Like many students, Joseph Adam has heard countless words of wisdom from professors, employers, and business leaders. However, he stands by one adage in particular: “if we are not growing, we are dying.”
An international student from Jamaica, Adam has represented his country in equine show jumping and has trained with the country’s national squash team. There, he also got in the habit of volunteering, one which has continued throughout his USF career.
Not just an academic leader in the Business Honors Program and USF Honors College, Adam directed the effort to create the Business Honors Service Association after identifying a need among students to find volunteer opportunities. To date, the association has hosted a successful event for the benefit of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and continues to facilitate the connection between students and service.
Illustrating the versatility of his accounting education, Adam is also working with the University Area Community Development Center to implement a new microloan program. He was part of the team that designed the infrastructure of the program, which aims to aid struggling local businesses. Adam is also invested in the education of young accounting majors through his position as Accounting Society treasurer.