As the first in his family to attend college, Garrett Walker has embraced the USF lifestyle and educational opportunities while maintaining a high level of on-campus service. He credits the university with immense personal growth, saying he has been pushed by the community to achieve success, starting with his first days as a Bulls Business Community resident.
Walker will graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and finance. He has held leadership posts in USF Student Government, served as a Green and Gold Guide and has volunteered for the USF Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement, USF Housing and the USF Interfraternity Council. He also participated in the Applied Securities Analysis course, in which he pitched stocks to a panel of investment professionals using money in the Student Managed Investment Fund.
In addition to the time he spends in the classroom, Walker has demonstrated an immense commitment to extracurricular activities, finding that delicate balance between the academics, volunteerism, internships and extra-curricular activities. He currently works as an investment analyst intern with Jaffe-Tilchin Wealth Management.
He has served as a lead mentor with the Bulls Business Community and has participated in several philanthropic projects, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for organizations such as Service for Sight, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Junior Achievement and Big Brothers Big Sisters.