Coggin Ambassador Program

The Coggin 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.  Coggin 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 Coggin 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, Coggin 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 Coggin 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  

Spring 2015 Coggin Ambassador
      Application Now Available!  



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 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 (904) 620-2067 or e-mail Melinda Santos.

Fall 2014 Coggin Ambassadors

Allison Scholz



Major: Marketing

Graduation: Fall 2014


Allison is a senior undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Marketing.  She is an active member of the Women in Business Society and Global Business Buddy Program.  She has previously completed the Coggin Mentor Program and Coggin-In Paris study abroad program.  Additionally, Allison spent this past summer interning with Client Focused Media as a Promotions Assistant.  In her free time she enjoys visiting her family in Clearwater. 


 Profile-Rachel Kurzinski  


Double Major: Accounting, Finance

Graduation: Fall 2014


Rachel is a senior double majoring in Accounting and Finance.  She is also the President of the Student Leadership Advisory Board for the Coggin College of Business, and has been actively involved on the board for the Women in Business Society the past two years.  She currently works for CIT as a finance intern and upon graduating hopes to continue a career with them within the corporate finance industry.


 Profile-Lauren Stevens 



Double Major: Marketing, International Business 

Graduation:  Spring 2015


Lauren is a Senior majoring in Marketing with a Minor in International Business.  She currently holds the role of the Vice President of the Women in Business Society, and she is also an active member of the Student Leadership Advisory Board (SLAB).  Outside of UNF, Lauren has participated in a Social Media Internship with Chick-fil-A and a Marketing Research Internship at Universal Studios.  In addition, she enjoys working at Walt Disney World during the Summer months while home in Orlando, FL.  When she is not occupied at school or work, Lauren enjoys relaxing with friends and traveling.  So far, her top 3 favorite places to travel are Greece, Alaska, and Italy.  Upon graduating in May 2015, she aspires to work for a fortune 500 company, while pursuing her MBA. 



 Profile-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.



Profile-Kyle Trenor 



Double Major: Finance and Financial Services

Graduation: Spring 2015


Kyle is a senior who has had the amazing opportunity of living in many locations around the world, including: Italy, Japan, and Puerto Rico.  He has also received the Florida Bright Futures and Presidential Scholarships.  He began his studies as a mechanical engineer but eventually decided to major in Finance, his true passion.  Kyle is also a CFA level 1 candidate, Osprey Financial Group member, and is pursuing an economics minor.  After graduating from UNF he plans on completing a Master's degree in Finance.



 Profile-Hiep Nguyen



Major: Accounting  

Graduation: Spring 2015   

Hiep is currently a senior majoring in Accounting.  His extra-curricular activities include being a member of UNF A.S.I.A, Historian for FSA, and Social Director for Alpha Sigma Pi.  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 with one of the Big Four.



Nicholas Lamantia



Major: Transportation & Logistics | Minor: Economics

Graduation: Spring 2015


Nick is a senior 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.  



 Profile-Lisa Nguyen




Major: Transportation & Logistics
Graduation: Spring 2015


Lisa is a senior majoring in Transportation and Logistics.  She is a native to Jacksonville, Florida, but her family origins are from Vietnam and she is the first in her family to attend college. Lisa is currently a member of UNF A.S.I.A and is the marketing director of TLS.  She is a recipient of Pat Moran & JM Family Enterprises, Inc. Endowed Scholarship in Transportation & Logistics and the PRODiGi Logistics Annual Scholarship.  After graduation, Lisa wants to pursue a career in the logistics field related to her major.  During her spare time, Lisa enjoys traveling and spending time with her loved ones. 



 Profile-Tyler Hadden1




Major: Marketing | Minor: Community Leadership

Graduation: Fall 2014


Tyler is a UNF senior who plans to graduate in December 2014.  In addition, Tyler is currently the Communications Team Leader for the Campus to City Wesley Foundation (CCW), a UNF Week of Welcome (WOW) Team Leader, and a member of the UNF American Marketing Association (AMA) chapter.  In his spare time, Tyler enjoys playing disc golf and tennis, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends.

Profile-Ryan Hellrigel 2



Major: Marketing | Minor: International Business

Graduation: Spring 2015


Ryan is a senior 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. 



Profile-Sonja Cvijanovic


Major: Accounting

Graduation: Fall 2014


Sonja Cvijanovic is from Serbia and came to the United States in 2009 to pursue degree in Accounting.  She is currently a senior, and after graduation she plans to sit for the CPA and pursue a Master's degree. Sonja's extra-curricular activities include memberships in Alpha Sigma Pi, the International Student Association, and the Women in Business society.  In her free time, Sonja enjoys photography, visiting the beach, and meeting new people.




Bryan Jones



Double Major: Transportation & Logistics, Finance

Graduation: Spring 2015


Bryan is a senior 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.  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.


Profile-Myreka Sanders

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

Myreka is a senior majoring in Marketing and Economics and is currently the Marketing Director of the Student United Way of the University of North Florida.  Her extra-curricular activities include participating in the Jacksonville Collegiate Leadership Experience program, working as an Ambassador for First Coast Energy’s Daily’s stores, and volunteering for organizations with which she shares interests.  Upon graduation, Myreka hopes to travel throughout Central America for a year to learn about Latin culture and improve her Spanish.  She then plans to eventually pursue her Masters in Health Administration.


Profile-Daysi Bejar

Double Major: Accounting, Finance | Minor: International Business 

Graduation: Fall 2014


Daysi is a senior majoring in Accounting and Finance, with a minor in International Business.  Born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, she came to the United States in 2003.  She is fluent in Spanish, and a current Member of the Women in Business Society.  She is also currently working for the Internal Revenue Service, and upon graduation Daysi will pursue her CPA license.  Her passion is traveling because she firmly believes that living among different cultures will help you see the world from a completely different perspective.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, visiting the beach, and photography.



Profile-Valerie Seaman
Double Major: Transportation & Logistics, Finance
Graduation: Spring 2015

Valerie is a senior majoring in Transportation & Logistics and Finance.  She is currently the Vice President for the Transportation & Logistics Society, and has participated in the Coggin Mentor Program.  This summer Valerie interned at Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc. and went to Colombia to visit family.  After graduation, Valerie would like to work full-time for a reputable company in the transportation and logistics industry as well as ministry work on the side.  During her free time, she enjoys Christian fellowship, playing soccer and volleyball, and catching up with friends.   



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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.