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Trends Conference provides transformational experience

By Andrea Johansson (MSRE ’20) The Trends Conference assembles annually and this year the conversation did not disappoint. Trends brings together professionals that may practice in vastly different areas within the commercial real estate sector, but for two days, they congregate to discuss overarching topics that effect national and global economic trends. Within that room you are just a few degrees away from every key player in global commercial real estate. This year, the conference began just one week before

Student Spotlight: Jennifer Hilsdon

The Warrington College of Business is full of standout students. No matter their program or major, students are using their time on campus to prepare for impactful careers. This series will feature exceptional students from across Warrington.  As she pursues her bachelor’s degree in marketing, Jennifer Hilsdon is also working towards a Master of International Business degree as part of Warrington’s combined degree program. She also participated in study abroad programs through the Heavener School of Business with trips to

UF MBA students host inaugural Diversity Weekend

When I ran for the President of our MBA Association, one of my main goals was to increase and celebrate the diversity within the UF MBA program. To honor that commitment, I set out to create a committee of individuals that shared my passion to help create a new, diversity focused immersive experience for individuals interested in our UF MBA. In the fall we came together as a team to plan and organize our inaugural Diversity Weekend for prospective students.

Warrington ethics team finishes in top four

A team of undergraduate students from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business finished in the top four of 20 teams at the Milgard Invitational Case Competition on Social Responsibility. Jacob Orlick, Carly Ritterband and Isabella Roman-Secor made up the Warrington team. The ninth annual competition took place from on February 28 on campus at the University of Washington – Tacoma, Milgard School of Business. The Warrington team competed against schools from the University of Minnesota, University of Pennsylvania, University

Student Spotlight: Jenna Griffiths

The Warrington College of Business is full of standout students. No matter their program or major, students are using their time on campus to prepare for impactful careers. This series features exceptional students from across Warrington. Jenna came to the Master of International Business (MIB) program from the Heavener School of Business as a marketing major in January 2019. Learn more about what makes Jenna a standout student from the Warrington College of Business. Q: Tell us about yourself. Griffiths:

Student Spotlight: Luke Vescovi

The Warrington College of Business is full of standout students. No matter their program or major, students are using their time on campus to prepare for impactful careers. This series features exceptional students from across Warrington. Luke Vescovi is current combined Master of Science in Management (MSM) student with an undergraduate major in biotechnology. Learn more about what makes Luke a standout student from the Warrington College of Business. Q: Tell us about yourself. Vescovi: “I am a senior MSM

Entrepreneurship students consult with local business owner to revamp marketing efforts and prepare for Guinness World Record attempt

Jill Davis (BSA ’09) has long been passionate about animals. You can see it across her business, non-profit organization and ideas for products that benefit our furry companions. But in the time since the University of Florida alumna and Gainesville Entrepreneurship and Adversity Program participant first started her pet daycare Dogs Rule and her non-profit Animals Helping Humans and Humans Helping Animals (AHHHHA), a lot has changed. Shifting technology has outdated her website and social media platforms have altered the

How UF MBA took home the first-place win at the Katz Invitational Case Competition

Compete (v): to strive consciously for an objective When Ali Kassam (BSBA ’15, MBA ’20) and Nick Carpenter (MBA ’20) asked Chelsea Creech (MBA ’21) and I to be a part of their case competition team, we had no idea what we were getting in to. We knew that Ali and Nick wanted a second chance at winning the Katz Invitational Case Competition and that their expectations were high. But we knew absolutely nothing about case competitions. We were asked

Student spotlight: Gloria Katuka

The Warrington College of Business is full of standout students. No matter their program or major, students are using their time on campus to prepare for impactful careers. This series will feature exceptional students from across Warrington.  With her bachelor’s in Information Systems and Operations management already in hand, Gloria Katuka has become a standout student in the Master of Science in Information Systems and Operations Management program. Originally from Zaria, Nigeria, Katuka serves as the VP Community Development &

Ex-CEO of Booz & Co. shares strategy and consulting insights with UF MBA students

Cesare R. Mainardi, ex-CEO of Booz & Co. met with UF MBA students at University of Florida Warrington College of Business to speak about the latest trends in the management consulting industry and how winning companies are closing the gap between strategy and execution. The UF MBA Strategy & Consulting Club invited Mainardi to share insights regarding his experience leading a major management consultancy firm during one of its most challenging times in history. Mainardi is a current professor of