Loyola University Chicago

University Staff Council

September 2016

Jose Luis Rodriguez

Title/s:  IT & Data Specialist

Email: jrodriguezorjuela@luc.edu


Department/School/Division: CME Group Business Analytics Lab - Quinlan School of Business
Campus: Water Tower Campus
Years at Loyola: 1 year

What is your favorite thing about working at Loyola?
My favorite thing about working at Loyola is working alongside Loyola's world-class faculty who share my curiosity and joy of learning. It is a pleasure to be among like-minded professionals, and I feel fortunate that I get to learn something new every day.

What is your most memorable achievement as a Loyola employee?
Last semester, I helped students taking the Business Analytics course that is offered at the Quinlan School of Business Analytics Lab with their final project. After they completed the course, several students came back to let us know that they secured new internships and jobs for the summer as a result of their final project and the work they did in the class.

What does Loyola's mission mean to you?
As a person that graduated from an all-boys French Catholic High School, I am familiar with the teachings and ideals of Loyola. I believe in fostering a diverse community and applying our knowledge to serve the community that we are a part of.

What motivates you to succeed each and every day?
I love to work with my team, faculty, and colleagues on the many challenging questions that we get to tackle. The director of the lab is a great mentor and role model to me. I am always excited to come to work because there is always a new challenge or debate about how to grow as a lab and how to improve our work to serve the students and faculty to the best of our ability.

Tell us how you show your Rambler pride.
I am really proud of the effort and campaigns to make the University greener and more energy efficient.

Tell us something most people at Loyola would be surprised to know about you.
I have participated in more than five Ragnar Relay races all around the country where I, along with my team, run more than 200 miles in about 24 hours running through the night. My favorite race was definitely the one in Park City, Utah, and the most mileage I've covered in one race was when one of my team members got injured and I had to run a couple of extra legs. In that race, I ran 30 miles in less than 24 hours.