Family Orientation Student Leader Testimonials

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Student Leader Testimonials

Aaron Johns ('19)

“Working as a Student Leader was a great experience because not only was it extremely gratifying to help new Longhorn families feel at home, but I also made a lot of wonderful friends!”

Fatima Hassan ('19)

“After working for Texas Parents, I can honestly say I wouldn’t want to spend my summer anywhere else. I loved meeting all the incoming families and helping calm their nerves during their transition to UT. And you can’t forget the free and delicious BBQ after each day.”

Gabrielle Mouritzen ('21)

“Being an out-of-state student, you can understand how anxious I was to spend my first summer on my own in Austin. Through working for Texas Parents I was able to make friends who showed me around the city and made my summer an unforgettable experience.”

Aneeque Baqai ('18)

“Out of the various roles I took up on campus, none of them were as applicable to my professional/work life as being a Student Leader. Not only did this role help me think on my feet and teach me to remain calm under stressful situations, but I was able to make lifelong friends along the way as well.”

Calleigh Stewart ('21)

“Being a Student Leader was one of the best experiences of my life. My job as a Student Leader allowed me the chance to share my love and excitement for this campus to families and taught me a handful of skills such as effective communication and how to work with a team. I’m so grateful for the opportunity I had of being a Student Leader, especially at a university that holds a special place in my heart.”

Sarah Kaufmann ('20)

“One of the best parts about working as a member of the Student Staff was the opportunity to take classes alongside the job. Throughout the Summer I was able to take three classes and shadow doctors while also working for Family Orientation.”

Danny Klassen ('21)

“I used to always get nervous before presenting in front of large crowds, but working for Texas Parents has given me the tools and the confidence to be a great public speaker."