Transfer student Nikki Weinkauf wasted no time getting involved at USF. She joined Delta Sigma Pi and soon found herself serving as vice president of operations for the business fraternity. She enrolled in the GloBull Ambassador program and was the recipient of USF’s Global Citizens Award. She connected with the Peace Corps and recently finished its Prep Certification program.
Weinkauf also launched the Golden Bulls Dance Team and now oversees two dance teams while handling the group’s finances and its competition schedule. USF recently won first place at the regional level of the National Dance Alliance competition.
Outside of campus, Weinkauf volunteers 16 hours a week at Big Cat Rescue, serving as “keeper” at the animal sanctuary. She also spends every Monday at Ronald McDonald House, working as a development intern.
Weinkauf traveled to the Dominican Republic during a break from classes and volunteered at an orphanage where some of her extended family works. When a student team from the USF Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement headed to Puerto Rico, Weinkauf joined in and worked at a local coffee farm and helped clear landsides in the El Yunque rainforest. She received the President’s Volunteer Award as a result of service while studying abroad.
While she shares her time freely, she maintains a 3.93 GPA while working on professional development. She was a purchasing intern at Aptar, an operations management intern at the Yuengling Center, which led to a guest services supervisor job, and a service and technology strategy intern at New York Life Insurance, where she supported strategic communications and helped with change management projects.
5 Replies to “Nicole Weinkauf, Global Business – Management”
Nikki is amazing and extremely dedicated to all of her extracurriculars and academics. Definitely well deserving of 25 under 25!
Nikki has always been a positive role model in my daughters life as her choreographer. She’s an outstanding young woman .
I have had the pleasure of interfacing with Nikki both personally and professionally. She is an outstanding young professional with a passion for making this world a better place. So proud of all she has already accomplished and looking forward to watching her future impact. Congratulations on a well-deserved recognition.
I’ve had the pleasure of volunteering with Nikki at Big Cat Rescue. She is one of the most personable level headed interns I’ve met there. She is sincere honest with the most forthright attitude I have ever met among young individuals. There is no doubt this young woman will take all of that she will learn and run with it!
Nicole has such an impressive resume at such a young age!
I have enjoyed volunteering with her at Big Cat Rescue. It makes me feel optimistic for the future of our world to know that young people such as Nicole exist.