I chose Texas State because it was close to my home and my business, CKC Farms, and it also offered the major I was interested in studying.
I have traveled a lot in Europe as well as Latin America (my mother is Peruvian) and I knew I wanted a degree that would allow me to travel and work.
When I graduate I plan to focus fully on my business, CKC Farms, a Grade A goat dairy and manufacturing site for goat cheeses. I would like to apply what I’ve learned here at Texas State to my business, as well as travel to different places to bring different flavors to the goat cheeses I make.
All of the business and accounting classes have helped make my business better. I could apply what I was learning in the real world. Also, I feel like the class Management 3360, Intro to Entrepreneurship, has challenged me to think outside the box and taught me how to lead an effective team.
Management 3360 has been the most challenging so far and I love it. You basically come up with a business idea and form a team to figure out if it is feasible or not. It’s a lot of pressure but it gives a real-world experience as to how dedicated one has to be and how difficult it is to start a business.
Studying abroad was an opportunity I had when I was a sophomore at Texas State. I lived in Florence, Italy, for one month, studying and learning the language. It was the best time ever.
My brother told me that a lot of the people you meet in college will be the ones you’ll remember the rest of your life and some of the best friends you’ll make. I’ve met some of my best friends in college, and I will never forget them.
The Ring Ceremony at the end of the semester.
The professors. There are so many good professors at Texas State that it’s always exciting when you start a new semester.
It’s a beautiful campus that has awesome teachers and classes. My little brother is interested in applying to Texas State. He’s a junior at Blanco High School, and I’ve taken him to campus several times to show him around and give him a tour. Now that I am a proud graduating senior, he is excited to attend Texas State as well.