Magan Marder: Down-To-Earth Atmosphere Becomes Home

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When Magan Marder visited a high school friend during Texas Tech University’s homecoming weekend, she quickly realized Texas Tech was where she needed to be.

Texas Tech’s down-to-earth atmosphere and the friendly and welcoming people she encountered on campus solidified her plans to transfer from a regional university in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex to Texas Tech.

Texas Tech’s admissions staff made transferring easy, she said, ensuring that all her application materials were submitted.

“I regret not starting at Texas Tech my first semester of college. Yet, when I transferred at semester, it was an easy transition for me because of all the opportunities available to students,” Magan says.

Magan advises other transfer students to visit Texas Tech and seek out all the ways to get involved on campus. She knows firsthand how easy it is to get involved from the beginning. Magan got involved in student government, joined a Greek letter organization and became a member of President’s Select, a student ambassador group.

“The transition becomes even easier when you know that they offer your major,” she says. “When I transferred to Texas Tech, my major was psychology, but then I discovered a major that better fit my career plans.” She’s now majoring in human development and family studies with the goal of one day becoming a licensed professional counselor.

Magan readily admits telling students that “Texas Tech was the right choice for me, and I know it can be for you, too.”