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
Posted in Academics, Announcement, Business Career Services, Career, Finance, Gainesville, Information Systems (ISOM), Internship, Involvement, Job, Leader, Marketing, Networking, Real Estate | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , |

Volunteer with GRACE Grows

In partnership with the University of Florida Doctor of Plant Medicine Program, we conduct a vocational training program for individuals to learn about horticulture and gain job skills. Participants of the program have the opportunity to become Certified Horticulture Professionals after completing the course. For individuals that have experienced trauma, spending time in the garden also promotes mental and physical health. Volunteer gardeners and GRACE Marketplace guests work together to grow fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs to be prepared in the GRACE Marketplace Café 131 where individuals experiencing homelessness may come to enjoy nutritious food produced with tender love and care.

We gladly welcome all students, staff, or faculty interested in volunteering, but are especially looking for:

  • Board Members
  • Photographer
  • Social Media/Community Engagement/Marketing
  • Gardeners (no experience necessary!)

You can read more about these positions on serveGNV: http://bit.do/GRACE-grows

If you are a student organization interested in organizing a day of service, please contact us directly.

Thank you for considering the impact you can have in our Gainesville community!

Posted in Gainesville, Involvement, Leadership, Marketing, Networking, Volunteer | Tagged , , , , , , , , |


Business – a Force of Good?

Are you interested in using the power of business as a force for good?

Spring 2020 – Mod 4 – UF Business for Good Lab: Social Impact & Sustainability Consulting

ENT 4934 – Special Topics – class # 26042 / section #1E88 T,R | Period 7 – 8 HGS 140

B Corps—like Patagonia, TOMS, and Ben & Jerry’s —are “for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.”

B Corporation certification is to business as Fair Trade is to coffee, USDA Organic to apples, or LEED to green building.

UF’s Social Impact & Sustainability Initiative (https://news.warrington.ufl.edu/entrepreneurship/importance-of-the-social-impact-sustainability-initiative/) in the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center is launching a collaborative program, in partnership with Florida for Good (https://floridaforgood.com), to help Florida companies achieve B Corp certification by working with teams of UF student consultants. This program is designed to connect students to aspiring B Corporations, including startups in the greater-Gainesville community and other Gator-grown businesses across Florida. The Business For Good Lab offers students an opportunity to engage in experiential learning projects (earning credit for ENT6930) to deepen their knowledge of social impact & sustainability.

You’re invited to join us at our Launch event to learn more about the power of B Corps, the certification process, and the companies that will be involved in this exciting experiential learning opportunity.

Tuesday March 10th, 2020 2:45-3:45pm
Hough Hall room 140

Contact Dr. Kristin Joys at businessforgoodlab@warrington.ufl.edu for more information.

http://bit.ly/ufbusinessforgoodlab-2020-launchevent

Posted in Academics, Announcement, Career, Gainesville, Information Session, Networking | Tagged , , , , |

Florida Supervisor of Elections Scholarship

Every year, Florida Supervisors of Elections award three $1,200 scholarships to students studying political science, business administration, public administration or journalism/mass communications. Eligible students must have finished two years of junior college or undergraduate work (enough credits for enrollment as a junior). Applicants must be enrolled or accepted as full-time students in a college or university in Florida. No post-graduate or second-degree students.

Applications for the scholarship are due Feb. 28, 2020. Applications must be received by the Supervisor of Elections of the county in which you are registered.

For more information, please contact the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office at 352-374-5252 or Director of Communications and Outreach TJ Pyche at tjpyche@alachuacounty.us.

https://www.votealachua.com/Outreach-Media/Scholarship

Posted in Announcement, Career, Gainesville, Involvement, Leadership, Scholarship, Writing | Tagged , , , , , |

Hartfield Insurance Group Marketing Internship Opportunity

MARKETING INTERN POST

Hartfield Insurance Group, Inc. is an independent insurance agency that concentrates on life and health insurance, focusing on client risk awareness and management. We are seeking undergraduate marketing majors to work with the owner of the company, Larry Hartfield. Applicants must have basic knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, Adobe, and have excellent communication skills. We are looking primarily for someone with a fun personality who enjoys answering people’s questions, sharing useful information over various media, and be able to work independently with meeting deadlines. Responsibilities and duties for this position include:

  • Promoting the Hartfield Insurance Group’s business through community outreach, social media, and newsletters
  • Educating the public by posting relevant articles about news in the insurance industry
  • Helping to plan educational seminars and events
  • Promoting and coordinating a martial arts-based fundraiser that benefits a local charity – Stop Children’s Cancer
  • Researching, developing and implementing innovative marketing strategies

The internship will consist of two to three 4-hour shifts per week (9:30am-1:30pm or 1:00pm-5pm). This is an unpaid internship that will help you gain professional experience, expose you to an active office setting, lets you stay in Gainesville, introduce you to insurance and financial products, and allows you to exercise marketing campaigns and ideas. Candidates should send résumés and/or questions to admin.dir@hartfieldinsgroup.com. Potential candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview. ​

Posted in Business Career Services, Career, Gainesville, Internship, Involvement, Job, Leader, Leadership, Marketing | Tagged , , , , , , |

MLK Day of Service 2020

MLK Day of Service 2020! This is a campus-wide community service event for students and will take place on January 20th from 8:30 am-2:00 pm. Students will meet in the Rion Ballroom in the Reitz Union and then travel to a designated service site in the community. At this event, students will be able to reflect on the importance of service and its’ connection with diversity and inclusion while giving back to the Gainesville community at the same time.

Participants in MLK Day of Service will help gain experience in:

  • Building awareness to diverse social issues and communities
  • Taking initiative to act on local issues in the Gainesville/North Central Florida area.
  • Learning how diversity and inclusion align themselves in the realm of service-learning

Registration is now open! More information and the link to register can be found at our website: http://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/programs/days_of_service/

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about this event.

Posted in Announcement, Gainesville, Involvement, Leadership, Presenting | Tagged , , , , |

TA Position- Transfer Success Seminar

Seeking a transfer student who has a passion for mentoring incoming transfer students. This position is open to all current Heavener School of Business transfer students for this coming Spring 2020 semester that will help with the facilitation of class activities, securing student panel guests in addition to other responsibilities.

Qualifications:

• A transfer student who successfully completed the GEB4930 – Transfer Success Seminar course
• Has been a business student at least two full semesters
• 2.75 UF GPA or higher
• Has either completed the internship requirement (GEB4941 or Retail), has prior internship/work experience, or has completed a study abroad or exchange.
• Comfortable communicating with students and giving presentations in front of a class

Responsibilities:

• Lead class icebreaker activity
• Monitor attendance in class each week
• Attend every class as well as facilitate discussions
• Respond to students emails
• Write weekly recap email to students
• Meet with the instructor for approx. 1 hour once a week to go over class material/concerns
• Hold office hours in order to assist students individually

TA position is a paid stipend role.

SPRING 2020 CLASS SCHEDULE: Mondays from 11:45am-1:40pm.

If interested, please email diana.saiz@warrington.ufl.edu along with a copy of your resume.

 

Posted in Academics, Announcement, Career, Involvement, Job, Leadership | Tagged , , , , , , , , , |


Become a Heavener Peer Advisor!

The Heavener School of Business is seeking talented and motivated students to become Heavener Peer Advisors and support the college’s Academic and Career Advisors.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as an informed resource for first-year students regarding matters related to college life
  • Guide students to relevant professional, academic, and personal resources at the University of Florida
  • Provide tips on effective time management, studying, and exam preparation
  • Assist Heavener’s first-year students with their Academic Plan

Qualifications

  • Must be a second-year student or above (this means you’ve completed at least one full academic year at UF before Fall 2020)
  • Must commit to one semester of training (Spring 2020)
  • Must commit at least two semesters of service (Fall 2020 and Spring 2021)
  • Maintain an overall/UF GPA of a 3.0, remain in good standing, and have a clear judicial history
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Capacity for discretion, diplomacy, and confidentiality
  • Demonstrated record of maturity and academic excellence
  • Ability to work on a team with minimal supervision
  • Deep knowledge of the University of Florida, including support resources and campus involvement

How to Apply

Interested candidates should email the following documents as attachments to both Melissa Forgione at melissa.forgione@warrington.ufl.edu and Allison Gatsche at allison.gatsche@warrington.ufl.edu by Monday, October 14th at 11:59 PM EST:

  1. Current Resume
  2. List of two (2) professional references (cannot be current students at UF); please include full name, phone number, email address, and their relationship to you
  3. Answers to the following questions:
  • Why do you want to become a Heavener Peer Advisor?
  • What unique qualities will aid in your work as a Heavener Peer Advisor?
  • What is your best advice for first-year students?
  • (optional): What are your top 5 Strengths (from Clifton StrengthsFinder) and how might they help you in your role as a Heavener Peer Advisor?
  1. If selected for an interview, you will be notified October 21st. Interviews will take place that week and the following week.

HPA Recruitment

Posted in Academics, Announcement, Business Career Services, Career, Finance, Gainesville, Information, Involvement, Job, Leadership | Tagged , , , , , , , , , |