Texas Tech University

Ambassador Spotlight: JD Santos

Kaitlin York

JD Santos


JD Santos will graduate in May with a B.B.A. in Management Information Systems and a minor in music. Santos serves as the vice president of technology for the Rawls College Ambassadors, director of nontraditional students for the Student Government Association, external communications chair for the Beta Theta Pi fraternity and is also a member of the Veterans at Texas Tech organization. Over the summer, he interned with National Instruments as a business analyst. He was offered and accepted a full-time position there and will start after graduation.

What do you love about the Rawls College of Business?

As an ambassador, I have had the opportunity to see the work that is involved in fundraising for the college. I love seeing how many alumni are willing to invest in the future of our students, and their support is evident in the facilities, events and faculty the Rawls College provides.

Why did you decide to be a Rawls College Ambassador?

When I decided to apply, I had already been to several Rawls College events - including the career fair, which led to my internship at National Instruments. I owe my success to the resources provided by the Rawls College and wanted to give back by representing our college to prospective students, alumni and the Texas Tech community.

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

It's never too early to start thinking about your future. Too many students wait until their senior year to start planning for their career and end up desperate for employment by graduation. Get familiar with the Career Management Center, attend career fairs and mock interviews and start building your resume as soon as possible. You will thank yourself when you walk across the stage and there's an exciting job waiting for you on the other side.