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Going Virtual with Business Career Services

By Craig Petrus, Director of Business Career Services The effects of COVID-19 have reshaped how the world does business. It impacts where and how we shop, where and how we spend our work day, and most importantly, how we communicate to our fellow employees and stakeholders. This epidemic has brought us from one-site, in-person meetings and office pop ins to what is now the new normal of virtual communication, programs and services. Here at the UF Warrington College of Business

Thinking outside the box when searching for internships and full-time roles

In just a few days the fall recruiting season of 2019 will officially begin. During this time, thousands of Business Gators will embark on the journey of researching, applying, and interviewing for internships and full-time roles. This year we challenge all students to think outside the box when searching for their next break. Why? Because your dream internship and career may be in a field, industry or company you never even considered. And now is the best time to discover

Are you thinking about a career pivot?

By Craig Petrus, Executive Director of Career Services, Warrington College of Business Whether you are a current student or have been in the workforce for a number of years, we all have those moments in time in which we wake up one morning and think to ourselves, “I want to do something different.” Whether it is completely changing the trajectory of your career into a different industry, function, or company, or looking inside your current company for a new challenge,

How to maximize your internship

By Katie McCarville, Associate Director – Undergraduate Career Services, Heavener School of Business Now that the semester has finally come to a close, you can hopefully take a much need break and binge all the things you’ve been saving on Netflix. Although it is the summer, don’t forget to keep some of these tips in mind in order to capitalize on your summer internship experience. 1. Never eat lunch alone…network, network, network! You have access to your entire organization’s directory

Why you need a ‘private chef’ when it comes to transforming your career

While a buffet offers lots of options, Director of Graduate Business Career Services Jason Rife explains why you’re better off with a private chef when it comes to finding the career that’s right for you. The career services experience within UF MBA is unlike that of any other full-time program. Due to the UF MBA program’s intentionally small cohort size, the Business Career Services (BCS) team can provide tailored, one-on-one attention to each student. The metaphor I like to use

Stand out to recruiters with these MBA skills

UF MBA candidates land roles after graduation across a wide range of functions and industries, and each company has different priorities when assessing candidates. However, there are a consistent set of skills that every MBA student should possess, whether he or she is pursuing roles in strategy, corporate finance, marketing, or human capital. Most companies today have more data than they know what to do with – every click on a website, every bag of apples purchased at the grocery

9 ways Warrington helped students get jobs this semester

Companies are prioritizing Warrington students from all degree backgrounds as they look for their next impactful hire. To make sure students are ready to stand out, Warrington continues to emphasize the importance of career readiness for undergraduate and post-graduate students. Here are nine ways Warrington helped students get some of the best jobs in their industries this semester: Heavener Career Week: Every year during both the fall and spring recruiting seasons, 45+ employers and 1,5000+ students attend Heavener Career Week.

Practice makes perfect at Professional Development Day

By Haley Aouate As any young professional will tell you, the idea behind an elevator pitch is that if you’re ever caught in an elevator with the CEO of your dream company or a hiring manager, you have 30-60 seconds of their valuable time to sell yourself through this short, persuasive description. This is my elevator pitch. My name is Haley Aouate, and I am a full-time graduate student in the Master of International Business program. I recently completed by

How to make sure your summer internship isn’t just a line on your resume

By Michelle Bloom-Lugo Happy National Intern Day, Business Gators! We’re celebrating all of our students that are completing a summer internship this July 26 as part of the national day dedicated to recognizing and celebrating hard-working interns all across the United States. You are now well past the half way mark of your summer internship. It’s time to celebrate all you have accomplished thus far! Did you know that, according to NACE’s Internship & Co-op Survey, employers have reported converting an

Career Catalyst: Commitment Leads to Ownership, Ownership Leads to Success

By Craig Petrus, Executive Director of Business Career Services There is no question about it. Only you are in charge of your own career. Not your boss, not your colleagues, not your family members. It all comes down to you and the overall approach you have towards your career. The decisions you make and the actions you display will ultimately decide your success or failure. How bad do you want it? Are you committed to being that successful manager, that distinct