Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Hello Summer!

It's every student's favorite time of the year, summer time! After having a week full of exams, relaxing in the swimming pool is all I can think of at this time. Although I will be attending summer school and working, I still have plans to enjoy myself to the fullest. Whether it's trips to the beach, Six Flags, or just attending BBQ cookouts, my summer will consist of things that I enjoy doing the most. One thing that I enjoy the most about summer is that it's a time where all of my high school friends are back home and we get a chance to make more memories again. I had a great semester and I plan on having an even better summer! Hope you guys enjoy your summer as well and hope to see you on campus next semester!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Final Exams!

With finals coming up, my first thought is, "Yes, I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel!" This semester has been filled with a lot of hard work towards my classes along with a lot of great memories with friends as well. With my professors providing us with study material ahead of time, I feel a little at ease about taking exams so hopefully studying won't be too stressful. Even though final exam week will consist of lots of coffee along with long nights and early mornings, it'll be all worth it! I'm willing to do whatever it takes to finish the semester out strong so I can enjoy the summer break back in my hometown!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Rainy Day in Mobile

As the old saying goes, "When it rains, it pours", and it definitely poured down this past week! On a rainy day here in Mobile, sleep is usually at the top of my to do list with the sound of it being so very peaceful.  Although it was very tempting to procrastinate on school work, I was able to make the rainy days very productive by getting ahead on class assignments and preparing for upcoming exams. Once all school work is complete, relaxation time begins. I can honestly say that rainy days are my favorite because I get a chance to enjoy a date with Netflix while munching on my favorite snacks. There's no other way I would rather spend a rainy day!




Thursday, April 16, 2015

Career Goals

One of the main questions that we were asked as kids was, "What would you like to be when you grow up?" Many of us dreamed of being lawyers, doctors, teachers, and professional sport players. As we grow older and discover our passions, our dreams often start to become clearer. As a Information Technology major and Criminal Justice minor here at the University, my aspiration is to become a Computer Forensics Specialist. Computer Forensic involves investigating, gathering and analyzing digital evidence from electronic devices. Once data is recovered, the information gathered would be used for a court trial. South Alabama has helped me strive towards my goal by offering a Digital Forensics focus track that involves courses where I will be able to gain real world experiences by tackling hacking problems that involves recovering deleted data. Being able to get any kind of experience in your field of interest is amazing because it can potentially set you above other candidates that have the same career goals. Not only does South have things to offer you that will help in your career field, but it offers opportunities that will help with your personal growth as well! Go Jags!

 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

If I Had a Do-Over...

If I was given the opportunity of a do-over here at the University it would be to get more involved on campus as a freshman. I didn't step out of my comfort zone at all during my freshmen year.If I wasn't preparing for exams, I spent majority of my time with high school friends. We took road trips, had girls night out, and studied together which was all fun but at the same time I wish I would've branched out and made my freshman year more productive. I had a great first year but it should have involved more of participating in campus activities and joining organizations.I think if you get the ball rolling your first year, you'll have more opportunities presented to you versus getting involved later on during college. A little advice would be don't be afraid to branch out and try new things. There's nothing wrong with hanging with old friends and doing old routines, just don't get comfortable. It's always great to do things that will better yourself in the long run. Get out and make things happen!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

What It Means To Be A Jaguar!

There are quite a few words that could be used to describe a South Alabama student. One word in particular would be a "Jaguar". You may think it's cheesy to use Jaguar because we are the "South Alabama Jaguars", but the the word has a deeper meaning. A Jaguar not only represents our mascot, but it describes our student body as well. A Jaguar is a student that goes above and beyond what is expected of them. We strive to not only better ourselves but we support and help our peers grow as well. We enjoy expressing our school spirit in different ways such as supporting our Jags at sports events, participating in different campus activities during homecoming, and wearing our Jag clothing on JagWear Wednesday's. Many of us balance having a social life, being involved on campus, as well as excelling in our academics.We have limitless opportunities to make our futures as bright as can be. Our accomplishments never goes unnoticed which gives us motivation to be greater. Being a Jaguar isn't easy but it sure makes the college experience worth while! Go Jags!


Thursday, March 26, 2015

South in the Spring Time!

My favorite part about campus life during the spring time has to be our softball games. Because of my hectic schedule, I can never enjoy the games during the week but I look forward to attending them on the weekends.Having the wind blow in your hair and eating a ice cream cone while watching the game is very peaceful. It's always fun to grab a few of your friends to attend the game but it can also be fun even if you attend the game by yourself. You'll end up finding someone that you know in the crowd or become friends with a stranger because we are all there for one reason and that's to cheer on our Jags!