Coggin Ambassador Program

 

Coggin Ambassadors (CA's) are outgoing, connected and ambitious business students that serve as student representatives of the Coggin College of Business; they are role models to current and prospective Coggin students and are the face of the college to the business community. CA's play an integral role in the marketing and execution of programs and events including career fairs, networking events, career workshops and the STAR Program.  They also represent the Coggin College of Business at various on and off-campus events.

 

Through their service, Coggin Ambassadors have the opportunity to network with their peers and business professionals, learn about the job market, and enhance their résumés. In addition, it is not uncommon for CA's to make connections during their term that lead to job or internship opportunities.

 

Application Process

The Career Management Center staff selects Coggin Ambassadors at the end of the fall and spring semesters. Students must submit an application, essay and an updated résumé in order to be considered for the program. Please click the link below for more information and to download an application for the next ambassador cohort. Coggin Ambassador Criteria 

 

 

Click here to apply for the 2017-2018 Cohort 

 

 

Applicant Requirements:

  • S.T.A.R. Certified (or will complete by beginning of term)
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher and in good academic standing
  • Junior, senior, post baccalaureate or graduate student status with a business major
  • Be able to complete at least 20 service hours over the course of the semester
  • There are no hour requirements for summer; however, there may be opportunities to volunteer for those who are in town. These hours can count towards fall requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Current member and actively involved with a Coggin College of Business Club
  • Strong knowledge of the CMC's services and programs, and/or experience working with the CMC office

 

For more information, please contact the Career Coordinator Melinda Santos at m.santos@unf.edu or (904) 620-2067.

Fall 2016 Coggin Ambassadors

2017-Gina A GINA AKEL
Major: Transportation & Logistics, Marketing
Graduation: Spring 2017

Gina is a senior double majoring in Transportation & Logistics and Marketing graduating Spring 2017. Gina is the first person in her family to attend college. She spends most of her time dedicated to her school work, internship and extracurricular activities. She is currently on the executive board for the Women in Business Society and the Transportation & Logistics Society. In previous years, Gina served on the Women in Business Society and Delta Sigma Pi executive boards. During Fall 2016, Gina had the opportunity to compete in a student case competition at the IANA Expo. She also had the opportunity to attend the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference. During the Spring, she will compete in another student case competition held at UNF. Gina is thankful for the endless networking opportunities the Coggin clubs have given her and wishes to share those experiences with others. Upon graduation, she plans on pursuing a career in the Logistics field. In her free time, Gina enjoys hanging out with her family, friends and Goofy (her dog).
2017-Lindsay M   LINDSEY MAHONEY
Major: Business Management | Minor: Psychology
Graduation: Spring 2017

Lindsey Mahoney is a senior majoring in Business Management and minoring in Psychology. She is involved with UNFs Woman in Business Society, the Coggin Mentor Program, UNFs Vegetarian and Vegan Association, and more. She is currently participating in a Psychology Practicum as an intern with the Non-Profit, Head Start, and also an employee of UNF, working on campus. In her free time she enjoys playing the drums and guitar, going to concerts, photography, volunteering, cooking, reading, and exploring nature. At some point in the future she wants to teach English in another country and then come back to the United States to delve into her business career.

2017-Alex ALEXANDER RUBEN
Major: International Business | Minor: Spanish
Graduation: Spring 2017

Alexander Ruben is a Senior and expects to graduate from the University of North Florida Spring 2017 with a degree in International Business and a minor in Spanish. Alex has traveled to many places in Asia, such as China, Thailand, and Vietnam and hopes to pursue a career abroad once he graduates. Alex enjoys cooking in his spare time as well as exercising whenever he can. Alex is also an officer in the University of Florida Marketing Association.  Alex also took an offer from Ernst and Young as an Associate IT Analyst starting in Summer 2017.  

2017-Kim   KIMBERLY TESTA
Major: Marketing,Management 
Graduation: Spring 2017

Kimberly is a senior double majoring in Management and Marketing. She is the Events Coordinator for the Women in Business Society, and a sister of Alpha Phi. She currently works at the Career Management Center as the Marketing Intern/Office Assistant. In her free time she loves to stay active,read, go to the beach, and hang out with family and friends.
2017-Taylor TAYLOR WINBUSH
Major: Business Administration, Marketing
Graduation: Spring 2017

Taylor Winbush is a native of Jacksonville, Florida, who is pursuing her degree in marketing and business management at the University of North Florida. She holds a chair on the student conduct board, is a student ambassador for the Coggin School of Business, was a mentee in the Coggin School of Business mentor program, was a student ambassador for Intern Queen, and was the social media coordinator for the women in business society. She completed an internship with Campus Special and sold over $20,000 in revenue during the summer of 2014; She has also interned with Client Focused Media, Guidewell Connect, and is currently interning with the Dalton Agency here in Jacksonville.

Taylor does an ample amount of community service through her title Miss Jacksonville USA 2016 by motivating students in the community to set and achieve personal goals. Taylor is a member of College Leadership Florida where she represents UNF at different events throughout the state of Florida. She also hosts her own talk show to help uplift women with confidence through YouTube. Upon graduation Taylor seeks to continue working for a production and marketing firm where she can thrive in creativity while maintaining her position in the corporate business world.

Taylor enjoys going to church, traveling, dancing, cooking, photography and spending time with her friends and family. Her favorite quote is, “Just do it” - Nike.

2017-Frank FRANK NGUYEN
Double Major: Accounting, Finance
Graduation: Summer 2017

Frank is a senior majoring in Business Management and expects to graduate in the Summer of 2017. He is an active member in the Rotoract club, works for the UNF OCT program, formally was the president of Alpha Sigma Pi, and he continues to seek more opportunities to make an impact at UNF. Outside of UNF, Frank is an active youth leader at Celebration Church who loves seeing young students and people commit their lives to something greater. In his free time, he enjoys playing a variety of sports, and treasures the time he spends with family and friends. Frank's passion is to further his leadership skills and learn to help develop others. After graduation, he intends to look for manager positions to further his experience in order for him to be able to eventually manage his own non-profit or ministerial business.

2017-Rebecca

REBECCA SEGARRA

Double Major: International Business, Management 
Graduation: Summer 2017

 

Becky is double majoring in International business and Management. She is a current Junior expected to graduate Spring of 2017. Becky is currently an executive board member of the Women in Business society, the Coggin Mentorship program and the Coggin Study Abroad Program. She has had three years of managerial experience as a General Manager for a small business. After graduation, Becky plans to continue her education and obtain her Masters degree with UNF. After finishing school she aspires to work outside of the United States. When Becky is not at school she enjoys spending time with family and traveling. 

 

2017-Glynn GLYNN YARBROUGH
Major: International Business, Transportation & Logistics
Graduation: Summer 2017

Glynn is a senior double majoring in International Business and Transportation & Logistics. He is an active member of the Transportation & Logistics Society and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Glynn is also a proud recipient of the Coggin Academic Business Scholarship. He is currently interning at the Port of Savannah, GA, working in break-bulk operations. Having completed a study abroad trip to Portugal, he’s planning on traveling to Argentina with UNF for his next trip in summer ‘17. In his free time, Glynn enjoys exercising and spontaneous travel. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree, Glynn plans to work for a few years then pursue an MBA with a focus in International Business.

2017-Joe

JOSEPH ALAS   

Double Major: Management, Marketing  | Minor: Spanish
Graduation: Fall 2017 

 

Joseph is an international student from the Philippines who graduated high school in Malaysia. He is currently pursuing two business degrees in Management and Marketing. He enjoys being involved in sports, mainly soccer and basketball. Joseph also likes to draw, practice graphic design and learn new things in the world of business. He always looks to grow and one day hopes to become successful, emotionally and financially. Joseph’s goal in life is to be happy and achieve his dreams of becoming a professional athlete and a successful entrepreneur.

 

2017-Nora NORA SADOWSKA
Major: International Business, Finance
Graduation: Fall 2017

Nora is a senior, expecting to graduate in December 2017. She is double majoring in International Business and Economics. She is involved in the Woman in Business Society, Coggin Delegation, and is looking forward to being a Coggin Ambassador. This past summer,  Nora received the opportunity to study abroad in Beijing, China with the assistance of the SAILS Scholarship. While attending UNF, Nora works at a local restaurant as a head server. During Nora's free time she enjoys going on adventures. She has traveled to over 20 countries while living out of a backpack. Her dream is to integrate her passion for traveling with a career in global business. 

2017-Sara
SARA PANJEVIC
Major: Marketing, Transportation & Logistics
Graduation: Fall 2017

Sara is a senior majoring in Transportation & Logistics with a minor in Marketing. She is expected to graduate in Fall 2017 and pursue a career in the logistics field, then obtain a MBA after gaining field experience. Outside of the academic environment, Sara recently completed an internship with Yusen Logistics and hopes to complete an additional internship before graduation to broaden her horizons. Sara was born in Zagreb, Croatia and is a first-generation citizen and student. Her roots have created a love for travel, which led her to completing a summer abroad with Coggin in Marseille, France this past Summer 2016. In her free time, Sara likes to spend time at the beach or outside, exercise, read, and hangout with family and friends.

2017-Nick NICHOLAS STOVER
Major: Finance, International Business
Graduation: Spring 2018

Nicholas is a junior majoring in International Business and minoring in Finance, and he is expected to graduate in the fall of 2017. Nicholas is a member of FIS (Finance and Investment Society), and also an active member of Coggin Delegation which helps incoming international students adjust to life at UNF. Before his time at UNF, he played two years of Collegiate Soccer and was given academic and athletic recognition during those years. Nicholas spent a semester abroad in Germany, and completed an internship for a startup NPO in Ireland. During his free time, he enjoys the beach, playing golf or any sport, traveling, volunteering at his local Soccer Club, and working out. After he graduates, Nicholas plans on obtaining his Masters for International Business while getting my Bachelors for Finance, and then focus on getting a career in Consulting Management.


2017-Stephen STEPHEN MALE
Major: Economics, Finance
Graduation: Spring 2018

Stephen is a junior double majoring in Finance and Economics with an expected graduation date of Spring 2018. While he is dedicated to his studies, Stephen understands the importance of personal development as well. He is a member of the Finance & Investment Society and the Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity. In order to gain a greater understanding of international perspectives, Stephen traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia for the Fall 2016 semester to study at the St. Petersburg State University of Economics (UNECON). During this experience, he participated in the "Discussions in Economics" Club and served as a guest speaker for the UNECON International Program. Stephen will travel to China at the end of Spring 2017 to study the economic and social issues that have emerged as a result of rapid urbanization. In his free time, he enjoys the company of his family and friends, composing music, exercising, and reading.

Marianna MARIANNA DOWELL
Major: Management, Transportation & Logistics | Minor: Community Leadership
Graduation: Spring 2018

Marianna is a junior double majoring in Management & Transportation and Logistics, and
minoring in Community Leadership. Currently, she holds an Assistant Marketing board position for he Transportation & Logistics Society. She works on campus as Spinnaker Media's business manager. In her free time, she is an avid movie watcher, likes to swim, and read lots and lots of books.
2017-blake BLAKE PARRISH
Major: Transportation & Logistics | Minor: Finance
Graduation: Spring 2018

Blake is a junior majoring in Transportation & Logistics and minoring in Finance. He is expected to graduate in Spring 2018. He is an active member in the Transportation & Logistics Society, Coggin Mentorship program, and is planning to patriciate in Coggin Study Abroad Programs. Blake works part-time in corporate events at Crowley Maritime Corporation where he is learning about the Management and the Logistics industry. Blake is an active member at Westside Baptist Church where he plays music on a weekly basis and works with the youth group. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, golfing, playing drums, going to the beach and spending time with his friends and family. Upon graduation, Blake intends to go to work for a Jacksonville based logistics company and pursue a Master’s degree.
2017-Drew DREW WAMSER
Major: Finance, Financial Services
Graduation: Spring 2018

Drew is a junior who is double majoring in Finance and Financial Services and who is expected to graduate in Spring 2018. Drew is a part of Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business fraternity, and is also a part of the Coggin Mentor Program. He is currently interning at National Financial Services Group in Jacksonville, Florida and wants to pursue a career in Financial Planning. After graduation he plans to continue his education with a Masters of Business Administration and will use it to work as an executive for a company. In his free time he enjoys the outdoors, fishing, and spending time with friends and family.

                                                                                                                                                                             

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