Ashly Aguilar ’21 is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in Nursing, in which she was recently accepted into the TAMIU Nursing program, bringing her one step closer to fulfilling her dream of working in pediatrics.
Throughout her experience with the Community Work Study Program, Ashly has completed 4 months of working with Laredo Crime Stoppers. Her job duties consisted of clerical work and helping coordinate projects such as the Menudo Bowl. In addition, Ashly believes through this opportunity, she has improved her communication and networking skills. “I would recommend for others to apply to the Community Work Study program because it gets you out of your comfort zone and challenges you both as a student and worker,” said Ashly Aguilar.
Patsy Rodriguez ’20 is currently a senior majoring in Music. She recently passed her teaching certification exam, bringing her one step closer to fulfilling her dream of becoming a music teacher. She is also currently a proud member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).
Patsy worked with the Laredo Area Community Foundation for 6 months. Her job duties consisted of clerical work and customer service. Through her experience with the Community Work-Study program, Patsy believes this opportunity played a significant role in helping develop her leadership, organizational, customer service, and software skills. "Students should apply to the Community Work-Study program because you will placed with a non-profit whose primary goal is to serve and give back to the Laredo community," said Patsy.
Angelica Ramirez recently graduated this past fall with a double major in Communication and Sociology. She is now currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Sociology. Throughout her undergraduate career, Angelica was a member of Project Penjyou, Building on a Legacy, Honor Council, STAR Club, Student Philanthropy Council (SPC), and the TAMIU Honors Program. In 2016, she was selected as a Reading the Globe Ambassador and traveled to China & South Korea.
Throughout her experience with the Community Work-Study Program, Angelica has completed 7 months of working with C.A.S.A. Voz De Niño’s. Her job duties consisted of general office work, graphic design, & community/recruitment events. Angelica believes through this opportunity, she has improved her communication skills. “I recommend the Community Work-Study Program because you get to meet new people and become more aware of the other agencies out in the Laredo Community,” stated Angelica.