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Bobcat - Leslie Cortez

Leslie's Thoughts on Texas State

Why Texas State

Texas State offers a wide variety of majors and so many opportunities, yet it maintains the friendly feel of a smaller school. I was not sure what my major would be before I started my undergraduate degree here, but I knew that by coming to Texas State I would be able to pursue most anything I wanted.

Career Goals

I started a graduate program at Texas State in fall 2007, and I should graduate with my Master’s of Accountancy in 2009. I then hope to become a certified public accountant and work for one of the larger public accounting firms.

Best Studying Advice

It is so important to avoid procrastinating. We all do it to some degree, but the more time you give yourself to prepare for exams, the more confident you’ll feel and the better off you’ll be.

My Organizations

Mitte Scholars Society
Accounting Club
Beta Alpha Psi
Relay for Life

Why I am Involved at Texas State

I get to meet a lot of people and truly feel like a part of the Texas State community.

What I do for Fun

Any of the restaurants in San Marcos are really fun places to hang out at and meet friends. I love Mochas & Javas. It’s a really comfortable coffee shop located just outside of campus. And, of course, San Antonio and Austin are only a short drive away.

What I Tell Future Texas State Students

Texas State is a great university for anyone. You can pursue most any degree you can think of here, and the people care about you and your future. You can do some great things with a degree from Texas State. The academic curriculum is challenging, but if you put in the time and effort, you will learn and excel.

Honors, Awards and Scholarships

Roy F. and Joann Cole Mitte Foundation Scholarship
Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship
Davila Scholarship
British Petroleum Scholarship
South Texas Academic Rising Scholars (STARS) Scholarship
PricewaterhouseCoopers eXceed Scholar

Leslie Ann Cortez Stats

GRADUATE PROGRAM: Master's of Accountancy
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE: Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

HOMETOWN: Harlingen, Texas

HIGH SCHOOL: Harlingen High School

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"Texas State Offers a wide variety of majors and so many opportunities, yet it maintains the friendly feel of a smaller school."

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