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:
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.
Being undecided, what does it mean? Well coming from someone who came to the University undecided, it means that you have not yet chosen a major and are ready to explore over 270 (majors and minors) potential topics. In order to do that, you can begin your journey at the Colleges of Letters, Arts, and Science.
You’re now a senior in high school. Less than one year away from graduating and you might be feeling a wide range of emotions--Everything from excitement to being terrified to head off to college. Don’t worry, I went through the same process my senior year, as have millions of other students! While this is certainly an amazing time in your life and you may be looking forward to starting your college career and getting out of high school, you still must prioritize your school work senior year.
Many incoming students worry about whether they will ever get the chance to study abroad. Much of that concern can stem from financial insecurity, a tough course load, or even anxiety about visiting another part of the world. At the University of Arizona, the sky is literally the limit on study abroad opportunities. There is an entire office dedicated to helping students figure out when to study abroad, how to make the most of their experiences abroad, and how to pay for it all! Personally, I have participated in three separate study abroad programs throughout my time at the UA.