Tuesday, November 17, 2015

My Major!

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My major is Criminal Justice and I absolutely love what I get to learn about in each of my classes. Growing up, I loved watching law and order and NCIS and shows like that so I have always had some interest in law enforcement and how it worked.

Image result for criminal justiceImage result for criminal justiceEven though you learn in college that what you see on TV isn't exactly how it s in real life, it is still very exciting and interesting to learn about. I get to learn about why police do what they do, why people commit crimes (and believe me there are A LOT of reasons), how court rooms work, and what goes on in prisons. This is just a brief overview of the type of things you get to learn but trust me when I say you get to look at the criminal justice system from all angles. I love this major not just because of my background growing up, but because of all the knowledge I have obtained about the criminal justice system, which impacts everyone in some way. It is cool to see things that go on around the country and understand why things happen a certain way whether it is with police, courts, or corrections. Also I have to admit...it is pretty cool to see an episode of law and order and know what they are talking about.
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Thursday, November 12, 2015

How have I grown?

Since I've been at USA I feel that I have grown a lot. I have been able to experience a lot of situations that have molded me into the person that I am today. I have grown out of my shell and have increased my confidence with regards to speaking publicly or in front of a crowd. Being here at South I have had many opportunities to step out of my comfort zone and since I've done it the last four years, being in front of people is no longer out of my comfort zone. I don't mind leading a large group, like on a tour, or a small group such as in class.
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That is one reason why I love our USA Days so much is because I get to be a round a massive amount of people, answering questions, providing guidance where needed, and just helping anyway that I can. As a matter of fact my favorite part of USA Day is the rec center tours where I get to take close to, if not more than, 30 people on a tour and lead them through the rec center.
Image result for University of South Alabama rec center toursThis has definitely increased my public speaking ability and gotten rid of the anxiety that comes with interacting with a large number of people. This is a skill that I owe credit to USA for because without them, I might not be who I am today.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Homecoming Week!

In honor of homecoming week I try to wear something everyday that resembles the University. Whether it is a Jaguar shirt or clothes with USA on them, just something that shows some form of school spirit. My favorite form of apparel that I have that shows school spirit are my custom shoes with red, white, and blue on them. I made them online before I came to South because I thought it would be cool to have a pair of shoes with my school's colors on them and they are better than I could have imagined. Not only do I get to wear them to show off school spirit during homecoming week, but also every time I play basketball because they are high top basketball Nikes. Another cool thing that I get to participate in for homecoming being in ROTC is the homecoming parade. We actually get to have a joint color guard with Army ROTC for the parade and it is just another cool way to show that we support our school.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Why am I a Jag Guide

I love being a Jag Guide because I love learning new things about the University and then turn around and have the ability to relay that information to other people whether it be prospective students or current students. Being a Jag Guide means you get hands on interaction with students all across the country that want to come to USA and have an interest in the information that you have to offer. By far my favorite part of being a Jag Guide is USA Day. USA Day gives me the opportunity to get out from behind the computer and actually interact with the students that I call. In a way it allows them to put a face with the name and makes them more comfortable as well as makes me more personable. This is where I get to show them my personality and answer their questions in person and just try to help them enjoy their visit to the University as much as possible.

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

What You Can Do To Prepare For College!

Hello all!

I am going to tell you something I think will be a lifesaver for you that you can already find out about yourself to help get prepared for college. Simply put, find out what kind of person you are in terms of getting up early, sleeping late, or somewhere in between. The reason I say this is because when you register for classes, you need to know what time of the day you prefer to be in the classroom. Whether you're an early bird

Image result for early bird or prefer evening classes or somewhere around lunchtime, you need to know your preference before registering for classes because they fill up quickly. Another factor you have to consider is if you want a job, and what time of day do you prefer to work.

Image result for on campus jobsAnother deciding factor is extracurricular activities, such as intramural sports, Greek life, and many other on campus activities you can be apart of. These are all important to know about yourself before you register for classes to ensure that you get the best possible outcome from your freshman year, because the GPA you get your freshman year is the most important because it is what your foundation will be for the rest of your college career. So I say to go ahead and find out right now what kind of preference you have as far as when you want to be in class because ultimately that will affect the majority of your decisions and show you what limitations you may have once you get to college.
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