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!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Why Should I Go To College?

Why should I go college? That's a question that you may have asked yourself at one point in time. Maybe you aren't debating whether or not to attend, you may just be nervous about picking the "best" one. Attending college is one of the best decisions that I have made thus far and in my opinion there isn't a "best" college because each one offers a different experience and opportunities. Besides the education aspect and getting a good job, going to college opens up a new exciting chapter in your life. It'll be the beginning of new friendships, networking opportunities, and personal growth. You'll get a chance to explore your interests in depth, discover new interests, and just learn new things about yourself in general. Don't look at college as being a contract that you're not going to be able to get out of once you start and don't feel like you have to know what you want to major in before you start. Just have a open mind and be ready to have some of the best experiences of your life!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Favorite Thing To Do Outside of Class!

One of the best aspects of being a college student is the many opportunities that you will have to be involved both inside and outside of the classroom. At times college tends to become stressful so it is always a good thing to have hobbies that you enjoy to ease your mind.One of my favorite things to do outside of the classroom is to paint. I thoroughly enjoy visiting art galleries and attending art shows to gain inspiration for my own work. Art is my way of escaping reality so I often visit downtown Mobile and the Mobile Museum of Art not only for inspiration but for relaxation as well. No matter what is going on inside of the classroom, I think it's necessary to keep a balance between school and doing the things that you enjoy the most to avoid being stressed or any other negative emotions.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Procrastination Kills!

One of the most difficult aspects of attending college to me thus far is procrastination. There were times where I would put off studying for a quiz to enjoy my personal hobbies or to hang out with friends. It seems like they always want to go on the most exciting adventures the weekend you have to study for an exam. But staying focused along with time management has been the two key factors that has helped me along the way. Whenever my professors assign homework I'll complete it the day of and I will study my lecture notes daily to make sure I don't fall behind. By studying my notes daily, I don't have to cram when the time comes to study for exams. Without time management, you will not be able to fully enjoy every aspect of the college experience.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Why I Picked My Major

Not only is making your final college decision a tough choice, but what you would like to major in can be a tough one as well. Growing up we always fantasize about being doctors, teachers, lawyers, or maybe even a painter, but as we enter high school those dreams tend to change. A lot of things may influence our choice of career such as our teachers, family members, favorite TV shows, and many other factors. One reason for Information Technology being my major is the influence of my favorite family member. My cousin Anthony has a very successful IT career in the Air Force and I have always admired him and his success. As I was growing up he would teach me little things here and there about computers and how they operate. With the help of Anthony and my own research on what type of careers I could have with an IT major, I knew that I was making the right choice. I really enjoy my major and I'm just as in love with my minor, Criminal Justice, as well. If you are having a difficult time trying to decide what to major in, don't stress it. Think about your passions or maybe complete a career aptitude test. Overall just make sure that it's something that you want to do and that you would enjoy to the fullest!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

No Place Like Home!

Deciding which college you would like to attend could end up being a difficult decision. There are so many options and each college offers something unique that sets them a part from any other university. Scholarship offers, the location of the university, and many other important factors could lead to a stressful senior year in high school. The best thing to do is take a tour of each campus that you are interested in and from there just follow your heart. That's exactly what drove me to South Alabama! South was in my top two choices and when I made my campus visit, I instantly felt at home. The campus atmosphere was amazing and everyone that I interacted with was very welcoming and it was then that I knew I had found the best fitting college. This is my fourth year at South and I can honestly say that I made the right choice. All of the experiences and opportunities I have gained here at South has helped me grow and mature in ways that I never imagined. Being a Jaguar is a great feeling that I wouldn't trade for anything! Go Jags!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

First Day of Class!

First day of school is many student's favorite time of year. After an adventurous summer you finally get the chance to see your best friends and share your stories. But this time around it will be different, you are starting your journey off to college! First day of class always creates nervousness. A little advice would be to have a open mind and be prepared to gain some of the greatest experiences of your life. My first day of class here at the University was quite funny if I must say so myself. The campus seemed extremely big so I ended up getting lost walking to my first class. I was at least 20 minutes late and walked in with big frizzy hair due to the humidity along with papers falling out of my book bag. My teacher chuckled a little and remembered my name from that day forward. So making sure you know in advance where your classes are located will be very beneficial. If you are normally an introvert, step outside of your comfort zone and introduce yourself to your other classmates on the first day. This will be a great start to gaining new friends and it will make it easier for you to form study groups as the semester goes on. The last piece of advice I would like to give is don't be hesitant to ask questions. As you are walking about on campus, if you don't know where a building is just simply ask. Whether it is a fellow student or a faculty member, everyone here at the University is willing to lend an helping hand. So don't be afraid to ask for help, you are now apart of the Jaguar family!