Osprey Profile

Taylor Winbush

Jacksonville, Florida • Marketing and Business Management

It was about midway through my first semester when I realized all that UNF has to offer.  

 

I’m the type of person who likes to get involved with a lot of different groups and organizations. The more I have going on, the more I’m able to focus on my responsibilities. And I learned early on that your level of involvement at UNF is only limited by your desire. I’ve found a great mix of learning in my classes in the Coggin College of Business and applying what I’ve learned through my outside-the-class experiences. I’ve really found a place for myself in the Women in Business Club, where I’ve become social media coordinator. It’s all about community involvement, and I’ve learned how to communicate that involvement by making videos, putting together promotion online for events and updating our photography. I’ve also become a Coggin College student ambassador and joined the Student Conduct Board.

 

It’s through this involvement that I’ve learned how great school morale is on campus. It’s a positive, uplifting environment with opportunities out there for all interests groups. That’s how I’ve been able to make some great friends. It’s easy to find common ground with people who share similar interests and passions.

 

Another thing is that UNF is so active in the community — that’s a big part of who I am. A lot of the work that the clubs and organizations are involved in on campus have positive effects on the world outside UNF. I’ve tried to do some of the same as Miss Jacksonville USA 2016, a role that allows me to go to local elementary and middle schools and talk to the students about setting goals and staying focused to achieve their dreams.

 

UNF has done a lot for me already in preparing for the marketing and business world. I want to use my communication skills and marketing knowledge to find a career that allows me to help the community when I graduate. For now, UNF has more than enough happening on campus to keep me busy for the next few years.

 

Get to Know Taylor
  • What attracted you to UNF?

    I have always done things with UNF while living in the Jacksonville area. I had a really great impression on what the school had to offer and how beautiful the campus was. It made for an easy choice.
  • Why did you pick UNF over other schools?

    The University is very involved in the community, and the classes seemed a lot more tailored to the students. I find it very important to have a close relationship with my professors.
  • What do you do for fun on campus? Athletics, clubs, activities, etc.?

    I enjoy participating on the board for the Women in Business Society, being a Coggin student ambassador and being on the student conduct board for UNF.
  • What’s your favorite UNF tradition?

    Market Days at the Student Union on Wednesdays! I absolutely love feeling like I can shop and get eclectic things on campus — not to mention chips and queso from Moe’s!
  • What is the best thing about UNF’s faculty and staff?

    The faculty and staff do a really great job making sure the students are able to be the best they can be. In my classes, I feel like I can get advice about how to get a good grade in the class, and I can talk to advisors about what is truly best for my future.
  • What has been your favorite class? Why do you like it so much?

    Public speaking, I find it very useful to know how to pitch ideas to people or how to read body language. I want to be a T.V. personality after graduation, and I have learned some very useful tips.
  • When you’re looking to de-stress and relax a bit, where do you go on campus? Why do you like that spot?

    The gym at the Student Wellness Complex. It’s a great place to let out stress or clear your head by running a couple miles.
  • What makes UNF unique?

    We have geese on campus that are not afraid to stop traffic.
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I’m the type of person who likes to get involved with a lot of different groups and organizations. And I learned early on that your level of involvement at UNF is only limited by your desire. I’ve found a great mix of learning in my classes in the Coggin College of Business and applying what I’ve learned through my outside-the-class experiences.