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Drew Stuerman stands in front of his donut shop Halo Potato Donuts

Meet Drew Stuerman, Halo Potato Donuts’ Chief Donut Officer and Warrington alumnus

Drew Stuerman (BABA ’19) shares how his experience at the Warrington College of Business and the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center helped him start his business, a favorite amongst Gainesville locals.

Min-Hsuan Tu, Elisabeth Gilbert, and Joyce Bono.

Attractiveness pays off at work—but there’s a trick to level the playing field

Beautiful people are more likely to get hired, receive better performance evaluations and get paid more—but it’s not just because of their good looks, according to new research from Min-Hsuan Tu (Ph.D. ’19), Elisabeth Gilbert (Ph.D. ’19) and W.A. McGriff,

Ditching Corporate Life for Entrepreneurship

Vassia Daskalakis had a short break between graduating from the Warrington College of Business and starting her full-time role at J.P. Morgan. What was meant to be a quick diversion before starting life in corporate America turned into a trip

Athena Nolan

From MSM to KPMG

Athena Nolan (MSM ’21) completed her Master of Science in Management (MSM) at the University of Florida this spring. She is now working at KPMG as a state and local advisory consultant. Read on to learn more about Athena and

Julia Yanowitz sits on the edge of a rail between the stands and field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium holding her graduation cap with text "This is...The Swamp" in the background.

How the MS-Marketing program prepared this alumna for a role at Oracle

Julia Yanowitz (BSBA ’20, MS-Marketing ‘21) just graduated in the spring and is now working for Oracle in Texas as ERP Cloud Applications consultant. Julia has previously interned at Star Plus retail design, China, Enhanced Retail Design, New York and

Rachelle Antoine, Perry Dube and Mikaela Medeiros

Three UF MBA Class of 2021 members named MBAs to Watch by Poets & Quants

Despite graduating during a year that was significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and more, these three UF MBA graduates still managed to shine and become members of Poets & Quants’ Class of 2021 MBAs to Watch.  Read more about

Warrington alumnus Brandon Harris holds a copy of his book recommendation, It Doesn't Have to be Crazy to Work.

Warrington alumni summer reading list suggestions

In addition to recommendations from Warrington faculty and staff, we asked alumni about what books they recommend reading this summer. Check out their selections below and what you’ll get out of reading each.   HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing

Preparing for milestone life event Beautiful Young Female Millennial business woman of Asian Ethnicity (Shot with Canon 5DS 50.6mp photos professionally retouched - Lightroom / Photoshop - original size 5792 x 8688 downsampled as needed for clarity and select focus used for dramatic effect)

Beauty before skills? How attractiveness helps in the hiring process, but confidence is king.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Think back to your last job interview in which you didn’t get hired. What were some of the reasons you told yourself you didn’t land the job? Maybe you struggled during the interview or you didn’t possess

Debbie Harvey sits at a conference table with a book about surfing pictured in the background.

Riding the retail wave to success

Even before Debbie Harvey (BSBA ’76) came to the University of Florida, she knew she wanted to pursue a career in business. Growing up, she watched her father run his own business making glass products, which grew her entrepreneurial spirit.

Joe Hair

The Great Facilitator

Exactly 50 years ago, in 1971, Joe Hair completed his third and final degree from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business. In the time since, Hair’s passion for marketing and entrepreneurship has propelled him to write more than