Spotlight Brother: Brother Javier Dominguez
Our Spotlight Brother this week is Brother Javier Dominguez. Javier became a Brother in Spring of 2015 with Omicron class.
What is your favorite AKPsi memory?
One of my favorite memories is successfully getting through honor court. I remember
studying all week so I didn’t cram last minute and asking my big (Claire) lots of
questions. One of the reasons I pledged was because I wanted to improve my public
speaking skills, and the pledging process helped tremendously.
If you could go back in time and give your younger self advice, what would you say?
I would try to go back and start applying to internships my sophomore and junior year.
It’s super competitive to land a job so having technical experience is super critical when
trying to stand out from your competition.
After leaving Eta Rho, what do you hope brothers will remember about you?
I hope brothers remember me as the go-to guy! I really like helping people out whether
it’s working on a school assignment or helping a brother with their resume. I grew up
playing sports so I’m super competitive, I consider AKPsi part of my team/family at UIC.
What will you miss most about Eta Rho?
I think the best part is randomly running into brothers around campus. Since I joined I’ve
have had at least 2-3 brothers in each of my classes, so you always have someone to
share the same struggle when getting through a tough class.
What is your favorite quote?
“The people we surround ourselves with either raise or lower our standards. They either
help us to become the-best- version-of- ourselves or encourage us to become lesser
versions of ourselves. We become like our friends. No man becomes great on his own.
No woman becomes great on her own. The people around them help to make them
great. We all need people in our lives who raise our standards, remind us of our essential
purpose, and challenge us to become the-best- version-of- ourselves.”
― Matthew Kelly