Getting There: 6 Lessons from an International Student

Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Maria Valentina Sansur recently graduated from the University of Florida with her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Statistics. She has created an Instagram page and articles that include interviews with recent graduates, tips, and recommendations to help students (international or not) to find the next step in their career journey. Check it out!

Instagram: @gettingthere_blog https://www.instagram.com/gettingthere_blog/

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What’s New in Gator Ready?

Are you looking to expand your knowledge through self-paced online learning? Do you want to learn new skills and prepare for future internships? Explore the 100+ new LinkedIn Learning courses offered for credit in Gator Ready across all 8 competencies. Search for “LinkedIn Learning” in the Suitable app today to view recommended courses. These courses are offered as tasks in Gator Ready, and students can also earn badges for completing learning paths.

Go to https://www.suitable.co/ or the mobile app and sign in with your GatorLink username today!

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New Course – MAR4933/27791

New course offered Fall 2020!

MAR4933/27791 (4 credits) – Foundations of Business Analytics & Artificial Intelligence (AI)

This course CAN count as a Marketing elective.

Businesses today often use data to solve complex problems. In addition, numbers and data tell the company story. A business that ignores the data it generates is at a significant disadvantage. The skills required to analyze and interpret that data are in short supply. Regardless of the domain a student decides to work in after graduation, it is likely that data analytics skills will make them more competitive in the job market. Knowledge of data analytics gives our students a competitive edge.

This course is designed to introduce students to the basics of data analytics and machine learning using the powerful programming language Python. No prior programming experience is required. The course is structured into two sections. Students will first learn the basics of Python and how to write programs, and in module 2 progress to using Python to solve real world problems

Why learn Python? Python is rapidly becoming the language of choice for data scientists, data analysts, and those working on cutting edge business analytics. It is the tool of choice for this work at companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, IBM, NASA, Accenture, & Deloitte. It is also free to use, making it widely available to firms and users around the world. Beyond business analytics, Python is often used as a general programming language to automate tasks.

Business Career Services says this class is important because “every business major from marketing to finance needs to communicate the data to stakeholders and the c-suite”.

Instructor Bio

Undergrad- Business Analytics AI Syllabus

For more information contact the undergraduate advising office @ undergraduate.business@ufl.edu
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Harn Museum of Art Fall 2020 Internships

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in an art museum? Harn internships are offered with the goal of providing professional experience, growth opportunities and guidance from museum professionals. Interns have gone on to careers at institutions such as the Guggenheim, Christie’s Auction House and LACMA.

Fall internships are available in Development & Development Communications. Deadline for applications is July 1, 2020.  Interested candidates can find instructions, applications and project descriptions at www.harn.ufl.edu/intern. Questions? Contact the Intern Coordinator, at register@harn.ufl.edu

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Internship Opportunity – Aha Pure Foods

Aha Pure Foods is a Gainesville based vegan soup company with the goal to inspire and educate people about the healing powers of whole, plant-based foods. We currently have a remote internship position open for the Summer, and are looking for someone who has strong written skills and would be interested in writing blog posts and newsletters. More details about the internship position and the company are included, here, in the application.

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Comedian John Mulaney Virtual Event – ACCENT Speakers Bureau

Our first show of Summer A will be taking place on Thursday, May 28th at 6:30pm. ACCENT will be bringing on an esteemed comedian, John Mulaney, for a virtual show which will take place on Microsoft Teams. Given the present state of things, it would be a good opportunity for students and faculty alike to take a break from daily stresses and  laugh a bit!

Registration is at bit.ly/ufmulaney or through scanning the QR code below.

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Theatre Management Program – Fall 2020 & Spring 2021

The goal of this program is to educate and inspire a new generation of theatre management professionals. The curriculum features content-driven courses that emphasize the skill sets necessary for a career in North American Theatre.

The program promotes study of commercial and not-for-profit theatre with an emphasis on the collaboration between the two business models. The experiential curriculum features a unique blend of classroom study, field excursions, a professional internship, and a New York Theatre Management Intensive. Majors are supervised by a faculty consisting of leading New York City-based theatre professionals and engage in multiple master classes taught by innovators from the Broadway, commercial, and not-for-profit professional theatre communities.

For more information please use the following link: UF Theatre Management Bulletin

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Fall 2020 Academic & Study Abroad Scholarship Deadline: May 1

Fall 2020 scholarship applications are due soon! Awards range from $500 – $2,000 !

The Heavener School of Business in the Warrington College of Business offers two types of undergraduate scholarships:

  • General academic scholarships for all undergraduate business majors (includes UF online program)
  • Study abroad scholarships for those participating in our study abroad programs (all majors including accounting students are eligible)

We strongly encourage students to apply. The application deadline is May 1st.

For additional eligibility information and application instructions please visit: https://warrington.ufl.edu/undergraduate-current-students/scholarships/

Contact the scholarship coordinator at scholarships@warrington.ufl.edu with questions.

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The Brown Center for Leadership and Service: Leadership Workshop Series

Through times of adversity and change, how will your leadership shine through?

Join the David & Wanda Brown Center for Leadership and Service for an engaging Leadership Workshop Series to help you navigate through these current times!

Leading through Uncertain Times, April 8, 2020, 3:00pm-4:00pm

Strategies to Effectively Lead Remotely, April 9, 2020, 11:00am-12:00pm

Leading from the Middle: Why Followership is Essential, April 13, 2020, 11:00am-12:00pm

Reigniting your Why: Leadership through Online Service Opportunities, April 16, 2020, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Xenophobia: Addressing an effect of COVID 19, April 16, 2020, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

To learn more about how to register, read workshop descriptions, and seek other leadership resources visit our website http://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/virtual_services/

We look forward to having you join the conversation!

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University Athletic Association- Fall Gator Guest Services

Job Details

Description

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

**Hire Date may be delayed until further notice due to severity of the COVID-19 virus.**

Game Day Ambassadors play a vital role in the success of the fan experience at Gators athletic events, and serve as representatives of both the University of Florida and Florida Gators. They maintain the operational policies in place for all Gators athletic events, and serve as liaisons between Gator Boosters, fans, game day staff, and Athletic Department Personnel. As Gator Guest Services-Game Day Ambassadors, you will be the face of the Florida Gators throughout each of our home athletic events. You will be answering fan questions, finding solutions to fan problems, and making all fans feel both welcome and comfortable during athletic events. Game Day Ambassadors get the added bonus of earning paid experience in behind-the-scenes game-day execution, or using the opportunity for their field experience or practicum fulfillment.

Gator Guest Services Game Day Ambassadors are required to work all 2020 Florida home football games.

Saturday, September 5 vs. Eastern Washington

Saturday, September 12 vs. Kentucky

Saturday, September 19 vs. Southern Alabama

Saturday, October 3 vs. South Carolina (Homecoming)

Saturday, October 10 vs. LSU

Saturday, November 14 vs. Missouri

Saturday, November 21 vs. New Mexico State

A typical football game day runs 7 to 9 hours for Ambassadors, who are required to arrive at the Stadium no later than 3.5 hours before kickoff. Please understand this position is not an opportunity to watch the game. Ambassador responsibilities require a high level of service and attentiveness. A dedicated and focused staff is essential to the success of the fan experience.

There are other staffing opportunities as a Gator Guest Services Ambassador at Soccer, Volleyball, and Men’s and Women’s Basketball throughout the fall semester. Applicants are required to work 1-2 additional events per month outside of football.

Our top Gator Guest Services Ambassadors will have the opportunity to return for the spring semester to assist with Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Gymnastics, Softball, and Lacrosse.

Interested applicants must upload a current resume along with their application by Friday, August 21, 2020. For questions, please call 352-375-4683 ext. 6032.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

You must be at least 18 years of age.  Those with flexible work schedules and the ability to work a non-standard work week to include evenings and weekends will be given priority.

Applicants must be able to work ALL football games and at least two (2) additional sporting events a month throughout the fall.

The ability to stand for long periods of time and regularly lifting and moving up to 50 pounds is required.

BENEFITS:

This is a part-time position that is compensated at the current minimum wage, $8.56 per hour.  There are no benefits associated with this position.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Once an official offer is extended and accepted, the candidate will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9. The candidate will also be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove identity and authorization to work in the United States. The University Athletic Association, Inc. is an at-will employer, a separate company from the University of Florida and not a state employer.

Qualifications

Preferred Behaviors

Thought Provoking: Capable of making others think deeply on a subject

Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

Preferred Motivations

Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals

Apply Here!

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