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Zachary Kashman, Shreya Venkat, Morgan Crandall and Vikram Singh.

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

From left: Mercedes Suazo, Valentina Rendon, Jackson Budnik, Shreya Dundigalla and Caitlyn Torres.

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

Jacob Schuster poses with his graduation cap next to an alligator statue.

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

View of Heavener Hall with a 40 Gators Under 40 logo to the right with five small photos of the award recipients.

Five Warrington alumni named among 2021 40 Gators Under 40

The Warrington College of Business was well represented on the third annual 40 Gators Under 40 list with five Business Gators named as honorees.   Presented by the University of Florida Alumni Association, the 40 Gators Under 40 honors alumni who are going greater in their communities and professions, continuing the tradition of the Outstanding Young Alumni event, which honored alumni achievements that positively impacted The Gator Nation from 2006-2018. Of the Warrington alumni named to the list, two are graduates

Felipe Affonso

Marketing PhD student’s paper honored with award at symposium

Warrington Ph.D. student Felipe Affonso’s paper was named the runner up as part of the William O. Bearden Award competition at the 2021 Southeast Marketing Symposium. The paper, “The Structure of a Product, Retail Environment, and Brand Logo Can Affect Judgments of Value,” was co-authored with Warrington faculty member Chris Janiszewski, Russell Berrie Eminent Scholar in the Department of Marketing. “It is a great honor to be chosen as the runner up for this award,” Affonso said. “I believe it

Antonella Spinatto, Jackson Budnik, Prea Rahman, Alayzia Harris

Virtual event highlights the importance of diversity in the workplace

Students from across the Warrington College of Business and UF were invited to a new event from Business Career Services designed to showcase the importance of diversity in the workplace. Over the three-night event, called Diversity in the Workplace, students had the opportunity to hear from Dr. “Bowtie” Todd Jenkins on why inclusivity is important to everyone, a team from Proctor & Gamble (P&G) on how diversity influences their business decisions, Margo Downs on creating inclusive workplaces and a game

Jacob Orlick

Accounting student honored with award for commitment to ethics

Jake Orlick is the 2020-2021 recipient of the Virginia Maurer Business Ethics Student of the Year award. He is the fifth recipient of this prestigious award. The Virginia Maurer Business Ethics Student of the Year award honors students in the Warrington College of Business who have demonstrated a commitment to the role of ethics in business, as evidenced through academic excellence, leadership, personal integrity and civic engagement. “It is a great honor to be chosen for this award!” Orlick said.

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How managers can help employees feel secure in their jobs when crises arise

Warrington management Ph.D. student Yiduo Shao (Ph.D. ’22) and a team of researchers conducted a study to understand the detrimental effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on employee feelings around job insecurity. We spoke with Shao to learn more about the findings of this research and suggestions for managers to help alleviate the effects of employees feeling like they could lose their job when largescale crises occur. This research is forthcoming in the Journal of Applied Psychology. Q: What inspired you

Jennifer Cainas, Sonia Casablanca, Shari Fowler, Michelle Lopez and Traci Johnston.

Meet the women of the UF Doctor of Business Administration

This Women’s History Month, the Warrington College of Business is honored to highlight just a few of our incredible female Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) alumni and students. Read about the impactful research of women across multiple UF DBA classes, why they joined the program and how it’s helping them achieve their professional and personal goals. Class of 2017  Jennifer Cainas | Clinical Professor | University of South Florida – Main Campus Dissertation – “The Impact of CEO Regulatory Focus

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What I learned about creating inclusive workspaces from the former CHRO of Stitch Fix and Lululemon

Margo Downs is the former Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) of Stitch Fix and Lululemon; she’s also a speaker, teacher, and advisor who we had the privilege of engaging with in a discussion and Q&A session titled “Creating Inclusive Workspaces.” As an MBA candidate pursuing a career in Human Resources with a passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion, I was extremely excited to hear from Margo and learn about how we, as future business leaders, can work to create inclusive