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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

  • S.T.A.R. Certified (or will complete by beginning of term)
  • GPA of 3.0 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.

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*Application deadline for Spring 2019: TBD



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.
  • Preference given to students that are able to commit to 2 sequential terms.

For more information, please contact the Assistant Director, Melinda Santos or (904) 620-2067.


2018 Coggin Ambassadors 

Major: MBA - Marketing and Finance 
Graduation: Spring 2018

Sushmitha is an MBA candidate with a focus on Marketing and Finance. She completed her undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering in India. Sushmitha is the Vice President of the UNF American Marketing Association, and is also a member of Women in Business Society and the Entrepreneurs, Creators and Innovators Club. After graduation, she wants to become an entrepreneur and empower women in the isolated regions of India and contribute to the development of her country in any way possible. Her interests are photography, sketching, traveling, and reading books.

Major: Transportation and Logistics, Minor: Finance 
Graduation: Spring 2018

Blake is a senior majoring in Transportation & Logistics and minoring in Finance; he plans to graduate in spring 2018. He is an active member in the Transportation & Logistics Society, Coggin Ambassadors, Beta Gamma Sigma and has participated in the Coggin Mentor Program and completed a study abroad trip to Austria. Blake has also participated in Academic Case Challenges in Long Beach, CA and Jacksonville, FL with the Transportation and Logistics Program. Currently, Blake works part-time in Intermodal Operations at Crowley Maritime Corporation. He is also an active member at Westside Baptist Church where he plays music on a weekly basis and works with the Young Adult 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 begin his career in logistics at one of the many logistics organizations located in the Jacksonville area. .

Major: Management and Marketing
Graduation: Spring 2018

Sabrina is a senior double-majoring in Marketing and Management with plans to graduate in spring of 2018. She currently serves as Delta Gamma's Vice President of Finance and is also the Marketing Coordinator for the Women in Business Society. She travelled abroad through the Coggin in Italy program and completed a Marketing/Communications internship with Southeastern Grocers in summer 2017. Sabrina is also a part of the Coggin Mentor Program, where she continuously seeks ways to get involved and make an impact at UNF. During her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, crafting, and spending time with friends and family. After graduation, Sabrina hopes to work in a leadership role and pursue her MBA with a focus in Marketing.

Major: Economics, Finance 
Graduation: Spring 2018 

Thiago is a senior double majoring in Economics and Finance and expects to graduate in the Spring of 2018. He works as a tutor for UNF helping students in subjects related to economics and finance. Thiago is also a member of the FIS (Finance and Investment Society) and the FPA (Financial Planning Association). He came from Brazil in 2014 to play soccer for Siena Heights University located in Michigan and transferred to UNF with an academic scholarship. Now that his soccer career is finished, he has more time to dedicate to reading books and socializing with his friends. After graduating, Thiago would like to hone his financial skills in the USA, before taking what he has learned back to Brazil to improve the financial industry in his home country.



Major: International Business, Finance 

Graduation: Spring 2017


Nick is a senior double majoring in Finance and International Business with an expected graduation date of spring 2018. He is a member of the Finance and Investment Society, Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society; he is also an active member of the Coggin Delegation which helps incoming international students adjust to life at UNF. Before attending UNF, he played two years of collegiate soccer earning accolades for his play and his performance in the classroom. In Spring 2018, Nick will study abroad in the Czech Republic and Austria. He has also completed internships with PLS Logistics and CIT Bank. An avid traveler, Nick has visited 23 countries. In his free time he likes to play golf, attend sporting events, go to the beach, lift weights, cook, and volunteer coach at a local soccer club in his hometown. After graduation, Nick plans to pursue a Masters in Finance, or an MBA and ultimately launch a career in strategic or financial consulting. 



Major: Finance, Minor: Economics
Graduation: Spring 2018

Ray is a senior majoring in Finance and minoring in Economics with an expected graduation date of summer 2018. He is also an Osprey Financial Group alumnus and involved with the Coggin Mentor Program, the Finance and Investment Society, and a brother of Sigma Chi fraternity. He is currently a Trading Intern at The Energy Authority, and was formerly a Product Specialist at Fidelity National Information Services. In his free time, he enjoys trading options and stocks, reading, weightlifting, traveling, and playing golf. Upon graduation, Ray aspires to work at an Investment Bank doing either Equity Research or Investment Banking.

Major: Transportation and Logistics 
Graduation: Spring 2018

Emmanuel is a senior majoring in Transportation Logistics and minoring in Marketing with an expected graduation date of spring 2018. He is a member of the Transportation & Logistics Society and Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society. After graduation he plans to pursue a Master of Business Administration. He currently interns at Corporate Traffic Logistics as a Junior Logistics Specialist, and he is also a Sergeant in the Marine Corps Reserves. In his free time he enjoys good food, lifting weights, playing sports, and video games.

Major: Finance, Financial Services
Graduation: Spring 2019

Drew is a senior double majoring in Finance and Financial Services and is expected to graduate Spring 2018. Drew us a part of Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business fraternity, and a participant in the Coggin Mentor Program. He has completed an internship at National Financial Services Group and spent the summer with Souteastern Grocers as a real estate intern. After graduation, he plans to continue his education with a Master of Business Administration and pursue a career in Corporate Finance. In his free time, he enjoys the outdoors, fishing and spending time with family and friends. 

Major: International Business
Graduation: Spring 2019

Nicole is a Junior majoring in International Business, with an expected graduation date of Spring 2019. She is involved in the Coggin Mentor Program and the Women in Business Society. Nicole is an active leader at Celebration Church, where she enjoys volunteering and helping others to discover their purpose. She will be studying abroad in Croatia in spring 2018 and in China summer 2018 to gain experience and knowledge in her designated field of study. In her free time, Nicole likes to spend time outside, swimming, cooking, and connecting with family and friends.

Major: Finance
Graduation: Spring 2019

Derrick is a Junior majoring in Finance with an expected graduation date of spring of 2019. He aspires to launch a career as an investment banking analyst before beginning work on his Master of Business Administration. Ultimately, he would like to work in private equity with the goal of starting his own firm and becoming an influential venture capitalist. In the fall semester of 2016, he was confirmed unanimously to the UNF Student Government Senate and served for a semester. He was recently initiated into Delta Sigma Pi and was also named VP of Scholarships and Awards within the fraternity. He is also an active member of the Finance and Investment Society and The Financial Planning Association. His favorite hobbies include playing basketball, watching crime noir films, and reading urban novels. He also enjoys playing pool, poker, and blackjack. 



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