The Uniqueness of the "Aggies Commit" Mentality

Posted on Sunday, Aug 06, 2017

Growing up in a small town in Texas, you don’t ever get to see what makes a school like Texas A&M University different. I grew up wanting to be an Aggie because I saw the passion and camaraderie that Aggies had and knew I wanted to experience that feeling. I had no idea how influential the university is on the rest of the world, or why it was so different.

Since I arrived and have become more involved at A&M, I have begun to understand why the school is so unique, and that is largely due to the “Aggies Commit” mentality. From the short time that I have spent traveling and exploring the world in the last year or two, it is astonishing to see the extensive impact the school has all around the globe. Texas A&M’s commitment to high-impact learning opportunities outside of the classroom has led to it becoming the world-class university it is today.

As a two-policy intern in both Washington, D.C. and London, England, I have been fortunate enough to experience many of the high-impact opportunities that Texas A&M provides. I’ve been blown away by how strong and widespread the Aggie network is. From seeing the tremendous presence it has in the nation’s capital, to visiting the Soltis Center in Costa Rica where highly distinguished research is conducted, and even meeting Aggies while working and traveling in Europe, I have experienced that camaraderie and seen how far Aggies are willing to go to help others, especially other Aggies.

I am extremely grateful and proud to call myself a Texas A&M University graduate and hope to be able to give back in the future. It is programs like the Public Policy Internship Program that make this university so unique and successful.

Blake Ramsey
U.S. Commercial Service
London, England | summer 2017

Blake is pictured here with Houston mayor, Sylvester Turner, at a networking reception for the Houston Trade Mission.