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Bobcat - Alicia Koestens

Alicia's Thoughts on Texas State

Why Texas State

I’m funding my own education, so I had to choose an affordable institution where I would still get a valuable education. I attended Bobcat Day and fell in love with the beauty of the campus. After that I was excited to be a part of the Texas State community.

Career Goals

I plan to enroll in graduate school and get a master’s degree in education. I hope to help design school curriculum.

Favorite Professor

I’ve had many professors who have made a difference. If I had to pick just one, I would say that philosophy professor Audrey McKinney was one of my favorites. She engages students in the course material through a variety of techniques that enhance the classroom experience because students are actively participating in learning instead of passively absorbing the information.

My Most Valuable Learning Experience
at Texas State

Being a full-time student and also working two jobs, I’ve learned a great deal about time management. I am the first in my family to get a college education and it is a rewarding feeling to accomplish such a goal.  

Best Studying Advice

Don’t procrastinate. It is no fun to pull all-nighters. Also, many textbooks come with CDs or companion Web sites, and these are extremely helpful.

My Organizations

Phi Sigma Tau Philosophy Honor Society

Honors and Awards

Dean’s List fall 2006, spring 2007 and fall 2007

Favorite San Marcos Hangout  

Grins is close to campus and is a great place to eat, especially on a nice day when you can sit outside. They have the best sweet tea and chicken salad!

What I Tell Future Texas State Students

You won’t be just a number. The faculty and staff are accessible and genuinely care about you. You’ll get great value for your money, and the university is always bringing interesting speakers to campus. Also, there are many places around campus that are here to help you to succeed, such as the Student Learning Assistance Center  and Career Services. There is always something to do, and there is something for everyone!

Alicia Koestens Stats

MAJOR: Philosophy

MINOR: Psychology

HOMETOWN: Belton, Texas

HIGH SCHOOL: Belton High School

Bobcat Quote

"You won't be just a number. The faculty and staff are accessible and genuinely care about you."

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