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How UF MBA achieved the No. 1 ranking for career services

A significant aspect of any business school’s overall success is the strength and reputation of its career services office and the students who take advantage of the programs and services it offers. Having the opportunity to call yourself “best in the world” is certainly one way to validate one’s success among the top business schools around the globe. Here at the University of Florida-Warrington College of Business, we can do just that. With the recent release of the Financial Times’ Global

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Warrington Career Week connects hundreds of students with recruiters, despite pandemic

Searching for a job can be a stressful and demanding task. Doing so during a pandemic doesn’t make it any easier. Despite the inherent challenges associated with job searching in the time of COVID-19, Warrington College of Business students were set up for success thanks to Warrington Career Week – a virtual event put on by Business Career Services designed to help students explore career options, learn about company culture, affirm academic major choices, network with employers and enhance career

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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

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UF MBA achieves program highs in career placement, salaries

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Students graduating in 2015 from the full-time UF MBA program at the Hough Graduate School of Business posted record performances in career placement and compensation according to Craig Petrus, Director of Graduate Business Career Services (GBCS). The career placement rates for students at graduation (85.1%) and three months after graduation (95.7%) were among some of the best in the nation. Additionally, the starting compensation—base salary plus signing bonus—of graduates increased by $14,000 from last year to just

National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) Conference and Exposition

Warrington’s commitment to diversity continues through NBMBAA sponsorship

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Warrington College of Business Administration has been named the official academic sponsor of the 37th Annual National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) Conference and Exposition. The conference, one of the nation’s largest professional development and job recruitment events, takes place Sept. 22-26 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. “The first step to increase diversity in U.S. corporate boardrooms is to increase diversity in the nation’s premier graduate business programs,” said Dr. S. Selcuk Erenguc, Senior

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Hough Graduate School to host “Stay in the Swamp” Career Fair

The Graduate Business Career Services office (GBCS) at the Hough Graduate School of Business will host the first-ever “Stay in the Swamp” Career Fair from 6 pm to 9 pm on Thursday at Hough Hall (Room 150). The event, co-sponsored by Florida Works and the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, is designed for current and former students of the Hough Graduate School who wish to work and remain in the Gainesville area. “More and more of our students want to