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Disney’s Diego Felix Joins Unifi Board of Directors

The Unifi Board of Directors has elected Diego Felix, product manager at The Walt Disney Company, as a director, effective immediately. Mr. Felix’s election brings Unifi’s total board membership to 9.

“Diego has a relentless focus on quality, technology and, most importantly, people,” said Michael Gosiker, co-founder and chairman, Unifi. “His ability to adapt to a changing technological landscape makes him a great fit for the Unifi Board.”

“I am honored to be associated with such a meaningful organization as Unifi,” Mr. Felix said. “Over the past year, the Unifi team has grown significantly and began to stake its claim as the world’s premier student organization — starting with spreading essential knowledge on personal finance that everyone can benefit from. I look forward to helping contribute to the company’s ongoing efforts as we work to educate, inform and inspire America's young minds.”

Mr. Felix is a product manager for Disney Parks, Experiences and Products within their eCommerce segment. In his role, he partners with stakeholders across the company to track digital projects from ideation to completion. This involves prioritizing various user enhancements, defects and other modifications which make their way to the Disneyland and Walt Disney World websites and applications.

Mr. Felix holds a bachelor's degree in Informatics from the University of California — Irvine.

About Unifi

Unifi, together with its affiliates, is a U.S-based university group which operates a nationwide network of student organizations.

The mission of Unifi is to educate, inform and inspire students on their path to economic freedom — led by the creative minds, dedicated volunteers and innovate performances that make ours the world's premier university group.

Media Contact

Selyne Singh, Director
press@unifi.org

Unifi Finance Program Expands to Four Universities

Unifi marked an important milestone today as its Unifi Finance Program expanded to four universities across North America: the University of Illinois — Urbana-Champaign, Indiana University — Bloomington, University of Tennessee — Knoxville and the University of Florida.

“It is quite an exciting time for us here at Unifi as we celebrate the commencement of our Unifi Finance Program at four highly-respected institutions,” said Sidnie Semich, President of Unifi Finance Programs. “We are proud of how our programs have been received and look forward to expanding further in our quest to educate and inform students on these ever-important topics.”

The Unifi Finance Program is a leadership development experience which guides university students to learn and teach personal finance in their communities through public presentations.

“Leading a Unifi group on campus has been an extremely rewarding experience right out of the gate,” said Ashna Gupta, President of the Unifi Finance Program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. “We have already begun to educate students on financial principles that are life-changing for so many of those who participate in this program.”

According to the company, there are plans to expand the finance program to additional universities all across the United States.

“Looking beyond the leadership experience that this program offers, I am touched by our constant focus on leveling the playing field in the world of personal finance,” said Ms. Gupta. “That is what truly makes the Unifi Finance Program special, and I am honored to play a part in this.”

About Unifi

Unifi, together with its affiliates, is a U.S-based university group which operates a nationwide network of student organizations.

The mission of Unifi is to educate, inform and inspire students on their path to economic freedom — led by the creative minds, dedicated volunteers and innovate performances that make ours the world's premier university group.

Media Contact

Selyne Singh, Director
press@unifi.org

Unifi Launches Finance Leadership Program for College Students

Unifi has unveiled the Unifi Finance Program®, a leadership development experience that gives students the opportunity to join and run a financial education group on their campus, the company announced today.

“We are delighted to expand this program to universities all around North America,” said Michael Gosiker, co-founder and chairman of Unifi. “The Unifi Finance Program allows student leaders to manage a team on their campus and add valuable experience to their portfolios, while simultaneously giving back to their classmates and community.”

Unifi is recruiting student leaders to serve on the executive board or in the general body of a Unifi affiliate.

“Now more than ever, students need this kind of stand-out experience on their resume as they prepare to enter one of the most competitive job markets in modern times,” said Selyne Singh, co-founder and director at Unifi. “More importantly, the world needs young people who take charge of their financial future and understand how it all comes together. The importance of financial education cannot be overstated, and the Unifi Finance Program exists to spread this knowledge far and wide.”

Recruitment will commence throughout the semester on a rolling basis — interested students should visit apply.unifi.org to learn more.

“Serving as President of a Unifi Finance team has truly been the hallmark of my college experience,” said Dhruvi Contractor, a junior at the University of Florida who is completing a combined BS/MS program in finance. “The responsibility I have been given and the management experience I have earned is simply unmatched by my other involvement on campus. More importantly, my team and I have been able to contribute to educating so many students on these important topics.”

About Unifi

Unifi, together with its affiliates, is a U.S-based university group which operates a nationwide network of student organizations.

The mission of Unifi is to educate, inform and inspire students on their path to economic freedom — led by the creative minds, dedicated volunteers and innovate performances that make ours the world's premier university group.

Media Contact

Selyne Singh, Director
press@unifi.org

GCI Now Unifi, Launches Nationwide Financial Education Group

Gator Credit Initiative has rebranded as Unifi and will begin working to expand its operations to universities in all 50 states, it was announced today by Michael Gosiker, co-founder and chairman of Unifi, and Selyne Singh, co-founder and director.

“Today is a very special day for all of us here at Unifi,” said Mr. Gosiker. “Not only because this new chapter represents countless hours of planning and collaboration, but because it is an illustration of the sheer commitment our team has to furthering our mission.”

Unifi had previously launched a summer internship program and recruited 14 UF students to assist with an expansion in the state of Florida, but plans were changed amid the COVID-19 crisis.

“Nothing could have prepared us for the unprecedented challenges the world is facing in the year 2020,” said Ms. Singh. “Despite the struggles and uphill battles, we knew the only way forward was to find the light at the end of the tunnel — and that translated to GCI expanding in ways we never imagined just a few short months ago.”

For nearly five years, GCI has been educating students at the University of Florida on important financial topics such as credit cards, interest rates and loans. Over that time, the company had celebrated a number of milestones, including gaining 501(c)(3) status and growing its team to over twenty people.

“We’ve developed a system that is quite effective at engaging our students, and remarkably simple and scalable,” said Mr. Gosiker. “We are setting ambitious goals to bring Unifi to additional college campuses by the end of this year, and are committed to doing so in a way that showcases our meticulous quality standards that we have become known for.”

About Unifi

Unifi, together with its affiliates, is a U.S-based university group which operates a nationwide network of student organizations.

The mission of Unifi is to educate, inform and inspire students on their path to economic freedom — led by the creative minds, dedicated volunteers and innovate performances that make ours the world's premier university group.

Media Contact

Selyne Singh, Director
press@unifi.org

GCI Launches Summer Internship Program for UF Students

Gator Credit Initiative has launched a two-month summer internship program exclusively for UF students, it was announced today by Michael Gosiker, co-founder and chairman of GCI. Applications are being accepted for roles in HR, Marketing, Communications and Graphic Design.

"For nearly five years, GCI has offered students the ability to give back to their community in classrooms throughout North Florida,” said Mr. Gosiker. “More recently, this has not been possible due to the effects of COVID-19. This year has challenged all of us with immense change, and for many, created a great deal of uncertainty as it relates to finding a job after college."

"With our in-person presentations on hold, and our team hard at work preparing for our next phase of growth in additional Florida communities, there is no better time for us to launch a rigorous internship program."

GCI will be offering two-month programs beginning in May, and students can expect to work remotely approximately twenty hours per week. All internships will be eligible for college credit. Interested students can send a copy of their resume to intern@ufgci.org for next steps.

"Internships are an essential part of college that give young people the chance to apply their hard-earned knowledge in real life," said Selyne Singh, director at Gator Credit Initiative. "Drawing on our teams' experience at world-renowned companies such as Walt Disney, J.P. Morgan, Southwest and more, our programs have been designed from the ground up to give students valuable work experience in their fields of study."

About Unifi

Unifi, together with its affiliates, is a U.S-based university group which operates a nationwide network of student organizations.

The mission of Unifi is to educate, inform and inspire students on their path to economic freedom — led by the creative minds, dedicated volunteers and innovate performances that make ours the world's premier university group.

Media Contact

Selyne Singh, Director
press@unifi.org

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