Students

Second annual Heavener International Case Competition a success

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Heavener International Case Competition honored Corvinus University of Budapest as the winner of the second annual event that took place from February 5-11, 2017. Corvinus emerged out of a 20-team field that traveled to Gainesville from all over the world to compete. Joining them in the

Heavener School wins 2017 Champions Trophy Case Competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A team of four Heavener School students won the Champions Trophy Case Competition on Jan. 29-Feb. 4 in Auckland, New Zealand. It was the University of Florida’s second time winning the competition in the last three years. Simone Benscher, Connor Boles, Mateo Galvis, and Amanda Rorabaugh came

Student Spotlight: Melody Zargari

Melody Zargari returned from one of the most exclusive internships in the country: the White House Internship Program. Learn more about Melody, her passion for politics, and her experience working at the nation’s most famous address. Name: Melody Zargari Hometown: Niceville, FL Major: General Business Year: Senior Student Organizations/Activities: Freshman Leadership

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UF MBA begins case competition season with win in Pittsburgh

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A team of four students from UF MBA at the Hough Graduate of Business’s Full-Time Program won the 2017 Katz Invitational Case Competition on Jan. 27-28 at the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business. The result marked UF MBA’s third win in this event in

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Inaugural banquet opens students’ eyes to accounting careers

As Mike Quackenbush (BSAc ’92, MAcc ’93) surveyed the 40-plus business students gathered for Tuesday’s Fisher School of Accounting’s “Careers in Accounting” banquet at the Hilton UF Conference Center Hotel, he recognized a familiar look on their faces. It was the same one he had about 25 years ago when

“Choosing to be extraordinary”

The Entrepreneurship & Empowerment in South Africa (EESA) program is one of the most powerful experiences offered by the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center. For six weeks, UF students serve as consultants to disadvantaged entrepreneurs in the townships surrounding Cape Town, South Africa. Students take a hands-on approach in helping these

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Hough student turns rejection into elation, earns second UF degree

Kelsey Grant’s journey to becoming a University of Florida graduate began with an unexpected and disappointing start four years ago: A rejection letter. However, through Grant’s academic excellence, passion for technology, and desire to be a Gator, that unpleasant setback is now a distant memory. Grant will receive her Master

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Fisher team takes second place in Deloitte case competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A team of five students from the Fisher School of Accounting finished in second place at the Deloitte Audit Innovation Case Competition on Dec. 3-4 in Charlotte. The case focused on Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL), the new accounting model the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has

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UF International Center honors Warrington students

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Warrington College of Business had five students receive the Outstanding International Student Award from the University of Florida’s International Center on Nov. 15. The Outstanding International Student Award recognizes international students who not only meet exemplary academic achievement, but also a wide range of accomplishments and

Student Spotlight: Victoria Turbyfill

Spending the next four years researching in a laboratory was not in Victoria Turbyfill’s plan. She was looking for a more direct route to launch her career. She found it in the Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Program (The Thomas S. Johnson Program) and the Gator Hatchery, the Entrepreneurship &