Alumnus Austin Weger graduated in 2013 and went to Texas A&M. While in high school Weger participated in Student Council, Improv, Theater and Football.
What have you done after high school?
“After I graduated in 2013, I attended Texas A&M and received my B.A. in Political Science,” Weger said. “While I was there, I worked at a law firm in College Station, and I was in charge of the Student Bonfire Organization. After I graduated undergrad at A&M this past May, I started attending law school at the University of Houston.”
What made you want to do what you are doing now?
“Theater and acting were really important to me in high school,” Weger said. “I loved being social and being the center of attention on and off stage. This passion helped get me to where I am today. I went into undergrad not really knowing what I wanted to do with my life, but as time went on, I started to look at what my strengths were. I love talking, helping people, and putting on a show. These interests all stemmed from doing improv and acting in high school, and they ultimately led to me wanting to be a lawyer. After all, being a lawyer is nothing more than being a performer.”
Explain what you are doing now.
“I am currently in my first year of law school,” Weger said. “My life is pretty boring. I go to class, study, sleep, and repeat. Law school is undoubtedly the hardest thing I have ever tackled academically, but it’s interesting and I love every second of it.”
What are your plans for the future?
“Well, hopefully I’ll become a successful attorney,” Weger said. “I’m not really in it for the money; I just want to help as many people as I can. I want to eventually own my own General Practice Law Firm. Geographically, I wouldn’t mind getting out of Texas to do so, or maybe I’ll settle back down in Mansfield.”
What is your advice to current high schoolers?
“I know it’s such a cliche, but stop caring what people think about you,” Weger said. “High school doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things and even though it seems like the world right now, there are so many more amazing things that the real world actually has to offer to you. Try hard, be nice to people, and take care of yourself, and you’ll go far in life.”