"ETBU laid a great foundation for me academically. With the smaller class sizes and more focused professor attention, I was able to excel, and prepare for my MBA studies at Texas A&M as well as my law school education at the South Texas College of Law."
Zane Gruznina is used to juggling multiple projects at one time. After graduating from ETBU as an international student, Zane went on to earn her Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctor. According to Zane, it was the specialized attention she received at ETBU that laid the groundwork for her future success.
"ETBU laid a great foundation for me academically," Zane said. "With the smaller class sizes and more focused professor attention, I was able to excel, and prepare for my MBA studies at Texas A&M as well as my law school education at the South Texas College of Law."
While she was a business student at ETBU, Zane made the most of her time on the Hill. She was a member of the Lady Tiger Soccer Team, was Miss ETBU 2008, and was involved in several campus ministries. Today, Zane serves as the program manager for projects at Schlumberger.
"When I graduated from ETBU, I didn't have a clear vision for where I would like to be, but I always knew I wanted to be in the business world. The Lord opened up specific doors for me to be at Schlumberger, and I know I am exactly where God wants me to be at this time in my life."
In addition to her education, Zane's greatest takeaway from her time on the Hill is the friendships she formed.
"I received an incredible education at ETBU, but nothing compares to meeting my two best friends," Zane said. "Ten years have passed since we graduated, and we still make the effort to see each other and keep in touch even though we live on different continents. It's wonderful to see how friendships can last through the years when Christ is at the center of it all."
In Zane's spare time, she volunteers for Talsi Christian School Foundation in her home country of Latvia and is actively involved in her home church, Houston's First Baptist Church.