Hi, I'm Travis McClendon!
I am a recent graduate of Mays Business School at Texas A&M University and am currently pursuing full-time opportunities..
I am driven by a desire for constant learning and to be challenged by new endeavors.
During my time at Texas A&M, I had several opportunities to take on new and exciting projects and each of them taught me unique lessons in leadership.
During the summer of 2017, I was offered a position as Development Intern in the office of Seritage Growth Properties, a corporate real estate investment trust in New York City. My time working with development managers at Seritage gave me insight into the real estate industry and provided a valuable context in which to finish my education.
I've always considered myself to be much more of a big-picture thinker. Real estate development is an industry that I enjoy because, at the end of the day, one's investment still results in value added to a tangible product with a real impact in neighborhoods and communities.
At the end of my freshman year, I joined the staff of The Mugdown, the university's brand-new satirical publication. I fell love with the organization and the challenges that accompany building a media organization from a handful of posts into an influential publication with campus-wide recognition.
During my time in The Mugdown, I served in the roles of Finance Editor, External Relations Editor, and Editor-in-Chief. I was passionate about reaching new audiences, expanding into innovative forms of media, and challenging the thinking of students at Texas A&M.
By the end of my term as Editor-in-Chief, The Mugdown was seeing more daily social media engagement on its content than the student newspaper The Battalion and local newspaper The Eagle.
My time at The Mugdown is defined by learning— whether I was teaching myself web design, Adobe Photoshop and Premiere, or social media marketing, the fast-paced and collaborative environment of the publication challenged me and was a definitive part of my college experience.
International Business Association
Aside from The Mugdown, I was selected to lead the International Business Association at Mays Business School in the capacity of Treasurer, Vice President, and President. IBA is student organization with the two-fold mission to enrich the education of Mays students in the discipline of international business and to facilitate the experiences of international students on exchange.
Throughout my time on the executive board, my vision for the International Business Association was to transition the organization to become more professionally-oriented. We increased the exposure of students to international business topics and careers by launching the IBA Professional Speaker Series, highlighting business leaders with distinguished careers in international business.
Texas A&M is largest of the six United States Senior Military Colleges and I had the opportunity to spend four years in the Texas Aggie Band, a unit of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets. Marching during halftimes is likely the only activity I will ever perform in front of 100,000 people.
I find myself incredibly privileged to have grown up in in Anchorage, Alaska, a place with access to a wilderness unlike any other. An Eagle Scout, I enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, and yes— I've spent nights in igloos.
I believe that few things are as enriching as travel and I am looking forward to exploring wherever my future home may become.