Tejwani_WPA teenager working at his family’s handbag and diamond stores in Hong Kong might seem like a plot line from an exotic movie, but it was Bharat Tejwani’s life growing up.

The junior finance major, who was born and raised in Hong Kong, was provided with a strong foundation in sales and operations. That foundation has served him well in his business education. After high school, he worked at an import-export firm with operations in the Middle East and Southeast Asia, but realized he was capable of achieving more. Hence, Tejwani decided to study at Pasco-Hernando State College and transferred to USF after earning his associate’s degree.

Despite having extensive business and world travel experience before coming to USF, Tejwani knew USF could help him grow professionally and personally. Tejwani has maintained a 4.0 GPA while being highly involved in USF. He began to volunteer at Metropolitan Ministries by helping cook food and serving homeless men, women and families, and lately, he has participated in various charity walks. He has also joined the Corporate Mentor Program and the Student Finance Association at USF. In addition, he is also a part of Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business fraternity, where he is currently the vice president of scholarships and awards.