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Ambassador Spotlight: Jacob McDougal

Kaitlin York

Jacob McDougal


Jacob McDougal is a junior finance and accounting dual major from Lubbock. In addition to serving as a Rawls College Ambassador, McDougal is involved in Beta Upsilon Chi, President's Select, Student Alumni Board, Student Government Association and serves as a Hillside Youth Leader. He also recently completed a finance and accounting internship with Meredith CPA's in Irving, Texas. He is expected to graduate in May 2019. Read about why he loves the Rawls College in the Q&A below.

What do you love about the Rawls College of Business?

I think the Rawls College of Business is the best college I could have attended. Not only are our alumni successful, but I also get to sit next to future business leaders in all of my classes. I love that the Rawls equips each and every individual to take their future as far as they want to go.

Why did you decide to be a Rawls ambassador?

I found it to be an easy way for me to give back to the college that has given me so much. I couldn't ask for a better education. Also, I wanted the first face that prospective students see to be a genuine one of a person who truly loves the Rawls College.

Do you have any advice for new students coming into the Rawls College of Business?

Do not hesitate to meet each and every person in your classes. These students are going to be future business leaders, and you never know who you can help and who can help you. Also, get to know the professors. The wisdom these men and women have to offer is limitless, so take advantage of the opportunity. Relationships are key in the business world.