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Mentorship Program

Business Alumni Events

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Executive Committee 2013-14

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Aug. 6

Business Alumni Chapter Meeting
FAIRWINDS Alumni Center
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


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Friday, Sept. 5

Dean's Speaker Series

Citrus Club Orlando
7:30 - 9 a.m.


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Friday, Oct. 10

Careerfest - Business Alumni Panels
Business Administration I - Atrium
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 


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Thursday, Oct. 23

Dean's Speaker Series
Citrus Club Orlando
7:30 - 9 a.m.


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Mentorship Program

Created in 2011, this program pairs undergraduate business students with experienced UCF alumni and friends for the purpose of professional development, networking and career-focused conversation and activities. The time commitment varies by individual needs and schedules. Alumni mentors are expected to communicate regularly with their student and meet in-person monthly. Participants will be provided a list of suggested conversation topics and relevant events to enhance and guide the mentorship experience.

MENTOR REQUIREMENTS:

  • UCF alumni or friend with an undergraduate degree from an accredited university
  • Minimum of three years of professional experience in a field directly relating to business (post undergraduate degree)
  • Willingness to commit to a nine-month program (August - April)
  • Available to meet face-to-face monthly with assigned mentee
  • Able to communicate regularly by phone or email and respond to all inquiries in a timely manner
  • Reside in or near the Central Florida area

Apply now to be a mentor:

 


Deadline: Friday, Aug. 1

 

Business Alumni Events

Networking Knights

The UCF College of Business Alumni Chapter hosts quarterly Networking Knights partnered with alumni from other UCF colleges. These events create opportunities for alumni and friends of different colleges and industries to meet through organized, professional networking. Think speed-networking, but without the rush!

SAVE THE DATE!
Scheduled 2014-2015 Dates
Wednesday, Sept. 24
Wednesday, Nov. 19
Wednesday, Jan. 21
Wednesday, March 18


Careerfest - Business Alumni Panel

Share your industry experience and insights with students! Panel breakout sessions to include:

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

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


UCF Business Hall of Fame Alumni Weekend

The UCF Business Hall of Fame Alumni Weekend, held annually in beautiful Orlando, FL, brings together alumni and friends of the college for an unforgettable weekend filled with honor, generosity and comraderie. Held each year at the luxurious Rosen Shingle Creek. You won't want to miss out!

SAVE THE DATE!

Feb. 26 & 27, 2015

Hall of Fame Banquet

The College of Business Hall of Fame banquet, held annually, recognizes and honors distinguished alumni and partners of the UCF College of Business. This themed event, held in conjunction with the Business Alumni Golf Tournament durin, brings together alumni, friends and corporate partners of the University and the college.

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
Rosen Shingle Creek

Golf Tournament

Hit the links with the UCF College of Business Alumni Chapter! This tournament, held annually, bring together alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the UCF College of Business. Event proceeds benefit UCF business student scholarships and alumni initiatives.

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Club

 


Dean's Speaker Series

The Dean's Speaker Series, presented by CFE Federal Credit Union, is a monthly opportunity from the UCF College of Business to learn about the provocative and new programs that our world class faculty are spearheading, researching, and teaching. This is an opportunity to be out on the edge of new business ideas and networking with other business leaders in our community.

Scheduled Dates - Fall 2014

Friday, Sept. 5
Thursday, Oct. 23
Friday, Nov. 14
Thursday, Dec. 11
Friday, Jan. 23
Friday, Feb. 20
Friday, March 20
Friday, April 24


Business Alumni & Student Networking Lunches

 

In conjunction with the Career Professionalism series at UCF, the College of Business will host networking receptions for alumni and students following the program's guest speaker lectures. These receptions will serve as a means for students to practice their business networking skills with professionals, and for alumni looking to expand their network and potentially recruit future employees. While the receptions will be held from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., alumni are encouraged to come and go at their convenience.

Business Administration 1 (BA 1), Atrium
College of Business Administration, UCF Main Campus

Scheduled Dates - Fall 2014
Friday, Aug. 29
Friday, Sept. 5
Friday, Oct. 3
Friday, Oct. 17

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.

 

2014 - 2015 Executive Committee:

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Stacey Brannan, '07, '08
Accounting & MBA

Chair

CliftonLarsonAllen

Tim_headshot  Tim O'Reilly, '10
Accounting & MBA


Vice-Chair

Verizon

DrewBelaniDrew Belani, '05
Finance

Communication Chair
The Belani Group

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Jason Rimes, '01
Marketing

Immediate Past Chair
Lowndes, Drosdick, Dostor,
Kantor & Reed, P.A.


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Alumni Awards

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Business alumni are recognized
annually at
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
  • Premier Partner Award (new!)
  • Entrepreneurship Award (new!)
  • Notable Knight Award
















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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)

 


Career Services:

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

 


Alumni Resources

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 Oglethorpe, '08

Assistant Director, Alumni Relations

UCF Alumni Association  | UCF College of Business

business@ucfalumni.com  |  407.823.3899

 


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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