Soaring Beyond: Fabian Centeno

MEET FABIAN! He will complete his B.B.A. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management and will support BNSF Railway as their Management Trainee. 

We asked Fabian some questions about his plans for graduation, advice for current students, and how UNT helped him to succeed and SOAR BEYOND! 

  • When you started at UNT, what were your plans after graduation? How have these plans changed (if at all)? After I started my undergraduate degree here at UNT my two main goals were to develop myself as a leader and land a job that was aligned with my major. In the last three years at UNT, I have been able to enhance my leadership skills through various channels and roles. One of them being part of the Army ROTC and secondly as the Vice-president of the Society of Human Resources student chapter. Both organizations gave me the opportunity to overcome my weaknesses and mentor incoming students. Lastly, I was blessed with an extended offer from BNSF Railway after completing my summer internship. Overall, my plans have not changed directions but have exceeded my expectations.

 

  • What advice do you have for prospective or current students as they decide what they want their next steps to be (internships/careers/etc.)? I encourage students to be proactive about their careers. Network and get to know people because is not about the grades you get but the hands you shake. Sell yourself as an asset and build your brand!

 

  • How did your program at UNT help you to feel prepared for this role? Graduating from UNT has brought opportunities I never thought I would encounter. The resources and education are provided but taking advantage of how you can develop yourself will set you apart from other students.

 

  • How did you find your current role (website, email, word of mouth, etc)? I found my current role through LinkedIn.

 

  • What was the toughest interview question they asked you? What can you do for us that other candidates can’t?

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