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

Downtown Tulsa Summer Love

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Downtown Tulsa’s Guthrie Green

Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa blog post comes to us from Kyle R., a senior accounting and economics double major from Leawood, KS.

Being from Kansas City, when I first considered the University of Tulsa, I honestly considered the city of Tulsa to be a small-scale version of KC without the Chiefs or the Royals.  I am a huge sports fan, so I had no idea how I was going to survive on just the Tulsa Drillers (our minor league baseball team) and the Tulsa Shock (our professional women’s basketball team).  Sure, I had family in town, and I had been to Utica Square and Promenade Mall on occasion, but I knew nothing about sites and attractions of downtown Tulsa specifically.  Furthermore, I didn’t really have much time during the school year to actually go explore Tulsa. Continue reading

My Road Began at TU

Jennifer AllenToday’s Tuesday with Tulsa blog post comes to us from Jennifer A., a 2009 TU graduate with degrees in Spanish and Psychology.

If I had a chance to do it over, I would. College, that is. Choosing the University of Tulsa for my undergraduate education was the best decision for my life. I graduated from TU in 2009 with a double major in Spanish and Psychology. I could never recall all of the things I learned while at TU, but the further removed I am from college life, the more I realize the true impact TU has made on my life. Sure, TU was some of the most exciting and eventful four years of my life, where I met my best friends, my fiancé, made lasting relationships with professors, where I gained independence and the confidence to know that I could succeed in life…TU is where I was challenged to excel and supported to reach my goals. Continue reading