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Amber Baylis

Student Spotlight: Juggling a full-time job with college, Amber Baylis uses classroom lessons in real time

USF Senior Amber Baylis is a semester away from earning a bachelor’s degree in global business with a concentration in management and a minor in marketing. But when classes are done for the day, Baylis isn’t. She heads to her other full-time gig — working as a food and beverage manager at the Don Cesar.

May 14, 2024Business News, Entrepreneurship, Spotlights

Gabriel Mocelin and Linh Nguyen

USF’s Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance names 2024 Dean's Advisory Board Leadership Award winners

Gabriel Mocelin and Linh Nguyen received the 2024 Dean’s Advisory Board Leadership Awards. The award recognizes finance students who demonstrate strong leadership by serving in roles within classes, clubs, organizations, through volunteering, or throughout the university

May 9, 2024Honors and Awards, Spotlights

Cihan Cobanoglu, dean of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management on campus at USF Sarasota-Manatee. [Photo: Courtesy Cihan Cobanoglu]

‘Smile. The rest will come easily.’ - USF Magazine

Meet Cihan Cobanoglu, the gregarious dean of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, part of the Muma College of Business at USF Sarasota-Manatee.

May 1, 2024Business News, Spotlights

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Brain cancer survivor graduates with honors and lasting memories

As Cole Eicher prepares to graduate, he’s also celebrating another milestone: ten years of being cancer free. Eicher has not only recovered, he is a national advocate for children with cancer, launching an effort that today is the American Cancer Society’s official childhood cancer initiative.

April 30, 2024Business News, Spotlights

Kande DaCosta

Student spotlight: USF junior Kande DaCosta adopts ‘calming energy’ from Italian study abroad trip

Finance major Kande DaCosta pursued her passion for adventure and cross-cultural experiences by studying abroad in Florence, Italy during her junior year. Since returning home, she's integrated aspects of the laid-back Italian lifestyle into her daily routine.

April 30, 2024Business News, Spotlights

Unique Alston

Student Spotlight: USF's Unique Alston carves a path in entrepreneurship with Fintech X|Accelerator connections

In high school, Alston sold gently worn sneakers to her friends in Virginia, and she knew entrepreneurship would play a huge role in her college career. Her decision to enroll at USF is paying off.

March 13, 2024Spotlights

Sho Ishizuka

Student Spotlight: Senior finance major Sho Ishizuka prepares for career at Raymond James, grateful for growth at USF

Sho Ishizuka always envisioned a career in finance, an interest cultivated at a young age from watching his father, an accountant. He knew he wanted to follow the same career path as his father. He had no idea it would bring him from Tokyo, Japan to Tampa, Florida.

January 22, 2024Business News, Spotlights

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Boundless Bull: Julio Figueroa

Julio Figueroa's story encourages others to embrace change, pursue purpose, and remember that it's never too late to jump into a new journey.

January 10, 2024Spotlights

Samhitha Probhakar

Student Spotlight: Samhitha Prabhakar's unconventional approach to networking lands her a job at Merrill Lynch

Muma College of Business student Samhitha Prabhakar took an unconventional approach to networking at the Bulls Business Showcase. For the finance major, showing up to the networking event without a resume ended up landing her a job at Merrill Lynch.

December 19, 2023Spotlights

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Sophomore Cherish Alston builds connections, lands scholarship through internships and student organizations

Alston received her first internship during her freshman year in the summer of 2022 as a business analytics intern. A few internships later, she hopes to make a career in the cybersecurity industry.

November 14, 2023Business News, Spotlights

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Student Spotlight: Kelsey Stansbury lands finance job after summer internship at Raymond James

As a first-generation college student at the University of South Florida Muma College of Business, Kelsey Stansbury wasn't sure how to navigate college life, much less making sure she'd graduate with a job.

September 14, 2023Business News, Spotlights

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Despite war and concern for loved ones back home, graduating student excels academically to achieve goal

While striving for his bachelor’s degree, war broke out in Andrii Kostyrko's home country of Ukraine. For nearly a year and a half, Kostyrko lived with the uncertainty and fear created by the war. Despite these circumstances, he has excelled and will be graduating summa cum laude.

August 3, 2023Spotlights

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