“After graduating, I hope to take one year off to work in freelance writing or editing. I will then enroll in a Graduate Program for Library Science and Information Studies. My professional goal is to work as a Librarian in a Public or Academic Library.
During my time at the Leadership Institute, I gained the confidence and resolve to continue perusing my educational goal. I learned to be a better public speaker and to take initiative. Before I was accepted to the Leadership Institute, I lacked the confidence and motivation to even share my ideas. However, now I understand how important it is to be a positive voice in my community. I presented at an academic conference this year and would not have had the courage to do so without the skills I gained from my peers and General Saunders. Overall, the Leadership Institute was a life-changing experience and am grateful to have been surrounded by a great and empowering group of people.”
-Maria Cano, English
“After graduating I will be working with Fidelity Investments. Attending TWU was an amazing experience. The TWU Leadership Institute helped me develop more my leadership skills and have a more realistic view and preparation for the real world. I’m thankful to say that I’m now a more confident person.”
-Anay Gonzalez, HR Management
“After graduation, I am attending graduate school for Speech Pathology at TWU and finishing my fourth year of gymnastics. As a member of the Leadership Institute, I learned about budgeting and how to specifically work with other personalities.”
-Erin Alderman, Speech-Language Pathology
“I will be interning at an energy company called Vistra Energy where I will be learning about corporate law and will continue working with a criminal defense and family law attorney.
I also plan on working on my application for law school.
Leadership Institute taught me the importance of stepping up to be a leader, but also giving others the opportunity to lead as well. Leadership Institute demonstrated their genuine care for us and our future. They want us to be successful.”
- Africa Hernández, Criminal Justice
“After graduation, I will be working as a Speech and Language Pathologist. Over the course of two years, I enhanced my leadership skills through the mentorship of Maj. Gen. Saunders and Judy Elias.”
-Charity Brown, Communication Sciences and Disorders