Alumni Alex Jaeger graduated in 2008 and went on to attend TCC. In high school, Jeager participated in theater and journalism.
What have you done after high school?
“I graduated Legacy in 2008 as the first graduation class of that school and went immediately to TCC not knowing what i wanted to do,” Jaeger said. “After 2 years of TCC I sold everything I had and moved to Los Angeles where I worked as a Camera Operator as well as a personal assistant to the actor Paul Ben Victor. After a few years of doing that, I came back home to Texas to be with my family and do catch up some some of that good old southern hospitality. I came back and began a job as a photographer for a car company for about 4 years. Following that Job, I found myself in sales and a Jeweler which led to my current job working at Audi.”
What made you want to do what you are doing now?
“To be honest, the money,” Jaeger said. “Sales can be fun at some times, but it is very stressful making your living on solely commission checks. But hey, if you’re good at it, it’s good to you. Plus, being able to sell a product you can truly stand behind and respect makes it a lot easier.”
What did you learn or experience in high school affect you in college and beyond?
“Social interaction,” Jaeger said. “Between pulling people out of classes to get to know them for articles and photos for the paper and yearbook, and performing for a full crowd on a weekly basis. It really taught me how to interact with people and become very personal with your audience. That alone has helped mold me tremendously in the sales department.”
Explain your job now, what you are doing, different aspects of your job.
“I am a Sales specialist for Audi of Fort Worth,” Jaeger said. “I reach out to folks who show any interest in moving their driving lifestyle to something much more luxurious.”
What are your plans for the future?
“That’s a great question,” Jaeger said. “Even at the age of 27 I don’t think I can give a solid answer for that. I just married the love of my life about a month ago. We left everyone behind and eloped alone in Ireland. If there is one place I would love to spend the rest of my future, it would be in Ireland with my wife Lauren. All in all, I would say my plans for the future, are to be happy. As cliche as that sounds, people focus too much on things they cannot control. We all need to stop and smell the roses sometimes.”
What is your advice to current high schoolers?
“Do not take things too seriously,” Jaeger said. “Enjoy this time in your lives, you will never get it back. I’m not saying just give up and don’t focus on your school, but if your mess something up, I promise you it’s nowhere near the end of the world because of it. Meet new people, say yes to things and don’t be stuck to your phones or games. Life is like the ocean. Some waves small and manageable, some giant and a real struggle to get over. Nonetheless, it’s still gonna have waves. Just ride them.”