(ROSENBERG, Texas) – Texas State Technical College student Zachary Powers is about to receive his Associate of Applied Science degree in Cybersecurity and has some sound advice for those about to embark on their college journey: Never give up.
The Sugar Land native said that his love of technology is what pointed him in the direction of TSTC’s hands-on program.
Why did you decide to attend TSTC?
I knew TSTC would provide me with the hands-on learning experience that is going to allow me to succeed.
Who was your biggest support system during your time in college?
My instructor, Mr. (Timothy) Janssen. There were times that I wanted to quit, but he would challenge me, and this led to me excelling in my coursework.
Do you have a favorite TSTC memory?
In the Personal Computer Hardware course, we would have computer teardown and repair build-offs, which challenged us to learn about each other and taught us to work together.
What advice would you give to somebody who is about to start their first semester in college?
No matter what life throws at you, never give up. Use all the resources available, do not be afraid to ask your instructors for help, and create study groups.
What will you do after you graduate from TSTC?
I hope to get a career started in cybersecurity. My goal is to eventually be employed by the National Weather Service as a meteorologist or a researcher to help improve early warning systems to prevent loss of life.
To learn more about TSTC, visit https://www.tstc.edu.