Arts & Sciences – The Perfect Choice For Me

09-03-14 University Ambassadors-119Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa comes to us from Kristina M., a junior Sociology major from Tulsa, OK.

I was a late addition to the College of Arts and Sciences. After spending my first year with the goal of practicing Chemical Engineering, it was quite the switch when I decided to study Sociology instead. There are things about the switch that have made me realize I’ve found the perfect fit for me.

Not only is Sociology a broad discipline and one covers all of my interests, but it and many other A&S majors provide an added bonus of having small classes because of the small number of students in each major. I got to enter into classrooms that are fueled by discussion and personal reflection, and that are guided by professors that are passionate and brilliant in their fields. Each class I have taken in my major has been eye-opening. I have also had the privilege of exploring some other subjects in electives. The curriculum is brilliant because many of the majors overlap in real world application. So where I may be told I’m learning sociology (and I am), I am also learning economics, psychology, and anthropology. The A&S College is perfect because professors seem to be painting a picture of what the real world is like – meaning that as students, we leave more articulate, more aware with a heightened ability to think critically, and a new lens to look at the world through. Continue reading

The Perks of Working in TU Athletics

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Today’s Tuesday With Tulsa comes to us from Katie Snyder, a sophomore Communications major from Des Moines, Iowa.

One thing that drew me to The University of Tulsa is that it is one of the smallest Division I schools in the nation. This means that our class sizes are small and we have a close-knit community, but we also get to enjoy competitive sports and an incredibly spirited atmosphere! The combination of these two aspects makes TU a really special place.

I played volleyball and ran track in high school, but outside my own athletic endeavors, it was unlikely that I’d attend many games. However, I found myself missing athletics when I got to college. When a friend recommended working in Athletic Media Relations, I jumped at the opportunity. Sports are incredible, particularly college sports, because they unite so many diverse individuals into a deeply emotional bond. The incredible triumph and joy of an unexpected win, the adrenaline rush of good competition, and even the crushing blow of defeat, coupled with the unrelenting loyalty of true fans; these feelings are worth preserving. What I love about working in athletics is that I get to be motivated by that type of passion every day. Continue reading

Q&A with… Carly C.

09-03-14 University Ambassadors-160Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa is a Q&A session with Carly C., a senior Political Science major from Tahlequah, Okla.

What are your plans following graduation in May?

I have accepted a job in the Denver area that will start right after graduation in May. I’m working for a mining company doing contracts, procurement, and inventory control in their supply chain department.

What is your “happy place” on TU’s campus?

My happy place on TU’s campus is wherever I can hang up my hammock. Or Chapman Commons where we play some intense games of soccer during the warmer months.

How has TU prepared you for life after college?

TU has provided me with a great understanding of what it takes to be successful. Not just academically- but how to work with people, be a good leader, take advice, and develop my creativity. Working with professors, having leadership roles in a variety of organizations, and school projects have been the gateway.

What advice do you have for high school students searching for the perfect school?

When looking for a school, it’s important to realize that most of the ones you’re interested in will all have great academics, qualified professors, and fun activities. You must look deeper into it- where will your professors will have you over for dinner, is campus a small community where you can make friends that become family, and is personal attention a priority for helping make you successful. That place is Tulsa!