Sarah Smith, Student

Sarah Smith is one of the members of the inaugural freshman class at USF Sarasota-Manatee. Smith is also one of two incoming freshman with a high school GPA of 4.3.



What would you like to do for a career upon graduation?

Upon graduation from USF, my dream would be to become a Pharmaceutical Representative.

Why did you choose the major that you chose?

Over the past year, I’ve been tossing around what to do with my life. After taking what felt like a hundred different personality quizzes and talking to several people who work in that field, I realized a marketing degree would align me with careers that would meet my criteria for what I desired most in a profession.

What are some of your interests?

My interests include painting, writing, Irish dancing, playing piano, listening to most every genra of music, and soaking up sunshine at the beach. Also, I do enjoy a morning run every now and then.

What is something about you that people wouldn’t normally know about you?

I don’t usually broadcast this, but most every night I sit on my back porch with some type of refreshing beverage and write.

Why did you choose USF Sarasota-Manatee?

I chose USF Sarasota-Manatee because it offered me the opportunity to take classes from a renowned University, but also live at home and not be uprooted from my life to move several hours away for school. It feels like a small, private collage, but provides all the excellent resources of a large university. Also, the faculty and staff always have your best interest at heart and will do whatever they can to see you achieve greatness.

Would you recommend USFSM to someone else?

I would most definitely recommend USFSM. It’s 15 minutes from the beach, and even the security guard asks how my day is treating me every time we pass on campus. It’s a really great environment.