Student Spotlight: Senior Thesis and Colloquium-Rohin '19

Senior Thesis and Colloquium is the culmination of a seven-year journey. Each Bosque senior undertakes a year-long independent research project and delivers his or her findings in a twenty-page research essay as well as in the public presentation at Colloquium. Over the course of the year, students will submit a formal prospectus, conduct text-based research and fieldwork, and test their arguments at a defense.

In the weeks leading up to Colloquium on May 15 and 16, the BUZZ will feature the thesis topics of Bosque’s seniors and provide insight into student researchers as they work toward the completion and presentation of their finished work.

Rohin '19
An in-depth look at UNM’s financial mismanagement of its Athletic Department and the business of intercollegiate athletics: What led UNM to accumulate over $4.7 million of debt, and what can they do to overcome it?

Thesis Synopsis:
Rohin is taking an in-depth look at the business of intercollegiate athletics and is specifically exploring how UNM's Athletic Department has accumulated over $4.7 million of debt in the past few years. The thesis offers insight into the causes of the debt, as well as possible solutions for the University, through ticket revenue analysis, exclusive interviews with coaches and athletic directors, and more.

Researcher Bio:
Rohin is a sports enthusiast who has grown up as a lifelong Lobo fan.  He is the co-president of Bosque’s Upper School Student Government and also plays basketball and golf.  Rohin spent the past summer learning about sports business at the Wharton Sports Business Academy. He is currently undecided for college.