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Meet Taylor White

Name: Taylor White
Taylor WhiteHometown: Stephenville, Texas
Major: Accounting

Tarleton Organizations in which you are involved:
Tarleton's chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants, Delta Mu Delta, and Delta Epsilon Iota

Being a native of Stephenville, Texas, I always pictured myself leaving town after high school graduation and getting a degree from a big college in a new place. My sights were set on a division one university and I spent one semester there before realizing that I belonged somewhere different. When deciding to give Tarleton State a try (at least temporarily) I was confused and unsure of my future. Attending Tarleton was something I never anticipated because I had already spent my whole life in this town, but I was surprised to find “TSU Stephenville” very diverse from the place where I grew up.

After experimenting with a couple of differing majors, I was finally convinced by College of Business Administration (COBA) dean, Dr. Steve Steed, that accounting was my forte. This might sound strange - but I love accounting. I would have never discovered my knack for the subject had I not chosen to become a Tarleton Texan a few years ago. You simply do not receive the same personal attention and one-on-one time with your instructors anywhere else, as I have witnessed first-hand.

COBA is full of instructors who truly care about me as an individual and my success in school and in life; a luxury denied many college students today. Because of the time, care, and effort my instructors have put into my education, I feel more than prepared to enter the business world.

An incredible feature of my degree is the immense amount of options available upon graduation. It is mind blowing to search for internships and catch a glimpse of the doors opened to me because of my accounting degree. The opportunities are literally endless. I also look forward to continuing my education with Tarleton by entering a Master's program in the College of Business this coming fall.

My classmates and I have learned from some of the best in the business and I am so thankful for this ride - the frustrating parts just as much as the joyful moments. Thanks for the surprising journey, TSU! Bleed purple - always.

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