Chelsey Kamen has embraced international business, spending a semester abroad in France, followed by a summer program in Italy.  Attending classes and working side-by-side with students from all over the world has given her the opportunity to expand her global knowledge and see first-hand what companies mean when they say the boundaries of business are blurring.

Back on campus, Kamen serves as president of USF’s chapter of the American Marketing Association. Desiring to increase the number and ways the entire AMA membership could get involved in the College of Business, and aiming to help new AMA member understand that they are expected to serve instead of simply observe, Kamen launched a “new member mentor” program.  As a result, more AMA members tackled leadership roles.  The initiative also helped the student organization recruit new members, resulting in an 11 percent increase in AMA membership.  This, in turn, led to a 156 percent increase in the organization’s net profit.

While serving as an intern with the City of Tampa’s Department of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Kamen created a cultural walking tour for Tampa Bay that the City plans to use as a marketing tool.