Robert Rosell, Master in Public Administration ‘14
Where are you originally from?
I am originally from Robinson, TX.
What are you doing now?
I am currently a Corporate Compliance Officer at BBVA Compass. I am responsible for ensuring compliance with federal regulations for consumer loan products, policies, procedures, training documents, and bank wide projects, which encompasses approximately 700 branches.
What are your career goal(s)?
My career goal is to become the Director of Compliance for a large financial institution.
What has your UTPA graduate education done for you?
My UTPA graduate education has given me career opportunities that I would not have otherwise such as my current role at BBVA Compass. Additionally, it has given me the competencies to be successful as I continue my career.
How do you feel about your UTPA experience?
My UTPA experience has been great and life changing. I built long lasting relationships and friendships with professors and alumni. My experience helped me grow professionally while I was in the MPA program.
Best tip(s) for success?
The best tip for success I have is to stay focused on your ultimate goals. No matter how far it seems out of reach, believe me everything is attainable if you stay focused.
Do you have any advice for prospective graduate students?
Surround yourself with people who will be supportive and understand the commitment and accomplishment you are trying to achieve. Also, network every opportunity possible.