Many leaders emerge after they finish their Orientation Team Leader position, and Chad Cowan is no exception. Chad has influenced many around him before and after he was chosen to become an OTL for 2010 team. Chad said this about his experience, “My OTL experience was empowering and transforming summer from the moment it began until it ended.”
Chad tries to help out his USF community the best way that he knows and getting involved was his best solution. He tries to enrich lives by showing what an ideal USF bull should look and act like. He was a former RA for Cypress Residence Hall, which to him was a “neat experience”. Chad is a part of Aletheia Student Organization, a member of the USF Bulls Triathlon Club, a member of Best Buddies, and a future member of American Marketing Association. Recently, he went to Wales for the study abroad program. With everything Chad does, Orientation is still dear to his heart. He was recently hired to become a Transfer Orientation Leader here on campus.
When asked how has the OTL experience helped him in the world, Chad replied, “Being an OTL has helped me overcome some of the barriers, like working with a team or public speaking to push me forward. If I did not go through this experience I might have missed out on many opportunities to come. So thankful that I got to be an OTL….it was AWESOME!”
Chad can be considered a prime example of what a Team Leader should be after finishing their process as an OTL, and a great USF bull.