Collage of three photos of Diana Diaz Venturo

Student Spotlight: Diana Diaz Venturo

The Warrington College of Business is full of standout students. No matter their program or major, students are using their time on campus to prepare for impactful careers. This series features exceptional students from across Warrington. 

Diana Diaz Venturo is a Master of International Business (MIB) student. Learn more about what makes Diana a standout student at the Warrington College of Business.

Q: Can you tell us about yourself and why you came to UF?

Diaz Venturo: “I was born in Lima, Peru and I moved to the U.S. when I was about 2. I grew up in Pembroke Pines, Florida alongside my brother and my parents. My upbringing was very heavily influenced by Peruvian culture, which luckily included the wonderful cuisine and Spanish language. I chose UF because I did not want to leave Florida for my college career and UF was the best of the best in the state.”

Q: Why did you choose the Master of International Business Program?

Diaz Venturo: “I am a combination degree MIB student. I chose this program because it allowed me to expand on my undergraduate marketing degree while simultaneously building upon my international business knowledge. I feel like marketing is such an essential component of any successful practice that it would only make sense to learn about it at a global scale. Furthermore, I plan on working internationally in the future and the MIB program reassured this goal.”

Q: What’s your best experience in the Master of International Business program so far?

Diaz Venturo: “My best experience in the MIB program was going on the Global Immersion Experience (GIE) to Malaysia. It was absolutely unbelievable to submerge myself in a country rich with culture and wonder. I got to see the behind-the-scenes practices of established businesses while touring monumental sites like the Batu Caves. I’ve also had a wonderful time being the Director of Marketing for MIB Ambassadors! I’ve been able to design advertisements for some of the most beneficial networking events as well as engaging socials.”

Q: When do you graduate? And what will you be doing after graduation?

Diaz Venturo: “I graduate this spring. I am fortunate to be working as a Client Engagement Specialist with Gartner post-graduation in Fort Myers, Florida. I’m extremely excited to be a part of the world’s leading research and advisory firm.” 

Q: What advice would you have for current Heavener undergraduate students?

Diaz Venturo: “I would tell current Heavener undergraduate students to explore and benefit as much as they can from the business school. This includes attending any workshops or social/networking events that are offered, like the Alumni Café! Not only can you easily make connections, but you get the opportunity to learn about something new and maybe discover an exciting career path.” 

Q: Where do you see yourself five years from now?

Diaz Venturo: “Five years from now, I envision myself living and working abroad. I don’t really have a preference, but it would be nice to work in Asia, maybe Singapore? I hope to discover more of the world and even more absorb cultural knowledge!”

Q: What do you do in the time you’re not studying for your classes?

Diaz Venturo: “During the times I don’t have class, I’m interning at UF Health’s GatorCare. GatorCare is a direct service provider of the University of Florida that aims to improve the quality of life for UF and UF Health employees through affordable health benefits and wellness programs. As a Communications Intern, I’m in charge of creating digital content to increase the utilization of GatorCare’s resources.”

Q: Any fun facts you’d like to share about yourself?

Diaz Venturo: “1. I’m a photographer! Photography is my biggest passion and I feel like every day I discover something new about it. My favorite style of photography is landscape. 2. I was published in UF’s Grinter Gallery as a 3rd place winner in the UF International Center’s 2019 Global Cultural Photography Contest for my picture of Malaysia’s Batu Caves during the GIE trip. 3. I can speak some Quechua, the living language of Incas.”