MBA opened its new facility in Miramar in 2019, and Ciadella (MBA ’17) and his team at Cushman & Wakefield sold the property that now houses the new South Florida MBA campus. “It was very unique to be

A heart for entrepreneurship

Altrese Hawkins has always been an entrepreneur at heart. That passion began in 2017 with Little Miss Turban, LLC, a company that creates handmade, pre-sewn stylish turbans for babies and adults. When Hawkins and four others were laid off from their full-time jobs in April 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they discovered another entrepreneurial passion as the virus spread around the world. “Instead of throwing a pity party for ourselves, we saw an opportunity where we could make a

Graduating Student Spotlight: Eden Shamir

Eden Shamir came to the University of Florida without knowing what career path she wanted to pursue. But when she looks back at her life, she now admits that it probably should’ve been clear to her. “I have always devoted my free time to customer service, whether through volunteering throughout high school or serving as a student assistant throughout college,” Shamir said. “Many of the activities and organizations that I have found to be the most fulfilling incorporate some aspect

Student Spotlight: Amber Yoo

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.  Learn more about what makes Amber Yoo, a student in the Doctor of Business Administration program, a standout student at the Warrington College of Business. Q: Where are you from originally?  Yoo: “I was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. I remember

3 reasons why UF DBA is right for you

Picking the right DBA program can be a challenge, but the UF DBA program offers everything you need and stands out among its peers as one of the best in the country. With the backing of the University of Florida and the Warrington College of Business, here’s why you can expect an impactful education as a student in the UF DBA program. ACCREDITATION With an accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), you are guaranteed to

A legacy of helping students

Professor Williard Everard Stone (1910-2003) was appointed to the University of Florida faculty from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1960 with his eyes set on a long-term goal—turning the academic programs in accounting into some of the nation’s finest. Having served as a member of one of the best business schools in the world, Stone understood the need to attract the very best faculty and students to UF. “Williard had a challenge, bringing in individuals from

An entrepreneurial passion

Shannon Carbone always knew she’d be an entrepreneur. After graduating from the Fisher School of Accounting in 1994, she worked at KPMG before later moving into the banking industry. But the dream to start her own company never left. As she worked with clients in her early roles, she started to see gaps in the market. She worked with mid-market companies who needed a qualified Chief Financial Officer but had a less than full-time, long-term need. That’s where CFO Strategic

Paying it forward

Suzanne Christensen was honored to speak on a panel at the 12th annual Fisher School’s Women in Accounting Symposium. The panel was titled “Specializing – How to Find your Specialty and Be Good At It,” and she heard good things about the other women on the panel with her, but they weren’t going to meet until the symposium began. That’s when she got a text from her sister-in-law, Wendi Christensen, with a picture of the event brochure showing they were

Corporate Partnerships: AB InBev and Warrington

When Anheuser-Busch InBev makes its rounds to recruit elite universities for talent, the University of Florida Warrington College of Business has become an important stop. AB InBev’s stop at Warrington often comes through a career fair, information session or a special networking tasting event at a local bar or restaurant, but no matter when they come to campus, it’s always to meet with Warrington’s top talent.  Today, AB InBev produces one in every four beers sold around the world. As

Product Lineups: The More You Search, The Less You Find

Consumers often search for a product that matches a previously encountered option, without knowing its exact name. Whether we watch an advertisement but fail to register the product’s name, see admired others using a product but are reluctant or unable to ask for details, or briefly experience a high quality product, we often later find ourselves looking, either online or in the store, for the specific product we encountered before. In the process, we typically browse through a sequence of