Thursday, February 4, 2016

10 Things I've Learned While at South Alabama

College has provided me with some of the best years of my life. All of the trials and tribulations that I have encountered as helped  mold me into the person that I am today. Ten things that I have learned while in college includes how to be myself, time management, discipline, networking techniques, how to budget money, who my real friends are, who I am and who I am not, independence, how to dream, and how to live my life to the fullest. While being in college it has opened up a new world for me and allowed me to view things from a totally different perspective than what I had before. Within my first year at South Alabama I realized that not only will you learn new things inside of the classroom, but outside of class as well. Everything that I have experienced in college has shown me a piece of the real world and it was enough to teach me to dream of bigger and better possibilities for myself.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Winter Time in Mobile!

During the winter in Mobile, the weather can be quite unpredictable. Some days we will have nice warm weather with a little cool breeze and some days it can get freezing cold. Depending on the weather, I enjoy going to bonfires. A couple of my friends and I will gather together, get a fire going while enjoying movies and marshmallows. We have an enjoyable time especially when the weather is just right. On the days where it's freezing cold, I enjoy having movie night. Here at South, Jaguar Productions hosts many movie nights on campus in our Student Center ballroom. This week's movie was Scout's Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. Jaguar Productions does a great job of presenting fun, interesting movies for us! It's a great time for the Jags to gather and enjoy a great movie! 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Happy New Year!

Like most people, every New Year I have at least two New Year's resolutions that I never stick with. I come up with plans to conquer these resolutions and everything goes smoothly for the first couple of weeks but after awhile everything seems to go down hill. This year, I made a promise to myself to not make any resolutions but just try my best to become an overall better person. One aspect of myself that I have plans to improve on is procrastination. There are times where I will wait until the very last minute to complete an assignment, simply because I feel as if I do my best work when I'm pressed for time. However, I know that this is a bad characteristic to possess in the real world having a real world job. As graduation approaches in May, plan " kill procrastination" is in full effect!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Happy Exams!

Finals exams are approaching fast and my first thought is, "Yes, I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel!" With graduation approaching, this semester has been pretty stressful. Juggling classes, study time, and work can be a bit overwhelming at times but nothing worth having comes easy! Preparing for final exams this semester will consist of lots of coffee along with long nights and early mornings! My professors have already provided us with study guides so hopefully studying won't be too stressful. I'm willing to do whatever it takes to finish the semester out strong so I can fully enjoy Christmas Break back in my hometown!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Why IT Is Best for Me!

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 becoming doctors, teachers, lawyers, or maybe even a painter, but as we enter high school those dreams often change. A lot of things may influence our choice of career such as our teachers, family members, favorite TV shows, and many other factors. The reason I chose to major in Information Technology was the influence of my favorite family member, my cousin Anthony. He has a very successful IT career in the Air Force and I have always admired him along with his success. While 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. Whenever I mention IT as my major people often reply with, "IT is a big money field!" That may be true, but it is not about the money. It's about my passion and love for electronics. Picking a major simply because of the benefits you can gain is not always the best choice, you have to choose a field that has your interest and that you would enjoy doing for the rest of your life. 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, hobbies, 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, November 12, 2015

Growing through College...

Many high school students may ask themselves the all time famous question, "Why should I attend college and what's so important about it?" Besides having the opportunity to gain an education and receive a good job after graduation, college can be the beginning of many other opportunities as well. It's the foundation to the beginning of adult hood and it helps an individual with personal growth, new friendships, and networking opportunities. In college, you'll get a chance to explore your interests in depth, discover new hobbies, and learn things about yourself that you may have not known before. I've grown in many ways since my freshman year here at South. One way in particular is with time management. At times I can be the biggest procrastinator known to man. As a freshman, there were times where I was able to study for a quiz the night before and do fine on it, but I quickly learned it doesn't work that way once you move up in your classification. Courses began to get harder and I learned that it was best that I start using my time wisely by preparing for quizzes and exams early so that I could have time to enjoy my hobbies. It was a little rocky at first and with a few slip ups here and there, I became better as time progressed!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Jaguar Spirit!

Football season is our favorite time of the year and it comes with the excitement of homecoming week! Homecoming here at South Alabama is more than a football game, it's having a week full of activities that allows each Jag to express our school spirit! Our activities include talent shows, parades, and bonfires! One activity that is a tradition during homecoming week is a little thing we call "Junk the Jungle". For Junk the Jungle, students gather out in the traffic circle on campus and throw rolls of toilet paper into the trees. It gets pretty messy out there but it's so much fun! The trees will stay decorated for the week and volunteers will go out and clean up. It's a great way to express our school spirit while bonding with friends and other fellow Jags. Another way that we represent school spirit is by having Jag Wear Wednesday where every Wednesday students will wear something that represents South. Not only do we have school spirit for homecoming week, we have it every week of the school year!