Cosper Finds His Path in Foreign Language
CLASS OF 2015
When Andrew Cosper started studying Spanish at Wayland he was originally studying under a different major. However, Cosper found learning another language so rewarding that in a year’s time he had changed his major to Spanish.
“The program was outstanding and I gained a great base of knowledge in the language. In my last year at Wayland, one of my professors and great mentors, Joshua Mora, encouraged me to apply for Texas Tech's Postgraduate program, where I was accepted shortly after.”
In addition to pursuing a master’s degree in literature at Texas Tech University’s Spanish department, Cosper is also teaching lower level Spanish as teaching assistant.
“Now, I would say Wayland has helped me prepare for where I currently am through the number of people that were willing to personally mentor me. There are professors at that university that love guiding their students in a good direction, and ultimately that is what made the difference in my experience there.”
In addition to academics, Cosper also had the opportunity to wrestle for the university.
“I made many memories with my teammates and the other students who attended. All I have is great appreciation for Wayland and all of the amazing opportunities I was offered there.”
After completing his studies at Tech, Cosper plans to pursue another goal he’s had since starting the Spanish program, to serve as a translator and interpreter.
“I continue enjoying academia without a doubt, however, to have the most success in that particular career it is suggested you receive a certain level of professional training in areas such as medical and judicial which can be found in a number of institutions internationally.”