College Beat: A Path to Self-Discovery and Success
By Daisy Guintos
Texas Woman’s University
English Major & Political Science Minor
I was born in Dallas, Texas, however, my parents decided for our family to move to Guanajuato, Mexico when I was 11-months-old. Later on, when I was about to turn four, they decided to move back to Dallas. I was enrolled in school, but having lived in Mexico the first years of my life hindered my ability to speak English. It wasn’t until I entered second grade that I was able to speak it well. This experience only pushed me to want to do better. I wanted to perfect my English, and that is where my interest in English and Language Arts began. I’ve always had a passion for reading. Not only was it entertaining, but I enjoyed observing the rhetorical elements that writers use to deliver a message because that is how I learned the English language.
I also love learning new languages. French is one of my favorites and it is my goal to learn as many languages as possible.
After graduating from high school, I wasn’t sure about what I wanted to major in, but I knew I wanted to continue with my education and make my parents proud. They have sacrificed so much for me by leaving their country, so I felt this was something I wanted to do it for them.
My college journey began at Richland College, I then transferred to Texas Woman’s University where I finally chose English as my major and education as my minor. I’ll admit, I was intimidated at first because everything was new to me. I sometimes felt out of place, but I kept going because it was something that I truly enjoyed. The more I progressed, the more confident I felt about my decision, and I can now say I picked the right major. I have learned so much, and I have learned to know myself and what I am capable of. During my college years, I also received a few scholarships, which I am truly thankful for.
Initially, my minor was in education but I decided to switch to political science. Reading about social injustice and also going over many different ideologies and philosophies in my English courses is how I was influenced to choose political science over education.
After graduating from high school, I wasn’t sure about what I wanted to major in, but I knew I wanted to continue with my education I then thought about my future career. I was no longer thinking about teaching. My career decisions have shifted to PublicRelations or Social Media. I looked for internship opportunities to gain experience, and that is when I came across the Social Media & Marketing Internship at LATINA Style.
My experience at LATINA Style has been phenomenal. It is a nice environment to work and learn in and everyone is so kind. I’m always looking forward to going, and that made me realize that I want to work in social media.
At LATINA Style, I help create content for multiple social media platforms, from creating visuals to writing captions and doing research as well. I have also had the opportunity to edit their social media guidelines, and as an English major, I truly appreciate that. This has been a wonderful experience, and I am excited to keep working hard for what I want because I am leaving more inspired than ever!