2021 UF Full-Time MBA Diversity Weekend

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Hough Graduate School of Business

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Gainesville, FL 32611

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UF Full-Time MBA invites you to this special, virtual event to learn about how we embrace Diversity and Inclusion in our program.

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The UF MBA Admissions team invites you to this special event for candidates to learn more about how we embrace and support our MBAs from diverse backgrounds. Diversity can mean many things, but to us here at UF MBA, it includes but is not limited to, students who identify with underrepresented racial or ethnic groups, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, students with disabilities and active duty military members or veterans. Students who identify as allies of these populations are also encouraged to attend.

During this private event for prospective full-time MBA students, you'll have the opportunity to meet with current students, staff and faculty, learn about career services team and career-driven curriculum, and hear from recent MBA alumni. Additionally, we want to expose you to all the resources and opportunities we have to cultivate community and success for our MBA students. The tentative schedule can be found below.

MBA Diversity Weekend Schedule (tentative):

Friday, February 19th

10:00am - 4:00pm    1:1 MBA Ambassador Chats

Use this window to schedule a 30-minute session to ask questions, share concerns, and learn about the UF MBA experience directly from full-time MBA students. Participants will be paired with a current MBA ambassador for their full 30-minute session (we will contact you for your availability).

2:00 - 3:00pm    Mock classroom experience

During this session, participants will be exposed to teaching methods that are used within the MBA classes. Participants will be encouraged to participate and interact with faculty who will be leading real MBA content. This interactive classroom experience will be led specifically by Dr. Gwen Lee from the Management Department. Dr. Lee's personal mission is to engage active minds in disciplined imagination so as to further advance the frontier of our knowledge on innovation, strategy, and entrepreneurship. Don't miss out on this fun glimpse into a UF MBA classroom! (RSVP required)           

5:15 - 5:45pm    Welcome from Deans & Admissions

5:45 - 6:30pm     Keynote: Alumni Spotlights - Vladimir Charles, Nicole Howe

Join recent young alumni Vladimir Charles and Nicole Howe to hear about how they managed and overcame Imposter Syndrome during their MBA experience.

6:45 - 8:00pm Inclusion Mixers

Get to know current and prospective students- come ready to interact and have some UF MBA fun.    

Saturday, February 20th

10:00 - 10:15am  MBA Directors Welcome - John Gresley

Join our MBA Director John Gresley, to hear about the direction and vision for the MBA program. John will discuss the importance of Diversity & Inclusion within our program and how our experience will benefit your career, post-MBA.

10:15 - 11:15am    Business Career Services and your career - Carly Escue

Join our Career Services director Carly Escue, to hear how our career process is tailored to support you through a personalized approach that focuses on your career goals and identity.

11:15 - 11:30am    Break

11:30 - 12:00pm    Full-time MBA alumni panel

What is life like after the MBA? How did the experience as a UF MBA student prepare you for success in your career? Come hear the answers from these questions and more from our recent full-time MBA alumni.

12:00 - 12:30pm  "Secrets to Success" - John Burt

John Burt, CEO of Jumpstart, shares the secrets to success to maximize your experience as an MBA student. Success as an underrepresented MBA student – your lens in your CEO role and stories from students who have become successful.

12:30 - 1:30pm    Break

1:30 - 2:30pm  Corporate partner presentation - Presented by IBM

Wyman Winbush joins our Diversity Week for the second annual year to discuss IBM’s consistent commitment to Diversity and Inclusion. Join us to learn about IBM’s inclusive culture, and how UF MBA students can merge their careers into this culture. Why are companies seeking diverse talent?

2:30 - 3:00pm  Student Affairs - Engagement & Pro. Development

Learn about the inclusive student experience, professional development opportunities, and networking events.

3:00 - 3:30pm    Student Affairs - Academics

Learn about our customizable curriculum, collaborative environment, and nationally-recognized faculty.

3:30 - 3:45pm    Break

3:45 - 4:30pm      Financing the MBA

Learn how a current student benefitted from UF's ROI and managed to support herself financially throughout the MBA program. You will also hear from financial aid representatives during this session as well.

4:30 - 6:00pm    Break

6:00 - 7:00pm      UF MBA Community Mixer

Join current students, alumni, and staff for engaging conversations.

Sunday, February 21st:

11:00 - 11:30am    MBA Association Overview

Hear from our current student MBA Association (MBAA) President, Kristyn Cadwell, about opportunities for leadership and involvement within the program.

11:30 - 12:30pm MBAA Diversity Organizations

Meet the student leaders from our Diversity & Inclusion organizations and learn about their initiatives and events.

12:30 - 1:00pm    Student Panel "Real Talk" sessions - students only

Join current students for a "real talk" conversation about what it is like to be a student in the program. (Current Students and Prospective Students only).

1:00 - 1:30pm Admissions Closing

Close out the weekend with UF MBA Admissions to discuss the admissions process, next steps for interested applicants, and get general questions answered.

*any changes made to the agenda will be made here and communicated directly with our prospective students via email as well*

For questions please contact Jeff Danso, Assistant Director of Full Time MBA Admissions, UFMBADiversity@warrington.ufl.edu.

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Hough Graduate School of Business

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Gainesville, FL 32611

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