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Bobcat - Clay Patterson

Clay Patterson

Clay’s Thoughts on Texas State


Why Texas State

I chose Texas State for a number of reasons. Texas State offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programs, has been rated one of the best value colleges in the nation, and is just the right size for someone who wants to be more than just another number or face in the crowd. Its location between Austin and San Antonio in the beautiful Texas hill country gives a student opportunity to explore the outdoors or take to the city streets on the weekends.

Why International Studies

I love to travel and I enjoy working with diverse people.

Career Goals

I haven’t quite decided on a particular career. I have been thinking about pursuing a law degree after receiving my bachelor’s. I plan to help solve problems in business by creating innovative approaches to upper level management. It is my goal to ethically and efficiently help manage a large multi-national corporation.

How My Major Will Help Me Reach My Goals

A degree in international studies will give me the tools I need to make well informed decisions on trade and management by expanding my knowledge of the global economy and the role of business in societies today.

Favorite Professor

Dr. Brock Brown, Economic Geography 3303. He’s passionate, intelligent and knows how to motivate students in the classroom. If you get a chance to have him as a professor, take it.

Best Studying Advice

Read, read, read!

My Organizations

Phi Delta Theta Fraternity
Student Foundation
Veteran’s Alliance

Leadership Positions

Texas State University System, student regent
Veteran’s Alliance, former president
Student Foundation, president
Associated Student Government, chief justice

Honors, Awards and Scholarships

The Horatio Alger Association Military Scholar scholarship

Best Campus Hangout

George’s, in the basement of the LBJ student center. Shoot some pool and grab a beer (if you’re old enough) after studying.

Best Campus Restaurant or Dining Hall

Harris. All you can eat for a swipe.

What I Tell Future Texas State Students

I tell them it’s the best decision I’ve ever made.


Clay Patterson Stats

MAJOR: International Studies

HOMETOWN: Richardson, Texas

HIGH SCHOOL: J.J. Pearce


Bobcat Quote

"Its location between Austin and San Antonio in the beautiful Texas hill country gives a student opportunity to explore the outdoors or take to the city streets on the weekends."

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