A very common tradition amongst colleges and universities in America is Homecoming, and it is something everyone should experience at least once while they are in college. On UCF’s campus, Homecoming is one of the most eventful and fun times throughout the whole school year! This year, Homecoming is October 9th through October 15th, and... Continue reading An in Depth Look at UCF Homecoming
You’re going to fail. A lot. And that’s awesome. Failure isn’t something to fear. It’s something to embrace. Just ask Bill Gates. A Google search for “Microsoft failures” returns 28 million results. Yet according to Forbes, Gates is worth USD $79.7 billion. And as the world’s richest man, he’s also worth listening to when it... Continue reading Entrepreneurial Series: Failure as a Road to Success
Ismail Albalushi is a Global UCF student from Oman who shared his experiences from orientation week with us! If you'd like to read more about orientation, check out one of our previous blog posts. Tell me a little bit about how orientation was for you. Was it everything you expected it to be? Was there... Continue reading Student Spotlight: Orientation Week – Ismail Albalushi
We couldn’t be more excited to welcome the newest addition to our team, Darald Stubbs, as Global UCF’s Student Services Director. Stubbs brings a wealth of experience in higher education to the Global UCF team, having had roles such as Director of Student Life and Director of the Recreational and Wellness Center at the University... Continue reading Global UCF adds new Student Services Director to its team
The University of Central Florida (UCF) has selected Alina Siddiqui, Global UCF’s student services advisor, as the recipient of the Dr. Judith Sindlinger Outstanding New Advisor award. Siddiqui will also serve as UCF’s nominee for the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) New Advisor award in both the regional and national categories. This will not be... Continue reading Global UCF advisor receives UCF’s 2017 Outstanding New Advisor award
During the Fall 2017 semester, Global UCF introduced a new series of events for Global UCF staff, students, and alumni. These events were called Fishbowl Fridays and were held in the Global Commons area, which is also referred to as the fishbowl. Our Fishbowl Friday events brought students together and helped them engage with staff... Continue reading Fall 2017 Fishbowl Friday RECAP!
Every year, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education pair together to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide in a week-long event known as International Education Week (IEW). UCF, along with many other schools across the nation, follows this initiative closely and holds several events, discussions, panels, and... Continue reading International Education Week 2017!
The University of Central Florida hosts a semi-annual Career Expo in the Fall and Spring every year. In the Spring 2017 semester, UCF welcomed 240 employers to the Career Expo, and this Fall 2017 that number increased to 250 employers including Facebook, Darden Restaurants, PepsiCo, and many more local, national and international companies. For a full... Continue reading UCF 2017 Fall Career Expo Recap!
CAREER CORNER Lots of college students have heard that they should participate in at least one internship before graduating from college. Yet, many students are unsure of what an internship is or why they should participate in one. Here at Global UCF, we offer the support students need to help them learn about internship opportunities... Continue reading Career Corner – 4 Reasons You Should Do an Internship
“Being an international female student at UCF has made me feel encouraged and motivated to excel in my field. I believe that this is because of the general welcoming environment that UCF has fostered amongst the students and faculty. I am very proud to be a part of this community.” My name is Noora Dawood.... Continue reading Student Spotlight: Noora Dawood
“One of my proudest moments here at UCF was when I was able to speak on a panel representing women in STEM. This is because it was a reminder to myself that there will be no need to shatter glass ceilings if I am aiming for the sky.” My name is Temwachi Mphande, and I... Continue reading Student Spotlight: Temwachi Mphande