International Programs Student Ambassadors (IPSA) Applications Now Open!

International Programs Student Ambassadors (IPSA) Applications Now Open!

Applications for the 2021-2022 International Programs Student Ambassadors (IPSAs) are now open. While the world and therefore study abroad continue to face impacts from COVID-19, the IPSAs remain a valued part of the Heavener International Programs team. The IPSAs are a distinguished group of students that have studied abroad on a Heavener program or Warrington exchange, or who have completed a Global Remote Internship, who work closely with the International Programs office on promotion and advising. Members benefit from the opportunity to continue building upon personal and professional skills through meetings, committee involvement, outreach, and social events centered around the study abroad experience and international themes.

Please consider submitting an application. The deadline to apply is Sunday, August 29, by 11:59p.m. To be eligible, your expected graduation date must be Spring 2022 or later. More information can be found on the application form, as well as our website. If you have any questions regarding the application process and/or the IPSAs in general, you can ‘Chat with a Current IPSA’ or email the IPSA advisor, Kelly Woodfine.

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Free Virtual Series from the U.S. State Department – “Inside U.S. Foreign Policy”

Free Virtual Series from the U.S. State Department – “Inside U.S. Foreign Policy”

Are you interested in learning about the behind-the-scenes work that goes into building international relationships and tackling global issues? Do you want to hear what it’s like to work as a diplomat straight from the source?  USA Study Abroad, part of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), and its Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program are pleased to invite American undergraduate and graduate students from all fields of study and backgrounds to attend a new free virtual U.S. Foreign Policy series and gain an inside look at how the State Department designs and implements U.S. foreign policy around the world.

Through six seminars, each focused on a specific world region, participants will learn directly from civil and foreign service officers about:

  • the State Department’s foreign policy goals for that region,
  • how offices in Washington., D.C. and U.S. embassies and consulates overseas work to further these goals, and
  • how this work impacts Americans.

Each seminar will also include a panel of Gilman alumni working in the region, who will discuss their careers, and a breakout networking session. The seminars will last three hours each and be followed by an optional 30-minute informational session on a variety of careers within the U.S. State Department. Join us for the second session in the series on July 14th!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:  SUMMER 2021 

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER NOW

– July 14, 11:00am-2:30pm Eastern Time: U.S. Foreign Policy in North Africa and the Middle East

– July 29, 11:00am-2:30pm Eastern Time: U.S. Foreign Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

– August 20, 1:00pm-4:30pm Eastern Time: U.S. Foreign Policy in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:  FALL 2021 

– September 15: U.S. Foreign Policy in East Asia and the Pacific

– October 14: U.S. Foreign Policy in Europe and Eurasia

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Spring 2022 Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad or completing a global internship? Spring 2022 study abroad applications are open now!

The Heavener School of Business offers opportunities to study and intern abroad in a variety of locations. Courses cover many disciplines in addition to business. Non-business majors are also welcome! Financial aid is applicable to programs, and scholarships are available.

Want to learn more? Attend an information session! General Information Sessions are hosted throughout the summer and fall. Visit the WCB Events Calendar (http://bit.ly/WCBCalendar) for times and formats. Follow the International Programs Student Ambassadors’ Instagram (@HeavenerAbroad) to see what our current students abroad are up to! Application deadlines for Spring 2022 programs are mostly throughout September and October.

To schedule an appointment with a Heavener International Programs advisor, call 352-273-0151.

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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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Sign Up for the Heavener International Case Competition!

Heavener Students,

Every year, the Heavener International Case Team hosts over 15 Business schools from all over the world to compete in the Heavener International Case Competition. Due to the unique circumstances of 2020 and 2021, we have decided to open the competition this year exclusively to Heavener students. For the first time, we are excited to give our business students the chance to compete in a consulting case competition right here in Gainesville. The Heavener International Case Competition will be held in-person on April 10th, 2021 in Heavener Hall. All current undergraduate students are invited to compete in teams of 3-4. Each team will designate a Team Captain, who will serve as the liaison to the Organizing Committee.

Please use the following form to sign your team up to compete here.

Each team will be assigned a 25-minute window in which they will have 15 minutes to provide their strategic recommendations immediately followed by a 10-minute question and answer period to a panel of judges. Teams will be required to attend a rules & procedures meeting the week leading up on Tuesday, April 6th at 9:00AM via Zoom. Case Competitions provide an extraordinary opportunity for business students to apply professional and communication skills to solving real-world, complex issues firms today are looking to solve. Please note if you intend to enroll in the case class, this will serve as your tryout.

If you have any questions, please reach out to UF.HICC@gmail.com

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Featured Speaker Event – Adaptability in the Pandemic – Presented by Innovation Academy

Join us for a panel discussion on how the pandemic has pushed South Florida industries to pivot, innovate and collaborate. Our panelists represent Commercial Real Estate (general contracting, owner representation, design-build, property inspections, and commercial development), Hospitality (entrepreneurship and foodservice) and Corporate Law (insolvency, reorganizations and commercial litigation).

To attend, log into Zoom using the Featured Speaker event link on March 10th @ 6pm!

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Summer 2020 Student Assistant Position – Heavener School of Business

The Heavener School of Business is looking for an energetic, highly motivated individual who is personable, works well with others, demonstrates initiative and is able to work with minimal supervision. You must be able to comprehend and follow academic policies and regulations set forth by the University of Florida and Heavener School of Business. General computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office including Access, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel. Preferred applicant will have strong customer service skills on the phone and in person.

Position is a 10-20 hour per week commitment.

Application Process
Interested candidates should email the following documents as attachments to both Alex Gauthier at alex.gauthier@warrington.ufl.edu and Lily Huddleston at lhuddleston@ufl.edu by Sunday, March 8th at 11:59pm EST:

  1. Current resume
  2. A brief narrative (250 words or less) that:
    • Explains why you want to become a student assistant in the Academic and Career Advising Office
    • Describes the most positive customer service encounter you have experienced
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