Jeffery Arama dreamed about going to school in the United States since he was 15 years old. He is an international student from Cannes, located in Southeast France, one who will have an American finance degree in just a few weeks.
Arama is an active member of the Corporate Mentorship Program, the Student Investment Club, and the Finance Club. Arama has also worked as a Teaching Assistant under Professor Stephen Lappano.
Arama has participate in internship or other development programs with JPMorgan, Société General (Paris), and Citi Group and has been the recipient of scholarships including the Simone and Raymond Miklos Endowed Scholarship, the James R. Longstreet Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Finance, and the USF Accounting Honors Award.
In addition to his involvement at USF, Arama volunteers as a financial advisor and coordinator for the Huntsman Cancer Institute. That role includes assisting in organizing private events to raise money along with developing financial projects.
After graduation in May, Arama, who speaks English, French, Spanish, and some Portuguese, he will spend the summer in Chile working as a financial equity analyst for Singular, a Hedge Fund focused on Asset Management.
Arama won’t be there long as he plans to return to USF to earn a master’s degre in finance and he has already secured a graduate teaching assistant position. Along with his coursework and teaching roles, Arama will be preparing for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA I) certification. Arama plans to pursue a career in investment banking after that.