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.

Click here to apply for
the Fall 2016 Cohort  


 Coggin Ambassador Criteria

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


Questions? Call (904) 620-2067 or e-mail Career Coordinator, Melinda Santos.

Spring 2016 Coggin Ambassadors

pic-kami richmond


Double Major: International Business, Economics | Minor: Chinese
Graduation: Spring 2016 


Kami is a senior double majoring in International Business and Economics and minoring in Chinese. She currently holds the role of International Projects Director for UNF’s Rotaract Club, and is an active member of the Swoop Squad.  Kami has previously studied abroad in Greece and in China. She has formerly interned at the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville. In her spare time, Kami enjoys spending time with family and friends, running marathons, and painting. 

 pic-christine miner


Major: Marketing | Minor: International Business
Graduation: Summer 2016 


Christine is a senior at The University of North Florida achieving a major in marketing.  Along side her academic career, she is also the Vice President of the Women In Business Society (WBS) as well as being an active member in the Student Leader Advisory Board (SLAB). Christine also works at Vizergy as an Account Coordinator. In her free time she likes to spend time with family, read a good book, and relax by the beach. Upon graduating, she aspires to work for a "Go Green" company and move to New Zealand to follow her career while achieving her MBA. 

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Double Major: Finance, Financial Services 
Graduation: Summer 2016 


Brian is a senior double majoring in Finance and Financial Services. He is currently an active member of the Finance and Investment Society and the Filipino Student Association. Outside of UNF, Brian is involved with the community service efforts of ImpactJAX and the Jacksonville Jaycee’s. He is currently interning at UBS Financial Services. During his free time, Brian enjoys visiting new restaurants with his significant other and spending quality time with friends and family. Upon graduating in the Summer of 2016, he expects to sit for the Series 7 & 66 exams and complete the coursework requirement for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) exam. 

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Major: Marketing 
Graduation: Spring 2016 


Medina is a senior majoring in Marketing and is expected to graduate in the spring of 2016. She is the first person in her family to attend college. Medina is currently a Marketing Intern for England-Thims & Miller, Inc. and an active member of the Women in Business Society.  In her spare time, she likes to play tennis with her boyfriend. Upon graduation, Medina plans to attend graduate school to obtain her Master's Degree. 

pic-danijel hadziavdic


Major: Transportation & Logistics 
Graduation: Spring 2016 


Danijel is a senior majoring in Transportation and Logistics with an expected graduation date of Spring 2016. He is originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina and moved to the United States with him parents and older sister. He and his sister are the first individuals in his family to attend college. Danijel is currently a member of the Transportation and Logistics society. He is proud to be a recipient of the Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship, UNF Test Prep Scholarship and UNF SWOOP scholarship. He is currently a Transportation Intern at Coach. In his free time, Danijel loves to travel, play sports, and hang out with his girlfriend and family. Upon graduating in May 2016, he wants to pursue a career in the logistics field.

 Yanis Cisneros


Major: Accounting 
Graduation: Spring 2016 


Yanis is a senior currently majoring in Accounting. She has previously served on the executive boards of Alpha Sigma Pi Accounting Club and the National Association of Black Accountants club. Yanis has also participated in the Coggin Mentor Program (Fall 2014) and is a returning Coggin Ambassador. In the fall of 2015, Yanis participated in a Coggin Semester Abroad Program and spent three months traveling throughout Europe with her good friend. Upon graduation in the spring of 2016, Yanis plans to sit for the CPA exam and return to UNF in the fall for her graduate degree. In her spare time Yanis enjoys cooking, traveling, rock climbing and spending time with her family, fiancé and cat.

 CA2016-Jacob Turner JACOB TURNER   

Major: International Business | Minors: Community Leadership
Graduation: Spring 2016 


Jake is a senior majoring in International Business, with minors in Spanish and Leadership.  He is excited to proudly represent UNF as a Coggin Ambassador, and he is also a member of the 2015-2016 cohort of the Coggin Mentor Program.  Jake recently completed an International Business internship within the International Patient Services Department at Mayo Clinic Florida.  Additionally, Jake has volunteered and worked closely with Arc Jacksonville, a social services provider to adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.  Jake enjoys spending time with his family and friends, surfing, photography, art, watching movies, the ocean, and traveling.  Jake's future includes moving to California to pursue a career with an internationally-focused company and pursuing a Master's degree in either Business Administration or Health Administration.


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Major: Finance | Minor: Economics 
Graduation: Fall 2016 


Zack is a Senior majoring in Finance and minoring in Economics. He is a member of the Osprey Volunteer Club, Economics Society, and the Finance and Investment Society. He is originally from Cherry Hill, NJ where he spent his first two years of college playing D1 baseball at NJIT. In his free time, he likes traveling, fishing, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends. Upon graduating in December 2016, Zack plans on obtaining his MBA and working in the finance industry. 

 CA2016-Rebecca Segarra


Double Major: International Business, Management 
Graduation: Spring 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. 

 CA2016-Vuochleang Lim


Major: Finance
Graduation: Fall 2016 


Vuochleang Lim is a senior majoring in Finance with an expected graduation date of fall 2016. She is the first person in her family to attend college. Alongside her academic career, she also serves as the Philanthropy Chair for the Women in Business Society (WBS), is a member of the 2015-2016 Coggin Mentorship program, and has participated in Coggin’s Study Abroad Programs. In her free time she likes to spend time with family and friends, and enjoys playing tennis and soccer.

   CA2016-Jourdan Thaxton


Major: Management 
Graduation: Fall 2016 


Jourdan Thaxton is a senior majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. Jourdan is also employed with the University of North Florida and spends much of his time on the UNF campus. When not studying or completing a work related project, Jourdan enjoys volunteering with the Jacksonville Humane Society and promoting the message of animal wellness and humane treatment. Outside of his collegiate career, Jourdan is a budding singer-songwriter, dancer, author, and newly found actor. Jourdan has performed at venues such as the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, the Ritz Theater, Florida Times Union Theater, and most recently the annual Friday Night Music Festival held at the Jacksonville Landing. Managing a challenging and perplexing schedule has become second nature to the local “Prince of Pop Music”. Jourdan is looking forward to tackling his first movie role in the Spring of 2016, releasing his debut album Summer 2016 and graduating Fall 2016. After the completion of his undergraduate degree, Jourdan plans on continuing his career path with UNF as well as furthering his musical endeavors.

 CA2016-Emily Millspaw


Double Major: International Business, Transportation & Logistics 
Graduation: Fall 2016 


Emily is a senior with a double major in International Business and Transportation and Logistics. She is expected to graduate in Fall 2016. Currently she is active in the Transportation Logistics Society and a part of the Coggin Ambassador Cohort. In Summer 2016 she plans on going to the Coggin in Argentina study abroad trip. In her free time Emily likes to spend time with her friends and family, go to the beach, and experience new things and places. Upon graduation she hopes to travel often and find a position that is right for her.

  CA2016-Frank Nguyen


Double Major: Accounting, Finance
Graduation: Summer 2017 


Frank is a junior double majoring in Accounting and Finance and expects to graduate in the summer of 2017.  He currently is the president of Alpha Sigma Pi and aspires to continue to look for 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.  After graduation, Frank intends to pursue a Master’s degree.

 CA2016-Joseph Alas


Double Major: Management, Marketing  | Minor: Spanish
Graduation: Summer 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 finance. 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.



 CA Portal

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Spring Applications:


Apply today!

Now accepting applications for Spring 2014


 Download application and submit to or in-person in the Career Management Center by December 13, 2013.