PJ Martinez, New Professional & Graduate Student KC Rep
May 7, 2018
Hi everyone! My name is PJ Martinez, and I am your New Professional & Graduate Student KC Rep. I also serve as the Assistant Director for Retention and Diversity Initiatives at the University of Arkansas’ Multicultural Center. I am excited for these next two years and I hope to provide you with countless opportunities for furthering your education, volunteering and #MakingYourMark!
Why did I want to get involved with IV-W NPGS KC? It all began during my time in graduate school. I graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and had the privilege of being supervised and mentored by the greatest, Dr. Tim Alvarez. He was the person who challenged me to get involved. As a graduate student, I was introduced to NUFP and all things IV-W. My cohort members and I were excellent at creating connections with various members from the region. I knew these connections were fruitful and would assist me in my trajectory in Student Affairs.
I like to say IV-W helped me with my current role! During my second year of graduate school at the IV-W conference in Albuquerque, I was introduced to many University of Arkansas folks and was able to continue the conversation when it came to applying for jobs. My time as a graduate student and the people I met along the way inspired me to be part of the KC. As a KC representative, I hope to do the same for current graduate students and assist them in their endeavors of finding a new career. As a full time professional, I’ve learned new things, and I want to do encourage other new professionals to get involved as well!
What we want to do for you! As you can tell, the NPGS platform for 2018 - 2020 is #MakeYourMark. We want to help you…
(Sourced from Evette Allen & Antonio Duran – NPGS KC CO-CHAIRS)
If you are interested in wanting to join the IV-W NPGS KC please fill out this form: NPGS Interest Form. As soon as I gather all names, I will soon provide you with more information. In the meantime, follow us on Facebook at @IVWNPGS.
Looking forward to meeting you soon!
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