Gregory Klug began his college career studying mechanical engineering at the University of Florida, but left all that behind to embark on an academic career that centered on investments and portfolios at USF. He made the right choice. Inspired by the stories of 25 under 25 honorees two years ago, he set his sights on one day being among this group. His work has paid off.
Klug is set to graduate in May 2020 with a degree in finance, excelling in some of the more difficult courses in the finance department, including financial statement analysis, principles of investments and financial accounting.
He will intern this summer at J.P. Morgan as an analyst and has previously interned at Foresters Financial in the financial services department. In 2017, he started his own business, Carstats4u, an online service that provides car enthusiasts with statistics on more than 200 vehicles. As founder, he was responsible for budgeting for the website that has expanded onto social media sites.
He credits his leadership abilities to coaching soccer at his alma mater, the Carrollwood Day School, where he coached a team of 16 players on the junior varsity squad and assisted the varsity head coach. The experience taught him how to manage time and personnel, leading players through daily drills and game strategy.
Earlier this year, he served as an employer host with the USF Career Services’ Accounting Fair and Bulls Connect Career Fair and will continue as a data and economics intern this semester. He also traveled to the Dominican Republic as a teenager volunteering to teach English to elementary school-age children.