The first in his family to attend college, Eric Holland credits the Bulls Business Community with helping him grow as a professional from his first moments on campus. A highly involved student, he took part in nearly every program offered at the BBC, from improv and etiquette lessons to tours and networking sessions. Holland was selected to serve as a BBC resident assistant in 2009.
Such training helped him gain employment at Bank of America, where he worked in sales, assisting small businesses. Despite the heavy workload that comes with being a full-time student with a full-time job, Holland was lauded for his performance at the bank and in the classroom.
Currently an intern with a sports recruiting firm, Holland enjoys athletics. He frequently competes in off-road bike races. He has been known to don bullhorns and body paint for football games. Also, he reached out to USF Athletics to volunteer, and, though he never played lacrosse, productively coached the USF’s women’s team.
A member of USF’s Honors College, Holland’s research thesis examines organizational isomorphism in human resources, specifically studying hiring decisions made by the National Football League. He has been invited to present his work at two national research conferences.