Texas State offered to enroll me in the Emerging Stars program for free college credit hours during the summer, which really sparked my interest in jump-starting college. Additionally, while touring the campus, I saw that there was a lot more to the school than just academics, an enthusiastic energy that was lacking in many of the other schools I had visited.
I honestly didn't have a plan when I came to college. During my second semester, I started going around to the departments that sounded interesting and talking to various professors about degree plans. In the engineering technology department, Dr. Winek told me about the concrete industry management program and the opportunities and types of work. I thought, "Everything is made out of concrete," which excited me.
I would like to become a manager in the concrete industry and later on a CEO or CFO for a leading company innovating the future of the industry.
I have tried to pair some of my classes to gain different perspectives. In addition, the CIM program has taken me to many events, interviews, conferences and competitions where I have gained valuable experience and networked with industry professionals.
Dr. Cristian Gaedicke. His number one concern is for his students and he is willing to go the extra mile for them. He has time and again helped me with problems in and out of class.
I have networked with many professionals, gained a lot of public speaking experience, and gone to competitions, conferences and events in various cities and states.
I am a proud Bobcat Bobbie. I love just being able to cruise around campus all night. After a stressful day of classes, it really takes the edge off, and I get paid for it!
All the awesome positive energy people have combined with the amount of fun things there are to do.
From my mother: "The answer is always no, until you ask."
Do it. Texas State is full of opportunities and great people, and you'll never regret it.