The Brown Center for Leadership and Service: Upcoming Opportunities

Current Issues Series: Let’s Talk About…Policing

Join the BCLS November 9th, 1:30PM

In the wake of protests and increased dialogue around racial equity, many have been grappling with questions of policing in our local community and on a national level. This Let’s Talk About program, hosted by The Brown Center for Leadership and Service will feature an engaging and interactive discussion between national experts and UF students on the role of policing.

Panelists include experts from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Yale University, and the City of Gainesville. The panel will discuss a range of issues including the role of police, the meaning and implications of defund the police, discussion around excessive force, and future actions that can be taken. Visit the website to register: https://studentinvolvement.ufl.edu/letstalkabout/

 

Fall UF Campus Beautification

In co-sponsorship with UF Facilities Services, the BCLS will be hosting Fall UF Campus Beautification events each and every Friday! Each on-campus service event will be led in person by a BCLS Ambassador and take place at the University Gardens. This is a great opportunity to meet peers safely beyond the screen, is an opportunity to connect with nature and de-stress, and most of is an opportunity to impact and contribute to the Gator Good.

Click here to learn more and register to volunteer.

 

LeaderShape- Resilience Modules

OPEN NOW-December 31, 2020

As you respond to the pressures of the semester and the stresses that come with it, we must take the time to consider our Resilience and how it benefits you and the people around you. The Resilience Modules consist of three one-hour modules that build on each other to help participants actualize their true potential. Module are available until December 31, 2020.

Register Here

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Marketing Week starts October 26th!

Marketing Week 2020 is here! These events are open to anyone, so this is your chance to learn all about different facets of marketing. All event information can be found on Facebook (AMA Gators) or Instagram (@amagator)! There will be prizes for attendance, fun socials throughout the week, and a service event on Friday! Please reach out to Kaley Edmonds with any questions at kedmonds@ufl.edu.

Monday 10/26 6:30pm – The Selling Factory: Figuring out Your Benefits

Zoom link: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/98530533513

Adam Grossman, partner at the Selling Factory in Gainesville, will discuss how to turn the features on your resume into benefits for a company. If you’re preparing for an interview or want to feel more confident in your job search, you won’t want to miss this!

Tuesday 10/27 6:30pm – Imprint Genius: Selling on Amazon and E-commerce

Zoom link: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/91346946209

Isaac Hetzroni and Michael Katz are both entrepreneurs and recent UF alumni. Isaac owns his own promotional company, Imprint Genius, and has previously worked as an Amazon consultant. Michael owns his own e-commerce store and brings in millions of dollars in sales per year. Together, they will talk about entrepreneurship, Amazon, and building an online brand. Come prepared with questions!

Wednesday 10/28 6:30pm – Canva & Resume Workshop

Zoom link: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/99812657520

In this 2-part workshop, the first 30 minutes will be dedicated to an intro to Canva, a website that lets you create beautiful graphics. If you have a good eye for design you won’t want to miss it! The second half of the meeting will be a resume workshop led by the CAP Mentors, so bring your resume and learn how to format it correctly!

Thursday 10/29 6:30pm –  AMA X Swamp Records: Music Industry Marketing w/ Sarah Bromley & Blaire Monroe

Zoom link: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/99820368386

The most anticipated event of Marketing Week is here! Sarah Bromley will be speaking on her experience doing marketing within the music industry, first at Columbia Records and now at her own firm, KYN Entertainment. Blaire Monroe will discuss her experience doing Digital Marketing at Keep Cool, a Los Angeles-based record label. They have worked with artists such as Normani, Alicia Keys, and Solange. Come with questions and prepare to be wowed!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Courageous Dialogues by Brown Center for Leadership and Service

The Brown Center for Leadership and Service is happy to announce that we will be partnering with LeaderShape to host Courageous Dialogues on October 26th from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm.

Courageous Dialogue will provide students with a framework to engage in meaningful and impactful conversations around values alignment, racial inequality, and creating stronger communities. As people continue to manage life during the pandemic, react and respond to civil unrest, and work through the dynamics of a national election this fall, we feel this topic will help organization leaders as they prepare to engage students in what could be very challenging conversations.

During this program, participants will learn how to:

  • Approach difficult conversations with an open mind.
  • See others as experts in their own experiences
  • Gain tools to engage in discussions with respect and an openness to change.

Register today to secure your spot. After completing the registration form, you will receive an email detailing the next step in the process.

To learn more, visit the LeaderShape page on the BCLS Website.

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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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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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UF IEEE Leadership Opportunities

The University of Florida Student Chapter (UF) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has leadership opportunities and great events open to all majors, and ages for the upcoming academic year (Fall 2020- Spring 2021).

To give some useful context, UF IEEE seeks to develop students professionally and technically, while providing opportunities to network with peers and give back to the Gainesville community.

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization. IEEE’s core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.

UF IEEE is a spectacular opportunity for a business or marketing students involvement portfolio in particular for 4 reasons.

  1. Chance to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned from their courses.
    • Leadership opportunities include, but are not limited to:
      • Historian (Social Media and Photography Specialist)
      • Social Coordinator (Event Management and Logistics)
      • Newsletter Director (Manage a yearly published newsletter)
  2. Connect and coordinate with recruiters and many unique companies who attend career showcase.
    • Leadership opportunities include: Corporate Information Session Coordinator (3 positions)
  3. Be a part of an interdisciplinary team and network with students from other majors. Learn about technology we all use on a day to day basis. Developing technical skills computer programming (coding), Computer-Aided Design (CAD), and more.
  4. Opportunity to give back to others in the community, and teach others how and why business and science coexist
    • Opportunities include: Community Service (CS) Team Lead, CS Coordinator, CS Team Member

To learn more about UF IEEE or how to get involved, contact us through:

Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/UFIEEE/

Website @ http://ieee.ece.ufl.edu/

Instagram @ ieeeuf

IEEE and its members inspire a global community through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.

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Campus Movie Fest at UF!

Campus Movie Fest Helps University of Florida Students Make a Movie in a Week!

ATLANTA (Aug. 2019) – Campus Movie Fest (CMF) is heading back to the University of Florida! The
2019-2020 CMF tour is headed to over 50 colleges and universities around the U.S., giving students
everywhere the equipment, training, and opportunity to share their stories on film.

The Challenge
CMF at UF launches on January 29th. Students have one week, until February 4th, to make their
best possible five-minute film. The CMF Tour staff provides training, support, and of course, amazing
equipment, including a laptop loaded with creative software, a Panasonic HD camera, and sound
gear.
What’s the catch? There isn’t one! Thanks to CMF’s partners, participation is completely free for
students. More than one million students have participated in CMF since it began in 2001. Students
can sign up for free at CampusMovieFest.com/UF.

Prizes, Prizes, and More Prizes
At the end of the week, judges rate the submissions, and the top 16 movies from UF will screen at a
red carpet premiere on February 7th. Friends, family, and fans are all invited to join the student
filmmakers in celebrating a week of incredible accomplishments. The top four films from UF win the
coveted Jury Award, and will move on to compete on the national level in June at CMF Terminus:
Conference + Film Festival. CMF Jury Award winners will also have the chance to apply for the CMF
Cannes Program. To celebrate the achievements of UF’s most outstanding filmmakers, Silver Tripod
Awards will be given in specific categories, including directing, editing, performance, and more!
Students can also compete in the Elfenworks Hope in Social Justice category, which highlights
injustice and inspires change, with the national winner taking home $10,000!

CMF Terminus: Conference + Film Festival
All Campus Movie Fest participants are invited to celebrate a year of incredible student films at CMF
Terminus Conference + Film Festival in June 2020 in Hollywood, California. They’ll participate in
hands-on workshops, watch the best CMF films, and have opportunities to network with industry
leaders and celebrities.

About Campus Movie Fest
Campus Movie Fest, the world’s largest student film festival, is the premier platform for the next
generation of filmmakers. Founded in 2001, CMF began when four students at Emory University
decided to give their friends and classmates all the equipment they needed to make a short film in a
week. Today, more than one million students at colleges and universities worldwide have received all
the necessary technology and training to tell their stories for free, thanks to corporate partners and
schools. Campus winners move on to compete at CMF Terminus, a four-day film conference and
awards ceremony, earn professional and educational opportunities, see their work at the Cannes
Film Festival, and much more. Find out more at CampusMovieFest.com.

UF 2019-2020 Pre-Launch-Press-Release

 

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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

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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.

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