Message from Dean Saby Mitra

Business Gators,

As we close out the spring semester of a historic academic year, I want to take a moment to congratulate and thank you for your efforts during a time that has caused stress beyond what you may normally feel while working to complete your degree.

The lingering challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic compounded by the racial and systematic inequity and inequality faced by Black people as well as hate crimes against those in the Asian community have only added to the struggles you face as a student. I know that beyond your rigorous academic course load many of you also are dealing with the stressors of internship and job searching while maintaining your family and social commitments.

Like President Fuchs, I want to acknowledge this intensified struggle and reaffirm to you that the Warrington community is here to support you. We have resources available to students through the Counseling and Wellness Center and to faculty and staff through the UF Employee Assistance Program.

Congratulations on completing this semester. We are in awe of your resilience.

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Join the UAA Event Staff for Fall 2021!

The University Athletic Association at the University of Florida is searching for Event Staff Representatives with strong customer service and communications skills to work in a high energy level environment during Gators athletic events. If chosen as a representative, you will be the face of the Florida Gators throughout each of our home athletic events answering fan questions, finding solutions to fan problems, and making all fans feel both welcome and comfortable while providing a championship experience for our Gator fans! This position will help gain invaluable experience while working in collegiate athletics and afford the opportunity to build a professional network. This is a part-time position that will be compensated at the current minimum wage, $8.65 per hour. This posting will be open until a qualified candidate has been selected. Qualified applicants please go to www.FloridaGators.com/employment to apply. For individuals without computer access, stop by the University Athletic Association, Inc. Human Resources offices located on the 4th floor of the west side of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

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Apply to be a FAB Site Leader

Site Leaders will have the opportunity to lead Florida Alternative Breaks trips, Day of Service experiences, and local service opportunities for UF students. Students will be expected to lead at least one experience per semester. Leading a BCLS Service experiences is a great way to develop transferrable skills, learn how to lead others, and have the experience that employers are looking for in UF graduates. After completing your application, someone from the FAB Management Team will contact you to schedule a 30-minute interview during the week of April 22nd– 29th. If you are interested in applying or learning more you may visit the following link: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_26xlNNEG6RsYAE6. Applications will close Wednesday, April 21st at 5:00 PM.

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Fully-Funded, One Year Masters Program in China

Fully-funded, one-year masters program in China now accepting applications

The Schwarzman Scholars is a fully-funded, one-year master’s degree and leadership program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China designed to build a global community of future leaders who will serve to deepen understanding between China and the rest of the world. At the heart of the program are world-renowned advisors, a rigorous and innovative study of global affairs, and hands-on exploration of Chinese culture and commerce.  Guest speakers include Condoleezza Rice, Madeleine Albright, Tony Blair and many other global leaders.  The program is open to candidates aged 18 to 28, regardless of nationality, who are proficient in English and have an undergraduate degree or its equivalent.

  • Visit the Schwarzman Scholars website to access the U.S./Global application and learn more about the requirements.  The U.S./Global application will close at 11:59PM EDT on September 21, 2021.
  • Attend a Schwarzman Scholars webinar to learn more about the selection process and network with Admissions Officers, current Scholars, and alumni, Schwarzman Scholars.
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PreventCOVIDU Vaccine Study – $$$

PreventCOVIDU is a study of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine against SARS-CoV-2. The primary purpose of the study is to learn whether the vaccine prevents people from transmitting SARS-CoV-2 to others.

Please click here if you would like to register for the study. 

https://redcap.ctsi.ufl.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=KW9WMAKRT3

The study will enroll about 12,000 students at over 20 universities in the US, and an additional 25,500 people who will be enrolled as “close contacts.” Enrolled participants will be reimbursed up to $800 over the course of the study which is expected to last approximately 5 months.

There are two primary groups in this study.

The Main Study will enroll:

  • Students between the ages of 18-26 who have not had a positive COVID-19 test result.
  • Students who are enrolled or have access to the University of Florida during the summer.

The Close Contact part of the study:

  • Will enroll anyone in close physical contact to Main Study participants, and who have been invited into the study by Main Study participants.
  • These contacts can be invited at the same time the Main Study participant joins, or after a Main Study participant has received a positive COVID-19 PCR test result.

Please join us for a brief information session where you can learn more about the study, talk with one of the doctors leading the study at UF and learn how to sign-up.

    • Wednesday (4/7) 7pm

Zoom link: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/9953380481

If you have questions, call (352) 273-9890 or email vaccine-study@ufl.edu. Please click here if you would like to register for the study. Or check out the main study website at preventcovidu.org

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Register For National Case Competition With Visa & Wharton

Consult for America at the University of Pennsylvania and Berkeley Business Society at the University of California, Berkeley is proud to partner with Visa/Cybersource/Authorize.net, a global financial services company, to host the second annual Small Business Case Competition to support black and minority owned businesses around the United States. This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain case experience and build upon your teamwork capabilities. Additionally, winning teams will gain access to a $10,000 prize pool and be invited to interview with Visa! You can learn more about this competition at www.case-for-america.com and register before April 12, 2021, 11:59pm ET at bit.ly/2021visa.

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