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Warrington students say thanks

The holidays are a time of giving thanks and expressing gratitude for all we have in life. This holiday season, we asked current students what they are thankful for at the Warrington College of Business. Read what students from across our Ph.D., MBA, specialized master’s and undergraduate programs are grateful for at Warrington.

Jake Gale

Faculty

“In just my first semester at the University of Florida, I am already floored at the amount of time the faculty dedicates to developing the Ph.D. students in the management department. Not only do the faculty prioritize their specific assigned students, but each of them attend student presentations, provide feedback on current projects, and even stop by to say hello to all the students. In just three months, it feels like I am already integrated into what seems to be an amazing program of students and faculty. Overall, I am grateful for the relationships already developed and excited to learn from the faculty in the future!” – Jake Gale, Ph.D. management student

Nelly Wilson

Global Experiences

“I will always be grateful for my time studying abroad. For me, it was a life-changing experience. Living, studying and interning abroad is impactful, but exploring a foreign country, meeting new people, and discovering exciting places is a privilege. Study abroad impacted me in many ways, but one of my key takeaways was an appreciation and curiosity I have found in exploring new cultures, communities, and countries. I’m grateful for different perspectives and being able to see other ways people live around the globe and what they value. It is a tremendous gift to travel and explore the world and I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to have done so through study abroad. I’m extremely thankful to have had the support of the Heavener International Programs team as I navigated the application process, prepared to go abroad and continued to grow when away. I always knew they were just a phone call, email or Skype away!” – Nelly Wilson, Master of Science in Information Systems and Operations Management combined degree candidate

Nick Ramos

Career Services

“This holiday season, I’m thankful for the team in Graduate Business Career Services (GBCS). I came into the UF MBA program last year as a career switcher, and I was unsure if I would be able to hold my own in the competitive MBA recruiting environment. During orientation, I learned quickly that the UF MBA program gives us the best training to make us the most prepared candidates out there. Jason Rife, the director of GBCS and full-time MBA career coach, gives us individualized attention and coaching, while the whole GBCS staff gives us the support we need to excel, whether it’s through coordinating events or providing mentorship. Every year, MBAs in our program travel to the National Black MBA Association Conference, and the GBCS team goes in full force with us. Because of them, our students are always ready to storm the floor and represent the Gator Nation. Because of Jason and the GBCS team, I have been able to interview and receive offers for roles I never would have imagined I was qualified for. I fully believe that ‘Transformation Guaranteed’ is more than just a slogan; it’s a promise. Thank you, Jason and all of the GBCS staff!” – Nick Ramos, Full-Time MBA candidate

Nikki Angione

Campus Resources

“I’m thankful for [Warrington resources like] the Gator Student Investment Fund (GSIF) because of the experiential learning it has provided throughout my college career. The skills I’ve had the opportunity to cultivate in research, financial modeling, and portfolio optimization definitely gave me an edge when it came time to recruit and prepare for internships and full-time job placement. Since the time I joined the fund as a sophomore, I’ve watched GSIF double in AUM (assets under management) as well as partner with the Florida Opportunity Scholars Program allowing us to make annual payouts in the form of donations to needs-based scholarships here on campus. Both of these accomplishments would not have been possible without the consistent support and donations from our alumni, for which we’re all extremely grateful.” – Nikki Angione, Master of Science in Finance candidate

Kriss Camacho

Community

“I am incredibly thankful for the other Master of Science in Accounting (MAcc) students at Fisher! I have met my closest friends during the Fisher MAcc program, and I don’t know how I would have survived the last year without them. We support each other, help each other, and take classes together to help keep each other accountable. They are some of the most incredibly humble, down-to-earth, and supportive friends I’ve ever had. They have definitely made me beyond thankful to be in such an extraordinary program at the Fisher School!” – Kriss Camacho, Master of Accounting candidate