Mary Williams is a builder but she isn’t in the construction business. The finance major is building an alumni network via the USF Alumni Association – even before she graduates in May.
In 2020, Williams was selected to be part of the Order of the Golden Brahman, which aims to engage top students with alumni. The group needed a leader and she soon found herself creating a new mentorship program and fostering collaborations with groups such as the Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement, USF’s Counseling Center, and the Bulls2Bulls Financial Education Center. She established a Roundtable Discussion Series, too.
Williams has been involved in student-facing groups, too. She is a Tampa Campus Council member for USF Student Government, has served as a resident assistant, been the treasurer of the Society of Women Engineers, and helped with a number of activities in the Judy Genshaft Honors College.
Williams considers communication and relationship building skills as essential parts in her professional toolbox, along with hands-on learning outside the classroom. She is an intern at Spring By Citi Institutional Clients Group at Citibank, helping smaller clients often overlooked by other banks. She previously interned with JPMorgan’s Corporate Analyst Department, working in the onboarding program. She interned with Crawfish Swim School, too, handling marketing and HR projects. She also worked as an activities assistant at the Pinellas Association for Retarded Citizens.
All of these skills and experiences will help her as she returns to CitiFinance as she has a full-time offer in its Financial Analyst Rotational Program.