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Internship Stories: Hunter Harrison

Hunter Harrison was a Team GSMP intern during the 2017-2018 academic year. Hunter is graduating from Texas State University this month and looks forward to starting his career. Before he left, we sat down with Hunter to talk about his time here with us and we're sharing that with you below!

Tell us a little bit about yourself:

My name is Hunter Harrison and I am a soon to be graduate of Texas State University with a BS in Geographic Information Science. I am from Austin but have lived all over Texas and will forever call the Hill Country home. When not fighting hard for new economic opportunities and regional economic growth I enjoy hunting, fishing and playing golf.

What did you do at GSMP?

As intern extraordinaire, I have worn many hats during my time with GSMP. From director of heavy lifting (literally), to assistant research analyst and database guru, my titles and responsibilities have been as vast as the knowledge I have gained. However, my main responsibility was assisting our research analyst in the collection of data for use in response to RFPs or out of market recruiting trips.

What was your favorite project or other highlights from your internship?

One of my favorite experiences while with GSMP was being able to see the completion of the office move. The team moved from an office on the edge of town to a newly renovated CBD location right on the square. Seeing the complete process of the move, from packing up the old, to cutting the ribbon at the new was a great experience. I truly believe the new space will allow the team here at GSMP to thrive and better serve the community. I am so happy I got to be a part of that monumental moment in GSMPs history.

What else did you feel is important during your time on Team GSMP?

As a student, you aren’t always fully aware of the robust business community in your city. Experiencing the professional realm in San Marcos, in contrast to the student bubble, has given me a fresh perspective on just how unique our town really is. It has given me a deeper appreciation and love for this community that I don’t think I could have developed without the experiences I’ve gained and people I have met through GSMP and for that, I am forever grateful.

What's next for you?

With my encroaching graduation date, strong aspirations to be in a specific career field and lack of current desirable job offers I have now adopted the phrase, “good things come to those who wait.” As I continue on my job search I plan to spend time reconnecting with old friends, visiting family and enjoying the weather this time of year outdoors.

GSMP will always have a special place in my heart. They’re great people fighting for a great cause. I wish the whole team the best of luck in the future!