Andres Kofman says that deciding to pursue a college degree in America was a life-changing moment. Coming from a small town on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina, he says that facing this new stage in life knowing his closest relatives were 4,500 miles away was terrifying. He also says it has been incredibly rewarding.
Kofman says that being an international student has forced him to take risks and step outside of hiscomfort zone. One of the first times he did so was when he joined ENACTUS in his freshman year.
ENACTUS is an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders. Kofman worked on several projects with the group, most notably its Suit-a-Bull program. Through the free suit rental service for USF students, Andres has been able to help his fellow students find proper attire for interviews and career fairs.
Outside of ENACTUS, Kofman helped lead an initiative sponsored by Campbell’s Soup to help those in need with food supplies, collecting hundreds of food cans that were then distributed to soup kitchens around the Tampa Bay area. Kofman frequently helps at promotional events for prospective USF students and has volunteered to help with special projects for the Information Systems Decision Sciences Department at the USF Muma College of Business. And, as an active brother in Pi Kappa Alpha, Kofman is often involved in philanthropic events benefitting organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House, Prevent Child Abuse America, and Tampa Fire Rescue.
Professionally, Kofman has gained work experience through both paid jobs and internships. He has served as a desk clerk and housing assistant for USF Housing, been a digital solutions analyst for Conscious Business Center, and worked as a marketing research intern at Veneuetize. He currently serves as a social media analyst with Bank of America and recently received an offer to work with Deloitte Consulting as an IT solution developer.