Alumnus Cooper Keeney graduated in 2016 and went to Texas Tech University. While in high school Keeney participated in baseball.
What have you done after high school?
“After high school I decided to attend Texas Tech University to pursue a degree in Business Finance,” Keeney said. “I am currently two semesters away from receiving my undergraduate degree with plans to follow it up with graduate school. This summer I interned with GM Financial, in Fort Worth, they also offered me another internship next summer.”
How did what you learn or experience in high school affect you in college and beyond?
“High school taught me that you have to go and get it yourself,” Keeney said. “Life’s not fair and no one is going to simply give you anything. Work hard, stay in your lane and everything will work out.”
Explain your job now.
“At GM Financial I was in charge of funding car loans for the state of Florida,” Keeney said. “I would look over the contracts and make sure that everything was calculated exactly correct. It was a lot of work and very stressful but I learned so much and can’t wait to get back to it next summer.”
What are your plans for the future?
“My plans for the future are to continue with school and graduate with my undergraduate degree and then get my masters,” Keeney said. “Then hopefully I will receive a full time offer from GM Financial and can start my career.”
What is your advice to current high schoolers?
“My advice to high schoolers would be to enjoy the moment and don’t miss out,” Keeney said. “There really is no other time in your life like this, college is awesome but it’s different so live it up.”