Live to Inspire: Alfonso Colin ‘11

August 1, 2012

Pond Hopping: Internship & Opportunity in London

It’s back across the pond for Texas Lutheran University alum Alfonso Colin. Colin, a 2011 graduate, will attend The University of London at Birkbeck’s graduate program in Sports Marketing and The Business of Football this October. While at TLU, Colin studied abroad at Birkbeck where he interned for a fitness company planning events and organizing conferences. The decision to return was based upon his lifelong love of soccer and his interest in sports management and marketing. 

“Being born and raised in Mexico, I always wanted to do something with the sport,” said Colin. “My internship through TLU and Birkbeck gave me an advantage when applying. The internship gave me work experience which I know was very beneficial to my acceptance in the program.” 

Colin said his time at TLU as both a student and athlete was enhanced by the close relationships he developed with professors and coaches. The encouragement he received propelled him to pursue his goals. 

“To be at TLU and have the opportunity to study abroad was amazing,” said Colin. “Sometimes people think it’s too far-fetched to burst out of your bubble and live somewhere different. I’ve always wanted to work in sports, travel, and I hope to obtain an internship through this program that turns into a full-time job in London.”

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