Texas State University Logo

Helpful Links

Online Services

Join the Conversation

adjust type sizemake font smallermake font largerreset font size

Bobcat - James Cole

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 the 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, president
Student Foundation, fundraising chair
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.

James Cole Stats


MAJOR: Finance

HOMETOWN: Houston, Texas

HIGH SCHOOL: Mayde Creek High School

Bobcat Quote

"I was impressed with the university's wide range of degree programs and felt like the Texas State environment would help foster my overall development and growth."

Apply Now