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  • By: Adonis Chavarin


Adonis Chavarin

Senior at Eastern Oregon University

Adonis is a Senior at Eastern Oregon University studying Business Administration with a marketing, leadership, management and organization concentration. He is a research analyst for the center of student involvement, as well as a part-time business tutor on campus. In addition, Adonis is a part of the Eastern Oregon University Men's Soccer team.

How do you define a millennial?

I define a millennial as the product of innovation. A millennial uses their resources in the most efficient manner to correct and improve practices of the past. Millennials will continuously raise the bar to better society with new ways of doing traditional work.

How would you describe your personality?

I’m easy going and laid back, but I know my priorities and like to work hard. I also keep an open mind and love to try new things to expand my horizons.

What is an interesting fact not many people know about you?

I like to watch soccer, read, run, and play chess during my downtime.

What are you passionate about?

I truly believe that the cure to so many of the world’s problems is in the mind of someone who cannot afford an education. As a society, we must allocate our resources towards public and private organizations that focus on providing opportunities for higher education for the youth who cannot afford it.

What has been your biggest challenge so far and how have you overcome it?

I don’t think I’ve come across my biggest challenge just yet. I have had some adversity to overcome, but I have not yet faced a challenge that has really pushed my limits.

How does your culture influence your identity?

My culture is a major part of my identity. I’m Hispanic American, I speak Spanish at home, and family is everything to me. My Grandmother would always preach to me on how life will have its twists and turns, but no matter the circumstance you must always remember who you are and where you came from. My culture has had a major influence on the important decisions I have made throughout my life. I try and adapt to the environment around me, but my culture in one way or another can always be seen.

What brings you happiness?

Happiness to me is waking up to see another day with the opportunity to take another step towards my goals and dreams. Happiness is seeing my loved ones happy and healthy. Most importantly, happiness is making the most out of life with the opportunities available to me.

What is your five-year plan?

The first step to my five-year plan is to graduate from college. I plan on attending a graduate program, but I'm still not sure if that will be right after my undergrad or within the next five years. Step two is to enter the workforce, eager to learn and experience as much as I can about the business administration, and management industry.There will be a learning curve once my college bubble has been popped, but with hard work and dedication, I believe I can make a name for myself. I would also like to tie in my passion for giving back by making sure in one way or another that the youth of America will have the same opportunities I have. I also believe in giving back to those who have helped me along my journey. I will not let the hardships and setbacks in my post-grad future define me, but it will be my work ethic and resilience that will allow me to define myself. I look forward to these next five years and so much more after that.

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