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9 warning signs you hate your job – and what to do about it

Reading Time: 4 minutes No matter how long you’ve been in your job, everyone can get stagnant. You get into a routine with your job, and before you know it, you realize it might not be the job for you anymore. Here are nine warning signs that you’re starting to feel this way: That Sunday night feeling. It’s easy to forget what day it is during the weekend. You’re having a great time with your friends and family, and you have the full day

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New partnership with JumpStart provides opportunities for students to get head start on professional development

Reading Time: 3 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Students at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business can now get a jumpstart on their professional development as well as their internship and full-time job search thanks to a new partnership with the JumpStart Advisory Group. JumpStart specializes in identifying and developing highly-skilled, diverse individuals at the undergraduate, graduate or work professional phases, including diverse races, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, veterans and military status, who possess the expertise, experience and academic credentials for today’s competitive

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How to get your employer to pay for your MBA

Reading Time: 4 minutes If you’re reading this, you’ve likely already made the significant decision to pursue your MBA – nice! What you’re probably realizing now is slightly more complicated to figure out – how you’re going to pay for said MBA. If you’re suddenly having nightmares of being buried in student loan debt for the rest of your life – wake up, wipe the sweat off your brow and smell the good news! Many employers will outright pay or partially pay for your

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Lossmaking tech shares face rough ride as lock-up clauses expire

Reading Time: 1 minute With lock-up periods set to expire for companies that went public this year, like Uber, Pinterest and Zoom, these companies may now have to worry about a selling flood on top of already poor-performing IPOs.  Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair Jay Ritter comments on how lock-up periods might affect the valuation of these stocks. See what he had to say in this story from the Financial Times. 

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Leveraging resources: campus and community

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Jamie Kraft, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center We have all heard this one before from entrepreneurs: I plan to come up with a cool idea, attract a bunch of money and make a bunch of money! The reality is that this is faulty logic. It is hard enough to come up with product-market fit and even harder to find capital. There is always mom, dad, and Pappy Jasper, but the reality is that it is a long, hard slog…one

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Pursuing a passion

Reading Time: 3 minutes Jeff Casucci always knew he wanted to pursue a career in academia, but there were often reasons to wait. The schools were always far away, the timing was never right. The list of excuses was long. That changed during a conversation with a friend, who is a professor at a local university, one year ago. Casucci brought up his desire to pursue a doctorate and eventually work in academia, and his friend encouraged him to stop wasting time. She was

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Startups hear about drawbacks of IPOs at San Francisco meeting

Reading Time: 1 minute As traditional initial public offerings struggle, Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair Jay Ritter spoke at an event hosted by UF alumnus and venture capitalist Bill Gurley (BS ’89) about the benefits of direct listings. The event, titled “Direct Listings: A Simpler and Superior Alternative to the IPO,” highlighted Ritter’s research, which shows the average first-day gain for 88 IPOs priced at $5 or higher so far this year is 24 percent, the highest since 2000.  Read more about the event and Ritter’s

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After the Master of Science in Management: Life at JetBlue

Reading Time: 2 minutes By: Emma Magee, BSPR ’18, MSM ’19 My journey through college took me to new places, career choices and new heights. As a recent Master of Science in Management (MSM) graduate, I knew that I was prepared to take the next step in my career thanks to the undeniable preparation, knowledge and skills that I gained throughout the program. I am currently placed in the corporate communications department of JetBlue Airways in Long Island City, New York, as part of

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Student Spotlight: Rachael Kramer

Reading Time: 3 minutes In 2016, Rachael Kramer (BSBA ’19, MIB ’20) started her first year at the University of Florida Heavener School of Business and as one of the newest members of the UF Volleyball team. Just a few years later, she completed her undergraduate degree in marketing and played in all 33 UF Volleyball matches in her junior year. She’s now working to complete her Master of International Business while continuing as a middle blocker for the Gator Volleyball team. We spoke

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What you think you know about Warrington students is wrong

Reading Time: 3 minutes We hear the misconceptions. We’ve seen the memes. Let us clear up some of the myths you may have read online with the facts.  Myth: You can only fail into Warrington as an undergraduate student Fact: Sure, you can fail into Warrington if it doesn’t work out at another college on campus, but you can also fail out of Warrington. Have you struggled through Business Finance? Did you pull multiple all-nighters to pass Financial Accounting? The road to a Warrington