Assistant Director of Admissions Patty Prado
Hometown: Austin, Texas
College Major: Radio-Television-Film
Territory: Out of state
Office: Undergraduate Admissions Center
Q: Where are you from?
A: I was born and raised in Austin, but I have traveled extensively across the United States.
Q: What did you study in college?
A: I majored in Radio-TV-Film, but I also took other classes in different fields. Some of my favorite classes included subjects in Sociology, Ancient Civilizations, and French.
Q: What's your favorite place on campus?
A: I like too many places to narrow it down to one! I truly enjoyed my first two years living in Blanton, one of the Quad Dorms, because it was so close to everything. The turtle pond was a great place to study and relax outside too. I spent a lot of time at Gregory Gym because of the awesome weight room and indoor track, and I ran frequently at the track at Clark Field. I loved to study in the Architecture Library because it was a nice, quiet place you could spread your books out on their large desks! Inside the stadium on game days was the best place to be to experience Longhorn spirit, there's nothing like it!
Q: What do you look forward to about admissions counseling?
A: I'm excited to talk to future Longhorns and ease their concerns or apprehensions about coming to UT and about University life in general. Entering college can be a stressful and nervous time, but with the right information and knowledge of resources available to help them, it can be a fun and challenging next step to their future.
Advice to Students
Learn to manage your time and balance your schedule as soon as possible! You want your stay at UT Austin to be rich and full of experiences inside the classroom and out in the real world. Don't hide out in the library for four years, but don't live at 6th Street, either. You'll be happier and smarter if you can balance your social and academic lives effectively.