Senior finds guidance,
small-school feel at Texas State
Megan Pingel enrolled in Texas State with the feeling that she would be more than just a number here. She hasn’t been disappointed.
“When I visited campus my senior year of high school, I felt at home,” she says. “I felt like I was considered an individual instead of a number. And I could picture myself living in this community for my education.”
The senior from Kingwood came to San Marcos to major in accounting, but after meeting members of the faculty in the McCoy College of Business Administration, she changed to management.
“My professors are not only helping students find successful ways to land a job, but also helping us to plan for our dream careers,” she says. “They want us to know what we want, and they are helping us to achieve it.”
Pingel, whose goal is to work in human resources, says the personal attention she has gotten while on campus has made her experience here even more rewarding. She also appreciates the fact that even at a large university, many of her classes are small, fostering one-on-one interaction.
“I love the atmosphere of the campus,” she says. “It feels like a small, private university, but there are more than 30,000 students.”
Joining several organizations, including the University Ambassadors and the Mu Epsilon Theta service sorority, also has enriched her time at Texas State. She served as president of Mu Epsilon Theta, was a senior resident assistant at Butler Hall and was a member of Phi Eta Sigma, the national freshman honor society.
“You make friends, you know what is happening at the university and you are able to represent the university,” she says of her participation. “I encourage freshmen to be involved in at least one organization on campus.”