Q & A with Taylor Kilpatrick

Name: Taylor Kilpatrick
Major: Strategic Communication
Class: Junior
Hometown: College Station, Texas

Why did you choose TCU?
TCU offers a community of genuine relationships not only among peers, but between the students and faculty. TCU gives you the best of both worlds: socially it feels like any other large university and academically we are provided with the utmost care and attention.

What is your favorite class you’ve taken so far and why?
My favorite class thus far was Diversity because I was given information not only beneficial to the workforce but to everyday relationships as well.

Any advice for first-year students?
First-year students, my advice to you is be open-minded to the opportunities college has to offer. Take a semester abroad, join a club or really dive deep into your chosen curriculum. College is such a small portion of your life so find every way possible to squeeze every ounce of knowledge and insight.

What are you involved with on campus?
I am involved in Greek life and a leadership organization called Leaders 4 Life, though I take sheer pride in my internship for the Office of Admission. This internship has taught me what my strengths are, what I hope to get out of a job, and most importantly put experience under my belt that will help me reach success in due time.

What do you like to do in your free time?
I started at TCU as a dance major and though I chose to switch, I was not willing to let go of that part of my life. I searched the city of Fort Worth looking for a dance studio to take classes and ended up being offered a position on staff. Between that and my weekly dance classes, I found a way to build a foundation for my career while also finding time for fun and exercise.

What are your plans after college?
Honestly, I am unsure of my specific plans after college, which at this point in my college career, does not give me an unsettling feeling in any way. I have found that my loyalty to my current employers has already begun to open doors for me and I can only imagine what opportunities will be presented.