College Beat: A Path to Self-Discovery and Success

By Daisy Guintos
Texas Woman’s University
English Major & Political Science Minor

Daisy Guintos, Texas Woman’s University.

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.

(L-R) Brother Daniel Guintos, mother Adriana Guintos, twin sister Nancy Guintos, Daisy Guintos, father Celestino Guintos, and brother Emmanuel Guintos at Nancy’s graduation. May 10, 2019, Texas Woman’s University.

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!

 

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