Today’s blog post comes to us from Kyle R., a senior double-majoring in accounting and economics. Kyle is from Leawood, Kan.
When I was first looking at The University of Tulsa, the two programs that caught my eye were the International Business and Language program with Dr. J. Markham Collins and the Energy Management program with Ted Jacobs. Since I wanted to continue utilizing my Spanish from my high school studies, I decided to pursue the IBL program. As time went on, I changed my major five times and am now working towards degrees in accounting and economics.
I’m not going to lie. Freshman year I was so scared about interviewing for internships that I just procrastinated doing it. Sophomore year, I bucked up and decided to try it out. I had no idea how much work I would have to put into the process. I didn’t have a resume. I didn’t know how to interview properly. And I definitely didn’t know how to iron clothes to “look sharp”. Thankfully, the Collins College of Business and Career Services offered programs to assist with all of these important aspects during the spring semester. And here’s a good tip…for those of you who end up attending TU and major in business, get to know Caroline Fox in the business career center. She is very helpful!) Continue reading
Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa blog post comes to us from Meghana R., a biology major from Tulsa, Okla.
It’s back to school I go!
If I had to describe my summer in just 3 words… I couldn’t! This summer has been a whirlwind experience for me, filled with all sorts of eye-opening opportunities and adventures. So, how about 10 words instead? Inspiring, challenging, perspective-altering, humbling, educational, playful, engaging, redefining, best-summer-so-far! I know I went a little overboard, but I promise – it really was that amazing! I interned at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine, visited my sister in Boston, vacationed in NYC (I saw If/ Then on Broadway with Idina Menzel! Ya know, she plays Elsa – the one who sings “Let it Go” from Frozen!), and caught up with old friends. And oh yeah. I took the MCAT. No biggie (but actually I’ve been studying for it for an entire semester, so needless to say I’m thrilled that it’s over!). To make a long story short, I finally figured out what I want to do with my life (to practice community medicine/ be a public health leader/ be an educator & advocate for social justice issues – kind of a mouthful, so I’ll have to work on coming up with a shorter title, haha) and had a pretty great time doing it. Continue reading
Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa comes to us from Brittany J., a sophomore mechanical engineering major from Lee’s Summit, Mo.
“At last, I’m home.”
Those were the first words I whispered to myself as the limestone buildings and university gates came into view after my four-hour drive from Kansas City to Tulsa. Growing up, the words “house” and “home” always had the same meaning. It wasn’t until I came to college that I began to realize while a “house” is a building that provides sufficient shelter, a “home” is the place that provides comfort, support, and overall makes you happy. While I love my family and enjoy the time I spend with them, my home is in Tulsa (as much as it annoys my mother when I say that). I simply feel so happy here and completely free to be myself. That is in large part due to the friends that I have made. Nothing beat the feeling of reuniting with those friends after three long months of separation. Even though I was sweating non-stop during move-in thanks to Oklahoma’s good ole humidity, I never stopped smiling. Continue reading