Stephanie Delgado is interning in the Chamber’s marketing department and graduates from UTA this week.

Tell us about yourself, Stephanie:

I am a Fort Worth native who grew up just down the street from Arlington Heights High School. I am the oldest of 5 siblings, so I am very close to my family. After graduating high school, I took time off from school to work, which eventually pushed me to pursue a degree in business management. I am currently a senior at UTA, and will be graduating this December with my Bachelor’s in Business Administration with concentrations in Management and Marketing. I am very excited because I will be the first in my family to have a college degree.

I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to intern for The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. In the short time being here, I have learned a lot and met some amazing people. When I was looking for an internship, I really wanted a company that was going to support and guide me through the transition from student to professional. I am lucky to have found that here at the Chamber.

What’s your favorite thing about Fort Worth?

The food!!!! I am such a foodie, and Fort Worth has some of the best food venues. From hole in the wall restaurants, to fine dining; I love them all. I like to try new places as often as possible. My current go-to place is Tokyo Cafe.

Why did you choose UTA?

The University of Texas at Arlington has a solid reputation and is well respected in the community. It is also very reasonably priced for the quality of education you receive. They have strong nursing, engineering and business programs, so it was the best choice for me. I also really liked how accessible it is to both Dallas and Fort Worth. The commute isn’t bad, so I am able to still live and work in Fort Worth while being a full time student.

What do you do in your spare time?

Being a senior keeps me pretty busy, but I like to bike on the Trinity Trails as often as I can. I also recently became a HUGE fan of hot yoga. It helps me relax and meditate which is great with all the stress from school and work. Namaste!

What’s your motto / inspiration?

Pressure really motivates me. I like being challenged, so being put on a project that is completely out of left field, or working against deadline really gets my creativity pumping. Anything that has the potential for failure, but not total disaster, is fun for me.

Are you looking to stay in Fort Worth area after graduation?

I am looking for the next big challenge and adventure. I would love to stay in Fort Worth since it is my hometown, but I am open to any opportunity that presents itself.

What type of job would you like to find?

One of the things I realized while interning at The Chamber was that I really like working for a company that touches a wide variety companies. It was fun dabbling in all the different pillars at The Chamber, so I would

really like to work for a company that will allow me to wear different hats and learn. At this point in my career, I am more focused on professional growth.