Wednesday, June 23, 2010

UT Lead Experiences

I have learned a lot of valuable information in this program that I feel will help me in becoming successful at the University of Tennessee. It has taught me to transition from high school to college in an effective way. I know how to use all of the resources that Tennessee has to offer. I feel like I am ahead of all of the other upcoming freshmen because of this program. I have my schedule ahead of everyone, so I have the privilege of knowing where my classes and dorms are on campus. I have learned that college is really independent. You really have to do everything on your own. Your responsibilities must mature as well as you. I like that UT has classes that are offered for tutoring and you can receive credit hours. Classes like that cannot do anything but benefit you one hundred percent.
In UT Lead, we have also learned that college will help you find yourself. In high school, you had people holding your hand telling what is wrong and redo it but in college no one will tell you this is wrong and go redo it. UT Lead taught me to act your age not your shoe size. College is a completely different thing from high school so grow up and become responsible for every action you take. They always say college will be the funnest time of your life.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Career Services

I think the two days at career services in Dunford Hall were very useful. It taught me about my interests and how they relate to my college major. I also found a couple more careers that I might be interested in pursuing. It gave me very helpful hints about your interested career of choice. It taught me about the theme of my career that I am pursuing. Career Services seem to be a very good resource to use for everyone, especially those who have an undecided major.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

What stands out about college?

When you about college what stands out?

I don't know where to begin on this question. I have always dreamed about going to college and fulfilling my dreams as an accountant. College is so much different from any type of educational facility because you have so much more freedom. It is a huge step from high school. In high school, you are dependent on your parents whereas in college every decision you make is all dependent on you. The college campus will be way more diverse than your high school. For example, I graduated from Fairley High School in Memphis, TN which is a mostly all black school. You will rarely see another person of a different ethnicity in the building. At the University of Tennessee, I know to expect more ethnicity on campus than what I usually saw in my high school. I am ready for the experience of college. Everyone keeps telling me that college will be the one of the best times you will ever have your life. If so, let the fun times begin.