I had the privilege this summer of traveling to many Fish Camp
and T-Camp sessions to talk about the importance of involvement.
Here at Texas A&M University you have many opportunities to get
involved. You can participate in student organizations, Aggie
traditions, community service, or even student employment. Your
college career is defined by your experiences, connections, and
personal growth - getting involved can help you make the most of
Having high impact experiences make your time spent in college
unique. Dive into those opportunities outside of class - you never
know what you might learn or be able to do. Making connections with
peers, professors, and other professionals can help you to
accomplish your goals of grad school or a great job after college.
The Aggie Network is a huge group of people who want to help you
succeed, so take advantage of it! I have personally developed
through my involvement with Parents' Weekend, a committee within
the Student Government whose mission is to serve the students as
well as the families of Texas A&M by providing a weekend of
appreciation. Through this organization I learned how to balance a
budget, approach business owners with sponsorship requests, and
maintain working relationships with people who I didn't necessarily
'like'. These are all skills that will be useful in my future
Your experiences, connections, and growth are what make this
time in your life special and getting involved helps you take
advantage of these opportunities.