Business Honors Program


Anson Angail

Anson Angail - Accounting
Anson Angail came into USF graduating valedictorian of his high school class and plans to graduate as a student in the Business Honors Program, Honors College, and as a Provost's Scholar in the summer of 2014. Angail has studied abroad in Slovakia and held positions as a student recruiter, student senator, network leader, strategic planning intern, and resident assistant. Angail received the 25 under 25 award and the Golden Bull Award for his excellence in academics, leadership, and community service. He has accepted an offer to intern for Deloitte in the spring of 2014.

Sean McNulty

Sean McNulty - Accounting
Sean McNulty is an accounting major from Tallahassee, Fla., and also the vice president of a family-owned business, Netweave Social Networking. He is a Provost Scholar and an award recipient of the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership competition for accounting principles. After graduation, he hopes to take the CPA exam and work in a CPA firm. McNulty's research will explore the impact of social media in business.

Lindsay Berstling

Lindsay Berstling - International Business - Spring 2014
International business is more than just a major for Lindsay Berstling. She spent her junior year at ESC Rennes in France, and will receive a degree in International Management with a minor in Sales and Marketing upon completion of her International Business degree from USF. Her research is also international, looking at the economic effects of the 2008 recession on cruise lines around the world. 

Katelyn Brennan

Katelyn Brennan - Accounting - Spring 2014
A senior majoring in accounting, Brennan aspires to become a licensed CPA and acquire an MBA. She is currently on her second tax season interning with Carr, Riggs & Ingram after completing a summer internship in their audit department. Brennan has completed an internship with GTE Financial in their internal audit department. She is currently working on her honors thesis on the compensation methods utilized in the BP oil spill.

José Jarquin

José Jarquin - Marketing - Spring 2014
Jarquin is a marketing major with a minor in accounting from Guatemala City, Guatemala. Graduating in the spring of 2014, Jose is beginning work on his Honors thesis, where he will analyze the importance and effects of internships on marketing majors' placements after college. Jose formerly participated in an internship with advertising agency Leo Burnett, and is currently a student assistant for the Muma College of Business Dean's Office.

Alexis LaRosa

Alexis LaRosa - Accounting - Spring 2014
Alexis La Rosa is completing a management major and a creative writing minor at USF. Her thesis explores how storytelling affects business trends. She works as a tutor with USF BizComm, consulting with students to improve grammar, construction, and overall flow of all work presented. La Rosa is an active member of the Improv club, where she improves her cooperative, communication, and problem solving abilities in a creative way.

Jodi McFarlane

Jodi McFarlane - Management - Spring 2014
McFarlane is a double major in marketing and management from Jamaica. She currently serves as a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, a resident assistant, and director of AMA Saves Lives with the American Marketing Association. McFarlane recently completed a study abroad program to Italy and wishes to conduct her research in marketing.

Kirsti Outlan

Kirsti Outlan - Economics - Spring 2014
Outlan, a first-generation college student, is majoring in economics. As former resident of the Bulls Business Community, Outlan also mentored BBC freshmen her sophomore year. She is one of the founding members of Noble Guides and is frequently on the Dean's List. Outlan is proposing research to identify the breaking point in business task assignments.

Shivam Patel

Shivam Patel - Finance - Spring 2014
Patel is a finance major from Ocala. He is a founding member of Noble Guides, a student volunteer organization. He is a recipient of the Muma College of Business Bank of Tampa and Vernon Griggs scholarships. In the summer of 2012, Patel was selected for the Goldman Sachs summer internship program. He will be continuing at Goldman Sachs in summer 2013. Patel holds a 4.0 cumulative GPA, with multiple appearances on the Dean's List. He plans to conduct his thesis study on hosting trends of global sporting events.

Charles Poliseno

Charles Poliseno - Economics - Spring 2014
Poliseno, an economics major with a minor in leadership studies from Inverness, plans to focus his research on United States business interests in foreign countries. He is actively involved with USF's National & Competitive Intelligence program and the Boy Scouts of America, having earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

Madhumitha Rangarajan

Madhumitha Rangarajan - International Business - Spring 2014
Rangarajan is an international business with a concentration in management information systems from Tampa. She recently completed a study abroad program in China where she improved her knowledge of the Chinese language and culture. Rangarajan is also an intern at T. Rowe Price. She plans to use the concepts of game theory in her research.

Tyler Rehm

Tyler Rehm - Finance - Summer 2014
Rehm is an economics and finance major from New Port Richey. He is also pursuing a certificate in national and competitive intelligence analysis and a minor in philosophy. He balances his time among a paid-internship at Fowler White Boggs, P.A., intercollegiate ice hockey, and leadership roles in Noble Guides and BBC Mentorship Program. Rehm has already studied abroad in Florence, Italy, and plans to take part in a service learning program in Costa Rica and a language immersion semester in St. Petersburg, Russia. His research thesis will link the emerging field of information markets with financial strategy and economic sustainability of businesses.

Jeannine Yawn

Jeannine Yawn - Marketing - Spring 2014
Yawn is marketing major and will graduate in Spring 2014. She is conducting research on social media marketing and how various promotional strategies affect customer traffic. Yawn's interests lie heavily in the fashion industry, and she was selected to volunteer at the 2013 Tampa Bay Fashion Week. Yawn plans to start a career in New York City following graduation.

Sarah Gamboa

Sarah Gamboa - International Business - Fall 2013
Gamboa is an international business major with a minor in humanities from Pembroke. The first in her family to attend a university, Gamboa works hard to achieve her goals. Over the summer, Gamboa completed a study abroad program in Peru. She currently works as intern global business analyst at T. Rowe Price. She plans to conduct research in the local art industry and plans to write a business plan for an art gallery.

Ambily Joseph

Ambily Joseph - Accounting - Spring 2013
Joseph is an accounting major at USF who aims to get a master's degree in accounting and become a licensed CPA. Her future goal is a job with one of the Big Four accounting firms. Joseph's research project examines college students' brain activity during the negotiation of the $1 auction game to see whether there are significant differences in the subject's neural patterns and if those patterns can be used to predict the ultimate winner. The $1 auction game is a simulation used in game theory to assess individual behavior and strategies.

Aaj Solanki

Aaj Solanki - Accounting - Fall 2013
Solanki is an accounting major from Tampa. He is a recipient of the 25 Under 25 award and aims to become a licensed CPA. He is also a member of accounting honor society Beta Alpha Psi. During the summer of 2012, Solanki completed an internship with Marubeni Specialty Chemical and HighStreet Financial, as well as a study abroad program in Slovakia. Solanki's thesis project will examine airline network structures with the goal of gaining insight into optimal network sustainability using various data mining concepts he was introduced to in his Business Honors courses.