Business Honors Program
Though the program is just three years old, Business Honors students have excelled in numerous statewide and national competitions They lead, excel, serve, and work in various academic and international organizations and sure know how to have fun. Some of student's achievements at USF.
- Natalie Pearson – Cohort 2011, Bianca Echtler – Cohort 2012, and Gabriela Garcia – Cohort 2013 were selected as 2014 Business Honors Exceptional Scholars Awardees. The
students represent well rounded academic leaders. One student is chosen from each
cohort and win a $2500 award.
- Julio Novo and Anson Angail were both recipients of the 2012 Business Honors Exceptional Scholars Award. This
award recognizes academic excellence, leadership and societal achievements of USF
Business Honors students. Both students were also selected for the 2012 College of
Business 25 under 25 roster which recognizes students that have demonstrated excellence
in at least two of the following four areas: scholarship, professional development,
leadership, and community/campus service.
- Accounting student Francis Gelormini (2012 cohort) recently accepted an internship with Verizon as part of the company's
Finance Leadership Development Program. The program gives interns assignments that
expose them to the challenges that face full time employees. Interns in the program
also develop relationships with Verizon executives and give back to the community
through a volunteer project. After the nine-week internship's completion, Gelormini
can be considered for further employment with Verizon.
- With a double major in international studies and business and a language concentration
in Japanese, Shelby Thomas (2012 cohort) is already developing the global expertise she hopes to use in her
future career. This past summer, in addition to studying abroad in Italy with USF
for six weeks, she had the opportunity to study abroad in Wales through the fully
funded Fulbright U.K. Summer Institute. She is currently serving as an intern at County
Commissioner Victor Crist's office and plans to take the foreign service officer examination
in the near future with the goal of going into public service.
- Bianca Echtler (2012 cohort), who is pursuing a double major in accounting and finance, will be
in New York this summer. Echtler will be an intern for 10 weeks with one of the city's
most prestigious finance firms, Goldman Sachs, in the product controller department.
- Mary Babcock (2011 cohort), an accounting major and Spanish minor, will be an intern with Deloitte
this summer. Babcock has a passion for serving others and cultural diversity, and
plans to blend these passions and pursue work in the non-profit accounting sector.
Currently, Babcock is interning with Metropolitan Ministries in the Donor Services
Department. In 2013, Babcock received the USF Golden Bull Award, one of USF's highest
honors recognizing dedication to service, leadership, and the USF spirit.
- Michael Friedman (2012 cohort) was selected as a summer intern at Fidelity National Information Services.
FIS, the world's largest provider of banking and payment technologies to more than
14,000 institutions worldwide. As an intern, Friedman will learn under an experienced
manager, gaining experience analyzing business processes and meeting individual and
group goals and deadlines.