When Mackenzie Lamm first arrived at USF, she made a vow to herself: to grow as a business professional and make a meaningful impact.
She entered USF as a member of the invitation-only Bulls Business Community, sharing both living and classroom spaces with other first-year business students. The program enhanced professionalism and networking through etiquette dinners and corporate tours. Through this initiative, she found her voice and today, is involved in HerCampus, an organization for women, by women. She is the junior editor for a team of 20 women and has written seven articles herself.
Lamm has grown her sales skills through internships and involvement in the USF Professional Sales Club. As a business development intern at BlueGrace Logistics, she generates prospective clients and maintains about 200 interactions through cold calling and emailing. As one of 20 students selected for KnowBe4’s Sales Career Accelerator Program, Lamm was the overall winner of the objection handling competition and her dedication to coachability has secured her a sales internship over the summer. In addition, through the USF Sales Club, she was the overall winner of the Selling with the Bulls competition and is joining its E-Board as chief marketing officer.
In her work-study job at the USF Office of Veterans Success, she has approved roughly 150 veterans and dependents to receive financial benefits for schooling. She says this role is rewarding to help those who have made sacrifices for this country.
Lamm will graduate in 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing with a concentration in sales and a minor in mass communications.