Syed Hasan is passionate about helping others.  At USF, Hasan took on his first leadership role as a freshman, when he served as treasurer for Project Downtown, organization that feeds the homeless every Friday night, rain or shine.

Thanks to his efforts, for the first time a bookkeeping system for the organization was introduced.  Hasan says he learned a lot about bookkeeping from the experience.  He says he also learned about life from his newly found homeless friends, saying they helped him put life in perspective and are helping him understand the importance of gratitude.

As a member of Muslims Without Borders, a student-based humanitarian aid organization, Hasan was part of the teams that organized and collected supplies for Haiti for relief efforts as well as a national ‘can-paign’ that raised 13 tons of canned items for Africa.  In addition, Hasan is a youth counselor and motivational speaker for at-risk youth through the Muslim American Society.

Appearing frequently on the dean’s list, Hasan is a member of the Golden Key Honor Society and the USF Honors College.  He is president of the Student Finance Association and was recently elected president of the Muslim Student Association, one of the largest student organizations at USF.

Hasan is focused on becoming a well-rounded business student.  He is an intern at Raymond James Financial, working with the vice president of product development and research.

Fluent in three languages, Hasan will spend part of his summer studying in Slovakia.  He will also travel to Dallas, Texas for a language intensive course in Arabic.