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.
10 Replies to “Andres Kofman, Management Information Systems”
He is a great kid and deserves this award. He has donde everything on his own and his will power is remarkable.
I have had the pleasure of knowing him and call him my friend since freshman year, definitely one of the best people out there and It’s nice to see that all of his work is finally paying off.
Smartest and most self giving person I know in USF. Go andy!
You go, fatty!
One of the smartest, most motivated and hard working people I’ve ever met! He definitely deserves this award, congrats Andy!!
Andy Kofman has shown true leadership and ambition in all of his years attending USF. He is a remarkable individual that doesn’t let anything get in the path of his goals. He is also a very energetic and caring individual. Being part of the Suit-a-Bull program emphasizes how he not only strives in business and marketing skills but that he is also able to serve the USF community. This program, and many others like it, demonstrate his skills working as a team player and his commitment to the benefit of others. I cannot say anything more than I vote for Andy Kofman for this opportunity. He will be a tremendous asset to your team and a wonderful hard working invidividual to your staff.
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Andres since our first year. As his first roommate, I know what kind of person he is. He is caring, responsible and a great person to be around with. I’m truly happy to see his efforts paying off.
A true leader and incredibly talented. Andy has everything needed to be successful and achieve the best.
Bound to be successful and an amazing person willing to work! Congrats Ands, you deserve it!