New Class: Foundations of Business Analytics & Artificial Intelligence

Learn about the new Foundations of Business Analytics & Artificial Intelligence course taught by Dr. Joel Davis.

“The course is built on a really simple philosophy: everyone can, and should learn about analytics and AI.” – Dr. Joel Davis

Course Code: QMB3302

Course Promotional video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqkWPUUuXmw 

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LeadUF adventure – Brown Center for Leadership and Service

Happy 2021 Summer Gators,

The Brown Center for Leadership and Service is inviting you to apply for our next LeadUF adventure.

LeadUF is a signature leadership experience designed for new, transfer, and second-year students to continue their leadership development journey and connect with other students. Taking place before classes begin, this pre-arrival program will help students learn, reflect, and develop a personal leadership framework through activities and skill development.

Every year we seek out passionate students who are interested in exploring their leadership potential and the impact they can have within their communities. This is an opportunity to connect to peers and reflect on their own leadership journey while having some fun.

When is the program? August 18 – 21

Where should I apply & learn more? https://leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/leaduf/

Ready for more? Apply today!

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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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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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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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Students: Register for LeadUF Today!

LeadUF, hosted by the David & Wanda Brown Center for Leadership & Service, is a foundational leadership development experience to help guide participants make positive change and become leaders at the University of Florida. The LeadUF program will incorporate a hybrid of in person and virtual opportunities including a half day retreat, large group activities, small group discussions, reflection, mentorship, and time to connect with other leaders.

This unique, limited access experience is ideal for 1st and 2nd year students.

Start your leadership journey today and apply by February 16th https://bit.ly/2XBKvm6 .

For more information, please visit LeadUF | leadershipandservice.ufl.edu

 

Faculty, Staff, and Grad Students are invited to apply to facilitate the LeadUF experience!

LeadUF, hosted by the David & Wanda Brown Center for Leadership & Service, is looking for Leadership Coaches to motivate and support students during this semester-long leadership development program. Coaches assist participants in identifying their personal leadership framework while fostering a mentoring relationship with participants. Coaches will guide students through weekly small group reflection as well as meet with participants individually throughout the semester.

Help shape a Gators leadership journey and apply by February 16th https://bit.ly/3qocfqD .

For more information and to submit an application, please visit LeadUF | leadershipandservice.ufl.edu

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Big Idea Gator Business Plan Competition

Do you have an innovative idea for a business? Make it a reality by registering for the annual Big Idea Gator Business Plan Competition!

The Big Idea Gator Business Plan Competition was created to help students grow their business ideas. Students will develop their business plan over the spring semester and submit their plan for a chance to pitch to judges and win over $40,000 in prizes. The EIC provides mentorship and the opportunity to audit the Business Plan Lab for free among other resources to help you along the way.

The dates for this year’s semi-final and final rounds will be April 22-23, 2021. Please note that the event will be virtual this year. Big Idea is open to ALL students, on-campus and online, graduate and undergraduate.

Submit your intent to compete here by December 15, 2020!

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