Jacobo Zacapa, Finance

Zacapa, Jacobo HeadshotHonduran native Jacobo Zacapa never felt the urge to emigrate. However, in 2016, he realized his limited ability to advance academically in his homeland. Zacapa made the decision to move to the United States to complete his college career.

At USF, Zacapa was awarded the USF International Scholarship due to his academic merit and has renewed the scholarship yearly by meeting academic performance requirements. This year, he received the Raymond James Employee Endowed Scholarship in Business. Zacapa thought he had reached his academic pinnacle. To his surprise, he was later invited to join Beta Gamma Sigma, an exclusive invitation offered only to the top ten percent of the graduating class.

A first-generation college student, Zacapa joined the Corporate Mentor Program, which has helped him develop professionally, offering interviewing skills and resume critiques as well as corporate tours and networking events.

On campus, Zacapa has worked alongside the dean and faculty of the Muma College of Business as a front desk and financial management student assistant. He felt he could do more. In 2018 and 2019, Zacapa returned to Honduras to work as an administrative assistant at INVERCOSA, SA de CV, a grocery and candy import firm. In 2019, he interned at Dinant Corporation, one of the largest Honduran manufacturing companies. With Dinant, Zacapa had the opportunity to work as a cost analyst intern, trusted with reconciling more than $300,000 worth of materials used per day.

Zacapa remains humble through volunteerism. The seven-time dean’s list scholar participates in USF’s Stampede of Service and is currently volunteering at Junior Achievement. Despite his accomplishments, he believes there is nothing more rewarding than making people smile.

5 Replies to “Jacobo Zacapa, Finance”

  1. Many congratulations and blessings to a young man I had the please of meeting as a mentor at the USF, MUMA School of Business, Corporate Mentorship Program. Thank you for sharing a small part of your life with me.

  2. Es impresionante el desempeño mostrado por Jacobo. Se le puede considerar un ejemplo para otros jovenes.

  3. Congratulations Jacobo for your deserved success, which is the fruit of your illustrious, hard and fruitful work, your discipline and talent.
    You are a pride for Honduras and for your family.
    Let the sublime glow of truth and knowledge, which is a form of power, guide you so that you are a light of hope for the future of Honduras.
    May God continue to bless you with His Wisdom, may success be permanent in your life. You deserve it, you have earned it.

  4. Congratulations Jacobo! A young talented student who has bear fruit every since high school who was also part of the Dean’s List back then.
    I didn’t expected less from him and knew that his dedication, passion, and hard work will give him this reward in life. He isn’t just another Top 25 MUMA Student, but a Truly Ambassador of our Country showing that Honduran students can go beyond others expectations and that they just need the tools to conquered the world who needs this kind of leaders who are lead by Godly wisdom in every step that make in there lives. Jacobo has been great inspiration of success not only for his peers, but for high school students who are still trying to decide what to study and where to study abroad. I wholeheartedly hope that MUMA will considered Jacobo Zacapa since he has gone through many difficult circumstances over the first two years of his career, but he never let go instead he show such a courageous way of shinning over all this family situations and still during his summer vacations he came to worked in order to support this tough situation that his family was going through.
    May our Heavenly Father bless and guide him in all his ways so that can bring fruit that will remain for future generations.

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