Thursday, September 18, 2014

Time to get involved!

My freshman year here at South Alabama I had to make a lot of adjustments in my schedule with all of the free time that I had on my hands. Majority of my classes were held in the morning so I was pretty much done with everything by noon. Having too much free time on my hands equals trouble. To make sure that I had a successful first year of college, I decided to join a couple of organizations and become a member of a work out group just so that I didn't spend half of the day sleeping or just playing around with my friends. Once I became active on campus, my free time decreased and I started to really enjoy the college life. My days started consisting of going to class, studying, and completing tasks for the organizations I was involved in. I started to make new friends and network with people around campus which made South Alabama to start feeling like home!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Jag Swag Football

Growing up in the South I've always been a sports fan, especially football! As a child, I remember waking up to my dad and my brother yelling and cheering for their favorite team playing on a Saturday morning. I always wondered what the big fuss was about so one day I decided to sit in on a game and I've been in love with the sport every since!No matter where you go the day of a big game, you will see fans wearing their favorite football team t shirt or maybe even flags pinned on top of cars in anticipation for the game. There is no difference here at the University of South Alabama in the way that we support our Jags! One of my favorite football memories was the weekend that we played the Troy Trojans. I have a a lot of friends that attend Troy University that attended the game and with them being our rival, it was fun to have a little friendly competition against them. There was so much Jag spirit that day, I'm sure the Trojans left chanting a few of our songs. Students painted their bodies and had all types of Jag swag going on. Although we didn't win that game, we still had a great time cheering for our team! The game this weekend against Mississippi State is highly anticipated with it already being sold out! Hopefully we will have good weather but regardless you can better believe that the Jags will show up and show out!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Making the Transition

Making the transition from high school into college was just another adventure in life for me. I've always been an independent, head strong type of person so the idea of going to college away from home intrigued me. Being able to get a little taste of the real world by making my own decisions without the influence of my parents would definitely help me to grow and build character. I've always been told that you are suppose to make mistakes in life because that is how you grow and prosper. So I was definitely ready to start living and learning without any fears. One challenging aspect of the transition was managing my time wisely. At times I can be the biggest procrastinator known to man. While in high school, I could wait until the night before or the morning of to study for a quiz or an exam and do perfect on it but I quickly learned it doesn't work that way in college. With there being so many fun activities to get involved in, I learned that it was best that I start using my time wisely by preparing for quizzes and exams early so whenever it was time to go hang out with my friends I could do so freely. It was a little rocky at first with a few slip ups here and there but as time progressed I became better! 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Hi there!

Class of 2015, welcome to The University of South Alabama! My name is Kelsey and I am from Montgomery, AL. It's great to have you all as fellow Jaguars! I may have gotten the pleasure of meeting a few of you guys during orientation over the summer, if not don't be hesitant to say hello if you see me on campus. This is my fourth year here at South and I've had nothing but great experiences here! I'm majoring in Information Technology with a minor in Criminal Justice. After I graduate I will pursue a career as an computer forensics specialist. I love watching Law and Order SVU and Criminal Minds because these shows are related to my field of study. One thing that I really enjoy doing here on campus is playing intramural sports. I had a great time playing football last year with my team and I look forward to playing again this year! If you would like to make the most out of your college experience, definitely try getting involved. We offer a wide range of clubs to join so you can meet new people, network, and just have some fun! I hope you all have a wonderful freshman year and go jags!