Stephanie Valle

Hometown – Houston, Tx
Year – Senior
Major –Consulting and Change Management

What is your favorite thing to do in Austin?

My favorite thing to do in Austin is explore new things to do! So far I’ve gone to a cat cafe, done yoga on top of a waterfall in the woods, gone kayaking, went to a tango dance hall, and of course eaten A LOT of food! There’s always something new to do in Austin, and I am definitely going to check a few more things off my list this year!

Favorite Thing About HBSA?

I love the genuine connections you make with people in HBSA. Everyone yearns to not only develop themselves but also their peers as well. HBSA people aren’t just people you see in general meetings. You share classes with them, stay up all night studying or just having fun, and you ultimately develop lifelong friendships with the people you see everyday.

Top three favorite moments with HBSA?

  1. Being an Officer for a Week and staying up until 5am nearly every day with people who I now have the pleasure of working with this year
  2. Going on the annual camping trip! You never know what “experience of the year” you might have at each camping trip, but you will definitely complain about how cold it gets at night.
  3. Attending the out-of-state company field trip to Seattle. We got to visit the Amazon headquarters and of course do all the touristy things in Seattle like drinking gallons of Starbucks every day

Why should students join HBSA? 

We have so much to offer! Yes we can help you get a job after college, but there are so many other ways you can enjoy being a part of HBSA. You can join our very talented IM teams and help us win our next championship, develop your professional skills with our award-winning Professional Development events, find study buddies and mentors who can help you through your college life, and be a part of a large group of business students who, despite their various backgrounds, have learned to work hard together and appreciate and learn about their differences.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I wish to pursue a career and become certified in Human Resources.

What advice would you give to underclassmen?

Never say no to anything! You will never know how ONE opportunity can change your life until you pursue it.