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Grads Make the Most of UT Experiences to Land Jobs

Published: December 13, 2018

One piece of advice soon-to-be graduate Sabrina Schmidt ’18, MBA ’18 has for students is to take advantage of campus resources.

Schmidt did, utilizing the online resources in Career Services to land an internship as an undergrad with iQor, and as a graduate student with Reed Transport Services as a freight broker intern.

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Sabrina Schmidt ’18, MBA ’18 will confer both her bachelor's degree in international business management and an MBA at Saturday’s commencement, as well as completing a leadership certificate from the University.

She attended both the Resume Day and Meet the Firms events, where she landed interviews and a job offer by DXC Technology as an ERP functional consultant, apprenticing under a senior team member who will assist in training her in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems implementation, which are used to streamline business processes.

“For incoming UT students, make sure you are using the campus resources. They are undervalued and underutilized,” said Schmidt, of St. Petersburg, FL. “It is never too early to start networking.”

Schmidt is in the MBA 4+1 program and will confer both her bachelor's degree in international business management and an MBA at Saturday’s commencement, as well as completing a leadership certificate from the University.

Schmidt is among the 667 degree candidates at UT’s 147th commencement on Dec. 15, at 9:30 a.m. at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall. The ceremony will include 530 bachelor’s degree candidates and 137 master’s degree candidates.

Ibrahim Allam ’17, M.S. ’18 finished his UT career with $10,000 in hand as the winner in Synapse's Innovation Challenge last weekend.

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Ibrahim Allam ’17, M.S. ’18, center, finished his UT career with $10,000 in hand as the winner in Synapse's Innovation Challenge last weekend.

Allam’s Team Blitz created a waterproof wearable band for Epperson's Crystal Lagoon in Wesley Chapel that allow for such things as purchasing food and booking rides. Following commencement, Allam will continue to work with Synapse and Metro Development Group to further develop the app.

Allam, who has his bachelor’s in international business and entrepreneurship with a minor in marketing and will be graduating with his master’s in entrepreneurship, said one of the assets of the entrepreneurship program is the Entrepreneurs and Experts in Residence, such as Chuck Papageorgiou.

“He has helped me every step of the way throughout the entire program by helping me find the right people to talk to, solve obstacles I faced and give me the advice I needed to be where I am today,” said Allam, of Cairo, Egypt. “This program was truly a priceless experience that helps and motivates students pursue their passions, and nothing feels better than working on what you are passionate about.”


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