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Six Warrington students honored by UF International Center

Reading Time: 4 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Six students from the Warrington College of Business received Outstanding International Student Awards from the University of Florida International Center on November 19. The Outstanding International Student Award recognizes international students who not only meet exemplary academic achievement, but also a wide range of accomplishments and contributions. Warrington’s recipients for 2019 are: Yiduo Shao (Ph.D. ’22): Shao, originally from Shenyang, China, is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of management. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology

Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone with UF MBA

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Jonathon Little, MBA ’19 I had hesitated to participate in the Global Immersion Experience as part of my time at Warrington, but after several conversations with friends and UF faculty who had previously participated in the program, I decided to go for it. I had never left North America before. I hadn’t even been on a plane longer than three hours, but here I was, preparing for a 13-hour journey to Seoul, South Korea. I partially chose Seoul for

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Why communications professionals should consider an MBA

Reading Time: 4 minutes As you might expect, business acumen is pervasive throughout many other industries, like engineering, law, health care, technology, communication and the sciences. If you’re currently in one of those fields, you might be considering boosting your business knowledge with an MBA to help you get ahead. But what exactly will you gain from an MBA? In this series, we talk with MBA alumni and current students across each of these fields about how they are putting their business knowledge to

Caroline Smith and Kate O'Hara

UF MBA student creates mentoring program to connect current students with alumni

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Nicole Howe, MBA ’20 I’m definitely not a traditional candidate when you think about students in an MBA program. As a career switcher coming from the non-profit sector, at first, I struggled with the transition into the 2-year Full-Time UF MBA program. I felt stressed, and like I often do, I reached out to a few mentors in my life for advice. Those conversations were energizing – my mentors provided me with guidance and encouragement. That support, along with

Three UF MBA students stand with the Hon. Robert Carr at the Capitol Building

Inaugural Washington Campus residency highlights the critical connection between government and business for this UF MBA student

Reading Time: 4 minutes By Ramona Saridakis Bean, MBA ’20 This October, I had the opportunity to be part of the inaugural UF MBA group to participate in the Washington Campus residency based in Washington, D.C. in a program called Managing Business, Public Affairs, and Public Policy. My resume includes experience as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill for a former Florida congressman and time as a political appointee assigned to the U.S. Treasury Department under Secretary Henry Paulson during President George W. Bush’s

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These are the top 4 electives UF MBA students choose to take

Reading Time: 5 minutes Outside of the core courses UF MBA includes in its curriculum, students have multiple options for elective courses. We looked at the top elective courses by enrollment in the 2018-2019 academic year to determine this list of UF MBA class favorites. Hear from four Full-Time UF MBA alumni about why they enjoyed each class, what their biggest takeaway was and if they think you should take the class, too. See what they had to say about the top UF MBA

Seven UF MBA students stand in a line for a photo in Brazil

Embracing Brazilian culture on Global Immersion Experience

Reading Time: 2 minutes By Zakiya Smith-Dore, CVP (MBA ’20) The University of Florida is known for its top ranked academic programs and its continuous commitment to “go greater.” As a Double Gator and employee of UF, I could not imagine pursuing my graduate degree anywhere else! The UF MBA program facilitates the university’s mission to go greater in a variety of ways. Global Immersion Experience (GIE) trips go beyond the textbooks to allow for tangible application of international business studies. I attended this

Jack Abbruzzese

How this sustainability major is benefitting from a Master of Science in Management

Reading Time: 3 minutes Meet Jack Abbruzzese, a current combined Master of Science in Management student graduating in 2020. His undergraduate major is Sustainability and the Built Environment. Jack works as the Director of Sustainability for Imprint Genius, a fast growing collegiate startup. Imprint Genius is a full-scale, innovative student run promotional marketing company. Q: How did you decide to go into the field of sustainability? Abbruzzese: “I have always been an environmentalist. In 8th grade, I wrote a letter to my principal advocating

Fisher students win regional case competition

Reading Time: < 1 minute A team of Fisher School of Accounting students won the regional competition for the 19th annual Deloitte FanTAXtic National Case Study Competition. Carson Goodman, Madison O’Brien, Jensine Varghese, Jackson Weisbrot and Rebecca Witschel advanced to the national competition, which will be held on January 17-19, 2020 at Deloitte University — located just outside of Dallas, Texas. The students were tasked with advising the owners of a technology start-up company on the most tax efficient manner in which to structure their

What I learned at the Women in Accounting Symposium

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Quinn Fisher Simpson When I was invited to attend the Women in Accounting Symposium through the Fisher School of Accounting, I was not sure what to expect. I was an underclassman going to an upperclassmen event, listening to many successful women help me build my future. I have several successful women in my life who have always encouraged me, so I was having trouble seeing how this could be any different. To my surprise, this would prove to be