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College Resources: UT and Texas A&M

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College campuses often provide excellent resources to help students achieve student success, but as students, we often don’t realize the resources exist or we forget about it after freshmen orientation. There have been times in talking with friends that I learn of a place on campus that I really wish I would have utilized during my freshmen year in college.

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Creating the Next Silicon Valley

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Aleida Olvera
Aleida Olvera

What is the biggest issue facing our nation today? If you ask me, our nation’s biggest problem is the public’s access to an average education. This is a critical issue in our society today, because without educated individuals living in our society – the other problems will never be fixed.

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Luis E. Ramirez, Texas A & M

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Subiendo Connection: 2013 Participant

High School & Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas Green B. Trimble Technical High School

University: Texas A & M University

Major(s): General Engineering  Read More

Global Networking in Hong Kong

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This summer I had the incredible opportunity to study abroad in Hong Kong through McCombs’ Short-Term Supply Chain Management program. The experience of living abroad in a country completely different from my own was surreal, and only in my dreams did I think I would be able to have such an amazing experience. Through my six weeks abroad not only was I able to learn about a new culture, myself, and my major, I was also able to network with many professionals from around the world. Read More

Hong Bui, Yale University

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Subiendo Connection: 2013 Subiendo Participant

High School & Hometown: John B. Connally High School,  Austin, Tx

University: Yale University

Major(s): May 2018, Undeclared

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I’ve Received My Refund Check. Now What?

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The beginning of a college semester can be a very exciting time. Whether it’s first class-day jitters, new roommates, or renewed goals and ambitions, there always seems to be plenty to look forward to before the semester truly kicks off. However, for many students this timeframe also means new financial aid agreements, tuition bills, and of course the infamous “refund check.” After all of your tuition and fee bills have been paid, usually universities will send you the leftover funds from your financial aid agreement in one sum. Depending on your situation, this amount can be a mix of scholarships, grants and/or loans. Here are a few ways to approach this situation as a smart, prepared college student. Read More

Living Without Boundaries: Fundraising for Children’s Disabilities

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Shalom 2Perseverance is the most accurate word to describe the mission and success story of Shalom Hernandez. Since birth, she has suffered from a physical disability called Arthrogryposis which has interfered with the proper function of her lower body and legs. After experiencing her first year of independence in college, she is now using her story to help children with physical disabilities at Borderless Giving Fund in Juarez, Mexico. Read More