Abraham Vasquez is a Computer Networking and Security Technology student at Texas State Technical College.
The Raymondville native expects to earn his associate degree this semester.
When the 24-year-old isn’t busy studying, he can be found working at TSTC’s Talent Management and Career Services office as a work-study program employee.
What are your plans after graduation?
After I graduate I plan on working in my field immediately. I’ve already begun the job search and application process. I hope to find something as a network specialist.
What’s your dream job?
My dream job is to work at an information technology department as a network specialist for either a hospital or school district, where I know there’s never a dull moment and there’s always something to repair and fix.
What has been your greatest accomplishment while at TSTC?
My greatest accomplishment has been making it this far. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel; commencement is near. I’ve always had a knack for computers and seeing how they work, and now I’ll be able to call myself a college graduate in my field.
What greatest lesson have you learned about yourself or life?
The greatest lesson I have learned is that there’s always room to learn more, and it’s important to keep learning so I can make room for growth in my career.
Who at TSTC has influenced your success the most?
The people who have influenced my success the most are, of course, my instructors, but also my classmates. My classmates and I have been together since the beginning of the program, and we have grown as family and friends. We help each other out, collaborate, and push each other to continue and do better.
What is your advice for future TSTC students?
My advice for future TSTC students is to not procrastinate. I was a terrible procrastinator. I can admit that, but it was always stressful. So I hope someone takes my advice to heart and starts projects and assignments sooner than later.