Captain Reporting for Duty!

This week, Tez has landed on the desk of Captain Josue Hernandez.  Josue is one of the cohort’s elder statesmen and often provides the much-needed comic relief as we near the end of a tough academic program. Josue currently serves in the United States Army, and before entering the program, he served as an Air Defense Artillery Officer for seven years.

During his time in the program, Josue has been a great team player and always willing to lend a helping hand.  He has taken his skills of discipline, organization, and work ethic from his time in the military and applied it to his work and also shared some of these skills with the cohort.  Whether he is providing the class with a checklist for packing for the Dominican Republic or helping us keep track of all the many class deliverables as a member of the self-appointed Coordination Committee, he is always helping to keep everyone on track.

On a personal note, Josue is a diehard Arizona Wildcat and when you step into his house, there is no question where his allegiance lies. Josue has offered up his home for many SMBA gatherings, including our recent Fantasy Football Draft.  During his time in the program, he has volunteered for several events, including the MLB All-Star Fan Fest, Padres baseball games, and SDSU football games. After the program, he hopes to pursue a career in baseball in either finance or operations. Congratulations, Josue!


Tucson, AZ

Undergraduate Degree: Economics

Age: 33

Favorites Sports Teams: New York Yankees and Arizona Wildcats

Favorite Sport(s) to Play: Softball and football

Favorite Sports Movie: Remember the Titans

What made you choose SDSU’s Sports MBA program?

I want to work in the sporting industry and thought this program would be a great place to start. Scott really sold me on the program and everything he described it to be, it is.

What has been your most memorable experience so far in the SMBA program?

The trip to the Dominican Republic. It was great bonding with peers and seeing the Padres and Mets facilities. It was interesting to see how big of a role baseball plays in their culture.

What do you hope to achieve while you’re a student in this program personally?

I want to build relationships with my peers and learn from them.

So far, what is your favorite class, and why?

I enjoyed Management Operations with Dr. Reinig. I appreciate organization and planning for future events. That class provided tools and programs to use to enhance my skills.

What’s your advice for anyone who’s attempting to be the next ‘Student of the Week’?

Find a way to make other student’s lives a little easier. We are all busy preparing for the next step in the program and sometimes little things slip our minds, so any help to the class is much appreciated.