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Alex Sevilla

Associate Dean, Heavener School Director Alex Sevilla to join Vanderbilt University

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – After 23 years with the University of Florida Warrington College of Business, Alex Sevilla will be joining Vanderbilt University as Vice Provost of Career Advancement & Engagement. “From undergraduate to graduate students, Alex has made a lasting impact on the opportunities available to Business Gators,” said Dean Saby Mitra. “The college’s foundation of excellence wouldn’t be as strong as it is without Alex’s exceptional leadership and strategic vision. He is bound to have the same outstanding impact

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How Warrington’s Business Career Services transitioned career events online during the COVID-19 pandemic

The University of Florida Warrington College of Business has a longstanding culture of innovation when it comes to online education. From starting its Online MBA program in 1999 to expanding the college’s specialized master’s programs fully online in the past few years, Warrington understands how to provide an excellent online business education. While the transition to online learning early in the COVID-19 pandemic was seamless thanks to Warrington’s online infrastructure and culture of distance learning, shifting online for another important

Thomas Mardal winds up to make his hammer throw during a track and field event.

Hammer Time: UF’s Mardal has quietly nailed his throwing legacy

The Heavener School of Business student and Norwegian Thomas Mardal’s (BSBA ’21) journey from Gloppen to Gainesville will end with a lot of school records, and maybe even a trip to the beach. Read on about Mardal and how he’s spent the past three-plus years concentrating on two things — getting a degree in business management and throwing heavy objects in this story from The Gainesville Sun. 

The strength of the Heavener experience

Finding a job after graduation is an integral part of any student’s time at the Warrington College of Business. For Brooke Bennett (BSBA ’21) and her classmates who graduate from the Heavener School of Business this weekend, they were forced to deal with the added challenge of a job search during a pandemic. With the help of the Business Career Services office, the search led her to Heavener Career Week during the fall and spring semesters of her senior year.

Zachary Kashman, Shreya Venkat, Morgan Crandall and Vikram Singh.

Heavener team claims two first-place awards at International Business Ethics and Sustainability Case Competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Students from the Heavener School of Business at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business came in among the top teams at the 2021 International Business Ethics and Sustainability Case Competition (IBESCC). Warrington’s undergraduate team received two first-place awards for their efforts at Loyola Marymount University’s IBESCC. IBESCC is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious event of its kind. Undergraduate and graduate students from around the world participate in the annual competition to identify problems and

Nelly Wilson poses for a photo on a bike in front of Google's office in Austin.

How did you get your job at Google?

Lord: This is gonna get edited out. I’m in a kid’s band and we played the little kid stage. Austin Kiddie Limits not really the Austin City Limits, but I’m still on the t-shirt. I opened up for the The Cure, why not? Wilson: That’s fantastic. Hey, nobody needs to know the second part. Just the first part. Lord: Right, yeah, we’ll leave the first part in. “We are Warrington” is a new podcast that helps young business leaders discover

From left: Mercedes Suazo, Valentina Rendon, Jackson Budnik, Shreya Dundigalla and Caitlyn Torres.

Heavener School honors students for their commitment to leadership, service

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  The Heavener School of Business inducted two new students into the Heavener Hall of Fame and awarded three students the Distinction in Leadership and Service Award at its annual Heavener Leaders Awards Banquet, hosted virtually. Jackson Budnik and Mercedes Suazo were the latest Heavener students to be installed into the Heavener Hall of Fame, while Shreya Dundigalla, Valentina Rendon and Caitlyn Torres were the newest recipients of the Distinction in Leadership and Service Award. “We are honored

Jacob Schuster poses with his graduation cap next to an alligator statue.

Student Spotlight: Jacob Schuster

Jacob Schuster (BSBA ’20, MS Marketing ’21) will be among the first batch of students graduating from the Master of Science Marketing program this spring. After graduation, he goes to work at Oracle in Austin. Congratulations, Jacob!  Q: Tell us about your background. Schuster: “I graduated from undergrad at UF in just three years with a bachelor’s in marketing in 2020. Currently finishing my master’s in marketing in spring 2021. I will be a part of the first ever class

Chris Meyer stands in front of a digital sign in New York City that reads 'Congratulations Christopher Meyer on your appointment as Chief Financial Officer" with the Blooming' Brands logo and NASDAQ logo.

Bloomin’ into a CFO

For Chris Meyer (BSBA ’94, MBA ’03), the University of Florida felt like home. While North Palm Beach was his family’s base, his brother Geoff (BDes Arch ‘84, MArch ’86) was a UF student when Meyer was in his high school years. After visiting Geoff in Gainesville on multiple occasions, Meyer knew UF was the place for him. Like many other UF students before him, while choosing UF was simple, deciding what he wanted to study was a challenge. “At

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Five Warrington alumni named among 2021 40 Gators Under 40

The Warrington College of Business was well represented on the third annual 40 Gators Under 40 list with five Business Gators named as honorees.   Presented by the University of Florida Alumni Association, the 40 Gators Under 40 honors alumni who are going greater in their communities and professions, continuing the tradition of the Outstanding Young Alumni event, which honored alumni achievements that positively impacted The Gator Nation from 2006-2018. Of the Warrington alumni named to the list, two are graduates