Marques’ Thoughts on Texas State
Why Texas State
I chose Texas State because of its beauty, affordability and proximity to my hometown.
Why Geographic Information Science
I chose to pursue a degree in geographic information science
because of the strength of the Geography Department
and its faculty. Having the largest Geography Department in the nation creates the opportunity to bring in some of the finest educators in the country. The professors throughout the department are second to none and provide us with the knowledge to be successful.
After graduation, I plan to return to continue my education here at Texas State and receive a master’s in geography. After that I would like to work in the field of site planning or retail location
My Typical Class-Day Schedule
I work on campus from 9–11 a.m., go to class from 11 a.m.–2 p.m., work again from 2–5 p.m., then go to lacrosse practice from 5–7:30 p.m.
My Most Valuable Learning Experience
During my freshman year, I learned the art of time management. Finals were coming up, and I hadn’t started to study. After a couple of all-night sessions, I realized that waiting until the last minute to study wasn’t something that a successful student should do. Since then, I have been very schedule-oriented, and I try to do most things in a very timely manner.
Best Studying Advice
The best studying advice that I have is to find a nice quiet place without many distractions, turn on some good music and try not to procrastinate.
My Organizations Men’s lacrosse The Texas Geography Student Research Symposium Committee
The Geography Diversity Committee
Raindance co-ed intramural basketball team
Why I’m Involved at Texas State
Being in an organization helps you learn to interact with people with different personalities, be socially active and learn about yourself.
Favorite Book Goode’s World Atlas
Best Campus Dining Hall
Jones Hall is the best. It has tons of variety, great hours and is very conveniently located near Evans Liberal Arts.
Where I Go To Relax
Anywhere outside. I feel most comfortable being outside doing something.
What I Like Most About Texas State
The scenery is my favorite aspect of life at Texas State. No matter where you are, there is an amazing view of the Texas Hill Country.
What I Tell People Interested in Texas State
If you are interested in receiving a great education, meeting people and learning something about yourself, Texas State is the place for you.