Smiles, Hugs And Engineering

julie and meToday’s blog post is from Brittany J., a junior Mechanical Engineering major from Lee’s Summit, MO.

There are always going to be the things you HAVE to do or SHOULD do, but then there are the things that you GET to do and those are the things that make the world go round.

One of the things that I love doing every week is volunteering at The Little Light House. It brings me joy to see a smile stretch across a child’s face, hope to watch one walk for the first time, and love to scoop one into my arms for a hug. There is no doubt The Little Light House is the highlight of every volunteer’s week for reasons like this, and The University of Tulsa is lucky enough to have a growing relationship with them.

LogoThe Little Light House is technically a preschool for children with special needs, but in reality it is so much more. It is a home for children that live with love, joy, strength and heart in everything they do. They truly have the power to touch any heart that crosses their path. With the help of community volunteers, the full-time staff at the LLH has the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those children every day.

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As TU Days Come To An End…

IMG_3668To all prospective students,

There is one date on my calendar circled in bright yellow highlighter.  May 9th, 2015: The culmination of four long, busy, yet rewarding, college years.  My immediate thought as I’m writing this?


All right, so maybe I’m freaking out a little…or a lot…more like pretty much yes all the time. But considering this may be one of the last blog posts from me, I’m going to schmooze a bit and express what all has been going on in my life over the past month.

Honestly, I’m a little torn as to what I’m feeling as I move closer towards my commencement.  I’m excited that my family from various parts of the country will be coming to Tulsa to celebrate my accomplishments.  I’m stressed because of final projects that I must complete before I can graduate.  I’m thankful for all of the friends, professors, staff, and administration that I have come into contact with and who pushed me to be the best individual possible.  I’m ready to begin the next step in my life with full-time employment.  As I mentioned earlier, though, it’s hard to really put one emotion above the other. Continue reading

Landman in the Works

ScottToday’s Tuesday with Tulsa comes to us from Scott L., a sophomore Energy Management and Finance major from Chicago, Ill. Scott is also minoring in Geology and Economics.

My name is Scott Lewis, and I am originally from Chicago, Ill. Currently I’m a sophomore studying Energy Management and Finance with minors in Geology and Economics – and yes… I will graduate in four years.

When I was a senior in high school, I never would have imagined accomplishing as much as I have in just two years at TU. Working with the Energy Management program and taking advantage of all the opportunities given, I was able to interview for nine internships last summer. I decided to accept an offer with Chesapeake Energy in Oklahoma City where I worked as a Land Admin intern. After working with Chesapeake for three months, I was given a return offer in the land department for this upcoming summer. It is so comforting knowing I already have an internship for the summer. It allows me to spend more time focused on my academics and to have some fun! Continue reading