Student Spotlight: Cameron Cohen

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 features exceptional people from across Warrington. 

Learn more about what makes Cameron Cohen, a student in the undergraduate information systems program and the Master of Science in Information Systems and Operations Management program, a standout student at the Warrington College of Business.

Q: What degrees will you have when you graduate from Warrington, and when will you graduate?

Cohen: “I will earn my bachelor’s in Information Systems this semester (Spring 2021) and will fully graduate from Warrington in Spring 2022 with my master’s in Information Systems and Operations Management through the MS-ISOM combination degree program.”

Q: What student organizations and other programs have you been involved in at Warrington?

Cohen: “During my time in Warrington, I not only wanted to befriend my classmates, but sought to feel a sense of community in my college. I achieved this by first becoming involved as a mentee in the Business Undergraduate Mentorship Program (BUMP) where I was assigned a mentor to teach me the ropes in the business school. That led to my involvement in the Florida Leadership Academy (FLA), comprised of the top 100 business sophomores, where I engaged in weekly seminars and served on the social committee. I became involved with the Heavener Leadership Challenge (HLC) during the spring of my sophomore year and additionally began attending Academy of Information Systems (AIS) meetings as frequently as I could to become more involved in the graduate school. I now serve as a student ambassador for the MS-ISOM program helping prospective, new, and current students learn more about the combination degree program. Outside of Warrington, I’ve also been involved in Gator Growl, the Young Leaders Conference, and served as the Vice President of Programming on the executive board of my sorority, Delta Phi Epsilon.”

Q: What internships have you had during your time at Warrington, and how did you benefit from them?

Cohen: “During my time at Warrington, I’ve had two internships and I’ve accepted a third for this upcoming summer. As a rising sophomore, I completed my first internship with Flower Power Designs, a small event décor company in Whippany, New Jersey. I worked closely with the owner, learned valuable skills in Excel, and got a taste of what it’s like to do business and collaborate with external vendors and clients. I completed my second internship in the summer of 2020 fully remote from the comfort of my couch. I worked as a Global Procurement Intern on the Global Store Development team at Tiffany & Co. with the members of the New York City office. My time at Tiffany taught me more than I’ve ever learned before as I had hands on experience with a $300 million renovation of the company’s flagship NYC store. I learned complex process flows, savings analysis, and even created a dashboard and database to support the project’s complex tax abatement program.”

Q: How prepared do you feel in the areas of AI and analytics?

Cohen: “Through my internships and classes, I have learned several coding languages along with complex analytics tools within Excel. With my knowledge of these problem solving techniques, I confidently believe that I can handle any challenge an employer has to throw at me. While I still have countless technical skills to learn and improve on, I believe my time as a Warrington student has accurately prepared me to perform complex analysis and explore the evolving world of AI. 

Q: Why was a combination degree program the right fit for you?

Cohen: “As an out of state student, tuition at the University of Florida is much higher than for an in-state resident. I wanted to squeeze the most out of the time and money I was spending here on campus, and thankfully I found the MS-ISOM combination degree program, which was the perfect way to do that. I will be graduating with my master’s in four years, having taken graduate level courses since I was a sophomore and that’s definitely not something every student can say they were able to accomplish. The MS-ISOM program provided me with a close-knit community of students that I wasn’t exposed to in my undergraduate Warrington classes. I am grateful to be surrounded by students with the same curiosity of the future of technology and want to change how business is done.”

Q: How has your overall Warrington experience prepared you to stand out after graduation?

Cohen: “My extensive list of leadership and involvement paired with my two degrees and broad knowledge of technical skills have already allowed me to stand out to employers and will continue to do so after graduation. The organizations I have been involved in helped me discover my leadership abilities and allowed me to showcase the technical skills Warrington has taught me. I am so grateful for all the experiences Warrington has provided me with and hope to use them as a competitive advantage following graduation.”