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Video Transcript for the Diverse Hiring Initiative: Christopher Caruvana
Pop rock music is playing in the background as Christopher Caruvana begins talking in the IU Kokomo Library. A lower third appears on screen with the IU logo naming Christopher Caruvana, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Mathematics.
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What brought me to IU Kokomo was that this campus reminds me quite a bit of my undergrad, actually. So when I was applying to jobs, was taking that into great consideration. I think one of the things that I like the most about my undergrad experience was the connection I was able to have with my faculty.
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That's something that we have here at IU Kokomo, and I really, really value that, because I think it's just a great, a great campus. The environment's really great. It's just a really positive, positive atmosphere. I think another very positive experience is being part of the multicultural center as well.
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I mean, the fact that that exists on this campus, I think is, is, is a really good thing. It's not something that I'm familiar with at other campuses. I mean, I think community is one of the most important things.
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And having, like, a community that you feel is your own, you know, I think that's, that's a very important part to just being happy in general as a human. And so just making those connections, I think I mean, everyone here would be welcoming and and a friend. But exposure to to as many different kinds of people that that are
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here on campus, I think that's the best way to build, to start building your community. Yeah, customer service has been good so far. I'm Christopher Caruvana and I teach mathematics. I'm an assistant professor in the School of Sciences.
The video ends with the IU Kokomo logo appearing on screen with the website, iuk dot edu.