Thursday, November 13, 2014

Campus hot spots

There are many spots on campus that I enjoy going to but by far my favorite is the recreation center . The rec  has been one of my favorite spots on campus since I came to south. As soon as we took a tour of it during orientation I knew I would be spending a lot of time there. I've always been an active person and I am so glad we have such an excellent facility to exercise in. The rec center is full of state of the art equipment from a full cardio room, free weights, weight machines, a running track, ping pong, racquetball courts, indoor soccer courts, basketball, volleyball, two pools, saunas and more. So whatever your workout needs are you can handle them at the rec center. Prior to attending south I had a gym membership but I soon canceled once I realized the rec had everything my gym had and then some. There is nothing better than hitting the gym after a long day of classes and then relaxing in the sauna.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Jag Swag

Being a junior here at south I have accumulated a lot of "Jag Swag" over my time here. whether I've gotten t for free at a game or an event or just bought it from the book store I love wearing my USA merchandise. There is one piece of USA clothing that is my favorite and that would have to be my jersey! last year a few of my friends and I started a USA men's club volleyball team. It's now become one of my favorite parts about being a student here and competing in the jersey gives me a great sense of school pride.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Intramurals!

There are so many campus activities I love here at the University of South Alabama but my favorite would have to be playing intramural sports. Since I have been playing sports since middle school, I was a little bummed that I wouldn't be playing in college. But I soon discovered the intramurals here at USA. We have an incredible intramural program here on campus with a huge variety of sports from football, soccer, water polo, basketball, baseball and sooo many more. I myself have played soccer basketball and volleyball intramurals while here at south. It's a great way to have fun and stay active!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Favorite Class

I have had many classes here at the University of South Alabama that I have enjoyed One class I am currently taking is definitely my favorite thus far. As I have previously mentioned I am a marketing major. Now that I am a junior I am finally taking classes centered around my major and concentration. Marketing 320 taught by professor Sneath is without a doubt my favorite class so far in my college career. On the  first day of class she said she wanted us all to know that marketing is so much more than just advertising. Professor Sneath then broke down the many categories and fields of marketing. She is so energetic and passionate that it makes the class really fun. She has so much real world experience and I truly feel like I've learned so much just half way through the semester. She always brings in props and examples to help explain topics in the class. She has taught us about pricing, promoting, choosing your market to sell to, and how to reach them and so much more. Professor Sneath always says she doesn't just want us to memorize the material but to be able to actually apply it and notice it in the real world. Owning a business myself, this class has taught me many ways to build my brand and to be more successful.  This class has taught me so much and has not only made me more educated to marketing but has also made me a more educated shopper in the sense that I now see the way businesses try to market to consumers. I've already learned so much from  Marketing 320 and it has given me even more interest in the marketing field. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

WE'VE GOT SPIRIT!!

USA is a university filled with school pride and spirit. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't see students wearing South gear or hear a "go jags!" We even have #JagWearWednesdays where students wear their USA gear and show off their "Jag Swag". that being said there is one week here on campus that is particularly filled with school spirit and it actually happens to be this week.... homecoming week! Homecoming week is probably one of my favorite times of the year here at USA. there tons of events and parties and just great energy all around. One of my favorite events of the week is called "junk the Jungle" which is where students come and toilet paper roll the big traffic circle in the center of the campus. there is also a talent show, a parade and a pep rally all leading up to and building hype around the main event, the homecoming football game!  Any USA game is full of spirit and energy but the homecoming game is even more amplified. Being in the student center of the homecoming game and chanting and cheering for our team really gives you the ultimate feeling of school spirit!


Thursday, October 2, 2014

College Moments

Being a student at the University of South Alabama has been a blast so far. This University has so much to offer. As a senior in high school I was a little apprehensive about coming to a school so close to home. I thought that I wouldn't be getting the same " college experience" , but I soon realized that I had nothing to worry about. There are always activities going on and things to do. As soon as I started I knew this was the place for me. Campus life is so fun and I have made so many memories while attending that I couldn't have made anywhere else. First would be the people I have met and the friends I've made. I know for a fact that I've made some life long friends while at the university. One of my favorite things while here at south has been becoming an Orientation leader. This position really helped me to become more of a leader and has also been really fun. I've loved getting to work with other students as well as help incoming students. That job has given me countless memories and friendships. Another one of my favorite experiences while at here at USA has been playing Ooze ball. What other school has a day long mud volleyball tournament? I love volleyball and playing in a huge mud pit made it even more fun.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

College Prep

The transition from high school to college may seem like a daunting task but with the right preparation it can be done with ease. If you are high school senior planning on attending college my advice is to prepare now! First I would suggest to sit and really think about what it is you want to major in and then finding schools you're interested in that offer that major. After that, look up information on those schools and plan trips to find the best fit for you. Next I would start to look into the scholarships offered by that school and even out of school scholarships to help pay for the costs of education. Apply for everything you can because every little bit helps. Doing this ahead of time can really help to avoid financial stress. Lastly, do as much as you can your senior year to help you stand out. Community services, clubs, programs, good grades, and sports are all good boosters for an application!