Eduardo Alvarez, a marketing, advertising, and international business student, has embraced activities that have allowed him to lead.
He has served as president of the Latino Student Union. “The chance to work with the Chancellor and campus administration was a great opportunity,” Eduardo said. He has also served as a student government senator and an associate justice. In these roles, Eduardo met Indiana University President Michael McRobbie and the Indiana University Board of Trustees. “It was educational and interesting to see first-hand how the university works and how students can influence what happens on campus.”
Eduardo began as an international business major. After taking his introductory business courses, he realized he really enjoyed marketing and advertising, too. “In the marketing and advertising program, we participate in so many projects and competitions that we get plenty of hands-on experience,” Eduardo explained. In fact, last year Eduardo’s team placed 5th in the Echo Marketing Challenge.
Eduardo especially enjoys his marketing and advertising professors’ interactive teaching styles. “They make every class fun and interesting,” said Eduardo. Leighton School faculty in other disciplines have made strong, positive impressions, too. “Accounting was a very hard class for me, but it was not impossible because my professor was very supportive and encouraging.”
As a senior, Eduardo is grateful for his experiences at IU South Bend and the Leighton School. “It’s a great school in its own right,” Eduardo said. “I’ve had amazing opportunities and experiences.”