“Live in the Moment and Soak Up Every Experience” – Student Spotlight on Maggie Rians ’18

 Maggie Rians ’18
Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a Minor in Human Resource Development
Allen, Texas Student Writer and Social Media Manager Division of Student Affairs

 

Core Value of Leadership

“Texas A&M has taught me how to be a better person. The Aggie core values and everything they represent has helped me develop leadership skills and to understand who I am as a person. Going into college, I thought of myself more as a follower, but I definitely see myself as someone who takes initiative and can lead a group. From being involved on campus, earning leadership positions, developing friendships and working for the marketing office in the Division of Student Affairs, Texas A&M has left an impact on my heart and has inspired me to see the world as a better and brighter place.”

On the Job Learning

“I worked as the social media and communication intern for the Division of Student Affairs. I created posts and graphics for Twitter and Facebook, and wrote articles about people and programs within the 17 departments in the Division of Student Affairs. The topics I covered range from the new living learning community that’s coming this fall called Spectrum, to interviewing the longtime director of Music Activities, Dr. Tim Rhea. I also shot photos of students, staff and various events on campus, and I have had the opportunity to work on complex marketing projects and campaigns.”

Twinning 

“It was a gift from God that me and my twin sister (who also just graduated) were able to attend Texas A&M at the same time. Originally, she was planning on going to University of Arkansas, but at the last minute she changed her mind and decided on Texas A&M. I was ecstatic! I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to experience college with my best friend.”

Staying Busy 

“During my time at Texas A&M, I was a member of Sigma Phi Lambda, a Christian sorority that I served as communications chair. This amazing experience gave me sisters in Christ and helped me grow in my faith. I also volunteered with the marketing street team for Texas A&M Breakaway Ministries.”

A Graduating Senior’s Advice to Freshmen

“Live in the present and don’t focus all of your time on the future. Your time in college goes by way too fast. I was really focused on my future, but in retrospect, I wish I would have experienced more of college life with my friends. Don’t be afraid to be involved on campus. Live in the moment and soak up every experience because you are here to grow. Take advantage of all the amazing opportunities that Texas A&M has to offer. There are so many people who are willing to help you along the way to grow as a person.”

Dream Job

“My dream job would definitely be to work in marketing and communication for a large national nonprofit organization or to manage social media accounts for a marketing agency. My ultimate goal is to work for a company that provides services or products that inspire my passions.”

“My Texas A&M University degree shows I am ready for the real world. Even though I am ready and confident, the thought of leaving this place is sad. I feel like I am leaving home all over again, but I know everything will eventually fall into place. I just tell myself that I am super blessed and excited to be graduating from the best university ever, because if anyone asked me 10 years ago if I thought I would be graduating from Texas A&M University, I would of called them crazy. I honestly didn’t even think I would be able to get to this point, but I believe that everything happens for a reason and I know I am on the right path for success.”
Maggie Rians ’18

By Athlyn Allen ’19
Division of Student Affairs Marketing

2018-05-21T12:49:58+00:00