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Second time’s the charm

Any given year, students in the UF MBA Full-Time program look forward to gaining real-world work experience as part of their summer internship between their first and second year in the program. These summer internships provide a great opportunity for students to experience working in a field they are interested in, but also serve as a way to build connections as they search for full-time jobs. If 2020 were like any other year, Full-Time students David Eng and Alex Messinger

UF MBA alumnus has the ‘Midas touch’ when it comes to helping build successful companies

When Jeff Gold (MBA ’78) started his life after graduating from Northeastern University with his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, there were two factors he knew would influence his next steps. One, even after all his schooling, he wasn’t sure he would be a great engineer, and two, he was determined to live somewhere warmer than Boston.  Luckily for the Brooklyn, New York-native, Gold was able to expand his engineering background into something more suitable for his skills and interests

Balancing Fatherhood and an MBA

Chris Childers had friends and co-workers that returned to school to pursue a master’s degree, but his thoughts were always the same. Why would they take on that unnecessary time and financial commitment? He was already doing well in his role in the engineering department at CSX Transportation, and he had a wife and two kids at home. A conversation with his boss changed Childers’ perspective. During an annual performance review, his boss suggested returning to school – specifically the

UF MBA students get a ‘JumpStart’ on their career and internship search, overcoming COVID-19 obstacles

The undeniable impact of COVID-19 has forced many changes throughout the world. While these changes have required people to adapt to a new, virtual norm, it hasn’t dampened their drive to be successful as they take on new challenges.   Take UF MBA students Jazz Naglee and Eduard Tora Bueno, for example. Both are joining the UF MBA Full-Time Two-Year program this August, and even though they haven’t yet started their classes, they are already well on their way to

Two UF MBA Class of 2020 graduates named among Best & Brightest Online MBAs by Poets & Quants

Nancy Oswald and Patrick Brennan represent two members of Poets & Quants’ Class of 2020 Best & Brightest Online MBAs.  What characteristics make a Best & Brightest Online MBA? According to Poets & Quants, strong academic performance, critical and consistent contributions, striking personal narratives, and innate potential, but most importantly, students who are so fundamental that you can’t imagine the class without them.  Read more about why Oswald and Brennan are among the Best & Brightest MBAs from the Class

Student Spotlight: Yasmin van Zanten

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.  Yasmin van Zanten enrolled in the UF MBA program to make her more competitive for new professional opportunities.  Learn more about what made Yasmin a standout student at the Warrington College of Business. Q: What is your degree program and

Three UF MBA Class of 2020 members named MBAs to Watch by Poets & Quants

Vladimir Charles, Chris DiBiase and Alyssa Forbess may have only graduated in May, but they are already snagging spots as MBAs to keep an eye on as they gain momentum in their post-graduation lives. Charles, DiBiase and Forbess were chosen by Poets & Quants as 2020 MBAs to Watch.  What makes an MBA to Watch?  “Call them distinctive and eclectic – and rarely conventional. Their storylines aren’t always perfectly linear and clear. Many are still finding their way. For them,

UF MBA offers second highest ROI in the nation according to US News

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – For the third year, UF MBA has been named among the top 5 MBA programs in the nation with the highest return for graduates earning $100,000-plus in a new ranking from U.S. News and World Report. UF MBA’s salary-to-debt ratio is 5.4-to-1, making it the No. 2 MBA program in the nation for return on investment. In 2019, UF MBA reported graduates earning an average salary and signing bonus within three months of graduation of $126,162, while

6 ways a master’s degree will prepare you for the post-COVID-19 job market

COVID-19 has undoubtedly shaken up the world we once knew. With the pandemic forcing people and industries to constantly adapt as the situation progresses, it can make your career search even more challenging than it already is. Rest assured, though. There is one thing that will make finding a career easier and more likely to land you a great position – a master’s degree. A master’s degree is a great way to differentiate yourself in a crowded market, increase your

Why you should consider the UF MBA Executive program

The UF MBA Executive program is specifically designed for high-ranking business leaders. Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Here’s what you need to know about your decision and why the UF MBA Executive program could be an ideal fit for you. Learn with industry peers When you meet your cohort for the first time, you’ll immediately be impressed by the depth of executive leadership across industries. You’ll learning through management-focused curriculum while setting next to