Persevering Through Adversity
“Perseverance” is the word Frankie Ferrari uses when asked to describe his long and bumpy journey from high school basketball player to point guard in Spain’s top basketball league.
A USF education prepares you to succeed both in your career and in your community. Communication studies graduates work in a wide variety of industries including public relations, human resources, advertising, social media/communications, event planning, education/teaching, nonprofits, and technology.
How did studying communication studies at USF prepare you for your job?
Because of USF, I can work with different types of people and practice understanding and patience in difficult situations. It’s my job to be an approachable, central source for every project or program I work on, and I feel well equipped to do so. It's also imperative that I have clean and strong written and oral communication skills. I am often complimented on my presentation style and my ability to speak in front of large audiences — I gained strength in this through my communication studies classes and mandatory public speaking requirements. I would not be a successful project manager without understanding the holistic universe of communications that I gained from USF."
—Ajouni Singh ’13, Project Manager, The Creative Shop at Facebook