TU Moms’ (and Dads’) Group in St. Louis

TU Moms’/Parents’ Group in St. Louis

The mother of a TU sophomore approached me last fall when her daughter was in her first semester at TU. She expressed her idea of putting together a TU Moms’ group in St. Louis as an opportunity to connect with one another as their children are having a shared experience with The University of Tulsa. Not only is it a great way to meet new people who have something in common (TU!), but it’s also a great way for the parents to feel connected to their children while they’re away at school almost 400 miles away. Many parents are heavily involved in their kids’ activities when the kids are at home, so when the kids go away to college, a void exists. These opportunities help to fill some of that void! Continue reading

Majors and Energy Management

One of the hardest parts about going to college is figuring out what you want your major to be aka what you want to do for the rest of your life.  Some of my friends still haven’t decided.  Honestly I just think it has to be something that you like.  As they say, “Find a job you love and you will never have to work another day in your life.” I love my major, but it is very demanding. Maybe not quite as much as some of the science majors, but then again science was never my thing.  Still, there are so many cool things about being an Energy Management major, such as the fact that I get to go on field trips to rigs!  We got to wear these really dorky but fun lab coat things and hard hats.

One of the most interesting things about my major is reading The Prize- an 800+ page book that we are reading this semester.  It is probably the most interesting “textbook” I have read thus far.  I really enjoy being in Ted Jacob’s class, but it is definitely the hardest one I have had since starting here.  One great thing about my major is that there are so many different things that you can do with it. You can work in the field or in the office.  I am really excited about it. Here are some of the pictures I took the day our class went to the rig.

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