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Emily Overend

Academic Advisor II

University of Florida
Warrington College of Business
Heavener School of Business
Heavener Hall 333
PO Box 117160
Gainesville, FL 32611

(352) 273-0165
Email

Biography

In the Heavener School of Business, you are provided with numerous tools to tailor your academic experience, develop professional and cultural competencies, gain diverse work experience, and network with alumni who share in the Warrington College of Business tradition and who believe that paying-it-forward is what Gators do! With this support structure, all students in Heavener School of Business have access to a world of possibilities.

The best part of my job is working with students. I really mean that! Whether it be course planning, identifying and developing strengths, strategizing and goal setting, or navigating campus life, I am a resource to support you on your academic and professional journey.

I graduated with a B.A. in Spanish with minors in French and Secondary Education from Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, PA. After obtaining licensure to teach, I spent the next 9 years of my career teaching Spanish to students in grades 6-12! I earned an M.A. in Spanish from Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT and had the pleasure of studying abroad both as an undergraduate and a graduate student in Seville, Spain and Guadalajara, Mexico, respectively. Due to my spouse’s career path, we relocated to southwestern Virginia and I was unable to find a job as a teacher close to home. My new journey launched within the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic and State University. I moved from Receptionist, to Academic Advisor, to the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Programs, all within 5 years. I am proof that hard work, resilience, and determination can lead a person to great things! I am passionate about the work that I do with students and the collaborative process.

I came to the Heavener School of Business because I feel strongly that the foundations of academics, international studies, career development, and leadership development are exactly the right formula for creating a rich and meaningful undergraduate experience. How will your journey begin? Where will it lead you?

Please visit the Advising Office in 333 Heavener Hall during Walk-In hours or schedule an appointment with me by calling 352-273-0165. You can also reach me by email.

I look forward to working with you!