Pro Tips

“Start Early!”

How do you succeed in school and beyond it? Ask Gino Mascardo, Advertising ’17. He’s a cinematographer for Barclays Investment Bank in New York City.

First, try everything twice or even three times. Whether it’s a cuisine, a class, or a job, don’t dismiss it if you don’t like it immediately.

Second, start early! You always think you have plenty of time when you’re first assigned a project, but life inevitably quickens the calendar. Getting started right away cuts down on stress big-time.

Finally, get to know your professors and go to their office hours. USF is not like high school; you don’t have to be afraid of them. Plus, a lot of them have great connections in their fields.