Future Career Mentors

Eckerd College is launching a pilot student mentoring program for the 2018-2019 school year. The purpose of the program is to pair current students and recent graduates with alumni who can provide guidance in navigating the transition from academics to the world of work. The pilot program will be capped to ten mentors and twenty students.

Following the success of the pilot, we will increase our number of mentors. Check out who will be joining us below!

Stephen Barber ’12 | B.S. Marine Science and International Business

Stephen graduated from Eckerd College in 2012 with a B.S. in Marine Science and International Business. As a student he held various roles within the Eckerd College Organization of Students (ECOS) including serving as ECOS President during the 2011/2012 academic year.

After Eckerd, he joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York City where he currently runs product development for all core client data and reporting delivered across their global prime brokerage client portfolio.

Outside of work, he enjoys running marathons, interval training workouts, playing ultimate frisbee and a good glass of wine.

Stephen Barber

Andrew Odell '11 | B.A. in Environmental Studies, Minors in Biology and Coastal Management

Andrew graduated from Eckerd College in 2011 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and minors in Biology and Coastal Management. As a student, he volunteered for several organizations including Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, Friends of Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuges, and the FWC Marine Mammal Pathobiology Laboratory. He participated in two winter term trips that focused on conservation and ecological issues in Roatan, Honduras, and Suriname in the Amazon Rainforest. Andrew also traveled to Costa Rica for a summer trip with Dr. Szelistowski to help a peer collect samples and do research for her senior thesis.

After graduation, Andrew worked for a sustainable/green home builder in Pinellas County. Unfortunately, the company had financial troubles and went under, which is what motivated him to pursue an M.B.A with focuses on Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility from USF St. Pete's Kate Tiedemann College of Business.

He has worked at RMS Elite Properties, a local real estate brokerage and property management company, for over five years. He started as an administrative assistant and leasing agent in 2013, and he is now the Controller, as well as the newest Senior Equity Partner.

Zev Sohne ’10 | B.A. Business Administration and Management

Zev Sohne graduated from Eckerd College in 2010 with a B.A. in business administration and management. He has been entrepreneurial since his days at Eckerd College starting a promotion and event planning company at Eckerd. Since that time he has begun several successful businesses, starting with a pub in downtown St. Pete. After that he got into real estate development including starting a short-term rental business. He currently is working on an on-demand laundry and dry cleaning app called Folded, of which he is a co-founder.

Zev Sohne