Originally from Vietnam, freshman business management major Sammy Vu found her way to Aggieland. She decided to attend Texas A&M University on a full scholarship and said she knew she belonged after attending Fish Camp the summer before her freshman year. “The spirit of Texas A&M resonated with me,” said Vu. “I am a very family-oriented person, and A&M has a great family-like atmosphere.”
During her freshman year, Vu has been involved on campus through several student organizations. She is a member of the Regents Ambassador Program and Aggie Women in Business and will be a mentor next year in the Institute for the Development and Education of Asian-American Leaders (IDEAAL).
Vu’s favorite class has been the Freshman Business Initiative (FBI), which teaches business skills to incoming freshmen and helps them transition into college through small group meetings with student peer advisors and faculty mentors.
“I like that FBI and the Regent program are both academically and emotionally supportive,” she said. Through FBI, Vu said she has been able to learn critical business skills, such as resume writing and interviewing tips, as well as to develop a support system. “Dr. (Henry) Musoma, my peer leaders and everyone in my small group played important roles in making FBI one of my best experiences my first semester at A&M,” she said.
Vu will continue serving in FBI next year as a Peer Leader on the Academic Committee, where she will be assigned around 15 freshmen and will help develop lesson plans for the students.
Vu is pursuing a business degree with a focus in management and entrepreneurship and has already shown an aptitude for managing a business. Beginning with a simple idea, Vu started making handmade gifts for her teachers during her senior year of high school. That idea has now blossomed into Limitless Lettering, an Etsy-based shop that sells painted porcelain gifts, such as plates and mugs.
In addition to running Limitless Lettering, Vu’s future goals include getting her Aggie ring, earning an MBA and establishing her own fashion line. She believes hard work pays off and values the opportunity she has been given to enhance her future.
“I took advantage of my one chance to come to America to achieve my goal of the “American Dream,'” said Vu. “I aspire to obtain a better education and a quality future career to improve the future of my family and to give back to my community.”
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