International studies and career development are two core pillars that define the Heavener School of Business experience. Through internships abroad, many of our undergraduate business students have impactful, unique and real-world experiences while developing their career and global acumen at the same time.
In fact, 121 Heavener School of Business students did just that as they completed internships abroad this summer. Jacob Henh spent his summer in Madrid working for KADOM Gestión Financiera.
I worked part-time throughout my first two years at UF, but it always took a backseat to my classes. Here (in Madrid), work is my first priority, and I am more accountable for my performance than I have ever been before. International work experience also sets me apart (because how many people choose to work full-time in a foreign country?), and I have improved my communication skills and gained exposure to Spanish business culture.
The Heavener School of Business International Programs sends hundreds of students on study abroad programs each year. We strongly encourage and support students’ efforts to study abroad. We work individually with students to help them prepare their academic scheduling and aid them throughout their planning process, as well as upon their return.
The Heavener School of Business welcomes students from our partner institutions to study with us for a semester or an academic year. Together with the University of Florida’s International Center (UFIC), we work to make the experiences a success, both academically and personally, for our incoming exchange students.
With internship and service learning opportunities in London, England; Dublin, Ireland; Sydney, Australia; Osnabrück, Germany; Beijing, China, and Madrid, Spain, students acquire skills necessary to compete in today’s globalized marketplace.
The Warrington College of Business understands the need for practical international education and is constantly striving to make our graduate exchange students’ stay at the University of Florida a wonderful and educational experience. Warrington’s graduate exchange office is here to help students acclimate to the University of Florida’s lifestyle.
Warrington students have their eyes set on the world, and there are many programs in place to fuel that fire.
Many of our graduates end up working for companies that aren’t headquartered in the United States, and growing our students’ understanding of global business is imperative to our goal of producing impactful graduates in the business world.
Heavener is the only School at UF with an office dedicated to study abroad opportunities. As a result, approximately half of undergraduate students graduate with an international experience. Whether students study abroad or combine their study abroad experience with an internship overseas, Heavener students are prepared to make an international impact.
The global experiences are just as available on the graduate side. Many of the master’s programs offered global trips to tour international companies, speak with impactful global executives and gain cultural knowledge about what makes these businesses successful.
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Your undergraduate experience is a special time and surrounding yourself with gifted, motivated and sociable students will make your experience that much better. Through class projects, international trips and student organizations among other activities, you will develop a network of friends that will always be there. The bonds you build at Heavener last a lifetime.
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