Who Are the Diplomats?
The Warrington Diplomats serve as the official student ambassador for the Warrington College of Business by attracting high caliber prospective students, building community within the college, and empowering students to embrace what it means to be a business gator. This program is comprised of the top highly committed and motivated business students selected through a competitive application process.
As the College’s official ambassadors, the Diplomats provide numerous services, such as conducting tours, hosting special Warrington events and alumni cafes, facilitating Leadership Ventures, and interact with employers. Through the Center for Career and Leadership Development, the Diplomats put on events helping business gators grow personally and professionally and get the most out of their University of Florida experience.
Becoming a Diplomat
The Diplomats recruit the most successful, committed, and highly motivated business students each year. This program targets Junior and Senior business students with a passion for helping other business students and improving the Warrington community. A Diplomat is expected to generate new ideas, participate in various events, and serve as a resource to other students while gaining valuable leadership experiences through the program.
Diplomats are selected through a competitive application process that consists of a written application, letters of recommendation, and a personal interview. Attending Warrington Diplomat events are a great way to meet current Diplomats and learn first-hand how the program operates.
The Warrington Diplomat selection process is complete for the 2015-16 year. Please check back in February 2016 for application details on becoming a Warrington Diplomat.
Leadership ventures are unique out-of-the-classroom experiences to help connect business students to each other while teaching teamwork, leadership, and communication skills in a hands-on way. Ventures allow students to meet their peers, work in a group, and have fun. New ventures are introduced each year, while some past Leadership Ventures include a Sailing Regatta in St. Augustine, Iron Chef at Fat Tuscan, and Amazing Race: Gainesville.
Honors Thesis Luncheon
This invitation only event is for business students in their Junior year who qualify to write an honors thesis. During the lunch, a professor who has sponsored a student thesis will speak. Following this presentation, a panel of students, who have written a thesis, will discuss their experience and answer questions.
At the Internship Panel the Diplomats bring in recruiters from five companies to discuss their internship programs. UF students who have successfully completed the internships come and share their experiences. Some of the companies featured in the past were: Macy's Grooveshark, Altria, Nielsen, and Deloitte. (Open to all business students)
Leadership Beyond Freshman Year
At Leadership Beyond Freshman Year, several Warrington student organizations are present to inform students about upcoming applications and opportunities to get involved as a leader in the Heavener School of Business.
Warrington Diplomat Meet & Greet
Taking place during the Warrington Diplomat application process, this event is intended to give applicants a chance to meet the Diplomats and ask questions about our organization. (Open to all business students.)
Heavener Calendar of Events
You can find all the Heavener School of Business Events in one location. Share events, save to your personal calendar and get reminders.
Fall 2015 Events
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
6-7:30, Heavener 160
Honors Thesis Luncheon
Tuesday, November 12, 2015
11:45am-1pm, Heavener 160
Leadership Venture: Sailing Regatta
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Schedule a Tour
During the fall and spring, Warrington Diplomats give tours for prospective students and other guests.
Alumni Café Sessions
Join the Warrington Diplomats at one of the Alumni Café Sessions this fall and connect to a local Warrington alum.
Assistant Director for Career & Leadership Programs
Email (Scott.Nachlis at warrington.ufl.edu)