Finance Major at UF?

<p>I'm interested in doing Finance, and I understand UF has an amazing program for it. How is it? Can any students in Warrington give me advice on the best way to start? I plan on entering summer B 2012 and taking Warrington Welcome, Microeconomics, and Human Sexuality. </p>

<p>Any comments or advice would be much appreciated!</p>

<p>1) figure out what you want to do in finance as soon as possible
2) begin to pursue the MSF program also asap.</p>

<p>My sister graduated from UF with a degree in Finance in Dec 2010 and had a ton of job offers. She now works as a commercial lender at a bank in Chicago and makes 50k. It's a great program!</p>

<p>I am a freshman accounting major here at UF although I am probably going to switch to Business Economics soon.</p>

<p>I entered Summber B 2011, so I am on my third semester. I would definitely put off Microeconomics until the Fall. It's definitely a good class in the summer, but you may want to wait until you adjust. Classes in Summer B are only six weeks. They move quite fast. My personal view is to take Human Sexuality, Warrington Welcome, and another course, such as Man's Food or something easy for General Education. I took Warrington Welcome, Plants, Plagues, and People, and Wildlife Issues. Obviously, though, my opinion is just an opinion.</p>

<p>If you are talking about the combined-degree MSF Program, you'll have to legwork to do. Start studying for the GMAT as you'll want a 650+. Other than that, get on Kelly Herring's email list right away, and attend MSF events.</p>

<p>If you just mean a bachelors' degree, at this point, just keep up your grades and do the regular. I guess I have a few recommendations:</p>

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<li><p>Take Warrington Welcome and try to hit it off with your instructor. Later, your Warrington Welcome instructor will be incredibly useful for recommendation letters, including Florida Leadership Academy, which you'll learn about later. You don't need to be best friends with the teacher, but try at least be a face recognition basis with them.</p></li>
<li><p>Try out a lot of the business organizations for the first semester, then select a few to get involved in. Then you can get an officer position pretty early on, which will look good on your resume and will help you get internships (potentially as a freshman or sophomore). Eventually, you will probably find some type of group of people or some friends within the business college you can identify with. Even within finance majors, students have many different goals. If you like finance, try the Student Finance Group. They're arrogant, but the club is excellent at helping its members.</p></li>
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<p>Organization list: <a href="https://www.studentinvolvement.ufl.edu/StudentOrganizations/StudentOrganizationListing%5B/url%5D"&gt;https://www.studentinvolvement.ufl.edu/StudentOrganizations/StudentOrganizationListing&lt;/a>
Info on Business Organizations: MyWCBA</a> - School of Business - Warrington College of Business Administration</p>

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<li><p>Go to Career Showcase every semester. Just start out slowly, perhaps only talking to a few companies the first time. Obviously, as a freshman, you do not have much to talk about with recruiters. Basically just ask about opportunities etc, learn to shake hands, make eye contact, and other skills. If you do not go to Career Showcase, at least try to start networking with companies, teachers, and/or peers. It actually does not take too much effort if you are just friendly to people. By the time you're a junior, you'll be a pro, really. I am pretty introverted, but I am pretty good at talking to people now.</p></li>
<li><p>Invest in a suit. When I came here, I just had khaki slacks, an old dress shirt, and a borrowed tie from my dad. I bought a navy blazer early on as a cheaper alternative to a suit. However, now I have a full suit; in fact, I got a full charcoal suit with shirts and ties for the holidays. You will need a suit for interviews, presentations, and more. I really recommend one. Yes, they're expensive, but yes, they're worth it. Not to mention suits make you feel good about yourself when you wear them. If you cannot afford a suit, I recommend some kind of blazer or jacket.</p></li>
<li><p>I am saying a lot, but honestly, this will probably come naturally to you. It's nothing to be stressed about. If you do not do anything I say, you'll still be in good shape as long as you maintain a decent GPA and get familiar with a few organizations.</p></li>
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<p>If you have any more questions, feel free to PM me.</p>