A full-time student, with a full-time job, and one who also maintains a 3.78 GPA, Kari Ferguson understands time management. No matter how busy her schedule gets, she always finds time to give back and get involved in the community. Ferguson has been volunteering for the Special Olympics since 2002, as well as participating in heart walks and breast cancer walks, and volunteering for Junior Achievement, Habitat for Humanity, and many other activities.

The current treasurer of Beta Alpha Psi and a Dean’s List scholar, Ferguson was awarded a Student Excellence Grant from the School of Accountancy and assists professors with their research while also helping with other administrative tasks.

Like many other students trying to enhance their professional development, Ferguson attended the USF career fair in the fall and acquired an interview with one of the Big Four accounting firms, PricewaterhouseCoopers, which resulted in a summer internship opportunity.

Ferguson plans to pursue a Master’s of Accountancy degree.