Marcos Salinas

Marcos Salinas

Name: Marcos Salinas                             
Age: 21 
Major:  Bachelor’s in Business Management/Administration 
Class: Junior 
College: Robert C. Vackar School of Business and Entrepreneurship
Hometown: Edinburg, TX
High School: Edinburg High School 

When I decided to attend UTRGV it was for many reasons. It was close to home, it was a beautiful choice, etc. But the main reason I decided on UTRGV is the amount the staff cares. When I chose this university, I knew it would be perfect because I am going to be somewhere that not only do they care about my journey for my degree, I’m also able to learn how to care for others journeys as well.  

What made you decide on your current major?
My dream is to eventually open a business of my own or assist a company to help grow in their accolades and goals to help people in their needs in our modern society. 

What do you hope to achieve beyond completion of your major?
I hope to be able to provide jobs for the jobless, and homes for the homeless. I have seen in my own life how Jesus Christ has placed me in a position that I am extremely blessed, and I want to provide that same love and grace that I’ve seen with God’s hand in my life. 

What do you like most about UTRGV? 
I love the intimacy of the professors, and how much they really care about our degree, and see academics into our personal lives. 
What does being a Vaquero mean to you? 
I’ve lived in the Rio Grande Valley, and it has allowed me to grow pride for the Valley and our Vaqueros. I take much pride in being part of this great move the university has started and the progression that we will see in our athletic and academic departments.
What opportunities has UTRGV helped you find throughout your community?
I’ve been able to work with my amazing direct supervisor, Ms. Karen Dorado, and she has been an amazing help with not only my life but my academic journey. I had an amazing experience working during the debate of our current governor, Gregg Abbott, and Beto O'Rourke. It was an amazing experience to be able to be there and experience such a great thing. 

What advice do you have for fellow students pursuing their degrees?
Don’t give up. I slowed down a bit during my sophomore year, but I persisted and never gave up. Now I am reaping the rewards of being so close to finishing.