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Amazing Student – Luke McCoy

Texas A&M Department of Economics Amazing Student
November, 2023


Luke McCoy


Spring, Texas

High School:

Klein Oak HS

Degree objective:

MS and BS in Economics with a Financial Concentration, and a Business Minor

Expected graduation:

December, 2023

University highlights, awards, scholarships:

Being named to the Dean’s List multiple semesters in undergrad

Clubs/Organizations I am (was) a part of:

Gentlemen of Texas A&M, Fish Camp, BUILD, Texas A&M Consulting Group, Texas A&M Econ Society, Wakeboarding Team, Trap and Skeet Team

Current employment:

Student, but I am planning on being a Producer Associate with Gallagher Benefits Services.

Family ties to Texas A&M:

My Great Grandfather came to Texas A&M until he had to leave school early to fight in WWII. My aunt also graduated from here and always spoiled me every Christmas/Birthday with aggie gear since I was the only one who showed interest in A&M in our huge family.

I chose to attend Texas A&M because…

Fantastic school, close to home, great connections, and the people are the best in the world.

My favorite things to do on campus are…

Hangout with my friends in my org, playing dominoes at the chicken, and watching aggie sports.

When I have free time, I like…

To sleep (it doesn’t happen).

The craziest thing I’ve done is…

Fallen off a motorcycle the day before I moved to College Station my Freshman year.

My favorite place to study is…

Fourth floor Evans or the back corner of the MSC.

My favorite ECON professor is…

Dr. Schulman

My favorite part of being an Economics student is…

The way I can meet so many amazing people from so many different backgrounds. I also love how this department equips you with such a diverse degree. You really can do just about anything with an econ degree.

If I could share an afternoon with anyone, I would love to share it with…

Chris Pratt, I would want to share a beer with him.

If I knew I could not fail, I would…

Be playing for the Astros right now.

If money was not a consideration, I would love to…

Travel the nation as a salsa judge for my full time job. I would also buy a nice plot of land in the hill country.

What is your passion and how are you committed to pursuing it?

I love being around people and learning about them. Part of the reason I’m so busy is because I love to be around others. The job I will have is a sales and consulting roll, so its all about starting relationships, showing why the client should trust you with their business, and then maintaining those connections throughout the year.

After graduation, I plan to…

Celebrate my birthday at the Chicken (We graduate on my 23rd birthday)

The one Texas A&M experience I will always remember is…

The people I’ve met in my time here. It’s been a fun time, and I’m very sad that its coming to a close. I’m trying my best to soak up every little bit of my ride here while I still can.