INTO USF alumn achieves worthwhile position at INTO in Brighton
For many international college students, the ultimate dream is to achieve a globally recognized education, build the necessary skills to be an expert in their field, and obtain a desirable job by the time they graduate. For Yasmin Alawi Martins from Brazil, this dream came true.
Yasmin joined the University of South Florida in 2014 when she entered the INTO USF Undergraduate Pathway Program in Business. She attributes the program for providing a solid the foundation for her to succeed at an American university.
"INTO USF played a great role at the beginning of my college journey. INTO staff does the best that they can to help international students succeed and give them support whenever they need," said Yasmin.
"For me, it was wonderful to experience both sides as a student assistant and INTO USF student."
During her time at USF, Yasmin appreciated the support she received from INTO USF so much that she was determined to give back to her student community. During her time at USF, Yasmin worked at INTO USF and the USF International Admissions office in various student positions, helping applicants from all over the world. One of her favorite positions was as a student leader for INTO USF for orientation, where she was able to meet, greet and make friends with people from all over the world.
Having progressed successfully from her Pathway Program, Yasmin was admitted to the USF Honors College and enjoyed her team-orientated and interactive classes in finance within the Muma College of Business until she graduated this summer.
Observing Yasmin's strong work ethic and love for international exchange, Associate Director for USF International Admissions and INTO USF, Sarah Wietzke, encouraged Yasmin to apply for a position with INTO University Partnerships in Brighton as a US Pre-arrival Support Services Advisor. After going through a rigorous interview process, Yasmin successfully landed the job.
"Since day one, I've seen Yasmin flourish both professionally and academically," said Sarah Wietzke. "She has been a huge asset to our INTO USF and International Admissions office. Without a doubt she will be great addition to our INTO family in the UK."
Not only does Yasmin credit the help of her INTO USF colleagues for helping prepare her for this position, but also the MUMA College of Business' Collier Student Center for providing her with the skills and competitive edge she needed. The center helped her prepare for job search and interview process from resume guidance to networking and interview coaching, she said.
"I'll be working for INTO University Partnerships, based in the UK, but I will be assisting international students coming to the United States. I am happy that I will continue to be working at INTO and I hope to continue to help students pursue their dreams on studying at an American University."