Nathan Walker

Name: Nathan Walker

Year: Sophomore

Major: Business Information Systems, Minors in Mathematics and Geography

Hometown: Burleson, TX

Involvement: Student Government, Frog Camp, Philosophy Club, and Honors Ambassadors

 

Q: What's your favorite memory of TCU so far?

A: “My favorite memory of TCU so far would have to be studying abroad this past summer. I definitely recommend that everyone studies abroad at least once in their school career.”

 

Q: What's something not many people know about you?

A: “I had a colectomy a couple of summers ago, so I don’t have an entire colon. You could even say I have a {semi}colon.”

 

Q: If you could ask a genie for three wishes, what would they be?

A: “1. I wish Birkenstocks didn’t cause feet to smell. 2. I wish that I only needed 4 hours of sleep a night. Imagine how productive I could be. 3. I wish I had the rest of my colon back.”

 

Q: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

A: “In 10 years my wife and I will be ready to move back to Texas after spending the last five years in Portugal. It’ll be good to live close to family, since my wife will be expecting her first child by then. Once in Texas I’ll probably start painting or learn to golf, since my wife and I will have recently retired off of the few billion that our startup business sold for.” 

 

Q:  What advice would you give to your freshman self?

A: “Time is limited, so don’t waste it. Follow your interests. Don’t apply for organizations and positions just as “resume boosters” or because all the “top students” do it. Discover where your strengths and weaknesses lie, and embrace them. Get out of your comfort zone, and test your limits, minimizing your weaknesses but also learning to accept them. Overall, you are who you are, but you don’t have to be who you’ve been.”