You always remember and cherish your hometown. No matter where you go in life, whether work or travel or play, your hometown will always be there for you and be a part of your story. My hometown is Tucson, Arizona, and I am so proud of that fact.
As a senior in high school, I know that myself and many others had the freedom and independence to drive wherever, whenever. Because many freshmen choose not to bring a car, you might wonder, how am I supposed to get places? Yes, there are Uber and Lyft, but there are so many other free or low cost resources that the University of Arizona and the City of Tucson provide to get students from place to place!
The University of Arizona puts a high priority on research in everything from the arts to the sciences and all that lies between. Research is a pillar of the school and engages many of the critical thinking and analytic skills that employers everywhere look for. This post will cover some effective ways to get into a research lab, the ways in which research can prepare you for employment, and finding mentors within the research network already established at the UA.
Happy January future Wildcats! I hope you’re now getting into the swing of the spring portion of your school year. Whether you’re graduating in the coming months or have a few more years, this is an incredibly important time to be thinking about your future. No, not just what you’re going to have for lunch tomorrow at school, but your college future!
There is always excitement about the first day of school. For college freshmen in the fall semester, there is the uncertainty of: “Where are my classes?”, “Will I make friends?”, and “What will my professors be like?”. By spring semester, you know the campus, you have made friends, and have a sense of what the next three and a half years will look like. One of the coolest parts about college is having two opportunities to have a first day of school! The start of spring semester is always thrilling on the UA campus and here are the reasons why:
After finishing my two years at Mohave Community College, it was time to find a university that possessed academic quality, student engagement opportunities, and career preparation for the “real world”. It was after attending a Transfer Round-up Tour that I realized the UA had embodied all three of the qualities I was looking for in a 4-year university, which made my decision quite simple. I transferred to the UA as a Theatre Arts major because I was looking for an environment that would allow me to grow academically and professionally as an entertainment professional.
I have heard the phase, “I have to find an internship ASAP” so many times in college. Freshman year, I had friends panicking about where they were going to find one in the coming year. There is a lot of pressure to find one. They are incredibly helpful in providing a skill set outside the classroom. They can introduce students to a network that can help them in the future. I have plenty of friends who, after the completion of their internship, have been offered a position with the corresponding company for after their graduation.
Labor Day and fall breaks passed us by, Halloween we hardly knew you, Thanksgiving is not for another 350+ days. Hard to believe winter break is almost upon us! No matter where you are, you’re probably about to take another step towards graduation and finish another part of your high-school career.
With this fall semester (or quarter, trimester, etc) winding down, it’s important to think of what you’re going to accomplish during your winter break!
Success. Support. Community. These are terms that come to mind when I think about how the Honors College has helped me throughout my years at the University of Arizona. The UA Honors College is an institution that works to build on my prior success as a high school student and uses a model of support and community to do this.
The year was 1914 and the University of Arizona football had just beaten Pomona 7-6 in the very first Homecoming game. 103 years later, the tradition continues.
This past month we celebrated our 2017 Homecoming in style!
More than 50,000 alumni descended upon Tucson this weekend as the University of Arizona hosted it’s annual Homecoming festivities. The week kicked off with the lighting of ‘A’ Mountain and concluded with the football game against Washington State.