Although she is in just her second year at USF, accounting and finance student Bianca Echtler is already achieving one of her life goals this summer: an internship with top Wall Street finance firm Goldman Sachs.

After proving herself in the Goldman Sachs interview process, which had her competing against Ivy League students for internships, Echtler is eager to dive into the hyper-competitive finance world. However, she also pursues creative, philanthropic, and global experiences in addition to her numbers-heavy studies. Originally from Germany, Echtler has a passion for international culture, which she tapped into by serving as the event coordinator of the Chinese Cultural Festival hosted by the USF Honors College. She also participated in several community service activities, chief among them helping to raise $45,000 for Prevent Child Abuse America. 

Echtler is a member of Phi Eta Sigma Student Finance Association, Accounting Society, and the GloBull Ambassador program, and also helps transitioning first year students as a “Working Out and Wellness” network leader.