After just three years at USF, Honors College student Zoe Knapke has already accepted a position as a commercial banking analyst with JPMorgan after graduation. She will travel to Chicago this summer to begin training for her two-year job commitment with JPMorgan. She says this is is the first step to attaining her goal of being a successful business woman in finance.
Knapke serves as a research analyst for the USF Student Management Investment Fund, where she and a team of 11 students manage a portfolio of equities in excess of $400,000.
Also, as a student of the Applied Securities Analysis program, she presents proposed portfolio purchases and sales to an advisory board comprised of investment professionals. Both of these intense opportunities are highly competitive and sought-after by top finance students.
Additionally, Knapke is a member of the Financial Management Association and serves as the vice president of membership in the Student Finance Association.
Last summer, the Naples native interned at Jabil Circuit with the financial planning and analysis team. Knapke handled data source streamlining, automation of routine excel reporting, and assisting the project manager and FP&A team with analytics.
As a former team member for Red Bull, Knapke worked with the distributor to open new accounts, hosted sales drives, and assisted the student brand manager with marketing, planning, and event execution. She is the president of the Chinese Culture Festival Club, and has held various leadership positions in Alpha Delta Pi sorority such as secretary and pride leader. Throughout her three years, she has stayed busy while maintaining a 3.9 GPA.