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Transforming from a contributor to a driver

After working as a general manager for Asian chain restaurant Panda Express for almost five years, Peili Stroud (MBA ’19) was looking to make a career transition. She had been running five different stores in Central Florida and knew she wanted to transition into a new career that could help her make a big impact. Stroud decided that an MBA from the University of Florida was the key to helping her do so. Indeed, one year after she began the

Uniting for excellence | Juliette Brito

Juliette Brito (BSBA ’19, MSF ’20) always loved her math courses in school. When she came to the University of Florida Warrington College of Business, she knew she wanted to continue to hone her skills in the subject. “In high school, math was the subject that I really exceeded and thrived in,” she said. “Once I really got into my major [of finance] I realized that there were endless opportunities and it was [a subject] that I could really build

Uniting for excellence | Isabella Dohse

Isabella Dohse (BSBA Finance ’19, MSF ’20) knew early on in her time in college that she wanted to pursue a career in business because of the industry’s constant drive to innovate. She was drawn to finance, specifically, because she knew it was a vital aspect of that innovation. “My interest in business came about because I’m very excited by the energy of the business world to always innovate,” she said. “I’m specifically interested in finance because for even the

Uniting for excellence | Shane O’Connor

Shane O’Connor was blindsided by a testicular cancer diagnosis that ended his service in the Navy. After time to explore what he wanted to do with his future, the Nathan S. Collier Master of Science in Real Estate program at the Warrington College of Business was the next step. O’Connor grew up in Kansas City before attending the United States Naval Academy, where he received his undergraduate degree in international relations in 2009. His father works on the real estate

Uniting for excellence | Emily Damron

After enrolling in the UF MBA program, Emily Damron wanted to make sure all students felt welcomed on the Warrington campus. Today, she makes sure that happens while serving as the Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for the MBA Association. “Diversity and inclusion is something I’ve always been passionate about,” Damron said. “Since undergrad, I’ve been involved in organizations that valued that. I’ve had such a wonderful experience at UF that I wanted to get involved in something that

Uniting for excellence | JP Robinson

Justin “JP” Robinson has always loved working with people. From his time as an undergraduate student at the University of Florida to his time as a university employee, he knew that working with others was what he wanted to do in his career. After learning about UF MBA’s focus on team building and leadership development, Robinson knew continuing his education at UF was the right path for him. “UF is home for me,” said Robinson, who completed his 2019 summer