Amazingly, at Austin College, these stories of success are not unique. The mix of involvements and opportunities may change, but the resulting stories are of students who took full advantage of the Austin College educational experience and are prepared to change their worlds with what they gained. These are just a few more examples.
Majors: Economics and Mathematics
Next Step: Vanderbilt University, Ph.D. program in economics
Career Goals: Economics research
Next Step: Austin Teacher Program
Career Goals: Head coach in football or strength and conditioning
Majors: Psychology and French
Next Step: Texas Tech Medical School
Career Goals: Physician
Raquel LimaSao Paulo, Brazil
Major: Business Administration
Next Step: Employed at Goldman Sachs
Career Goals: Start my own business in the future. Yes, I want to be the CEO!
Major: Environmental Studies
Next Step: Continue coaching ice hockey and seek job opportunities in environmental consulting, policy, education, and freelance journalism while researching graduate programs.
Career Goals: Promote environmental stewardship through work in municipal, state, or federal government, communications, or education and community outreach.
Oscar C. Page Servant of the Year Award
Major: International Relations
Next Step: graduate assistant for Austin College Posey Leadership Institute then graduate school
Career Goals: Options: political position, run for office, or become a city manager or a professor
Major: Business Administration/Modern Languages and Culture
Next Step: Work this summer at RIC International in Boston, then HULT International Business School in Shanghai this fall
Major: Psychology and Religion
Next Steps: The University of Houston, Masters of Social Work
Career Goals: Grief Counselor
Majors: Religious Studies and Sociology
Next Steps: Move to a large city and find a job. My plans are to take a journey to find myself, but beyond that I have no concrete plans. I am interested in too many things now so have decided to delay graduate school until I find more focus.
Career Goals: Find and pursue something that I am passionate about—to be determined
Teach for America
Major: Sociology and Psychology
Next Steps: Teach for America—summer training in Mississippi then teaching in Charlotte, North Carolina
Career Goals: Gain class room teaching experience then explore opportunities in administration or education reform
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Next Step: Sam Houston State University Master in Biology program, then pursue a Ph.D. in ecology/evolution.
Career Goals: Research position somewhere other than a college, like a natural history museum, for a few years. Eventually teach biology or entomology at a small liberal arts school like Austin College.