Chaz Hine, Management

Chaz Hine is passionate about sports.  Hine earned a spot on the USF football team as a walk-on in 2007.  His work ethic soon had him starting at offensive guard as coaches and players alike call him a mentor and leader on the field.  Named to the Big East All-Academic team in 2009 and ESPN Academic All-District team in 2010, the guard devotes hours to practicing, traveling, and playing with the team. Continue reading “Chaz Hine, Management”

Eric Holland, Economics


The first in his family to attend college, Eric Holland credits the Bulls Business Community with helping him grow as a professional from his first moments on campus.  A highly involved student, he took part in nearly every program offered at the BBC, from improv and etiquette lessons to tours and networking sessions.  Holland was selected to serve as a BBC resident assistant in 2009. Continue reading “Eric Holland, Economics”

Stephanie Howard, Marketing

Passionate about Best Buddies International, an organization that facilitates friendships between intellectually and developmentally challenged individuals and their non-disabled peers, Stephanie Howard saw a need to expand the program at USF.  She became President, and since, membership has doubled. Howard brought Best Buddies’ national “Spread the Word to End the Word” campaign to USF in March, aiming to make students aware of the hurtful effects the word “retarded” has on disabled citizens.  As a result, more than 1,000 students pledged to stop using the word. Continue reading “Stephanie Howard, Marketing”

Christina Jena, Marketing

A member of the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society and repeated Dean’s List scholar, Christina Jena maintains her scholastic accomplishments.  She does so while balancing a part-time job, internship, and leadership role in the American Marketing Association.  Starting as an active member, Jena was elected as vice president of regional conference.  Under her leadership, she organized, planned, and promoted the annual conference, which was attended by more than 160 people. The revenue from the event surpassed the organization’s profit goal. Continue reading “Christina Jena, Marketing”

Chelsey Kamen, International Business

Chelsey Kamen has embraced international business, spending a semester abroad in France, followed by a summer program in Italy.  Attending classes and working side-by-side with students from all over the world has given her the opportunity to expand her global knowledge and see first-hand what companies mean when they say the boundaries of business are blurring. Continue reading “Chelsey Kamen, International Business”

Sean McCaskill, Accounting

One bachelor’s degree was not enough for Sean McCaskill.  After graduating in 2009 with a finance degree, he came back to USF to pursue a degree in accounting.  He has immersed himself in extracurricular programs offered by the School of Accountancy, so much so, in fact, that he has been invited to serve on its student advisory council. In addition, McCaskill, who has received two Student Excellence Grants, worked as a teaching assistant for two semesters. Continue reading “Sean McCaskill, Accounting”

Ross O’Bryan, International Business & Economics

Four years ago, Ross O’Bryan started climbing the walls.  An avid rock climber, O’Bryan is a member of USF’s Rock Climbing Club, currently holding the positions of treasurer and secretary for the club.  Elected to serve as president for the coming year, O’Bryan is spearheading the group’s effort to build a rock-climbing wall on USF’s Tampa campus. Continue reading “Ross O’Bryan, International Business & Economics”

Wilnelly Ortiz, Marketing & Management

Serving as an intern, Wilnelly Ortiz spent the summer of her junior year abroad in Panama City, Panama, working for the National Secretary of Energy.  During her time in the Central America, Ortiz was responsible for exploring the potential for Florida businesses that supply alternative sources of energy to penetrate the Panamanian market. Continue reading “Wilnelly Ortiz, Marketing & Management”

Sarah Reynolds, Finance

From the moment she stepped onto USF’s campus, Sarah Reynolds knew she wanted to be a part of something big.  She has been a member of Delta Delta Delta, a social sorority, since her freshman year.  She has held various leadership positions in the sorority, such as the vice president of finance, where she was responsible for managing a $120,000 budget, making sure that accounts receivable were collected and checks were sent to local businesses.  She now serves as the vice president of chapter development.   In addition to her involvement in Delta Delta Delta, Reynolds has served as a panhellenic recruitment counselor for the USF Greek system. Continue reading “Sarah Reynolds, Finance”

Paul Robertson, Finance

Aspiring for a career in corporate law, Paul Robertson knows that internships that will help him in his future career.  He currently serves as a legislative intern for Congresswoman Kathy Castor, where he is responsible for helping constituents gain access to aid and drafting responses to congressional matters.  He has also served as an intern for the Orlando-based private law firm Anderson and Anderson P.A., where he shadowed a board certified attorney. Continue reading “Paul Robertson, Finance”

Volkan Turan, Finance & Marketing

From starting a lawn mowing business at the age of ten to running a multi-purpose advertising company at the age of 21, Volkan Turan has always been a focused entrepreneur and leader.  His company, Vmax Productions, LLC started with an idea for a YouTube-based car inventorying company.  Now, Turan has turned the company into a successful video-advertising business. Continue reading “Volkan Turan, Finance & Marketing”