Sydney Bosco represented the Rawls College as the banner bearer at the Fall 2017 Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 16 at the United Supermarkets Arena. Bosco graduated with honors from the Honors College and Summa Cum Laude with her B.B.A. in Finance.
"I was incredibly honored to serve as the Rawls College of Business banner bearer for the Fall 2017 Commencement. I am humbled and very grateful to have been able to represent such a highly-esteemed group of students, professors and faculty," she said.
Bosco, who is from Austin, has been very involved with Texas Tech since starting in Fall 2014. She has served as an ambassador for both the Rawls College and the Office of the Chancellor. She is a member of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women and has served as the recruitment assistant since November 2015. She is also a member of many academic honor societies, including Rho Lambda Honors Society, Order of Omega Honors Society, Golden Key International Honors Society and Alpha Lamda Delta/Phi Eta Sigma National Honors Society. In March, she was selected as one of the Mortar Board's Top 50 Seniors.
"The Rawls College holds its students to an extremely high standard in not only our academics, but also in our professional endeavors," she said. "The college sets students up for success by providing a foundation of knowledge that we can lean on to be confident in the real world. The Rawls College has challenged me to be the best version of myself and, with hard-work, I have discovered numerous opportunities to grow as a professional and an individual."
While a student at Texas Tech, Bosco has gained many professional experience opportunities. Last summer, she worked under loan officers to create and renew loan packages for commercial clients at Frost Bank's Commercial Lending Department. She has also worked as a student assistant at Texas Tech University System's Office of the Chancellor, where she scheduled and conducted VIP campus and facility tours for prospective students and donors. She has also worked as a business intern for High Tech Flooring and Design, where she organized invoices for the accounting department, verified pricing models and arranged design packages used on the showroom floor.
Bosco recommends for all current students to become involved in what the college offers in and outside of the classroom.
"Get involved. Whether it be in a professional organization or in one of your classes, you will have the opportunity to get to know people that you never would've before, which opens doors you never thought possible. Some of my best memories come from organizations I was involved in at Rawls College."