Organization Recognizes Wolff Center Student for Commitment to Entrepreneurship and Service
A student from the C. T. Bauer College of Business is among the state’s rising entrepreneurs, according to the Texas Business Hall of Fame.
Bauer College senior Travis Zimmerman has earned a $15,000 scholarship from the organization, which awards one scholarship per university each year to students from participating Texas universities.
Currently a student in Bauer’s nationally ranked Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship, Zimmerman said he chose to pursue entrepreneurship because of the flexibility and control it provides.
“The advantage of small entrepreneurial companies is their ability to swiftly adjust to the atmosphere of the environments in which they find themselves,” he said. “If I have a superior product or service that I can make the market aware of, I will succeed. If I don’t, then I won’t succeed. However, when I fail, I know that it will be nobody’s fault but my own, and there’s a sense of control in understanding that truth.”
Now in his final undergraduate semester, Zimmerman plans to focus on securing a position in investment banking, where he can learn firsthand what goes in to running a successful organization and further develop his entrepreneurial skills.
“I am grateful for the Bauer student body. Being around so many bright and ambitious individuals is a luxury that keeps my motivation level at its peak,” Zimmerman said. “Overall, my experience at Bauer has provided me a well-rounded understanding of the business world, how to find my place in it and to dare greatly as I march into the future.”
By Amanda Sebesta
In His Own Words
In addition to his peers helping him along the way, Zimmerman says he also learned important lessons from several faculty members.
“Bauer has been an incredible resource in preparation to pursue this lofty goal. I will be forever grateful for all my professors, especially Emese Felvegi, Jamie Belinne, Amy Vandaveer and everyone associated with WCE for making it a pleasure to come to class. The phenomenal work that Allison Marz did with the Ted Bauer Leadership Certificate Program was extremely valuable to my personal growth, too.”