Pioneer Profile

Manny Hernandez '18

Major: Marketing
Minor: Management and Leadership

What made you choose this major?

Marketing is a very unique area of study because it’s always changing. It’s an industry constantly adapting and morphing to the tastes of consumers so I enjoy the thought of chasing the next big idea. Marketing also opens many doors in the business world. There are many jobs that require certain skills and attributes that a marker might have. It challenges you to think bigger and essentially create something out of nothing, which can be a rewarding process.

How has what you’ve learned prepared you for your future?

What I’ve learned in my courses so far has allowed me to strengthen my knowledge and build certain skill sets so that I’m prepared to make an impact in the workforce immediately after graduation. Our professors are great at expecting and demanding our very best, which ultimately makes us better business students and leaders.

What opportunities have you had to work closely with a faculty member and what impact has that had on your education?

I really enjoy being able to build and develop relationships with my professors. I’ve built great relationships with professors such as Dr. Dennis Debrecht and professor Mike Levas who are always willing to help a student in need. Their leadership and passion have given students like myself the ability to truly reach our potential and people like that really make Carroll a great university. I’ve gotten to know many staff members, as well. Carroll’s staff really cares about students and they want us to succeed in everything we do.

How has Carroll enriched your growth as a person outside of the skills you’re learning in the classroom?

Enactus is a worldwide organization that brings together business and student leaders to use the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives. The Carroll Enactus team executes projects that are designed to impact the lives of those who need it the most in the Waukesha community. My experience with Carroll’s Enactus team has been truly life changing. When I first got involved with the team, I knew that I was part of a special and talented group of students. As current president, I now get to truly experience the amount of passion and dedication for helping others that Carroll students have. I am amazed by what this team has been able to accomplish and I’m excited to see it grow and change lives, one project at a time. If you’re a student who is looking to challenge himself or herself and apply the things that are learned in the classroom to real life situations, then Enactus is the organization for you. You have potential, so let’s talk.

Are you happy with your choice to attend Carroll University?

Carroll University has always felt like home to me. Everything Carroll had to offer was exactly what I was looking for, from its small class sizes to the scenic, historical campus and even downtown Waukesha. As soon as I arrived for my first campus tour, I was greeted with warm welcomes; I felt like I was already part of the Pioneer family. After talking with faculty members and students, I knew that Carroll was the school for me. I am so grateful for the opportunities that Carroll has given me. With the right passion and attitude, your four years at Carroll can and will be the best years of your life so far! I’ve been given the tools to succeed now and in the future. I am proud to be a Carroll student!

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