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New partnership with JumpStart provides opportunities for students to get head start on professional development

Reading Time: 3 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Students at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business can now get a jumpstart on their professional development as well as their internship and full-time job search thanks to a new partnership with the JumpStart Advisory Group. JumpStart specializes in identifying and developing highly-skilled, diverse individuals at the undergraduate, graduate or work professional phases, including diverse races, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, veterans and military status, who possess the expertise, experience and academic credentials for today’s competitive

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Leveraging resources: campus and community

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Jamie Kraft, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center We have all heard this one before from entrepreneurs: I plan to come up with a cool idea, attract a bunch of money and make a bunch of money! The reality is that this is faulty logic. It is hard enough to come up with product-market fit and even harder to find capital. There is always mom, dad, and Pappy Jasper, but the reality is that it is a long, hard slog…one

Jeff Casucci DBA

Pursuing a passion

Reading Time: 3 minutes Jeff Casucci always knew he wanted to pursue a career in academia, but there were often reasons to wait. The schools were always far away, the timing was never right. The list of excuses was long. That changed during a conversation with a friend, who is a professor at a local university, one year ago. Casucci brought up his desire to pursue a doctorate and eventually work in academia, and his friend encouraged him to stop wasting time. She was

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Student Spotlight: Rachael Kramer

Reading Time: 3 minutes In 2016, Rachael Kramer (BSBA ’19, MIB ’20) started her first year at the University of Florida Heavener School of Business and as one of the newest members of the UF Volleyball team. Just a few years later, she completed her undergraduate degree in marketing and played in all 33 UF Volleyball matches in her junior year. She’s now working to complete her Master of International Business while continuing as a middle blocker for the Gator Volleyball team. We spoke

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What you think you know about Warrington students is wrong

Reading Time: 3 minutes We hear the misconceptions. We’ve seen the memes. Let us clear up some of the myths you may have read online with the facts.  Myth: You can only fail into Warrington as an undergraduate student Fact: Sure, you can fail into Warrington if it doesn’t work out at another college on campus, but you can also fail out of Warrington. Have you struggled through Business Finance? Did you pull multiple all-nighters to pass Financial Accounting? The road to a Warrington

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UF MBA Transformation Weekend shakes up professional development with interactive learning experiences

Reading Time: 3 minutes At UF MBA, we focus on transforming you into your best professional and personal self. Aside from high academic settings and standards, UF MBA also provides professional development opportunities that teach you the communication, problem-solving, teamwork and other soft skills that employers are looking for in new hires.    This year, UF MBA debuted a new, exciting avenue to build those skills – Transformation Weekend, an immersive experiential learning program for all UF MBA students. Transformation Weekend hosted a dynamic

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In your first semester at UF Warrington? Here’s some advice.

Reading Time: 2 minutes On behalf of the entire Warrington College of Business, if this is your first semester as a Business Gator, welcome! We’re so glad you joined the Gator Nation. While we hope your experience thus far has been everything you ever imagined, we know transitioning to life as an undergraduate or graduate student can be challenging at times. To help you during your early time here, we asked Warrington students, faculty, staff and alumni, who have all been there, to share

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Nathan S. Collier Master of Science in Real Estate students benefit from mentorship of real estate professionals on UF Real Estate Advisory Board

Reading Time: 2 minutes By Liz Collins, BSBA – ISOM ’19, MSRE ’20 In the summer of 2014, I traveled to I Taueki village in Fiji, where I spent time volunteering to improve sanitation by enhancing facilities and conducting educational workshops. There, I came away with two things: the magnitude of always adding value and giving back and second, the desire to learn more about the way community infrastructures shape the business environment. This adventure inspired me to pursue a field where I add

MSF student Melanie Ventura

Heavener student invited to Forbes conference

Reading Time: 1 minute Melanie Ventura was recognized by Forbes and will attend the outlet’s Forbes Under 30 Summit in October. Ventura, who will graduate from Heavener with her bachelor’s degree in December 2019 and a Master of Science in Finance in May 2020, will attend the summit on a full scholarship and hear from prestigious keynote speakers, panels on topics in technology, fashion, philanthropy, and more. “Attendance at this conference will allow me to connect with future leaders and learn from the world’s

Heavener students at internships across the nation

Thinking outside the box when searching for internships and full-time roles

Reading Time: 10 minutes In just a few days the fall recruiting season of 2019 will officially begin. During this time, thousands of Business Gators will embark on the journey of researching, applying, and interviewing for internships and full-time roles. This year we challenge all students to think outside the box when searching for their next break. Why? Because your dream internship and career may be in a field, industry or company you never even considered. And now is the best time to discover