“What will I do when I graduate? Am I the one – the one who will stand out?”

Last Friday, the UCF College of Business Administration had 1000 business students ask themselves these questions at Welcome the Majors, held at the Venue on campus. The event served as an informational and exciting kickoff to the spring semester. Students were able to network with faculty, meet with Career Coaches, and learn more about academic programs. Dean Jarley exhorted students to remember: “No matter whose attention you seek: being interesting, driven, fearless, engaging and the solution to a problem gets you noticed.”

The event’s focus was centered on the college’s key platforms:

  1. Student Experience
  2. Entrepreneurial Culture
  3. Thought Leadership
  4. Unique Place of Opportunity

Students were enrolled in GEB 3003, Career Research and Planning, and Welcome to the Majors served as the first class meeting. Within this structured setting, students were encouraged to connect with faculty and staff as well as registered student organizations. The students were also presented with a checklist that challenged them to become more familiar with the college’s entrepreneurial initiatives and the benefits of going to school in a dynamic and growing city.

About the College of Business Administration:

Established in 1968, the UCF College of Business Administration offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and executive levels. All programs, as well as the Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting are accredited by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

The college provides high-quality academic programs designed to give students a competitive advantage in the world of business now and in the future. As such, the college establishes partnerships with some of the nation’s most innovative leaders to model new and best practices that harness evolving technology. In addition, the college promotes a unique culture of engagement, risk-taking, cross-disciplinary collaboration and data-driven decision making in an effort to ensure students are well prepared to enter a dynamic marketplace.

America’s Partnership University:
The University of Central Florida, the nation’s second-largest university with nearly 60,000 students, has grown in size, quality, diversity and reputation in its first 50 years. Today, the university offers more than 200 degree programs at its main campus in Orlando and more than a dozen other locations. UCF is an economic engine attracting and supporting industries vital to the region’s future while providing students with real-world experiences that help them succeed after graduation. For more information, visit https://www.ucf.edu/news/.