Marcos GonzalezWPFew students will see as much of the world in four years of college as Marcos Gonzalez did just this summer. Gonzalez spent part of the break in Italy, learning about international business alongside fellow Business Honors Program students. He spent time as an accounting intern in China before traveling to Texas to attend a national leadership program with a “Big Four” firm. He also spent part of it as a field worker in a North Carolina tomato field.

Gonzalez has worked in the tomato fields since he could carry a 30-pound bucket on his shoulders, spending nearly every weekend and evening alongside his father. His father taught him that education was the best preparation for a different life. Gonzalez studied hard, got involved in sports and clubs, and enrolled in college courses while still in high school.

It paid off. He is the first person in his family to go to college, where he thrives as a scholar.  He is a member of the USF Honors College, the Bulls Business Community, and Business Honors Program, Gonzalez plans to graduate in three years as part of the Provost’s Scholars Program. But first, Gonzalez will finish his T. Rowe Price internship and spend a summer in New York City as an intern with Deloitte.

Gonzalez is an officer for several organizations, including the Accounting Society, the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance, and the International Student Association. He has been a mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters and has participated in many campus service projects.