Texas State has some amazing programs and numerous ways to get involved on campus, not to mention the gorgeous campus and the great people who live here.
After taking a few courses in a couple of different areas, working in a variety of environments and talking with some very influential and helpful professors, I figured out that my strengths fit best with public relations. I love working with people and it sounds like a really fun profession.
Dr. Gerald Farr is an amazing teacher. Science is my least favorite subject but he has made biology easy and so much fun to learn. Also, Dr. Laurie Fluker, my Introduction to Mass Communication professor, has really inspired me. She has made me really excited about choosing to be a mass communication major. Finally, the director of bands, Dr. Rod Schueller, taught me so much in the two semesters I was in the wind ensemble under his direction. He made me more excited to play with a group than I ever had been.
Writing. I used to be so scared when it came to writing a paper, but after some help with my professors and the Writing Center, I have really overcome my fear.
Read the books! If your professors teach out of the book, read the chapters assigned. Also, do your best to read the chapter before the professor lectures on it. Try not to cram for tests, and try to get into study groups, especially for those 400-person classes.
I am currently president of the Texas State University Ambassadors. We help with recruiting around Texas, orchestrate Bobcat Days and also volunteer at events around San Marcos to help the community. I am also a Disney College Program campus representative where I help promote the internships Disney offers in California and Florida.
There are always things going on at the LBJ Student Center. The best dining locations are there. I am addicted to coffee so Starbucks is an important place to me. There are a few great study spots and some good places to sit and read a book with a good view of campus.
I am a fan of studying in coffee shops, so I like Starbucks or Mochas and Javas by my apartment. When it is nice outside I like the third floor balcony at LBJ, or if it is too hot or windy, I end up on one of the rocking chairs inside on the fourth floor. Again, LBJ rocks.
The river is a great place to hang out, no matter what time of day it is. Bring a book and lie on a towel, throw around a Frisbee. I also love Coffee Pot on the square, and my new favorite is Twist and Shout on LBJ. They have amazing bubble tea and frozen yogurt!
The people I have met here have made college such an amazing experience for me. The many opportunities Texas State has presented to me through organizations and academics have helped me figure out who I am and what I want to be. All of the advisors have really helped me take all of my strengths and put them together to figure out my concentration.
This is the place to be. Once I stepped onto our campus and got a feel for the community the school presents, I fell in love with it. I have not met one person who does not love Texas State.