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Alumni: Britney Munguia

Munguia connects Facebook, Twitter and more to a social-savvy career

By Catherine Harper

Munguia graduated in May 2011 with a degree in advertising.

Texas State University grad Britney Munguia says she loves “everything” about social media. From Twitter to Facebook to LinkedIn and beyond, Munguia has made social media her career.

Having graduated from Texas State in May 2011 with a bachelor of arts in advertising, Munguia currently works as a social media account executive at IntegratePR in Houston.

“I love everything about my job!” Munguia says. “I know that sounds cheesy, but it’s absolutely true.” Continue reading

Happenings: Spring Break Job Search

Be the best you can be: Use spring break to prepare for success

Whatever your major, Career Services can help you climb to the top.

Successful people often say that the road to success is paved by doing something you love, taking chances and acting on your ideas. With spring break coming up at Texas State, there’s no better time to set yourself up for a bright future when you’re not soaking up the sunshine.

Whether you’re getting in the groove of your freshman year or spreading your wings to fly in May or December, getting prepared for the future can only play to your advantage. Spring break gives you time to investigate and explore your career interests, by job shadowing or gaining new experiences, making it easier than ever to get up and go on your career path.

Allison Birk, a career advisor at Texas State Career Services, offers tips for turning your spring break opportunities into career success.

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Social Media Etiquette

Being Internet savvy
can have its perks

By Britney Munguia

Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are online tools that students should be using to their advantage, say two Texas State social media experts.

But students also need to remember to proceed with caution, say Kym Fox and Cindy Royal, who both are lecturers in the School of Mass Communication and Journalism. Continue reading

Updates: Statesman Social Media Awards

Texas State among winners
of statewide social media award

Texas State University-San Marcos has been named one of the winners in the Austin American-Statesman Social Media Awards for 2010.

Texas State is the only educational institution on the list of 25 winners, which was announced Thursday. An overall winner in the competition will be announced March 10.

Among others chosen from more than 350 submissions are the Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Fort Worth Opera, the Austin-based trivia app Qrank and the Texas Tribune online news service.

“What’s different this year is that organizations are winning,” said American-Statesman social media editor Robert Quigley in the story announcing the results. “Organizations are becoming adopters.”

The story noted that “The Texas State social media team is tops when it comes to using various social media tools to engage with students and the community.”

The official social media outlets at the university were launched in August 2009 and are run by the Office of University Marketing. They include:

Main Twitter
Texas State Words Twitter

Spotlight: Texas State Facts

Assorted facts about Texas State

Some information you may not know about Texas State, courtesy of your faithful social media team:

Fulbright honors

At least one member of the Texas State University-San Marcos faculty has been chosen for a Fulbright Fellowship every year since 2002, and Texas State has been recognized as a top-producing institution of Fulbright scholars.

Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers honors

Since 1997, Texas State has had 22 students win the coveted Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship, which helps minority students entering the teaching profession. Three were chosen this year.


The student body at Texas State for 2010-11 is 65 percent white, 25 percent Hispanic, 6 percent African-American, 3 percent Asian and 1 percent Native American, which closely reflects the population of Central Texas. See the 2010 data tables for more information.

Residential College

The Texas State Residential College program, open to all incoming freshmen, began in 1995 and now includes three residence halls where student and faculty live, dine, socialize and learn together. Faculty living within each hall teach “co-enrolled” courses, which allow hall mates to attend class together regardless of their majors. Among Residential College students, 48 percent in the fall of 2008 earned a 3.0 or better, and 17 percent were on the dean’s list.

Facebook fans

As of Monday, Facebook fans for Texas universities and colleges:

Texas A&M University: 240,616
University of Texas at Austin: 205,307
Texas Tech University: 90,495
Baylor University: 41,392
Texas State University-San Marcos: 26,793
Texas Christian University: 17,344
University of North Texas: 16,740

Oldest student newspapers

Student newspapers, and when they were founded:

The Battalion, Texas A&M University: 1893
The Daily Texan, University of Texas at Austin: 1900
The Daily Skiff, Texas Christian University: 1902
The University Star, Texas State University-San Marcos: 1911
The Thresher, Rice University: 1916
The UNT Daily, University of North Texas: 1916

Student-athlete graduation rates

Graduation rate for student-athletes who enrolled at the largest universities in Texas in 2003, as compiled by the NCAA:

Texas A&M University: 72 percent
Texas State University-San Marcos: 70 percent
University of Texas at Austin: 70 percent
University of Houston: 69 percent
University of Texas at El Paso: 69 percent
University of North Texas: 68 percent
Texas Tech University: 67 percent
University of Texas at Arlington: 63 percent
University of Texas at San Antonio: 60 percent
University of Texas Pan American: 57 percent