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Event with disability advocate highlights importance of inclusivity in business

This spring, the Gator MBAbility Club had the honor of hosting Shane Burcaw, the author of several award-winning books about disability and the co-founder of the YouTube channel Squirmy and Grubs, which has generated over 149 million views. He is also the President and Co-Founder of a nonprofit organization called Laughing At My Nightmare and a renowned public speaker who has performed across the country. I invited Shane to host a Q&A session for UF MBA students and staff because

BrainForce wins $25,000 in 2021 Big Idea Competition

BrainForce won first place at the 2021 Big Idea Gator Business Plan Competition. Led by graduate engineering student Mohit Patil, graduate engineering student Parth Shah and Warrington student Chloe Stanton, BrainForce empowers the disabled by providing hands-free operation of phones and computers to those who cannot use their upper limbs through head-wearables (either glasses or earpieces) containing a gyroscope that tracks the user’s head movements, which then control a mouse on the user’s screen.  “Winning the Big Idea Competition was

Hammer Time: UF’s Mardal has quietly nailed his throwing legacy

The Heavener School of Business student and Norwegian Thomas Mardal’s (BSBA ’21) journey from Gloppen to Gainesville will end with a lot of school records, and maybe even a trip to the beach. Read on about Mardal and how he’s spent the past three-plus years concentrating on two things — getting a degree in business management and throwing heavy objects in this story from The Gainesville Sun. 

Student Spotlight: Stevie Faulk

Stevie Faulk is a current student in the Online Master of Science in Management (MSM) who plans to graduate this summer. Read on to see why Stevie joined the Online MSM, her advice on applying to the program and more. Q: Tell us about your background. Faulk: “I was raised here in Gainesville and completed my bachelor’s at UF in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology. After undergrad, I started working seasonally for a summer camp that was based in Gainesville during

The strength of the Heavener experience

Finding a job after graduation is an integral part of any student’s time at the Warrington College of Business. For Brooke Bennett (BSBA ’21) and her classmates who graduate from the Heavener School of Business this weekend, they were forced to deal with the added challenge of a job search during a pandemic. With the help of the Business Career Services office, the search led her to Heavener Career Week during the fall and spring semesters of her senior year.

Meet the Online MBA Class of 2022

The Warrington College of Business is proud to welcome its latest class to the UF MBA Online program. We invite you to meet some of the Class of 2022 by learning more about who they are, what they do, why they chose UF MBA, what they hope to get out of the program and more. Read on to meet a few members of the UF MBA Online Class of 2022! Why did you choose to pursue your MBA at UF?

Meet the Weekend Professional MBA Class of 2022

The Warrington College of Business is proud to welcome its latest class to the UF MBA Weekend Professional program. We invite you to meet some of the Class of 2022 by learning more about who they are, what they do, why they chose UF MBA, what they hope to get out of the program and more. Read on to meet a few members of the UF MBA Weekend Professional Class of 2022! Why did you choose to pursue your MBA

Heavener team claims two first-place awards at International Business Ethics and Sustainability Case Competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Students from the Heavener School of Business at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business came in among the top teams at the 2021 International Business Ethics and Sustainability Case Competition (IBESCC). Warrington’s undergraduate team received two first-place awards for their efforts at Loyola Marymount University’s IBESCC. IBESCC is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious event of its kind. Undergraduate and graduate students from around the world participate in the annual competition to identify problems and

Heavener School honors students for their commitment to leadership, service

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  The Heavener School of Business inducted two new students into the Heavener Hall of Fame and awarded three students the Distinction in Leadership and Service Award at its annual Heavener Leaders Awards Banquet, hosted virtually. Jackson Budnik and Mercedes Suazo were the latest Heavener students to be installed into the Heavener Hall of Fame, while Shreya Dundigalla, Valentina Rendon and Caitlyn Torres were the newest recipients of the Distinction in Leadership and Service Award. “We are honored

Student Spotlight: Jacob Schuster

Jacob Schuster (BSBA ’20, MS Marketing ’21) will be among the first batch of students graduating from the Master of Science Marketing program this spring. After graduation, he goes to work at Oracle in Austin. Congratulations, Jacob!  Q: Tell us about your background. Schuster: “I graduated from undergrad at UF in just three years with a bachelor’s in marketing in 2020. Currently finishing my master’s in marketing in spring 2021. I will be a part of the first ever class