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September
2018
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09:07 PM
America/Chicago

Student of the Week: Aylin Aguilar

While attending South Texas College, Aylin Aguilar said she is proud to have gained new experiences and met new people. Seeing the many job opportunities presented to her at STC gained her a new outlook as she prepares for her future career, she said.

Originally from Rio Grande City, Aylin said she began taking college courses as a dual enrollment student, and received her certificate in Precision Manufacturing by the time she graduated high school. She received her associate degree in May 2018.

Returning to STC for fall 2018, Aylin said she is now studying architecture as it relates to civil engineering.

“I feel there are many opportunities that were presented to me in the capstone program,” she said. “They introduced me to many different companies, but I earned my hours at STC, so this is where I began to get my job experience.”

Aylin said she followed in her parents footsteps by attending STC. Her father initially attended college in Mexico, but when he arrived in the United States began to study at STC, and eventually received his certificate to work in the US.

“My dad let me know that all the opportunities available at STC as well as my aunt who took classes in computer technology,” she said. “I hope I can eventually get a bachelor’s degree in architecture and then hopefully branch out to UTRGV.”

“I believe that I was able to leave my comfort zone and learn new things. I thought that was a big deal for me. Just being able to study here at STC has changed me as a person.”
Aylin Aguilar

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“I believe that I was able to leave my comfort zone and learn new things. I thought that was a big deal for me. Just being able to study here at STC has changed me as a person.”

“To students, I would like to tell them to keep positive thoughts because that alone can open many doors for you,” she said. “You can’t be afraid of becoming a better person. It turns out to be a very good thing, and many opportunities will come your way if you just think positive.”