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Heavener student creates marketing competition for students who lost internships due to COVID-19

In March, I was interviewing with different music industry companies for a summer internship. That soon came to an abrupt halt when companies transitioned online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When the companies I was interested in decided to cancel their summer internship opportunities, I knew I had to utilize this time wisely, so I started making marketing plans on my own. I spoke with some friends and asked if they would want to compete against me. We would each

UF students use down time to create commerce

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center Director Jamie Kraft and marketing student Cheyenne Keating (BSBA ’22) are featured in this story about UF students who are using their free time to work on entrepreneurial projects.  See what Kraft had to say about these student ventures and learn more about Keating’s illustration business in this story from The Gainesville Sun. 

Rankings Roundup: How Warrington performed in 2019-2020

Over the 2019-2020 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 and The Economist. 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 rankings below.

Warrington student wins inaugural scholarship for those interested in pursuing accounting careers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Warrington College of Business student Brody Mandelbaum was named among the winners of a national scholarship for students pursuing careers in accounting. Mandelbaum is one of three students from across the United States to win the inaugural $10,000 Forward Fund scholarship from Xero, a cloud-based small business accounting company. “It was great to win this scholarship!” said Mandelbaum (BSBA ’23). “Xero is a really interesting company as it works at the intersection of finance, technology and entrepreneurship,

2020 40 Gators Under 40 list includes seven Warrington alumni

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Warrington College of Business alumni made a strong showing on the second annual 40 Gators Under 40 list, with seven individuals 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

Heavener School recognizes students for excellence in leadership, service at virtual event

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  The Heavener School of Business inducted two new students into the Heavener Hall of Fame and awarded two students the Distinction in Leadership and Service Award at its annual Heavener Leaders Awards Banquet, which was hosted virtually this year due to COVID-19. Karissa Seepaul and Chloe Beaver were the latest Heavener students to be installed into the Heavener Hall of Fame, while Marissa Tanner and Natalie Romero were the newest recipients of the Distinction in Leadership and

A family affair at Warrington

Like most incoming freshmen, Brianna Lowder knew she would have an adjustment to college when she showed up in Gainesville four years ago. But unlike most incoming freshmen, she had a special advantage. Her sister, Alyssa, was early in her graduate school career and able to ease the transition and serve as a sounding board. The two both graduate at the end of this semester. Alyssa completes a nine-year span at UF by receiving her Doctor of Pharmacy and Master

Graduation spotlight: Blake Jackson

Students in their final semester reach the end of their Warrington journeys this week. We congratulate the Class of 2020 graduates who finish their time at the Warrington College of Business and begin their careers impacting the business world. Learn more below about standout Heavener graduate Blake Jackson. The Sarasota, Fla. native earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Finance. Q: What are your plans for after graduation? Jackson: “Ph.D. in Finance from UF.” Q: Did you always

Feeding Florida families amid COVID-19

For Kurt and Teresa Long, life amid the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t altered too drastically. The St. Petersburg couple feels lucky to say that the biggest change to their lives is limiting their outings to only the grocery store. The Longs recognize, though, that they don’t share the same reality as many of their fellow Floridians.   The reality is that the state of Florida has only been able to process about 4% of its unemployment claims, leaving more than 850,000

Warrington alumnus transitions plastics company to make face shields amid COVID-19 pandemic

Before the coronavirus asserted its grasp on the world, a normal day for Joseph McCabe (BSBA ’10) would have been centered around managing the team at Hialeah-based Faulkner Plastics. In his role as Vice President of the 55-year-old, family-owned company, he oversaw the production and distribution of plastic products, specifically in stock shapes like sheets, rods and tubes. Faulkner Plastics specialized in both distributing a variety of plastic commodities to local and regional businesses as well as fabricating custom-made pieces