Apprehension, excitement, uncertainty: I felt it all when I thought about becoming an Aggie. This was one of the most terrifying yet most rewarding decisions of my life.
Reed Hampton shares his experiences as a Texas A&M Engineering student and how they have had an impact on his life.
I can remember the first day I became a student senator like it was yesterday. I was blissfully taking my evening nap in my room when suddenly, a text wakes me up to exciting news – I was elected as one of the nine student senators for the College of Engineering for the 70th session of Student Senate.
Staying active is a big component in being healthy, both mentally and physically. Even if it’s only once a week, getting your body moving will improve your focus and overall happiness.
The experiences that have impacted me the most during my time at Texas A&M are the extracurricular opportunities. The best part is, anyone can be involved at any capacity. Through my involvement with extracurricular activities, I have made long lasting friendship, worked toward success, dealt with failure, collaborated on teams, and learned how to follow and how to lead.
Ever since I have started college, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has been my safe haven. This organization has given me the opportunity to meet great people, strengthen my leadership skills, and build my future. On the days I wanted to throw in the towel and give up on engineering, NSBE reminded me that where I was, was where I was supposed to be.
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In July of 2016, my best friend Bronwyn and I decided to try a unique take on the college student life. At 20 years old, I got married, and it was the best decision I ever made.