Few students would drive seven hours round-trip for a chance at getting into a course often described as one of the most difficult at USF, but Brian Rohl did just that.

Working at LexisNexis in Boca Raton this past summer, he learned he had a good chance of acceptance into the Applied Securities Analysis program, a highly challenging course where students invest real money in the stock market. However, he was missing a prerequisite course. To ensure that he was considered for the program, he drove to the USF St. Petersburg campus several times that summer to complete the prerequisite class.

The finance and accounting double-major is now one of seven student analysts in the rigorous and competitive Applied Securities Analysis program. Rohl and his fellow students are responsible for active management of more than $300,000 in equity assets held in the Student Managed Investment Fund.

His driving-time and ASA investments have paid off as Rohl recently accepted an internship in investment banking with Crosstree Capital Partners.

Rohl, who also tutors early-track business students, is a member of several honor societies including Beta Alpha Psi International Accounting Honor Society, Golden Key International, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Sigma, and Delta Epsilon Iota.