Lindsay Berstling is an inaugural member of USF’s Business Honors Program that blends rigorous coursework with research and applied learning opportunities. Participants complete honors courses in research to become familiar with current topics as well as learn how to design and execute an honors thesis. Berstling will examine the characteristics and business strategies of successful cruise lines during the economic recession.
Aiming to work in international trade, Berstling is an avid participant in study abroad programs. In 2010, the French government awarded Berstling a scholarship to study international relations for a week in Paris. She will study in Florence with her peers in the Business Honors Program this summer. At the conclusion of that experience, Berstling will spend two semesters at École Supérieure de Commerce de Rennes, a French business school in Brittany, followed by a short internship. As a result, Berstling will graduate with an international business degree from both USF and ESC Rennes.
Outside of academics, she is vice president of USF’s Ballroom Dance Club. Berstling is co-founder of Noble Guides, an on-campus service organization, and is a member of the Women in Business Society and the International Business Board. Additionally, she is a mentor in the Bulls Business Community. She also organized and led BBC teams for non-profit events such as the American Heart Association Heart Walk and Children’s Miracle Network Dance Marathon.