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Despite COVID-19, Heavener students gain experience interning remotely with international companies

While the COVID-19 pandemic halted international travel, students in the Heavener School of Business who were already slated to complete summer internships with international companies didn’t let it stop them from gaining valuable experience in their chosen fields. We asked four students who completed their internships from their hometowns across Florida with companies based in England and Spain to share their experiences, what they learned, what challenges they faced and how they overcame those challenges. Read on to see how

Six Warrington students honored by UF International Center

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Six students from the Warrington College of Business received Outstanding International Student Awards from the University of Florida International Center on November 19. The Outstanding International Student Award recognizes international students who not only meet exemplary academic achievement, but also a wide range of accomplishments and contributions. Warrington’s recipients for 2019 are: Yiduo Shao (Ph.D. ’22): Shao, originally from Shenyang, China, is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of management. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology

Three unexpected lessons I learned during my semester in England

By Robert Skrob, BSBA ’21 I boarded the 143-double-decker bus from Stopford for the last time. My final exam ended moments before. I was ready to pack up to head back to the States and spend my remaining few days in Manchester with my flat mates. I watched the Uni buildings pass by. The memories followed. I remembered my nervous first day of courses, the late nights I explored the city with friends, and the moment I was able to

Three Heavener students selected as Fund for Education Abroad Scholars

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Heavener School of Business students Erin Elferdink, Madison Mougalian and Makayla Nicholas were selected as scholars of the Fund for Education Abroad, a program that makes life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting minority, community college and first-generation college students before, during and after they participate in education abroad programs. Elferdink, Mougalian and Nicholas were chosen out of a pool of over 2,350 applicants to receive scholarship funding for their study abroad trips in London this

How Heavener strengthens its international reputation

Preparing students for the global economy has long been a priority at the Heavener School of Business. With international studies etched into the walls of Heavener Hall as one of the School’s four pillars, it’s important that students benefit from studying abroad or an international internship. Led by Director of International Programs Joe Rojo, Heavener makes sure to combine academics and internationalization. The focus on studying abroad is paying off, as 51% of Heavener students graduated with an international experience