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My Final Year

alexcasaWelcome back to Texas A&M for what is hopefully another great year!

It dawns on me that I am now a senior, meaning this is my last year as an undergraduate student here at TAMU. Whoop! It seems like just yesterday I was meeting with the BIMS advisers to discuss what my first semester schedule would be. It’s interesting to consider what being a senior really means. It means some things are coming to an end and other things are just beginning.

For one, this will be my final year as a student ambassador, a job I’ve appreciated greatly since I started as a sophomore. This job has taught me several things over the years. It’s allowed me to see firsthand the excitement this university and our vet school can bring to prospective students. Seeing the passion these future Aggies have for their educations, and for animals, is inspiring. I’m grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to help acquaint guests with our top-notch facilities, and, fortunately, I still have the whole year to continue leading tours and meeting future students!

I only have two more semesters of classes, as well. Right now, it looks like I’ll be mostly taking classed related to my minors, public health and occupational safety and health. Considering that I plan to apply to Texas A&M's wonderful public health grad school, that’s an exciting schedule. I’m starting to get more involved with public health-centered curricula and getting to see another side of health promotion. I’ve even begun to start searching for summer internships in order to gain more experience relating to workplace safety. Texas A&M offers are some great opportunities in that realm.

All in all, this is shaping up to be another wonderful year. I can only hope the same goes for all of my fellow Aggies. While this may be my final year as an undergraduate, I look forward to what the future brings. I hope it brings the best for all of us and am optimistic it will.