UF MBA Online Class of 2022 students Nicole DeNicola, Christopher Hazell and JaNice Cranmer.
UF MBA Online Class of 2022 students Nicole DeNicola, Christopher Hazell and JaNice Cranmer.

4 application tips from current UF MBA Online students

Looking for some insider help on your Online MBA application? Current students in the UF MBA Online program share their top tried-and-true tips on the application process. Check out their suggestions before submitting your application!

1. Highlight your skills and participation

  • “Prepare a strong application by highlighting your analytics skills, leadership, and goals after you complete your MBA.” – Roberto Alfaro | Channel Supply Account Manager | Apple | Undergraduate institution: University of Houston
  • “I would surely like to emphasize the value of writing effective application essays: these should be from the heart and give a very good glimpse of your background, interests, values and what you are trying to get out of the program. Of course, having consistent grades and detailed recommendation letters help, too.” – Pritabrata Sinha | Staff Engineer | Microchip Technology | Undergraduate institution: University of Pune (India) | Graduate institution: University of Florida

2. Apply early and be organized

  • “Apply early and engage with the admissions team often.” – Andrew Bosley | Sourcing Manager | Acadia Healthcare | Undergraduate institution: University of South Carolina
  • “Invest the time needed in the application process.” – William Kite | Analytics Supervisor | Essence Global | Undergraduate institution: Georgia Southern University
  • “Have your documents in order. Give your references adequate time to write their letters of recommendation. Be honest in your essay. It helps to have a strong undergraduate GPA (obviously).” – Christopher Hazell | Admissions Coordinator | The Gooden Center | Undergraduate institution: Arizona State University
  • “Reference letters matter.” – JaNiece Cranmer | VP of Sales | Scentsational Soaps and Candles|Undergraduate institution: University of Oklahoma

3. Be yourself

  • “A piece of advice that I have to get accepted is to make the application about yourself. Make yourself the spotlight and point out all your excellent accomplishments thus far in your career.” – Jake Doobrow | SaaS Account Manager | Citrix | Undergraduate institution: Florida State University
  • “I would say to be yourself. Answer the essay questions to the fullest and best of your ability. Don’t leave anything out if you believe it could make you competitive. Follow up with your application. I believe doing so shows how committed you are to get into/be a part of the program and not just apply to another business school. Being a gator is adopting a mindset. This mindset is to compete and become a better version of yourself. Winning matters.” – Cullen Griffin | SBIRS Program Manager | U.S. Space Force | Undergraduate institution: Florida State University

4. Start preparing yourself now

  • “Put in 110% effort in the last 2 years of your undergrad and make sure to make a good name for yourself early in your professional career.” – Trevor Blau | Production Supervisor | Swisher International | Undergraduate institution: University of Central Florida
  • “Participate in extracurriculars post college, such as joining young professional networks to differentiate your post-college experience besides just work life.” – Nicole DeNicola | Senior BI Developer | SME Solutions Group | Undergraduate institution: University of South Florida
Have questions about the application process? Schedule a call with the UF MBA admissions team today!