Heavener School of Business Articles

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How growing up financially insecure inspired me to teach financial education to others

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Mary Driscoll, BSBA ’20 I’ve always had a passion for business, and growing up in a financially insecure household taught me the importance of understanding how to handle money. When I came to the University of Florida Warrington College of Business to pursue a degree in finance, it was important to me to not only to learn about personal finance for myself, but also to share my knowledge to help teach others the importance of understanding how to manage money. In

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Three unexpected lessons I learned during my semester in England

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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

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New partnership with JumpStart provides opportunities for students to get head start on professional development

Reading Time: 3 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Students at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business can now get a jumpstart on their professional development as well as their internship and full-time job search thanks to a new partnership with the JumpStart Advisory Group. JumpStart specializes in identifying and developing highly-skilled, diverse individuals at the undergraduate, graduate or work professional phases, including diverse races, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, veterans and military status, who possess the expertise, experience and academic credentials for today’s competitive

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Student Spotlight: Rachael Kramer

Reading Time: 3 minutes In 2016, Rachael Kramer (BSBA ’19, MIB ’20) started her first year at the University of Florida Heavener School of Business and as one of the newest members of the UF Volleyball team. Just a few years later, she completed her undergraduate degree in marketing and played in all 33 UF Volleyball matches in her junior year. She’s now working to complete her Master of International Business while continuing as a middle blocker for the Gator Volleyball team. We spoke

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In your first semester at UF Warrington? Here’s some advice.

Reading Time: 2 minutes On behalf of the entire Warrington College of Business, if this is your first semester as a Business Gator, welcome! We’re so glad you joined the Gator Nation. While we hope your experience thus far has been everything you ever imagined, we know transitioning to life as an undergraduate or graduate student can be challenging at times. To help you during your early time here, we asked Warrington students, faculty, staff and alumni, who have all been there, to share

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Heavener School of Business rises into the top 15 among publics in U.S. News rankings

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Heavener School of Business was ranked No. 12 among publics on U.S. News & World Report’s “2020 Best Undergraduate Business Programs” rankings released Monday, September 9. The Heavener School ranked in the No. 22 position among all U.S. undergraduate programs. It continues to be the highest-ranking undergraduate business program in the state of Florida, the No. 1 ranked state for higher education. U.S. News & World Report also reported on Monday that for the third year

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Heavener student invited to Forbes conference

Reading Time: < 1 minute Melanie Ventura was recognized by Forbes and will attend the outlet’s Forbes Under 30 Summit in October. Ventura, who will graduate from Heavener with her bachelor’s degree in December 2019 and a Master of Science in Finance in May 2020, will attend the summit on a full scholarship and hear from prestigious keynote speakers, panels on topics in technology, fashion, philanthropy, and more. “Attendance at this conference will allow me to connect with future leaders and learn from the world’s

Heavener students at internships across the nation

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

Reading Time: 10 minutes 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

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Rankings Roundup: How Warrington performed in 2018-2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes Over the 2018-2019 academic year, the Warrington College of Business received a number of top rankings from leading publications such as U.S. News & World Report, Financial Times, The Economist, Eduniversal and Ivy Exec. The exceptional rankings we received from these publications affirm our strong student quality, alumni success, value of programs, faculty excellence, first-class student services, and global recognition and influence. The Warrington College of Business is a top-tier institution, and these rankings prove it. Check out our most recent

Allie Carrasquilla at the United Nations in Europe

Allie in Antibes: Reflections on France

Reading Time: 5 minutes Last December, Heavener students Rahul Kheraj and Allie Carrasquilla were awarded the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to the United States’ national security and economic prosperity. Upon returning from their respective trips to Spain and France, Kheraj and Carrasquilla reflected on how they grew from their experiences. Read what Carrasquilla had to say below, then check out Kheraj’s reflection.  By Alejandra (Allie)