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Business Analytics Experiential Learning course boosts MS-ISOM student’s skills and experience

Like many students across the University of Florida and nation, my summer internship was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although it was tough to swallow, I knew there were still opportunities for me to grow my experiences. For me, the new opportunity to learn was in Dr. Hoover’s Summer Business Analytics Experiential Learning Course. When I received an email from Dr. Carrillo, who was also involved in the class, about qualifying for the class I figured it’d be a

How I put my UF MBA skills into practice immediately in my job

I had planned on 2020 being the year I would start my MBA for quite some time, but I had no idea that we would be in the middle of a pandemic. I also did not know that I would leave my position of nearly six years for a new one at an entirely different company – the same week. So, when I say 2020 has been an interesting year, I mean that on so many levels. The past few

Virtual UF Women’s Entrepreneurship Summit highlights confident creators, collaborators and changemakers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Women’s Entrepreneurship Summit will connect the Gainesville community with local and national women entrepreneurs on Friday, November 6. The virtual event will feature storytelling organization Guts & Glory GNV creative director Taylor Williams as its keynote speaker.  Held from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., the Women’s Entrepreneurship Summit is free for all UF students, faculty, staff and members of the local community. The event also includes presentations from other notable women entrepreneurs, including: Seyi

12 tips from Warrington students on how you can be successful in your online courses

To all of our students at the Warrington College of Business, we applaud your phenomenal efforts to remain successful in your courses despite being away from Bryan 130, Heavener 140, Hough 250, Gerson 126 and all the classrooms, breakout rooms and common areas you’ve come to know during your time here. Your adaptability and determination make us proud. To that end, when we asked you via Instagram Stories what tips you had for being successful in online classes, we knew

Heavener student wins award from Executive Leadership Council for excellence in business commentary

Heavener School of Business student Jaden Baron (BSBA ’21) is among the winners of the Executive Leadership Council’s (ELC) 2020 Award for Excellence in Business Commentary. Sponsored by the Coca-Cola Foundation, the ELC Award for Excellence in Business Commentary is a scholarship program open to high achieving undergraduate Black students attending a four-year college or university. Baron, a finance major with dual minors in economics and sustainability studies, was selected as one of 12 awardees receiving a one-time scholarship ranging

To dodge sanctions Venezuela turns to Asia asphalt giant

Documents turned over to the AP show how Venezuela is trying to skirt harsh U.S. sanctions through a financial arrangement with an asphalt company based in Thailand. Forensic accountant, Salisbury University Clinical Assistant Professor and Doctor of Business Administration student David P. Weber was part of the team that investigated the corruption. Read more from Weber in this story from The Washington Post. 

New organization Black Students in Business provides professional development opportunities and community engagement

In June, the Black Lives Matter movement reached a boiling point that took an emotional toll on myself, my Black friends and family, and the country as a whole. As we watched these events unfold, JJ Oni (BSAc ’19, MAcc ’21) and I recognized the need for a community in the Warrington College of Business for students who were feeling these same emotions and facing the same hardships. Spurred by the killing of George Floyd and the ensuing unrest, we

Doctor of Business Administration degree central to former Congressman Jason Altmire’s next chapter

Jason Altmire (DBA ’20) has spent his career between two of his passions – business and politics. His early work as a legislative assistant on Capitol Hill and later position as a hospital executive in his home state of Pennsylvania would set the foundation for his three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and role as Senior Vice President for Public Affairs at Florida Blue. As the representative for Pennsylvania’s 4th Congressional District from 2007-2013, Altmire spearheaded 29 different

Student Spotlight: Noah Rolnick

The Warrington College of Business is full of standout alumni and students. No matter their program or major, their time on campus plays an important role in preparing for impactful careers. This series will feature exceptional people from across Warrington.  Learn more about what makes Noah Rolnick, a combined degree student in the Master of Science in Real Estate program, a standout student at the Warrington College of Business. Q: What is your degree program and when will you graduate? Rolnick: “I’m

UF students inspect, certify businesses for COVID-19 safety

Students from the Warrington College of Business have tapped into their entrepreneurial education to create a new business aimed at helping businesses show they are following local and federal health guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more in this story from The Gainesville Sun.