Britta Hockman – July 2020
Texas A&M Department of Economics Amazing Student
Name: Britta Hockman
Hometown: Kingwood, TX
High School: Kingwood High School
Degree objective: BS in Economics.
Expected graduation: I graduated in May 2020 – WHOOP!
University highlights, awards, scholarships: I was a member of Women in Economics and Texas A&M Economics Society Clubs/Organizations I am (was) a part of: Women in Economics (WiE) and ECON Society (TAMES)
Current employment: I am currently working full-time as a Data Associate with alliantgroup, LP.
Family ties to Texas A&M: I am the first Aggie in my family.
I chose to attend Texas A&M because… The academics, traditions, and spirit are reasons why I chose to attend Texas A&M. As soon as I set foot on campus, it felt like home.
My favorite things to do on campus are… Football games and walking around the campus.
When I have free time, I like… Spending time with friends and family. Also, I love to get outside and go on walks or bike rides.
The craziest thing I’ve done is… I’ve been a figure skater since the age of 2 and, in 2013, I traveled with my team to Spain for the Theatre On Ice World Figure Skating Championship. It was one of the best experiences of my life!
My favorite place to study is… Quadbucks and Evans Library
My favorite ECON professors are… Dr. Meer and Dr. Naufal!
My favorite part of being an Economics student is… The diversity of topics opened several employment opportunities.
If I could share an afternoon with anyone, I would love to share it with… My grandparents. It would be a pleasure to show them around campus. I would love to tell them all about my wonderful college experiences and accomplishments.
If I knew I could not fail, I would… Start my own business.
If money was not a consideration, I would love to… Travel the world!
What is your passion and how are you committed to pursuing it? My passion is to work hard and be the best possible version of myself. A way that helps me pursue this is by knowing my strengths and weaknesses. I believe being self-reflective will help guide me to become successful, personally and professionally.
After graduation, I plan to… Although I have just graduated and started my professional career, I would love to obtain a Master’s degree in the future.
The one Texas A&M experience I will always remember is… The A&M vs. LSU football game in 2018 that lasted 6 hours long, winning 74-72. One of the best games I’ve been to!! Another memorable experience is receiving my Aggie ring. It was such a special moment that I was able to spend with my friends and family, knowing that all the hard work was worth it!