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Want to get involved with the College of Business and Alumni Association? It has never been easier to get connected. Whether you are looking to network with fellow business professionals, receive college news, or volunteer your time to help students, there is truly something for everyone. Best of all, NO MEMBERSHIP DUES are required!

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Mentorship Program

This professional development, networking and career-focused program pairs undergraduate students with experienced UCF alumni and friends working in their field of interest. Mentors meet with students monthly on their own schedule and serve as advisors, share experiences and provide new perpectives and insights into the business industry.  This program runs September to April each year and applications are accepted year round. APPLY TO BE A MENTOR.

 


Career Knight - Business Alumni Panel

Share your industry experience and insights with students at this new event. Panel breakouts typically include:

  • Corporate and public accounting
  • Finance and investing
  • Marketing and sales
  • Management and human resources
  • Commercial and residential real estate
  • Women in business

This event will take place again in Fall 2014. For more information, email businessadmin@ucfalumni.com.


Entrepreneurial Competitions

Judge various student competitions presented by the UCF Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership throughout the school year including:

  • "Big Idea" Business Pitch competition (Fall)
  • "Joust" Business Plan competition (Spring)


Professional Development Center

Interested in helping students grow professionally through career coaching? Volunteer your time and talents to the newly formed College of Buiness Professional Development Center (opening Fall 2014)

 

Business Alumni Events

The UCF College of Business and Alumni Association hosts a variety of local events including:

  • Industry-targeted 'Networking Knight' events (quarterly)
  • Dean's Speaker Series events (monthly)
  • Annual "Career Knight" Business Industry Panel (annual)
  • Business Alumni Endowed Scholarship Golf Tournament (annual)
  • UCF Business Hall of Fame reception (annual)

Additionally, many opportunities exist for regional alumni to get involved:

  • Regional UCF alumni chapters/clubs exist in many major cities across the nation and host social and athletic-based events throughout the year.
  • The College of Business and Dean Jarley also will be hosting regional continuing education and networking events tailored specifically for business grads

See calendar below for more details!

Business Alumni Chapter

As a non-dues based organization, the College of business Alumni Chapter now includes ALL business graduates. The chapter is led by the business alumni executive committee and board of volunteers, a representative group of professional business alumni. This dedicated group meets bi-monthly to help guide business alumni activities and engagement initiatives.

 

2013 - 2014 Executive Committee:

Jason_headshotJason Rimes, '01
Marketing

Chair

Lowndes, Drosdick, Dostor, Kantor & Reed, P.A.

Stacey_headshot  Stacey Brannan, '06 & '07
Accounting & MBA


Vice-Chair

Clifton Larson Allen

Tim_headshotTim O'Reilly, '10
Accounting & MBA

Communication Chair
Verizon

Karl_headshotKarl Furno, '07
Finance

Immediate Past Chair
Mosaic Wealth Management

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Class Notes

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We want to hear about it!
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Alumni Awards

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Business alumni are recognized
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various events:

UCF Alumni Association Black & Gold Gala
  • Service to UCF Award
  • Community Service Award
  • Professional Achievement Award
UCF Business Hall of Fame
  • Hall of Fame inductees
  • New Partner Award (new!)
  • Entrepreneurship Award (new!)
  • Notable Knight Award

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Career Services:

Looking to recruit graduating seniors for your company? Career Services can help!
Contact Calvin Williams - Assistant Director, Employer Relations.

 

Experiential Learning

Intersted in hiring an intern and providing a strong learning environment for students while meeting workforce development needs?
Become an employer through the Office of Experiential Learning!
Contact Sandra Macaulay Leon-Barth - Faculty, College of Business Administration.

 

Alumni Career Services

Whether you are a new graduate looking for your first post-degree position, an alumni who is looking to re-enter the workforce or simply looking for advice on how to take that next step in your career, career services can assist.
FIND OUT MORE.

 


Contact Us:

Erin Turner, '08

Assistant Director, Alumni Relations

UCF Alumni Association  | UCF College of Business

businessadmin@ucfalumni.com  |  407.823.3899

 

 

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Upcoming Events

Dean's Speaker Series | Why Your Business Strategy is Keeping You Up at Night

Friday, April 25| 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.


At the heart of every successful business strategy is the business’ ability to create and sustain their competitive advantage. However, strategy experts are questioning whether it is still possible to create, much less sustain, a competitive advantage.

Dr. Bob Porter believes it is possible to formulate and implement a winning strategy. He will draw upon his 25 years of industry experience with GE, NCR, AT&T, and a collection of start-ups, including starting and selling a successful community bank, to provide you with practical tips on assessing and addressing strategic planning issues for your business. You will sleep better if you follow the plan.

About the Speaker
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Bob Porter is a management lecturer and the executive academic director of the Executive Development Center at the University of Central Florida (UCF). His academic credentials include a Ph.D. in Business Administration from UCF (management - entrepreneurship/strategy concentration) and an executive MBA from Rollins College’s Crummer School of Business.

Porter’s academic interests include: entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity, business strategy and organizational theory. He is a member of the Academy of Management, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Society of Human Resource Management.

*$20 registration fee includes breakfast and parking

Agenda:
7:30 a.m. Networking
8:00 a.m. Presentation
8:20 a.m. Q&A
9:00 a.m. Adjourn

 

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Past Events

UCF Business & Communication Alumni Networking Knight

Armed with their business cards and black & gold attire, nearly 75 UCF alumni from the College of Business and the Nicholson School of Communication met at the University Club in Orlando for a Knight of speed networking. Guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and drinks and were given the opportunity to foster new professional relationships. Special guests that evening, included Dr. Paul Jarley, dean of the UCF College of Business Administration, Dr. Michael Johnson, dean of the UCF College of Sciences and Dr. Robert Chandler, director of the UCF Nicholson School of Communication.

Knights Give Back

Alumni, faculty and staff from the UCF College of Business joined together to share the chivalry on UCF's annual day of service, Knights Give Back. Volunteers from the UCF College of Business and Wells Fargo teamed up to beautify the campus of Boys Town of Central Florida, assist in a "dog wash" fundraiser at Pet Rescue by Judy and spruce up the New Hope for Kids school at the Galileo School for Gifted Learning. Way to go, Knights!

Business Alumni Career Knight Industry Panel

The UCF College of Business Alumni Chapter was proud to host the inaugural Business Alumni Career Knight Industry Panel. More than 200 students and recent alumni gained insight into the business industry from seasoned alumni and successful business veterans. Eight industry specific panels were offered, and panelists were eager to share how they advanced in their careers and what the best practices are for aspiring business professionals in their industries. It was an informational and enlightening afternoon of professionalism and networking!

 
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