Jessica Aguilar ’10 B.A.

Which groups or activities were you most involved in at ASU? What did you gain from that involvement?

While at ASU, I was a proud member of Devils' Advocates and the Student Admissions Relations Team. My heart and soul belonged to those two groups. What I loved about those two groups was that I was able to share with prospective students and their families what makes ASU so great and why I loved being a student there. Interacting with those folks via campus tours, Sun Devil Days, Senior Scholar Dinners made me realize that I loved working with college students and I wanted to continue doing that on a professional level after college. Both groups helped strengthen my public speaking and leadership skills!


How did your education at ASU prepare you for your current job or business?

My degree is in political science and I currently work in higher education. Those two may not seem related, but they certainly have a relationship. My education gives me a better understanding on how our government works!


How did ASU help you achieve your dream?

Attending the nation's largest university connected me with people I never would've met if I attended anywhere else in the world and provided me with learning opportunities both in and outside the classroom. ASU always has something going on for EVERYONE and that's what I love about this university. It's one university in many places, but also one university for all.


Tell us about your involvement with the ASU Alumni Association’s Young Alumni chapter.

I've been a member of the ASU Young Alumni Council (now chapter) since May 2011. This group works on engaging alumni under age 35 in the Phoenix area through social and professional development events. Currently, I am chapter president and I love being involved with a group of great Sun Devil enthusiasts and leaders. This group of passionate Sun Devils makes my heart soar whenever we have an event or meeting, because they bleed maroon and gold.


What are three “can’t-miss” ASU experiences every Sun Devil should participate in?

Three events that Sun Devils should NEVER miss:

  1. Homecoming. There is something to be said about this experience. Seeing alumni from all over the WORLD come back to Tempe to watch a game and have a big family reunion is very special.
  2. Convocation/Commencement. As a first-generation college graduate, I made sure my parents saw me walk across the stage at my convocation because the celebration was not about just my academic achievements but also their support. Without my family, I would not have been a successful student in college if it were not for their support. Graduation is a great time to thank your support system. PLUS you get to hear a lot of great Sun Devil stories!
  3. Pat's Run. Even if exercise isn’t one of your interests, this event is for everyone! The ASU and American pride shown at this event gets better each and every year! Participating in Pat's Run gives you a great sense of community as well! You can volunteer, walk, jog, or run this event. Ending the run at Sun Devil Stadium gives you a sense of pride, and you look forward to doing it again next year. 
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