Your Leadership Journey Begins Here...
Warrington Welcome (SLS1102) is a one-credit course for freshmen. The class is limited to 25 students, and is facilitated by a professional staff member and an upper-level business student. It is expected that students will take it their first semester on campus
A Foundation for Success
As a Warrington Welcome student, you will:
- Meet Dr. Brian Ray, Associate Dean, School of Business
- Develop your personal brand
- Understand your personal strengths
- Discover business majors and careers
- Explore the role of diversity on campus and in the workplace
- Understand how you can internationalize your degree
- Learn to enhance your resume through your college experience
- Network with peers, faculty, and professors
- Gain professional teamwork, communication, and interpersonal skills
One unique aspect of your Warrington Welcome class is your Peer Leader. Your Peer Leader is a business undergraduate student who has experienced many of the same things that you will over the next four years. They aid in course instruction and serve as a key resource, providing you with the keys to a successful college experience.
The Enactus Warrington Welcome Ethics Case Competition places students in the middle of a real-world ethical dilemma. Student teams are challenged to find a creative and ethical solution, which they present to judges from Enactus and various community organizations. Winning teams receive cash prizes, but all students gain invaluable real-world experience.
Do you want to make a difference in the first semester of your College experience? That is exactly what students in Warrington Welcome do through their class service project. These projects provide wonderful assistance to their new community while giving students an opportunity to bond with one another.
Due to the small class size, I became very close with my peers. It was comforting to be in a classroom filled with intelligent students who had similar career goals in the business world. To this day, I still keep in touch with my classmates from Warrington Welcome and am not surprised that they have leadership positions all throughout campus.Rajiv A.
Warrington Welcome is an outstanding opportunity to begin developing your professional and social network at the University of Florida. Even as a senior, I consistently work with many of my WW classmates in student organizations and leadership programs, as well as in the classroom. More importantly, many of these professional relationships have turned into friendships that will most certainly extend beyond UF. I look forward to utilizing this network in future projects and ventures after graduation."Daniel P.