Checking in with Mount Royal alumni: Carlos Cuevas
Your name, program and year of graduation at MRU...
Real name: Carlos Cuevas, I was known in school as "Carlos from Mexico" thanks to my friend Shamus Neeson.
My first class at Mount Royal was Broadcasting Sales with Bob Thodas in January 2005. I was the first one to arrive in the classroom, when Bob walked in shortly after I introduced myself:
Hi, I'm Carlos Cuevas and I'm from Mexico...
Shamus followed into the classroom, Bob said:
Hey Shamus, meet Carlos, he's from Mexico!
Shamus: Carlos from Mexico!
Since then, I was known in college (yes, it was Mount Royal College back in my day) as Carlos from Mexico up until receiving my Broadcasting diploma at Convocation in May 2007.
Your career path in 140 character or less...(Twitter style)
Started as a PT employee with FT availability. Working my way to the top since 2007 with the same company. Dreamer with high expectations.
What three words describe your student experience at MRU?
With four part-time jobs while being a full time student, volunteering with both Safe-Walk and the International Education office while trying to maintain a social life... I would have to go with: Sleepless in College.
What was the most important course you took at MRU and why?
All my core broadcasting classes. They gave me all the right tools to be able to excel at work.
How have you invested in your community after MRU?
I love to help as many fundraisers and non-profits as possible and my work allows me to do so! YWCA Keep a Roof, McHappy Day, Tim Horton's Camp Day, charity runs. The options to help in and around Calgary are endless!
What is the best piece of advice you received at MRU that helped prepare you for your career?
If you're going to put your name on something, make sure you always give it your absolute best and never settle for anything short from perfection.
What is your claim to fame?
I've been Goodwill Carlos on 101.5 KooL FM, a small on-air job, since January 2008. I go around Calgary and try to make people happy and almost always have stuff to give away and brighten-up people's days.
What do you miss most about being a student?
Oh, that's a hard one... I have to go with life in residence. Res was awesome, especially when I was a Resident Advisor. I would highly recommend living in Res to anyone thinking of enroling at MRU. You will meet lifelong friends there for sure.