Wow, these past couple weeks have been so busy and so exciting!!
Things I did in the past two weeks:
1. Went to a job fair and talked to a lot of people about internships this summer and different job opportunities. I’ve decided that I would love to have an internship this summer and am going to pursue that.
2. Went to the Tulsa State Fair! I’ve never been to a fair before, so this was a ton of fun. I went with a bunch of friends and we got to do the whole fair thing: rode a Ferris Wheel and ate a funnel cake! We definitely had a blast there.
3. Had my first internship interview! A speaker came to one of my classes and I went to introduce myself to her after her presentation. She was very interesting and friendly and helped me to schedule and interview with ConocoPhillips. The interview went very well and now I’ve got my first interview out of the way!
4. And I got to see my family and go to the Tulsa Zoo with them! I haven’t seen them all in quite a while (it seems like forever) but I loved getting to spend time with them and catch up on their lives and share some about mine.
Overall, the past couple of weeks have been incredible. Being in college is such a fun experience and I feel like I could go anywhere from here. The world is here waiting for me to decide what I want to do with my life. I change my mind all the time about what I want to do with my life, but I’m learning that’s okay! I still have so much time in front of me to figure out what I like and what I want to spend the rest of my life doing. Right now, I am very much enjoying where I am!
It is TU Football season, which means it is the best part of the school year. I have enjoyed going to the home games, and watching the away games at the Hurricane Hut on campus with my friends. This year I am on Student Association and am the ED of Athletics. That means my job is to promote athletics, and run tailgates for the student body. I am so happy I am able to this because I absolutely love our athletics and one of the reasons I came to TU was because it was the smallest D1 School. Tonight was awesome 41-24 was the ending score against UNT, the weather was perfect, seeing my classmates and friends on the field playing great topped it off.
I’m so, so happy that it’s finally October! I love the month of October! Even though it is the month of midterms and crazy schedules, the weather is beautiful, the Cardinals are in the playoffs, and the fall clothes finally get dusted off. Homecoming is right around the corner, and that means Parents’ Weekend! I can’t wait to see my family…it’s been almost two months since I’ve seen them! I love having them come down to TU and experience the vibrant atmosphere of the campus. They love going to football games and seeing the bonfire, and it’s always fun showing them the city of Tulsa while they’re down here, too. It’s nice bringing my family life and my school life together, because it’s like having the best of both worlds!
Lately I’ve been having a ton of fun in Tulsa! Last Friday night I went to the State Fair with a bunch of people in my research group, and we had a blast! We ate our way through all of the greasy fair food, rode all of the sketchy carnival rides, and all of the guys tried to show off by playing all of the fair games. Sadly, they didn’t win any big, oversized teddy bears for us girls, but we still had a great time! Then last night I went to my first home football game of the season because I didn’t end up attending the OSU game…I was at the game for the original kickoff time, but then the rain delay caused kickoff to be pushed back to 12:15 am, and I ended up falling asleep. =( Whoops! It was great seeing a football game, though, and I’m excited for the rest of the season! Today my sorority had a date function where we all went bowling, and that was was really fun, too! It’s been a really great weekend, and I can’t wait for the beautiful fall weekends to come. From biking on Riverside to competing in the McNellie’s Pub Run in November, the fall season has so much to offer! I can’t wait!
Hello all! My name is Khristen and I am a freshman Mechanical Engineer here at TU! I am very excited about getting to share some of my adventures at TU on the TU student blog! Let me use this first post just to introduce myself and talk about how I have adapted to the booming city of Tulsa!
I am from a small (but growing!) town in Southeastern Oklahoma called Durant. Durant has about 16,000 people compared to Tulsa’s almost one million! I chose to come to the University of Tulsa because I wanted to attend a college in Oklahoma and TU’s engineering program is ABET accredited, meaning it is very prestigious. One of the things that really pulled me to TU was the small class size and the personal attention of the professors, something I have already greatly felt in just the first few weeks of school.
Coming to TU, I was a little worried about adapting to college and making it without my family. However, I have met so many great people through the different organizations and church groups that I am involved in that the move to college has been surprisingly easy! Another very helpful thing is the personability of the professors. They are so eager to help me with anything I need. From showing me how to do homework problems to helping me write a resume to talking about their families, all of my professors have been so easily approachable and helpful.
Over the first four weeks of college, I have learned a few valuable lessons:
No matter how much you have to get done or how busy you are, sleeping and eating are NOT optional!
Do not be afraid to ask for help or advice when you have a problem. So many people would love to help out with anything you need!
While studying is a huge commitment and takes up so much time, it can be so much fun! Learning with a group helps information stay better!
What up internet peoples. Nice to know you found TU’s Admission blog (with relative ease I hope.) I’ll just introduce myself since I’m a noob in the blog business. My name is Zack and I’m a sophomore here at TU. My major has recently changed to Nursing (hecks yeah!!!) and I’m involved with quite a lot on campus. But I won’t bore you with the specifics.
Let’s see…well classes started a little over a month ago and the first round of exams hit pretty hard for everyone. Let’s face it; we all love our classes and professors until that first test. Then when you realize you should have been studying instead of watching Two and a Half Men or Glee.
I don’t want to take all your time, so I’ll wrap it up for this first entry. From time to time, I’ll update you on what’s happening on campus, and even in my collegiate life. I’ll also try to leave a vid or pics. The Grand Opening of our new Lorton Performance Center took place a couple weeks ago. So enjoy the video as I pay homage to the fine arts. Until next time…
I get this question a lot. The answer comes quickly… diverse. ambitious. forward-thinking. Those are the kinds of students I work with every year, and those are the kinds of students who choose to enroll at TU.
Our campus is diverse in that we have students from all of the country and all over the world. The majority of our students come from outside of the state of Oklahoma, and 19% of this year’s freshmen class is international.
Our students are ambitious. They tend to have multiple interests. They double major or pick up a few minors or complete certificate programs. They study abroad and participate in research projects. They join clubs and organizations, serve as leaders, and volunteer in the community. Their schedules and accomplishments are impressive.
Finally, our students are forward-thinking. This is the university for students who want to change the world and are eager to get started. This concept of forward-thinking is the reason why I do what I do. This is the reason I work in college admissions, and the reason I work at TU. Because the students I help enroll each year are the future leaders of the world. As a campus community, TU tries to give you all of the tools you need so that you really can get started today.
I wonder what you will accomplish if you come to TU? It gives me goose-bumps thinking about it.
Okay…so I told you that I would be back with details of my Vegas experience, which was awesome! My friend Isaac, originally from Tulsa, drove to Tulsa for the holidays and had to head back to California (where he works). So we decided to take a road trip. We knew this wouldn’t be an easy trip. Considering the fact that four guys were in a car for about a day straight and the fact that I’m 6′4 spending the most of the car ride in the back seat of a 3 series didn’t make it the most enjoyable experience. However, all of that well was worth it.
I flew into Oklahoma City the night before we headed to Vegas. Isaac drove to OKC and we headed out. The trip went well and we probably listened to almost every song in my iPod, but luckily Isaac had an 80 GB almost at capacity that we played for the remainder of the trip. When we hit Arizona it started snowing pretty bad. We never thought that it would slow us down, but it got to point where had to actually pull over. So we pulled over at about 4 am at some gas station past Flagstaff and decided to take a nap. Not my idea, but hey it happened. At some point Isaac must have woken up and taken this picture.
We awoke about an hour later and got back on the road. It still was snowing, but not as bad. We had finally started seeing Vegas exits and made a detour to check out the Hoover Dam. This was my first time there and it was actually pretty cool. I can now scratch that off my bucket list.
Within an hour we had finally made it to Vegas! We got to the hotel and met up with our friend who had flown in. We didn’t waste time sleeping, but quickly hit the strip. We didn’t stay out too long because we had to rest up before our night began. Later that night was New Year’s Eve and we had John Mayer Trio tickets. I had never seen the Trio live, but I love their music and their performance was also. As midnight came around we got an added bonus as Bob Saget came out along Jeffrey Ross to do a little stand up. It was a great way to bring in the New Year.
For the rest of the trip we got to experience the Vegas nightlife and went to the Beatles LOVE Cirque de Soleil show. This was amazing! I had listened to the Beatles music before, but after watching this show I am now definitely fan. The last couple of days we hung out with some UT friends who had stopped in Vegas before heading to Pasadena for the National Championship. Overall, the trip was great and I didn’t lose any money gambling!