Arturo Diaz

Arturo Diaz

Name: Arturo Diaz
Age: 21
Major: Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing
College: Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship
Hometown: Mission, TX
High School: Sharyland High School, Mission, TX 

Attending UTRGV was one of the easiest decisions I have ever made. I had a nightmarish experience at another university that had me immediately wanting to transfer. However, in just the application process, I found UTRGV to be a much better experience by making it easy to stay connected with the campus community. UTRGV is different from universities because they are committed to providing high-quality education and preparing students for successful careers. It is not just some marketing slogan; it is what every professor and staff member strive for.

What made you decide on your current major? 
I have found marketing fascinating since I was a kid, particularly in movies. Watching YouTube videos covering the weekend box office for movies was probably my first-time doing market research and business analysis.  

What do you hope to achieve beyond the completion of your major?
I have my eyes on a master's degree and doing a deep dive into my field of study. My friend, Antonio, just gifted me a lovely pen with my name on it to use when signing our enrollment form for the master’s program. In terms of work, I would be happiest if I could work in the food and beverage industry. It is the field I have the most experience with, and I want to work my way up in that industry.

What do you like most about UTRGV?
I love the professors that UTRGV has. For example, Professor Vidal for Finance, Professor Jones for Sales, and Professor Flores for Marketing are not only experts in their field, but also mentors and role models who inspire their students to be curious, engaged, and passionate about learning. 

What does being a Vaquero mean to you?
To me, being a Vaquero means being a good student and friend to everyone on campus. That is the impression I got by other Vaqueros on my first day on campus, and that is the impression I want to give for others. 

What opportunities has UTRGV helped you find throughout your community?
There are countless guest speakers that you can find on the UTRGV website with VLink. For marketing week, I found It fascinating to hear from local marketers that graduated from UTRGV. Their advice had a profound effect on me, and I think that allowed me to present myself better in interviews and resumes.

What advice do you have for fellow students pursuing their degrees?
Join an organization. There are countless benefits with guest speakers, workshops, community service, and awards for resumes, and at UTRGV, everyone welcomes students with open arms.