did you come to UNF?
has always been at the top of my list of schools to attend. UNF offers a
small campus feel with big campus amenities. The campus is ten
minutes away from the beach, right next to the St. John's Town Center
and only 15 minutes from downtown so the location is fantastic. My family
and friends are very important to me and staying close to them was also a
What is your favorite aspect of being a
student at UNF?
is a small campus and everything is within walking distance. I see my friends
on my way to class, at the Student Wellness Center, on the Green or at the
Union. UNF offers more than 200 student clubs, 24 Greek organizations, concerts,
festivals, intramurals and Division I athletics. There is always something
going on which makes life as a UNF student really fun.
opportunities have you had at UNF that you might not have had elsewhere?
Transportation and Logistics Flagship Program is one of the best in the
southeast. Because we study in “America’s Logistics Center” this program
offers unlimited opportunities that have been instrumental in my success as a
student. One of the best opportunities is the T&L Career Day
held each semester specifically for T&L majors. Many logistics
companies that are located in Jacksonville participate and students have
multiple face-to-face interviews and receive offers for full-time and
internship positions. I have had three different internships as a student
at UNF and attribute my success to the unique networking opportunities
offered at the T&L Career Day. Another benefit of
the T&L program are the facility tours offered each semester in and
around Jacksonville by partners in the business community. Some of the
facilities we have toured in the past are Michaels Distribution Center,
Vistakon, Fanatics, Inc., Henry Schein, Inc. My favorite is the annual Big
Sea Day, a comprehensive tour of JAXPORT that begins with a tugboat ride
on the St. Johns River.
leadership and networking opportunities offered by the Transportation and
Logistics Society (TLS) are incredible. TLS is one of largest clubs on campus
with about 120 members and being involved has changed my life. I joined
in my freshman year and have held the following positions on the board: Social
Director, Treasurer, Vice President, and currently, the President. We
have meetings every month, bringing in business professionals and alumni to talk
about various subjects such as life after graduation, why it is important to
join professional organizations after graduation, and interviewing techniques.
The meetings give students a chance to network with each other and the business
professionals in a relaxed comfortable environment.
have these opportunities shaped your "personal journey" (collegiate
opportunities have created a journey that I will remember forever. I
truly believe the opportunities UNF has to offer are unique,
and if you are willing to do the work, UNF can take you places you
never thought were possible. I am grateful for the countless opportunities to
grow, the individualized attention, and support from faculty and staff at UNF.
The choices I have made, starting with the decision to attend UNF and
major in Transportation and Logistics, have made my student experience
exceptional in every way.
you currently have or plan to participate in any internships?
my freshman year, I had a part time job at Crowley Maritime Corporation in
Jacksonville, FL. Last summer I had an internship at the Target
Distribution Center in Lake City, FL. This summer, I will be doing an
internship with Arizona Chemical in Jacksonville, FL.
do you think your UNF education will take you in the future?
education I have received at UNF has been very helpful for my career
in the future. I am blessed to have found a subject I am passionate
about and look forward to my career in logistics. I plan to do one
of two things right after graduation: get my
masters at a top school such as Michigan State, Ohio
State and Penn State or find a dream job in a management
trainee position within a fortune 500 company.