TCU was a long ways from home for Senior Kathryn Jaslikowski of Glenview, Illinois. The computer science major and business and Spanish double minor graduated in May. She is now in a MBA program at Yale University.
“In high school I heard about TCU because of the Rose Bowl victory, and my high school guidance counselor suggested that I check it out,” Jaslikowski said. “I was hesitant due to the distance, but when I had the chance to interview for the Chancellor’s Scholarship and visit the campus, I ended up loving TCU. I received the scholarship too.”
In addition to her computer science courses and labs, Jasilkowski occupied her time through a variety of activities such as a social sorority, Women in Politics, Student Foundation, and serving on the Panhellenic Executive Board. She earned the Dean’s list several semesters, and she was in the John V. Roach Honors College. Jasilkowski completed her senior honors project in conjunction with her Spanish minor.
Jaslikowski’s graduate program will take three years to complete. “There will only be 15 students straight out of undergraduate in the entire MBA class of 300 members. We are called Silver Scholars. The 15 of us will complete one year with our cohort, a one-year internship, and then one more year at the school with a new cohort. My anticipated graduation date is 2020,” she said.
“I plan on studying business, and non-profit enterprise. My mission is women’s equality and helping women and girls achieve in the realm of education. I want to help girls get to school across the world.”
Jaslikowski feels prepared for her continuing studies after graduation thanks to the critical skills she acquired through computer science.
“Knowing about computers has been a great tool, and everything you learn is a process. This has helped with other aspects in my life, and I have a more logical and analytical way of approaching problems now,” she said.
“The bottom line is that I don’t think I would not be going to Yale if I had not gone to TCU.”
“I love TCU. It was the best decision I ever made, and I learned so much about the world. When I came to TCU it opened up my eyes to so many different types of people and ways of thinking,” Jaslikowski said. “The friends I have made here I will have forever, and the professors have been very supportive along the way.”