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Student Spotlight: Ashley Arndt

Ashley Arndt is pursuing her Master of Science in Marketing from the Warrington College of Business. Learn more about Ashley and see how she’s benefitted from pursuing her master’s degree in marketing.   Q: Tell us about yourself. Arndt: “I am a combined student in my second semester in the program. This is my third year here at UF and my undergrad major is marketing as well. I am planning on graduating from the program in December 2021. Currently, I

Corporate Partnerships: UBS and Warrington

Before 2013, the University of Florida Warrington College of Business wasn’t on the radar of UBS. When UBS employees went on the road to recruit, they rarely stopped in Gainesville or thought twice about interviewing Warrington students for their internships or full-time positions.  Today, the partnership between Warrington and UBS is strong. The investment bank and financial services company now frequents the Warrington campus for hires, and alumnus Jim Pellicane is an important reason why. Jim Pellicane (Managing Director at

Economic Empowerment

When Patricia Pacey (BA ’71, Ph.D. ’76) first came to the University of Florida, her aspiration was to be a high school math teacher. Growing up in a typical middle-class family in the 1950s and 60s, teaching was a common career route for women, and Pacey didn’t envision herself taking a different path. In the final semesters of her math bachelor’s degree program, Pacey was a work study student for the chair of the accounting department, Dr. Williard Stone. It

How can I be a more thoughtful communicator?

Andy Lord: I’m creating the new theme song. Fiona Barnes: You are, what is it? Lord: ♪ We Are Warrington ♪ ♪ We Are Warrington ♪ Barnes: Yeah, it’s not gonna fly. Lord: You don’t think it’s gonna work? Lord: “We Are Warrington” is a new podcast, that helps young business leaders discover what is possible by highlighting stories from the Warrington College of Business Community about the University of Florida experience, business industry insights, innovative research and more. I’m

New UF Warrington, FAMU partnership to address diversity in real estate

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Warrington College of Business is proud to announce a new scholarship for students who attended Florida A&M University (FAMU) or other Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCU) and are interested in studying real estate. The Bergstrom-Crossman Real Estate Scholarship will be awarded annually through the Kelley A. Bergstrom Real Estate Center to support students qualified for the Nathan S. Collier Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) program with undergraduate degrees from Florida

Student organization aims to bring diversity to Wall Street

As a young woman growing up in the melting pot of Miami, I was exposed to minorities achieving success in every career and industry. Going to an all girls high school almost entirely comprised of Latinas only further reinforced the notion that anyone could achieve anything, as nearly every leadership position was held by what corporate America would consider a minority. It was not until I steered myself much deeper into my niche in finance that I began to realize

Student Spotlight: Hannah Buchsbaum

Buchsbaum is pursuing her Master of International Business (MIB) at Warrington. She has interned with Amazon and United Technologies. Upon her graduation in spring 2021, she will join Uber in San Francisco. Congratulations, Hannah! Q: Tell us about your background. Buchsbaum: “I am from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. I graduated in Fall 2020 with an undergraduate degree in Finance and will be graduating this semester (spring 2021) with my Master of International Business degree. I have been very involved in

UF Warrington professor to research fairness in AI hiring practices thanks to National Science Foundation, Amazon award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Mo Wang, Lanzillotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business, is among the recipients of a Fairness in Artificial Intelligence (AI) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in collaboration with Amazon. Wang and a team of investigators have been awarded nearly $1 million to establish machine learning as a pillar for design in automated personnel-selection systems used in human resource management. The NSF Program on Fairness in Artificial Intelligence in Collaboration with

Food with Roots

This story originally appeared in the Fall 2020 issue of Florida Gator magazine. “Groundbreaking.” “Authentic.” “Elegant.” “Enticing.” “Revolutionary.” These are among the accolades lavished on Chef Edouardo Jordan’s award-winning cooking. But they apply equally to the UF alum and 40 Gators Under 40 honoree himself. A native of St. Petersburg and chef/owner of three acclaimed Seattle restaurants, Jordan (BABA ’03, BSESS ’03) has dazzled the culinary world with his interpretations of American and Southern food – specifically, the dishes of

What are you doing to invest in yourself?

Investing is an important topic covered throughout your time in business school. But beyond the usual lessons on the stock market, there’s valuable knowledge to be gained about how to invest in one of the most important things that will make you successful – yourself. We Are Warrington podcast host Andy Lord ends every conversation with Warrington business leaders about what steps they’re taking in order to better themselves. See their top tips for investing in yourself below and check