(HARLINGEN) – Courtney Huerta is a student at Texas State Technical College majoring in Biology. She boasts a 3.5 grade-point average and is expected to graduate with an associate degree in 2018. Following her graduation, the Harlingen native hopes to pursue the Licensed Vocational Nursing program at TSTC.
After graduating from TSTC, I want to transfer to the University of Texas at San Antonio to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
What’s your dream job?
I currently work at a nursing home and I’m loving the experience; because of that my dream job is to continue on my path and someday become a director of nursing.
What has been your greatest accomplishment while at TSTC?
My greatest accomplishment at TSTC has been passing all of my classes, being active in Student Government Association and volunteering at TSTC events hosted for students and our community.
What greatest lesson have you learned about yourself or life?
The greatest lesson life has taught me and I have learned is to be humble and compassionate.
Who at TSTC has influenced your success?
It’s really hard to name just one person. All of my instructors have greatly influenced me with their advice and encouragement. Each of them has found it important to give us daily pep talks, which serve as reminders of why we are here and why we need to keep going.
What is your advice for future TSTC students?
I want students to know that it’s important to believe in their dreams; they were given for a reason. Also, college is what you make of it. Put in the time and effort, and take advantage of opportunities outside of the classroom such as student organizations and clubs. They help you in so many ways and make your college experience that much more rewarding.