Student Ambassador Program

The Student Ambassador Program provides outgoing, connected and ambitious Coggin College students the opportunity to serve as student representatives of the Career Management Center (CMC); they are the student face of the CMC.  Student Ambassadors play an integral role in the marketing and execution of programs presented by the Career Management Center (CMC) and the Coggin College of Business.  Events and promotions that Student Ambassadors have assisted with in the past include classroom presentations, career fairs, networking events, tabling to promote events, career workshops, fundraising, dean’s office events, STAR Program events, the Coggin hooding ceremony, and off-campus industry events.

By participating in the program, Student Ambassadors have the opportunity to network with their peers and business professionals, learn about the job market, and enhance their resumes. It is not uncommon for Student Ambassadors to make connections during their term that lead to job or internship opportunities.

Application Process

The Career Management Center staff selects Student Ambassadors at the end of the fall and spring semesters for the following semester. Students must submit an application, essay and an updated resume in order to be considered for the program to  


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Student 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 commit 20 hours total 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 regarding the CMC and experience working with the office


Questions? Call 620-2067 or e-mail Melinda Santos.


Spring 2014 Student Ambassadors

Allison Scholz



Major: Marketing

Graduation: Fall 2014


Allison is a senior undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Marketing. She's from the Tampa Bay Area and came to UNF as a transfer student. Allison is a current member of the Women in Business Society and Mentor Program. This past summer she completed the Coggin-In Paris study abroad program. She enjoys spending her free time with her pets, friends, and family.  


Nghi (Eddy) Nguyen 



Double Major: Management, Transportation & Logistics

Graduation: Fall 2014


Eddy is majoring in Business Management and Transportation & Logistics. He is currently the Recruitment Director for the Transportation & Logistics Society, a member of Delta Sigma Pi, a participant in the Coggin Mentor Program, and a member of the UNF Autoracing Club. After graduation, Eddy would like to work for a Fortune 500 company while pursuing his MBA. In his free time, he enjoys working on his car, running, taking pictures, and spending time with his loved ones.  





Major: Management | Minor: Entrepreneurship

Graduation: Fall 2014


David is a junior majoring in Business Management with a minor in Entrepreneurship. He recently completed five years of active duty service with the U.S. Coast Guard and now performs weekend drill with the reserve force. He is also the Volunteer Coordinator for the Student Veterans of America chapter at UNF. His long-term goal is to start and own a business. In his free time David also records original music and plays guitar and saxophone.

Afshan Zaher  


Major: Accounting | Minor: Literature

Graduation: Summer 2015


Afshan is a senior majoring in Accounting and minoring in Literature. Born and brought up in Dubai, she transferred to Jacksonville, Florida in Fall 2012 and hopes to graduate in early 2015. Due to her diverse background, she is fluent in six languages. At UNF, Afshan is a Campus Life Ambassador and is a member of the French Club, the Muslim Student Association and Alpha Sigma Pi. During her free time, she loves reading, watching movies/shows or chatting with her dear friends from different time zones.






Double Major: Accounting, Spanish

Graduation: fall 2014



Jordan Ross is senior majoring in accounting with a minor in Spanish. He is currently a property accountant at Finlay Management and is on the executive committee board for Alpha Sigma Pi. Recently, Jordan has completed a study abroad to Peru and is now setting his sights on a month long study abroad to Rosario, Argentina. Upon graduation, Jordan will pursue an MBA to become eligible to sit for his CPA license. After acquiring his CPA license he aspires to start his career in the public accounting field.

Hiep Nguyen



Major: Accounting 

Graduation: Spring 2015 


Hiep is currently a junior majoring in accounting after having transferred over from his local community college down in Sarasota, Fl. Currently a member of UNF A.S.I.A, Hiep is planning on also joining Alpha Sigma Pi this semester. In his free time, he enjoys staying fit and spending time with his friends. After graduation, Hiep will be pursuing an MBA degree with long term aspirations towards employment under one of the Big Four.



Nicholas Lamantia



Major: Transportation & Logistics | Minor: Economics

Graduation: Spring 2015


Nick is a junior majoring in Transportation and Logistics and minoring in Economics.  He is planning a graduation date of May 2015.  Nick is a Ben L. Fryrear Scholarship recipient and a member of the Transportation and Logistics Society. He was born in San Diego, California, but grew up here in Jacksonville.  When Nick is not focusing on his studies or working at Publix, he likes to go skating or play soccer with friends.  

James Jimenez  



Major: Finance

Graduation: Summer 2014


James Jimenez served in the military from 2007-2011 as a Global Navigator for the USS Taylor FFG-50. He left the U.S. Navy as a petty officer second class where he was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal for his relentless devotion to the mission and superior performance in navigation division.  His goals are to enter the asset management industry as an equity analyst within 3 years and become a portfolio manager within 5 to 7. His ultimate aspiration is to launch his own hedge fund that utilizes long/short equities, derivatives, and macro strategies. 





Double Majors: Marketing, Management

Graduation: Spring 2014


Monica is a senior double-majoring in business management and marketing who calls Jacksonville, FL home. She has been very involved in the Coggin College of Business participating in the STAR Program and the Mentor Program. She served as President of the Women in Business Society from 2012-2013 and has recently been appointed Vice President of the Student Leadership Advisory Board (SLAB). As the Empowered project leader of ENACTUS (formerly known as SIFE), she regularly volunteers at the Hubbard House where she teaches professional development to the survivors at the shelter. Monica interns for Windows UCrew as a Microsoft Campus Representative during the school year and is an Inroads intern for CIT Finance during the summer. Upon graduation, she plans on attending graduate school while working full-time at a reputable company in the area of marketing.


Ryan Hellriegel



Major: Marketing | Minor: International Business

Graduation: Spring 2015


Ryan is a junior majoring in Marketing with a minor in International Business. He is currently in training as Junior President of the American Marketing Association, Vice President of the Sailing Club and Team, Public Relations Specialist of the Surf Club and Team, Student Government Senator, a member of the Student Leadership Advisory Board, as well as participating in the Global Business Buddy Program for the Coggin College of Business. When Ryan has free time he enjoys hanging out with friends, surfing, sailing, playing soccer, and running. Upon graduation, Ryan hopes to work for a Fortune 500 company in the area of marketing, advancing through the ranks towards an executive position. 



Wesley Cutler


Double Major: Finance, Financial Services | Double Minor: International Business, Economics

Graduation: Summer 2014


Wesley went to Watson Real Estate School during the summer and plans on taking the State test in January to become a Real Estate Sales Associate. He is also working on getting his 214 license and plans on getting his financial securities licenses (60, 63, and 7) this semester. After college, Wesley plans on going into estate planning and real estate sales and investing. His expected graduation date is summer, 2014. Wesley is also a member of the Economics Society, the Triathlon Club and the campus ministry, Resolution. 


Bryan Jones


Double Major: Transportation & Logistics, Finance

Graduation: Spring 2015


Bryan is a junior and is majoring in Finance and Transportation and Logistics. He has been an active Senator for UNF's Student Government for over a year and is a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity where he has held the positions of Pledge Educator and Ritual Coordinator. He is an active member of the Finance and Investment Society as well as the Transportation and Logistics Society. He is currently a member of the Coggin Mentor Program for the 2012-2013 Cohort. He has held an internship with Ice House America as an accounting intern and has been working for the Local Economic Indicator Program under Dr. Mason for over a year. Bryan is preparing for his study abroad trip in March to Austria and the Czech Republic. Upon graduation, he plans to continue his education by attending graduate school while working full-time for a reputable company in the fields of finance and logistics.


Geneviene Babb 

Major: Accounting
Graduation: Fall 2014

Geneviene is an undergraduate student majoring in accounting in pursuit of her CPA license. She is the Vice President of UNF Student United Way and the Treasurer of Alpha Sigma Pi. She is currently an Internal Audit intern at Rayonier. In her spare time, Genna enjoys spending time with her dog Bear, reading science fiction novels, volunteering, and watching movies. Upon graduation, she hopes to work as an auditor for a big accounting firm and begin working on her MBA.

Myreka Sanders 

Double Major: Marketing, Economics, Minor: Psychology 
Graduation: Spring 2015

Myreka is a senior majoring in Marketing and Economics and is currently employed as an Ambassador for First Coast Energy’s Daily’s Stores. After graduating, she hopes to travel throughout South America to better learn authentic Spanish culture, and eventually plan on pursuing a master’s in either Psychology or Economics. In her spare time, if not entertaining those around me with humorous stories, Myreka enjoys spending time with family, writing, tutoring, and keeping updated on the latest technology news.






Spring Applications:


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Now accepting applications for Spring 2014


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