When Gabriel Patil was invited to join USF’s Bulls Business Community and Business Honors Program, the Pennsylvania resident jumped at the chance to study in Florida. Just three years later, he has excelled in the classroom, served as an intern, held a part-time job, led service projects, mentored his peers, and landed a co-op.
Patil worked as a student assistant while attending school and, more recently, served as an intern with Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners. Many students work while attending school, but Patil doesn’t forgo campus involvement activities just because he has a busy schedule.
As a member of the American Marketing Association’s executive board, Patil has recruited professional speakers for chapter meetings and participated in regional and national competitions. He led his team in the AMA International Collegiate Case Competition that has placed in the top 16 (out of 350+ chapters) nationally for the past two years. He also spearheaded a Business Honors Service Association volleyball tournament, a grassroots event that raised nearly $1,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
An aspiring global traveler, Patil studied in Florence, Italy with a team of students from the Business Honors Program. Now, as president for CURE International at USF, an organization that raises funds for underrepresented children’s surgeries, Patil will travel to Lusaka, Zambia this summer to volunteer at the CURE Hospital. After that, he will head to Princeton, NJ to begin a six-month supply chain co-op with Johnson & Johnson.
Given Patil’s transformational journey, it seems fitting that his honors thesis focuses on light rail transportation.