I had lived in San Antonio, but moved to Virginia for high school. I knew I wanted to come back to Texas for college. I went on numerous college tours in Texas, and when I came to Texas State it was such a beautiful campus and the people were so amazingly friendly. The minute I stepped onto campus I felt home, and during my campus tour I could picture myself here. Coming to Texas State was the best decision I have ever made.
I actually have switched my major three times, but I always knew I wanted to work in healthcare. When deciding to change my major the last time, I looked at all of the classes I had taken and looked at all the majors Texas State had to offer, and when I read the description of the clinical laboratory science program I was interested. I spoke with the department chair and realized that the career offered so many opportunities. My classes are so interesting and hands-on, which is the best way I learn.
When I graduate, I hope to get a job in a Level I trauma hospital in San Antonio and eventually go back to school to be a trauma nurse.
The classes I am taking will help me both in my career and my everyday life. If I am ever in any emergency situation, I am trained to help and assist medical personnel. I love that I can help people who need it in emergency situations. When I go back to school for nursing, I already will have taken many clinical-based classes that will help me with my second degree.
By being involved in organizations, I have learned the value of diversity. The friends I have made here are all so different from me, and from my friends from high school. I absolutely love the fact that Texas State is so diverse, and it has taught me how to interact and work with all different kinds of people.
PAWS Preview, University Ambassadors, Colleges Against Cancer-Relay For Life and Society For Clinical Laboratory Scientists.
The best place to study on campus is the Alkek Library. It also offers a variety of study resources for students. The sixth floor is the best floor because it is the quiet floor with the fewest distractions.
The people. From the moment I stepped onto campus for a tour up to today everyone is so friendly and willing to help you out.
Take in everything about the university. We are such a welcoming and loving community you will definitely find a home here. Don’t be afraid if you don’t know what you are going to study. Don’t be afraid to change your major once you find what you are passionate about. Get involved on campus and cherish every minute you have here because in the blink of an eye you will be in your senior year about to graduate; these will truly be the best years of your life!