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
My name is Carly, and I’m from Tahlequah, Okla. I’m a senior at the University of Tulsa studying Political Science. This summer, I’m interning in Miami, Ariz., with Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold. FCX is a mining company committed to community development locally and internationally, something I’m hoping to focus on after graduation. Currently I’m working in the Global Supply Chain where I take part in purchasing, distribution, inventory, bid walks, and everything to do with contracts. It’s a lot of responsibility that I’m lucky to have! Continue reading
Here is a guest blog post from Maribel O., a senior Energy Management Major from Arkansas….
When I first decided to be a guest blogger for the TU Admission Blog, I thought it would take me a couple of minutes to write something funny, insightful, and inspiring. Yet, this brought to mind so many of the memories that I have experienced at TU. Both good and bad. And it surprised me how quick my journey at TU has been. Allow me to share my story with you…
As a small-town girl from Huntsville, Arkansas, I wanted to get out of Arkansas. And fast. I traveled to colleges in Missouri, Oklahoma, and California in search of the perfect one. I wanted to retain the small-town feel that I had grown up in, but not sacrifice the thrill of football games and Greek life. I found the perfect mix at TU. This sounds super cheesy, but I knew I wanted to be a Hurricane the moment I set foot on campus. I even made a life-long friend out of my tour guide at Tulsa Time. (Shout out to Sara M)! The professor whose class I sat in for Tulsa Time ended up being one of my favorite professors and I proceeded to take two of his classes (Dr. Settle WILL make you learn economics). My admission counselor was beyond awesome and the entire staff or counselors, advisers, and professors eased the transition from high school to college.
First semester I joined a sorority and I am proud to call some of the most incredible, talented, and caring women on campus my sisters. But some of my closest friends are non-Greek and I love that TU has the type of environment where affiliation does not impede friendships, but rather fortifies them. Campus has so much diversity; I have friends from Indonesia, Scotland, China, Venzuela, Uzbekistan, Ireland, Germany, Nigeria, and India. It is incredible how much you can learn from your friends! Who knew Kazakhstanian women love telenovelas as much as I do!