In his quest to earn the Boy Scouts of America’s Eagle Scout ranking, Charles Poliseno learned how to design and implement projects, solicit supplies, and recruit volunteers. He says the experience taught him that leadership is not simply telling others what to do; it is, rather, the ability to undertake a movement and get others to follow.
Poliseno says this lesson has been reinforced during his tenure at USF, particularly through the College of Business Corporate Mentor Program. In this program, he is paired with a business leader who has demonstrated a sincere desire to help him go beyond the classroom to learn about successful business practices.
As a result, Poliseno has served as an intern twice, the first time with the Tampa Bay Rowdies, where he helped with game day operations and created content for the team’s website. Later, he worked as an intern with Grow Financial, where he was charged with researching demographic data regarding future locations and presenting his findings to the credit union’s leadership team.
Poliseno says leadership lessons have also been reinforced in programs such as the Bulls Business Community, the Business Honors Program, and throughout his study abroad experiences.
Poliseno is currently drafting his undergraduate thesis, which tackles the controversial issue of gun control, the availability of illicit firearms, and crime and the economy. He expects to graduate in 2014.
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Fine young man with a good family background .
I have known Charlie Poliseno for 19 years now and can honestly say he is not only my brother but my best friend. I have watched him work through the ranks of Boy Scouts and take pride in it even when others scoffed at his Eagle ranking. He has taken care of me since birth choosing who got to hold me as a baby, keeping me company at all my doctors appointments, competed with me and pushed me to be better at swimming, and has been showing me the ways of successful college life as we are fellow Bulls! I can’t begin to describe the admiration I have for my brother and all he has accomplished in his 21 years and I am an extremely proud sister of the fact that he has been chosen as USF’s Top 25 Under 25 for the Bull’s Business College. I love you Charlie and I am so very proud of you.
Best of Luck to You!
The apple does not fall to far from the tree, does it!
Impressive young man. Great work ethic and thinker.
Charlie is a very bright and well grounded young man. He is a role model to the youth of Citrus County.
Congratulations Charlie! It is well-deserved my friend.
Such a well deserved honor for a terrific young man! Responsible student, great work ethic, believes in public service, family and friends!
The next CEO of Microsoft, Google, and GE all in one.