STAFF OF THE MONTH: Kassandra gomez
Why did you pick to work at UTSA One Stop enrollment?I choose to work at UTSA One Stop enrollment because I wanted to be able to learn more about higher education through the lens of college enrollment office. I also wanted to be able to help student who are wanting to purse higher education.
What is your favorite hobby?My Favorite hobby is reading, watching anime and Baking.
What is your favorite movie/TV show and food?My favorite tv show is The office and Psych and any reality shows.
What is your dream vacation?Dream vacation would be to travel around Japan, and Europe.
Best advice you would give to UTSA college student?Do a study aboard program and always try to network/ get involved on campus (volunteer, join clubs etc.)
Pictures left to right: Senior Director- Anthony Surratt, One Stop Counselor- Kassandra Gomez, Senior Counselor- Estefania Fuentes-Gonzalez
Student Associate Spotlight: Keimani Grant
Why did you decide to work at UTSA's One Stop Enrollment Center?I picked one stop because I like helping people with their issues and finding a solution. At the time I applied I was going through a tough time and the only thing that made me feel better about myself was helping out others. So I though that this place might just be the right fit for me.
What is your favorite hobby?My favorite hobby is playing my Violincello, Crocheting, and Reading.
What is your favorite movie/TV show? My favorite TV show would be Abbott Elementary.
What is your dream vacation?My dream vacation is to go to New York during Christmas!
What advise can you give to other UTSA students?Major in a degree that you are passionate in because things will get hard and in the end you will question everything you are doing. Once you have a strong motive, and you're passionate about it; second guessing your purpose here wont happen often.
Pictured: Guillermo Mora (Senior One Stop Counselor) Keimani Grant (Student Associate) and Kari Doring (Assistant Director)
1. What organizations are you involved in?
I am involved with...
- TRIO (Student Support Services)- Has been instrumental in shaping my academic journey, they provide dedicated student development specialist who offer guidance for academic choices and motivation to persist in education, especially during challenging times. Thank you to Bethany and John.
- Namjim Center- I highly recommend that every student consider becoming a part of the Najim Center. It offers an exceptional number of opportunities; you'll be exposed to a variety of projects that allow you to enhance a wide range of skills.
- First-Generation & Transfer Student Center- This program has allowed me to have exceptional mentors that offer guidance and recommendations in my academic development.
- Dreamer Resource Center- The DRC has provided me with a secure haven to connect with fellow students and has played a pivotal role in my achievements and growth as I work towards completing my bachelor's degree in civil engineering.
2. What major are you pursuing?
- I am pursuing a bachelor's in civil engineering.
3. What advice would you give to a first-time freshman?
- I would recommend first-time freshmen not to hesitate in seeking answers. There are so many resources at your disposal within UTSA. Broaden your network of connections and don't shy away from seeking assistance; be courageous. Go to one stop and ask, they are always willing to help and guide you in the right direction.
4. What career are you striving for?
- I am striving to specialize as a Transportation Engineer.
5. What does your student involvement with One Stop mean to you?
- My involvement as a student at One Stop enables me to assist new or current students in becoming more informed and enhancing their experience with One Stop. They provide a wide array of resources for both academic and personal inquiries. I take pride in my involvement, as I feel it's my way of giving back for all the support I've received from One Stop during my academic journey.
I am currently involved as the Vice President for Pickleball at UTSA, Student Staff Member with The Spirit Of San Antonio Saxophone Section,
The Major I am Currently pursuing is a degree in Business Administration but am currently preparing for my audition into the School of Music on Bassoon here at UTSA to pursue a degree in Music Education
Advice I would give a first-time freshman?
Find what you love to do and immerse yourself in it. Don't let anyone tell you what you want to do because only you will know what you want to do. Don't let anyone hold you back from doing something you want to do, even if it means trying something new, because who knows? Maybe it might be the start of something new!
The career I am striving for is to become a Music Educator here in Texas, Teaching students the fundamentals of music and helping them to become the best player they can possibly be.
My student involvement with One Stop means that I can better serve the students around me by being a beacon of information and guidance to questions people may have. Being involved with One Stop gives me the opportunity to become a better me by practicing good communication techniques and business etiquette while also gaining knowledge and experience of what it means to be a representative.
There are several tutoring resources offered here at UTSA to help students succeed.
*Roadrunner Peer Tutoring: One-on-one tutoring is available through appointment or drop-ins. Tutoring is available for particular courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Math, Statistics and Computer Science.
Location: Tomás Rivera Center for Academic Excellence, MS 2.02.18 (Sombrilla Plaza, behind the Rowdy Statue). UTSA Main Campus. (210) 458-6783
Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Friday: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
*STARS: Roadrunners enrolled in Basic Chemistry, General Chemistry I & II and Organic Chemistry I & II, MAT 1053 and 1073, ACC 2013 and ACC 2033 can attend Synergistic Targeted Academic Review Sessions (STARS), peer-led, interactive, and group focused sessions which cover traditionally difficult topics.
*TutorMe: TutorMe is a free online tutoring service accessed through Canvas with live academic support.
Pictured left is the list of supported courses
Review the list below of TutorMe-supported courses, download a PDF of all TutorMe-supported courses, or find all courses supported by academic support programs in the grid on the Academic Support Programs page.
* Fitness Center – Cardio and Strength equipment. Located on the first floor of the Frio Street Building