Welcome to the Majors


THE ONE that gets the job.
THE ONE that makes that sale.
THE ONE that starts the new business.
THE ONE that mentors and gives back.

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Welcome to the Majors” is for all students entering the UCF College of Business. Students in GEB 3003 are required to attend the college’s signature event as your first class meeting. For other students, this is an opportunity to further build your network.

In a sea of thousands of candidates, employers are looking for people who can present themselves as a unique option. Not only will you be introduced to the culture of the college, you will have the opportunity to network with Dean Paul Jarley, faculty, student leaders and classmates.

Thank you for registering for GEB 3003 – Career Research and Planning. Classes in the Career Professionalism series are different from traditional large classes in a number of ways, such as:

  • Focusing on practical skills rather than concepts and topical knowledge
  • Self-directed; your success depends on your ability to take ownership of your performance
  • You have to come to class!

Prior to attending, you must review your syllabus and assignments (Unlike some of your other courses, we will not be doing this in class). All class materials will be available through WebCourses.

We also would encourage you to complete the survey located under the registration button. As a part of our effort, we are trying to help you “Get to the ONE” and make the most of the life and career you are planning. The survey will help Dean Jarley illustrate that point and our team better understand and serve your needs.

Keynote Speaker

Koellner earned her bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Central Florida (UCF) and her MBA from Stetson University. She holds a Certified Professional Contracts Manager designation in the field of defense acquisition regulations from the National Contracts Management Association (highest exam score in the nation, recertified in 2013).

She is a proven business leader serving on the Board of Directors for several large public companies, with demonstrated success in a wide variety of executive roles. She is currently an independent Director of The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (NYSE GT), The Nucor Corporation (NYSE NUE), Celestica, Inc. (NYSE CLS) (Chairman of Audit Committee) and Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ PZZA). Koellner qualifies under NYSE rules as a financial expert.


The first day of class will be Friday, May 27, at the Pegasus Ballroom in the Student Union and will begin at 10 a.m. sharp.
Time Event
9:30 a.m. Doors Open
10:10 a.m. Laurette Koellner
10:30 a.m. Dean’s Video Message
10:45 a.m. Closing Remarks
11:00 a.m. Mix’n Mingle