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Bobcat - Tara Foley



Tara's Thoughts on Texas State


Why Texas State

I always knew that I wanted to go to Texas State. It’s between two great cities, Austin and San Antonio, and I knew that it has a good fashion merchandising program. I also chose to go here because both of my cousins went here, and they were always telling me how much they loved it!

Why Fashion Merchandising

I love clothes and have always had a passion for the fashion industry.

Goals

After I graduate in 2008, I hope to attend graduate school for a master of business administration. I would like to become a head buyer for a high-end department store.

Favorite Professor

My favorite professor is Dr. Sharon Welkey. She is an amazing teacher who has a passion for what she does. She is not only extremely knowledgeable about the fashion industry, she is also truly compassionate about her students’ futures.

Best Studying Advice

First of all, go to class! Many professors create their exams from their lectures. You should also read all the chapters and highlight the points that you think are the most important. Finally, study your in-class notes, and you should do great on the exams.

My Clubs and Organizations

Fashion Merchandising Association — president
Phi Upsilon Omicron (Family and Consumer Sciences Honor Society) — initiation chair
Fashion Merchandising Advisory Board
Student Foundation
Golden Key International Honor Society

Why I am Involved at Texas State

Some of the benefits of being in student organizations are the friends you make, the leadership skills you learn, and the impact you will have on the university.

Honors, Awards and Scholarships

Dean’s List
Associated Student Government Academic Scholarship
Fashion Merchandising Leadership Award
Fashion Merchandising Scholarship

Best Food on Campus

Commons is the best dining hall because it has a salad bar, which is nice when you want to eat something healthy.

What I Like Most About Texas State

The location, the campus, my program and the amazing people I have met along the way.

What I Tell Future Texas State Students

You will love it! It is so much fun. You will get a great education no matter what major you choose, you will make great friends, and it is probably the best location to go to school in Texas.


Tara Foley Stats

MAJOR: Fashion Merchandising

HOMETOWN: Plano, Texas

HIGH SCHOOL: Gunter High School


Bobcat Quote

“Some of the benefits of being in student organizations are the friends you make, the leadership skills you learn, and the impact you will have on the university.”

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