Samuel Martinez

Samuel Martinez

Name: Samuel Martinez
Age: 22
Major: Marketing
Robert C. Vacker College of Business and Entrepreneurship
: Mission, TX
High School: IDEA Mission 

I choose UTRGV for many reasons. Firstly, because I knew of the great marketing program they had and a big bonus is that UTRGV is so close to home and being close to my family is important to me, so attending this university was the best choice for me. I don’t regret choosing UTRGV since these last couple of years I’ve grown so much not only as a student, but as a person.

What made you decide on your current major?
I consider myself to be a people person, so marketing caught my eye. Having the ability to help individuals take their businesses to the next level and generate traffic to their companies is what made me take this route of majoring in marketing.

What do you hope to achieve beyond completion of your major?
With opportunities arising and decisions to be made, I would like to work for a marketing agency for a couple of years, and then use that knowledge and experience to open my own business or agency.  I can see myself providing proven and effective marketing services to individuals who want to take their companies to the next level.

What do you like most about UTRGV?
What I like about UTRGV the most would be the opportunities, especially within my college. I constantly receive emails about the endless opportunities to travel the United States and participate in a bunch of different programs and marketing events.

What does being a Vaquero mean to you?
Being a Vaquero to me means that I have another family outside of my blood. I am a Vaquero, and my peers are as well. I feel like I have a whole other community in this with me.

What opportunities has UTRGV helped you find throughout your community?
UTRGV has presented me with the opportunity of meeting new people, individuals with similar goals and dreams. People who will push me to the next level and motivate me to reach my full potential, and attending UTRGV has giving me this opportunity.

What advice do you have for fellow students pursuing their degrees?
Some advice would be that I know what it feels like to be lost and not know what you want to do for the rest of your life. However, I truly believe we all have a purpose and it’s only a matter of time before you find yours, so the one thing I would advise is to be perseverant.