Abigail Stewart, a management major graduating in May 2021, shares about her experiences at Texas Tech and Rawls College.
Wherever life takes them after Rawls College — graduate studies or a new job — the spring class of 2021 reflects on the achievements made possible through a community that promotes academic success, encourages student involvement, and inspires excellence.
Abigail Stewart, originally from Allen, Texas, will be graduating in May 2021 with a bachelor's degree in management and a concentration in human resource management.
Since her freshman year, Stewart has worked as a student assistant at Texas Tech. Currently, she works for the University Studies Department's design team, where she assists professors in the production of their Blackboard courses. Previously, Stewart worked at the Texas Tech Football Training Facility.
Beyond her work at Texas Tech, Stewart strengthened her leadership skills as President of the Tech Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and former vice president of risk management for her sorority, Pi Beta Phi. Additionally, Stewart served in President's Select for a year.
Why did you choose to major in management?
I chose to major in management because I felt that it would equip me for the business world through its versatile courses. I chose to get a concentration in HR to purse my passion for working with people and my desire to work in business.
What educational accomplishments are you most proud of?
My educational accomplishment that I am most proud of is graduating in three years with a 4.0 GPA from the Rawls. It has not been easy, but I shocked myself with what I could achieve if I applied myself.
During your time at Rawls College, who has made the greatest impact on you, and why?
When I think back to my time at Rawls and who has made the greatest impact, I think of Dr. Harper's Intro to Marketing class. Dr. Harper was an outstanding professor who challenged his students while also helping them to find success.
What are your plans after graduation?
After graduation, I will be moving back to Dallas to start working as a recruiter for IDR, Inc., an IT staffing firm.
What advice would you offer current or incoming Rawls College students?
The best advice I would give to incoming Rawls students is to go to office hours! The extra time it takes really pays off.
What were some of your favorite things about living in Lubbock?
My favorite thing about living in Lubbock is the Tech fans. Come win or lose, Lubbock locals will always support Texas Tech!