Marketing student Kayla Jacobson has managed to hold leadership positions in numerous student organizations and intern at three companies — all while moving forward with her plan to graduate with her bachelor’s degree in two years.
The determination that allowed Jacobson to earn an associate’s degree in high school has served her well during a busy two years at USF. She has been chosen for marketing internships with Florida Hospital Tampa, Greystone Healthcare, and Wish Farms, completing tasks such as editing documents, creating marketing campaigns, and planning events.
She has also been active in the Bulls Business Community, the American Marketing Association, and the American Red Cross. With the BBC, she serves as the Relay for Life Team Captain, raising money to meet the team’s fundraising goal of $1,000 for the American Cancer Society. Jacobson is also a BBC lead mentor, overseeing 10 second-year students who act as mentors to BBC freshmen. She has held multiple leadership positions with USF’s American Marketing Association chapter, where she is currently the vice president of membership.
Jacobson was co-fundraising chair for the American Red Cross, planning the chapter’s holiday fundraising event. With the experience she has gained at USF, Jacobson is already on the path to achieving her lifelong dream of becoming a powerful businesswoman.