“I’ve found that it’s extremely important to map out a general ‘game plan’ from an academic and career perspective.”
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Major: Economics & Finance
Expected Graduated: May 2013
UT Dallas Achievements & Activities
- Academic Excellence Scholarship Recipient
- Student Ambassador Nominee
- International Political Economy Student Association, Treasurer
- African Student Union, Treasurer
- Omicron Delta Epsilon, Vice President
Deciding on Economics & Finance
I decided to major in economics because I’ve always been interested in learning about material welfare and find it fascinating to see, on a global scale, how economies interact with one another. Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve had a passion for travelling the world, which has translated into my growing interest in international business.
By the end of my freshman year I decided that I would take advantage of the double major offered at EPPS and also major in finance.
My EPPS Success
My success in EPPS, and college in general, can be attributed to my parents’ support and the support of my friends here at UT Dallas. UT Dallas is such an academically focused campus with few distractions allowing me to stay on the right track toward obtaining my degree. Also, as a student worker for EPPS, I find my fellow co-workers to be very resourceful and helpful.
I really like the people in EPPS. The faculty and students are fun to be around. The professors are willing help you if you reach out. The EPPS advisors provide awesome advice and tips for students pursuing a degree at the school.
Plans for the Future
After I graduate from UT Dallas, I plan to work in the private sector for a few years, most likely back in Houston. Then I plan to pursue either my MBA or MBA/JD, ideally at Rice University since it’s near home.
Advice to Prospective EPPS Students
If you’re strongly considering one of the majors offered at EPPS, don’t hesitate to ask the advisors about the benefits of pursuing that particular degree. The academic advising office will guide you in determining which degree best suits your interests and needs.
Also, I’ve found that it’s extremely important to map out a general ‘game plan’ from an academic and career perspective. This will help you look down the road and have a better idea of what you’ll do once you earn your degree.
In my free time I love to go out and socialize with friends, work out, draw or just relax, depending on how busy my day has been.