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Pictured from left, Sally Stockett and Ashley Parks
Pictured from left, Sally Stockett and Ashley Parks

Another graduating class of Horned Frogs is ready to change the world for the greater good. Finishing strong amid a pandemic, members of the class of 2021 have proved their resilience and grit, skills valued by potential employers. The TCU Center for Career & Professional Development shines the spotlight on a sampling of TCU’s amazing spring class of 2021, who share about their time on campus and what’s next for their careers.

“We have seen significant changes from the traditional recruiting processes and hiring timelines this year,” said Mike Caldwell, executive director of the TCU Center for Career & Professional Development. “Throughout this process, TCU students and grads have adapted quickly and effectively, successfully demonstrating their career readiness skills.”

From the AddRan College of Liberals Arts:

Sally Stockett
Media, Pennsylvania
B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies
John V. Roach Honors College
Fidelity Investments, Westlake, Texas

What brought you to TCU?
SS: I originally came to TCU to pursue a sport; however, after a last-minute change of plans, I decided to focus solely on my education and I’m glad I did! TCU offers so many wonderful academic programs, and I am grateful to have experienced the past four years with the Department of Political Science.

What have you enjoyed most about being a Horned Frog?
SS: My favorite thing about being a Horned Frog was going to football games with friends. We really are a small school with big spirit.

What are your plans after graduation?
SS: After graduating, I will begin my career with Fidelity Investments at their regional office here in Texas.

How did TCU help prepare you for your future career?
SS: TCU helped me prepare for my career by providing me with skills such as critical thinking, oral and written communication, teamwork and leadership — all of which I believe will help me succeed in the future.

What makes TCU so special to you?
SS: TCU is special to me because it gave me a home away from home for the past four years. I was able to create friendships that will last a lifetime and the community felt like one big family. I am so thankful for all of my peers and faculty members for getting me where I am today.

Ashley Parks
Woodbridge, Virginia
B.A. in writing and theatre
Incoming associate editor, Red Ventures, Charlotte, North Carolina

What brought you to TCU?
AP: The sense of community! And the proximity to my parents, who had just moved to Oklahoma City.

What have you enjoyed most about being a Horned Frog?
AP: The amazing people I’ve met and the countless opportunities I’ve had to grow and hone my craft.

What are your plans after graduation?
AP: After graduation, I will be moving to Charlotte, North Carolina, to start my career as an associate editor for Red Ventures.

How did TCU help prepare you for your future career?
AP: TCU opened the door for a lot of opportunities to get hands-on experience in a lot of things I’ll be doing in my future job. The classes I’ve taken have been really beneficial.

Was there any particular experience that was especially helpful?
AP: My Multimedia Authoring class was probably the one class I’ve taken that’s had the most direct link to my subsequent professional experiences. 

Were you involved in any research during your time at TCU?
AP: I’ve done more than a few surveys for various individuals and projects throughout my time at TCU, usually related to the experience of being a marginalized individual. I recently worked on a research project that centers Black Joy and defining what that is for my Writing Major Seminar class.

What makes TCU so special to you?
AP: The people that I’ve met and the relationships I’ve cultivated that will last a lifetime. 

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