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UCF Student Wins National Sales Challenge Competition

UCF Student Wins National Sales Challenge Competition

Competing against more than 75 top performing sales students from the United States and abroad, UCF marketing student Oliver Saikaly won the individual championship at the recent 2018 National Sales Challenge at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. Saikaly and teammate Emily Davila, both members of the College of Business’ Professional Selling Program, also […]

Healthy Eating and Travel Apps Win Big at UCF’s 2018 Social Venture Competition

A pocket dietitian, road-trip-sharing service and an app designed to improve countryside travel earned top honors at UCF’s 2018 Social Venture Competition. The competition, which took place Nov. 15 and is in its third year, rewards students who develop solutions intended to impact society’s biggest problems. Senior photonic science and engineering major Rafaela Frota beat […]

9 UCF Alumni-Owned Businesses to Support on Small Business Saturday

While the season of holiday sales is upon us, don’t forget to support local business owners on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24. These entrepreneurs are some of the UCF alumni who provide goods and services that make Orlando an even greater place to shop, eat and relax. Pop Parlour Serving up sweets is practically in […]

Hurricane Maria Evacuee Finds Success as UCF Student

When Hurricane Maria barreled through Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm in September 2017, Karla Santiago reached a major turning point in her life. Maria devastated Santiago’s island, destroyed her mother’s small business and caused millions of dollars in damages to the University of Puerto Rico where she went to school. But Santiago turned […]

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A Graduation Story

More than 4,500 UCF students graduated during December 15-16 commencement ceremonies. The anticipated graduates include 3,712 who filed intents to receive bachelor’s degrees, 810 for master’s degrees, four for education specialist degrees and 65 for doctoral degrees. With this week’s graduations, UCF will have awarded more than 225,000 degrees since classes began in 1968.