Author Archives: Julio Novo

About Julio Novo

I am currently a Junior in the Honors College studying finance at the University of South Florida. I also hold a seat on the board of directors in the International Business Board in the university. My business interests are in investments and financial analysis and I am currently working to obtain a summer internship in one of these fields. However, my life isn't all about business. I am a very active tennis player and my interests range from programming to creating music. My ultimate goal is to have a significant impact on the world. A good one, of course. But for now, I'm taking things one step at a time, one managerial accounting test at a time.

Drawing to a Close

I want to take this opportunity to thank every person who was involved in this Major Works/Issues course, all of the people who contributed to our goal of funds and donations, and everyone who supported us. This was an amazing … Continue reading

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The Fall of Mortenson

And so it happens, “Another hero bites the dust”, says MTV founder Tom Freston. This remark is in light of the recent scandal involving Greg Mortenson. Greg Mortenson is mountain climber, best-selling author, and philanthropist. His tales of bravery, courage, … Continue reading

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We are priveleged

The end of the semester is nearing and we are almost to our goal. We have gone above and beyond our original 120 box goal of school supplies. Now it is a race to raise enough money to ship the … Continue reading

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Rain Rain Go Away

It was a reasonably calm morning this Thursday, March 31. The sky was grey, and the wind was low. However, that all changed rapidly. First, the rain started pouring down very hard. Then, the wind picked up and blew against … Continue reading

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We keep going…and going..

This week in class I was lent a great deal of help by two great girls. I am not so far along in terms of supplies collected. I needed a donations box to place in the Office of Veterans Affairs. … Continue reading

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A Good Week

What a week! I emailed several local companies that sell school supplies. Of the ones that I emailed, Lakeshore Learning, actually replied. I received an email from a representative saying that she had forwarded my request to Lakeshore Learning’s donation … Continue reading

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The Wheels are Turning

Things are looking up so far! Our class is planning a joint event after the USF Spring Break. We will set up a booth, or whatever we can get, and stack up on boxes of donated pizza, thanks to my … Continue reading

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Hoping for the Best

Is it a lack of caring or initiative? This week, I have been periodically checking the boxes that were stationed in the three PODs of the BBC, which is the living learning community in which I reside within the fourth … Continue reading

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Getting Exposure

This represents our radio exposure This week was about taking our first steps to collecting school supplies. Our class went to an A.M. radio talk-show. SMSgt Rex Temple and his wife, Liisa Temple, were interviewed. They were asked questions about … Continue reading

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Our Project So Far

As you may know by now if you have been reading my blog entries or those of the other students in my class, we are sending school supplies to children in Afghanistan. We are concentrating our efforts on working with other … Continue reading

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