William Atterbury, Master of Science in Entrepreneurship & Applied Technologies

Atterbury, William HeadshotWilliam Atterbury knows that determination and hard work leads to future choices and opportunities.

Determination led him to obtain an undergraduate degree in finance followed by a pursuit of a master’s degree in entrepreneurship, all while serving in a leadership role with USF’s football team.The offensive guard was three-year starter for the Bulls and eventually served as team captain.  Balancing a 40-plus-hour practice schedule with a loaded academic schedule takes dedication and strict time-management skills. Even with this schedule, Atterbury frequently travels to elementary schools and attends events hosted by USF Athletics to promote athletics to kids. He also meets with high school football teams to talk about his experience and challenges in pursuing football in college.

Hard work led Atterbury to two exceptional internships. He interned alongside a financial advisor at Westshore Financial, where he learned about the financial planning industry, sat in on client meetings and attended job training seminars. Atterbury later served as an intern with Dais Analytic Corporation. There, he worked with both the finance department and the research and development department. He conducted in-depth research into a new product line and organized a marketing strategy for the product line. With his exceptional communication skills, Atterbury also created a marketing pitch for various manufacturers, proving that he has a willingness to take on new challenges and succeed in doing so.

Now, a full two months before graduation, Atterbury has a choice to make.  He has been offered a full-time position with Fortune 500 insurance firm Western & Southern, pending 215 licensure. Two football teams have also reached out to him to talk about potential opportunities in the NFL.


32 Replies to “William Atterbury, Master of Science in Entrepreneurship & Applied Technologies”

  1. Billy is an extremely hard worker and just all around great guy. Being a student-athlete is a tough challenge that Billy overcame with ease.

  2. Billy is a young man with a proven record of working with determination and perseverance to achieve his goals.

  3. Billy is an excellent example of a young man who sets his goals and works tirelessly to achieve them. He has much to be proud of and a terrific future.

  4. Great leadership and analytical skills. I’m so excited to see where life leads this exceptional young man.

  5. It amazes me that he managed to balance a hectic football schedule on top of his schoolwork and was still able to excel in both. Billy is someone that I have always looked up to and I’m so excited to see what the future holds.

  6. Billy is proof positive that hard work and a positive mental attitude are a winning combination. Good job Son.

    1. I am so proud of all your accomplishments and watching you grow. I am so lucky to have been able to go to almost every one of your football games. No doubt you will go far in life Billy. It’s always been a pleasure getting together with you and the family. Wishing you all the best in the future.

  7. Billy exemplifies the best of the up and coming succeeding genration. He has a proven work ethic record overwhelmingly demonstrated by his ability to meet the highest demanding physical standards of a first team college football starter with an impressive academic record which culminated in the award of a Masters Degree. He’s definitely on his way to a successful career. Rest assured, Billy Atterbury is not done.

  8. Well done Billy. Congratulations on your many accomplishments thus far that I’m sure will lead to many more in the future.

  9. I’ve known billy the last 6 years and I’ve never met a harder working guy. On and off the field billy is the perfect example of hard work and class and is more than deserving of this vote. His leadership is second to none and dedication to school and football is something i have been amazed to see day in and day out. If i could vote a thousand times for billy i would because he deserves every vote.

  10. A true gentleman in every aspect of the word. Always willing to give knowledgeable advice as a selfless contributer to society. Honored to know him and call him a friend.

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