Calixto Martinez is looking for a long-term job in the Southwest. After he is financially stable, he plans to return to school to earn his master’s in esports management.
How have your UW-Stout education and experience changed you?
Stout’s biggest advantage is its connections and identity of having a good work ethic. This is implemented through its polytechnic approach.
Stout allowed me to create a new network of friends and colleagues that shared the same values and ideals as me: progression, optimism and honesty. This process transformed me from a shy, timid freshman, into a confident and optimistic team player.
I was also given the opportunity to perceive the world from various perspectives from the people I met in Multicultural Student Services and as an resident adviser in the Multicultural Living Community with University Housing.
What stands out about your UW-Stout experience?
Each of the professors is unique. Their time spent in the hospitality industry made class experiences more memorable. The most valuable lessons I learned were from their industry experiences.
How did your involvement impact your experience?
I was heavily involved with Multicultural Student Services throughout my time at Stout. I was a member for the Latino organization, Latinos Unidos. Little did I know, I would be vice president for two years. I was president this year. However, I resigned halfway through spring semester due to personal reasons.