Advice for Tulsa High School Students

02-26-14 haley anderson-210Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa blog post comes to us from Haley A., a sophomore psychology major from Sand Springs, Okla.

When I began my college search, I always envisioned myself somewhere far away from my hometown. I didn’t want to be another face among the graduating seniors going to the state schools. I wanted to be different.

I began looking into schools in the Northeastern region of the country. On paper, the schools I researched were amazing. But none of them gave me a feeling of absolute certainty. The University of Tulsa was never even on my radar until my dad convinced me to attend a “Junior Day” event on campus. After visiting campus that day, my outlook changed completely; I realized that finding the perfect school for me was more about meaning than miles. Continue reading

The Internship Journey

02-24-14 kyle radtke-112Today’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

Back to School Happiness

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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