UF MBA Ambassadors

Full-Time MBA


UF MBA Ambassadors provide prospective students with first-hand knowledge into the life of a UF MBA student. They can answer questions about the program, student experience and what can be expected during life as a student at UF MBA. Prospective students are encouraged to reach out to the ambassadors to learn what life is like in the program.


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  • Denise Williams
    Denise Williams

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    Desired industry: CPG, Technology, Finance

    Clubs involved in: Gala Chair, Public Relations Chair, Wine & Whiskey Club, Women in Business Club, OUT@Warrington, Human Capital Club, GatorFit

    Why UF? I have a strong, proud history with UF (undergrad) and UF very clearly had the best ROI available – I could graduate without debt and immediately into a job where I would be making more than double what I made before the program.


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Ambassadors

  • Alithu Castro
    Alithu Castro

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    Desired industry: Human Resources Function

    Clubs involved in: President, Human Capital Club

    Why UF? I was looking for a small program size and a prestigious school, and UF offered both. I wanted to get a tailored experience and I’m very happy with my decision to join the UF MBA.

  • Owen Elliott
    Owen Elliott

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    Desired industry: Insurance, CPG, or Financial Services

    Clubs involved in: Strategy and Consulting, Golf, Finance, Data Analytics

    Why UF? Greatest ROI and top-ranked career services

  • Meily Wu Fung
    Meily Wu Fung

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    Desired industry: Apparel, Energy, Consumer Packaged Goods, Retail

    Clubs involved in: 1.Diversity and Inclusion 2. Hispanic Business Student Association 3.Women in Business 4.OUT@Warrington 5.Black Business Student Association 6.Veterans Association 7. Gator MBAbility club 8. Strategy and Consulting Club

    Why UF? The small class sizes and high placement rates were the primary factors in me choosing the UF MBA!

  • Dallas Keeney
    Dallas Keeney

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    Desired industry: Hospitality or Tech

    Clubs involved in: I am VP of Athletics and Wellness, oversee Golf Club, GatorFit, Wellness activities, Football games, and tailgates

    Why UF? It’s the best school in the state of Florida and the return on investment is unrivaled.

  • Daniel Mbeyah
    Daniel Mbeyah

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    Desired industry: Tech industry

    Clubs involved in: President: Black Business Student Association.

    Why UF? I chose UF for a couple of reasons and the most important ones to me are: 1. The success of the Business Career Services in job placements 2. The student and alumni engagement and support. I was connected to an alumni even before joining the program and he was gracious enough to set time aside to meet with me and share his experiences. I felt I’d get the support I need in the UF MBA program. 3.A small cohort size that allows me to interact closely with each of my classmates. Networking is a major component of the UF MBA program and a small cohort size allows me to cultivate meaningful professional relationships with my colleagues.

  • Nathan Mechulan
    Nathan Mechulan

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    Desired industry: Consumer Packaged Goods industry, specifically Food and Beverage companies

    Clubs involved in: Marketing Club (President), Hispanic Business Student Association, MBAA Board (Cohort Rep), Strategy and Consulting Club

    Why UF? Coming back as a Double Gator, I am proud to come back to pursue my MBA through the University of Florida. The competitive and individualized focus of the UF Full-Time MBA program aligned with my desires in an MBA program. I am incredibly thankful to have made so many meaningful relationships with students and staff so quick into the program.

  • Alexandrea Perkins
    Alexandrea Perkins

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    Desired industry: Healthcare

    Clubs involved in: Black Business Student Association, Out@warrington, and Women in business

    Why UF? I wanted a small class size.

  • Nikita Shahidadpury
    Nikita Shahidadpury

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    Desired industry: Pharmaceutical Industry

    Clubs involved in: MBAA Wellness Chair, Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society, American Pharmacists Association (APhA), Industry Pharmacists Organization (IPhO)

    Why UF? UF offered me the unique opportunity to complete a dual-degree with my Pharm.D. program. I have also previously completed my B.S. in Biochemistry at UF. UF fosters excellence, an optimal learning environment, and cares about the success of its students. I was drawn to the networking opportunities, small class sizes, and individualized approach offered by the UF MBA program. By completing a dual Pharm.D./MBA degree, I am able to focus on my professional goal of becoming not only a skilled pharmacist, but a worthy business leader. I am very honored to be a triple Gator!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about the admissions process or application steps?

Contact the admissions office via email or visit the MBA Apply page.

Ways Ambassadors Can Help

Can I ask the ambassador how they balance academics and everything else in life?

Yes! Our ambassadors are your best resource to understanding the time commitments to being successful in an MBA program while maintaining important relationships outside of the academic experience.

Can I ask the ambassador why they choose UF MBA?

Yes, this is exactly why our ambassadors exist! Choosing an MBA program is a big decision and they’ve been in your position before. Ask them to share their stories, you may find you have a lot in common!

Can I ask the ambassador what some fun activities are in the area?

Absolutely! Ambassadors and staff can help you get a feel for life in Gainesville including the best eats, outdoor activities, and gameday favorites; even late-night study spots. Our ambassadors will be a great resource for these types of questions.

Can I request a meeting with an ambassador?

Yes, you are more than welcome to reach out to our ambassadors. As their time permits, they may be available to meet with you virtually or via phone (their preference). Meetings should focus on experiential questions are outlined in these FAQs.

How soon should I expect a response from an ambassador?

Please keep in mind our ambassadors are current MBA students. These students have volunteered their time to be a resource for you while maintaining a rigorous curricular and co-curricular schedule. Please allow for 48- to 96-hour response times during the academic year (ambassadors may be unavailable during break weeks to maintain appropriate work-life balance).

When to Talk with Admissions Instead

Can I ask the ambassador if my work experience is competitive enough to apply?

Work experience questions should be reserved for admissions staff members. These individuals are best positioned to provide feedback on work experience competitiveness.

Can I ask the ambassador if my GMAT score is competitive for admission?

Questions about the strength, components, or documents in your application should be directed to admissions staff only.

Can an ambassador review my resume?

Most likely, no. While our ambassadors have great insight into the resume creation process, we want to make sure that prospective students are saving this engagement piece for our staff members. Remember, work experience and application documents should be saved for staff members.

Can an ambassador write a letter of recommendation for me?

Recommendation letters should come from professional recommenders, or UF MBA alumni. Current students cannot serve as one of your recommendation letters.

Can I schedule an in-person meeting/tour with an ambassador?

All in-person meeting or tour requests are managed by MBA staff. Please reach out to a staff member for more information.