Student Spotlight - Adam Romero Jr.

Current spotlight of Management student.

Adam Romero Jr. 

Five Questions with a student...

1. What is your academic rundown?
I am a fourth-year Latino student of Puerto Rican descent studying Management with a minor in Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship. I started my Penn State journey at Penn State Abington before coming to University Park. In addition to my Penn State experience, I also completed 75 hours of required education at Temple University to become a licensed real estate salesperson in Pennsylvania.

2. Why did you choose to major in Management?
I chose the Management major because I truly enjoy organizational leadership, which at the time was offered as a concentration in the major. I consider myself a natural-born leader and am grateful that this major gave me the opportunity to further advance myself as a business leader. I embrace diversity and different perspectives and feel that I learn just as much from others as they do from me. This major overall has taught me that a leader says, “let’s go” while a boss only says, “go.”

3. What are you involved in at Penn State, and how do these activities complement your Management coursework?
On campus, I have served in a variety of leadership roles from being an Orientation Leader to a Resident Assistant. Currently, I serve as the Executive Vice President of the Penn State Latino Caucus. We are an umbrella association that oversees 17 delegate Latino organizations across campus. In this role, I oversee eight other students and manage a wide range of diverse perspectives, all while maintaining high ethical standards. The Management major and Smeal, in general, have prepared me significantly to hold this type of position now and even in the future, as I live by these standards daily.

4. What are your plans after graduating from Penn State?
After graduation, I would like to continue my education for an additional year at Penn State, to earn my MBA. After I complete my graduate education, I plan on continuing with the Fortune 1 retailer, Walmart. I want to work my way up the ranks to senior and/or even executive leadership within the company, starting at the store level and going through corporate. I see myself mostly in Walmart’s Supply Chain, People (HR), or Talent Acquisition departments.

5. What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
In my free time, I enjoy DJ-ing. I am a huge supporter of highlighting the Latino culture and I do so through the form of music and entertainment. I am the DJ for Latin Nights at The Basement Nightspot, here in State College, where I can share my culture with people.


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