Norma, an architecture and Spanish double major, spent two years at Texas State Technical College – Harlingen getting her core courses out of the way before transferring to the University of Houston. While at TSTC, she “researched other schools to determine what the best fit was.” She chose UH because it had the degree plan that she desired and she liked the campus, city, and diversity.
Her decision was finalized when she visited Houston and took a campus tour and met with her advisors. Norma was concerned that she would be the oldest one in all of her classes because she enrolled at UH two years later than her peers, but found that she was with other students her age. “Meeting different people is interesting,” she says.
Properly researching a college is Norma’s advice for anybody considering a transfer to a new school. “Be sure of the campus, the city and the people. Look at what job opportunities are available for graduates.”
Norma helps welcome all incoming students to campus by serving as a Co-Director of the New Student Orientation leaders.