Conference

Mentorship Program

What is the Mentorship Program? 

The USF AMA mentorship program is a way for our members to work one-on-one with Industry professionals to help advance their skillsets for any and all of their future career endeavors. Paired mentors and mentees will work throughout the semester through exclusive events and activities, which include but are not limited to resume and LinkedIn workshops, interview prep, goal setting, internship search, and much more!

 About our Mentors 

AMA USF mentors are recruited every fall semester and meet with their mentees twice a month. Not a Tampa native? Don’t worry! Mentors can meet both virtually and in person. All of our mentors come from a variety of backgrounds and industries. From marketing to finance to tech, we have it all! 
Come back next fall to join our amazing team of mentors!

 About our Mentees 

AMA USF mentees are paid AMA members looking to further their knowledge and become more prepared for the post-grad world. Mentees are paired with their mentor every fall semester and can meet twice a month both virtually and in person. Pairings are based on many factors, however, all mentees will be able to choose their top 3 mentors that they want to work with! 
Want to become a mentee?

The Benefits

Networking
Skill Building
Career Development
Industry Insight
1:1 Meetings
Network with professionals in
your desired field 
Learn and grow the skills you need
to achieve your aspirations
Develop your career goals and learn
how you can achieve them
Understand the ins and outs of your desired industry
Meet one-on-one with your mentor, whether it be virtually or in-person

Meet the Mentors

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Kristin Hrycyk

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Kristin currently works as a marketing coordinator at Bayside Pet Resort and has based her personality on her cattle dog's exercise requirements 

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Dana Gordon

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Dana is a President of Pirate Marketing and has been to 47 out of 50 U.S. states 

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Youssef Amer

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Youssef is a Zone Finance Manager at Allstate and has been to 20 countries spread across 5 continents 

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Law Smith

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Law is a Fractional CMO at A&B Aquatics and a Stand Up Comedian. He considers himself a "turbo dork for entrepreneurs and learning" 

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Samantha Moffett

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Samantha is a Content Coordinator at Leverage, a digital marketing firm and was a classically trained dancer from ages 3-23

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Jennifer Kolodzinski

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Jennifer is a Business Development Manager in the commercial moving industry and is an Interior Designer. She used to play semi-pro in a girls paintball team

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Randell McNair

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Randell is a Research Scholar at MetaPassegeways and a USF Adjunct Instructor. He has traveled on business enough to circle the earth over 30 times

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Alex Bogovic

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Alex is a Paid Search Manager at Peacock streaming service. She lived in Thailand for a year teaching English to elementary students

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Tony Strein

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Tony is a Regional Sales Manager at International Fasteners, a Construction company. He was previously the Executive Vice President and VP of Professional Development for USF AMA

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Paul Harris

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Paul is the CEO of DCE Productions and has helped produce events for four U.S. Presidents as well as photographed two others 

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Alyssa England

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Alyssa is a recruiter at Kerkering Barberio, an accounting firm. She loves to play bingo in her free time 

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Shane Combs

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Shane is an Academic Advisor at USF and didn't see snow for the first time until he was 35 

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Ally Gannon

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Ally is a Chief Connection Officer and Partner at Coconspirator, a marketing agency. She chose to study advertising over musical theatre when she was in college

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Annica Willis

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Annica is a Senior Presentation Designer on the CEO's Chief of Staff team at USAA. She has lived and studied in the U.S. France, and Denmark 

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Sandra Quezada

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Sandra is a Media Planner at 22squared, a marketing agency and is a huge animal lover 

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Kristian Willis

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Kristian is a Senior Finance Manager at Allstate and is an avid peloton user

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Lindsey is an HR Project Analyst at CAE USA and aspires to be certified in skydiving

Lindsey Schiller

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Drew Zimmerman

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Drew is an Account Manager at Bagley Branded Products and her goal in life is to visit all of the Disney themed parks in the world

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Gaines is a Business Intelligence Analyst at the Plateau Group and was awarded a years worth of Moe's, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Nothing Bundt Cake

Gaines Hayes

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Laura Guarino

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Laura is a Social Media Specialist at Mediagistic and knows all the ins and outs of American Football

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Logan Babiak

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