ChadMastersPREFERRED1forWPFrom representing the university as Mr. USF to being a mentor to a young man, Chad Masters has worked to embody leadership values during his four years as a College of Business student.

In the community leadership practicum course he took as part of his leadership minor, Masters joined Big Brothers Big Sisters and became a mentor to his “little brother,” Jeff. Four years later, Masters continues to serve as Jeff’s big brother, and credits his title as Mr. USF 2012 to the nonprofit.

During his time at USF, Masters has also focused on developing his communication skills. He built upon speaking skills by joining Toastmasters at USF, where he has held leadership roles as president, mentor, and parliamentarian. Masters’ public speaking skills have served him in the Mr. USF competition, where he gave a motivational speech as his talent, and also in the College of Business’ Elevator Competition, where he won first place in 2011.

Masters has balanced these extracurricular activities with his studies, as evident by his appearances on the Dean’s List, as well as professional development, with internships at Ignition Branding, Cox Media Group, the Tampa Bay Business Journal, and Prudential Financial under his belt.