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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.

6 ways a master’s degree will prepare you for the post-COVID-19 job market

COVID-19 has undoubtedly shaken up the world we once knew. With the pandemic forcing people and industries to constantly adapt as the situation progresses, it can make your career search even more challenging than it already is. Rest assured, though. There is one thing that will make finding a career easier and more likely to land you a great position – a master’s degree. A master’s degree is a great way to differentiate yourself in a crowded market, increase your

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

Warrington College of Business mourns the loss of alumnus and supporter William “Bill” Hough

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – It is with deep sadness that the University of Florida Warrington College of Business shares the loss of one of its alumni and strongest supporters – William “Bill” R. Hough. The namesake of the Hough Graduate School of Business and William R. Hough Master of Science in Finance program passed on April 11 at the age of 93. “Bill Hough was a catalyst for innovation at Warrington,” said Dean John Kraft. “His long-time generosity and support gave

Paul Carr (BSBA ’00, MSF ’02) | October 2019

Carr (BSBA 2000, MSF 2002) was hired as Executive Managing Director, Investment Services at Colliers International Tampa Bay. In his new role, Carr will focus on representing institutional and private investors in the acquisition and disposition of income-producing office properties along the west coast of Florida. During his career, Carr has been directly involved in commercial real estate sales totaling over $2.4 billion, including over 14 million square feet and $1.5 billion of office and industrial sales throughout Florida. He

Kristin (Laneri) Olson (BSBA ’04, MSF ’05) | June 2019

Olson (BSBA 2004, MSF 2005) recently transitioned into a new role with Wood Partners, one of the country’s largest multifamily developers, as a Development and Asset Manager covering Atlanta, Nashville, the Carolinas and southern Virginia. She is married to Matt Olson (BSCE ’05) and is the mom of three girls, ages 6, 4, and 16 months. She serves on the Boards of Directors for Kate’s Club, an Atlanta non-profit for children who have lost parents or siblings, and the Underwood

5 reasons why taking the GRE is important for your master’s degree

Applying to graduate school is a lofty task. From writing your personal statement, updating your resume and acquiring letters of recommendation and transcripts, it can be a lot to think about and organize. As you look at the checklist for admission to a master’s program, the last thing you want to think about is taking the GRE. What’s so important about taking the test anyway? Allow us to explain why taking the GRE isn’t just our way of adding one

Adam D’Augelli (BSBA ’09, MSF ’10) | April 2019

D’Augelli (BSBA 2009, MSF 2010) was named to CB Insights’ 2019 Top 100 Venture Capitalists list. He was ranked No. 84. CB Insights partners with The New York Times to provide an algorithmically-driven view into the question of who are the top VCs. D’Augelli is a partner at True Ventures, which he initially joined in 2009 as a part of True Ventures’ True Entrepreneur Corps fellowship program. In the True Entrepreneur Corps, he worked with B-Stock Solutions, an online marketplace helping

GSIF continues rapid growth

The Gator Student Investment Fund (GSIF) made a $13,440 donation to the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program this spring. In 2017, the fund announced it would be making annual payments through an endowment-like structure that pays three percent of the portfolio value to the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program, which pursues the primary goal of graduating first-generation, low-income undergraduate students. GSIF, a student-managed investment fund that gives members a realistic asset management experience, has seen the fund grow to $561,667

Warrington students say thanks

The holidays are a time of giving thanks and expressing gratitude for all we have in life. This holiday season, we asked current students what they are thankful for at the Warrington College of Business. Read what students from across our Ph.D., MBA, specialized master’s and undergraduate programs are grateful for at Warrington. Faculty “In just my first semester at the University of Florida, I am already floored at the amount of time the faculty dedicates to developing the Ph.D. students