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Ambassador Spotlight: Zyler Buchanan

Kaitlin York

Zyler Buchanan


Zyler Buchanan is a junior finance and accounting double major from Lubbock. He is involved with President's Select, the Texas Tech Pre-Law program and the Student Alumni Board. Over the summer, he completed the Finance and Accounting Scholars program, where he traveled to New York and London and met with Rawls alumni and executives at several top accounting and banking organizations. He is expected to graduate Spring 2020. 

What do you love about the Rawls College of Business?

I have absolutely loved the people at the Rawls College. It is not only the students, but the faculty as well. I am constantly being pushed toward excellence by both my peers and my professors. I am certain that I would not be in the position I find myself in today without the support and encouragement from the faculty.

Why did you decide to be a Rawls Ambassador?

The Rawls Ambassador program was a way for me to grow my network with some of the college's highest achieving students. I enjoy serving alongside these individuals and have made lifelong friends through this organization. Out of all the various organizations I have been involved in, Rawls Ambassadors has been by far my favorite.

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

If I could only offer one piece of advice, it would be to educate yourself outside of class. All of your peers are getting the exact same material that you receive, so you need to ask yourself how you will differentiate yourself from your classmates. If you can find ways to learn pertinent material outside of class, you will set yourself up for considerable success after graduation.