Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa comes to us from Jacob Waters, a sophomore Petroleum Engineering major from Oklahoma City, Okla.
What is your favorite spot on campus and why?
Definitely out on Dietler Commons (the Old U). If it’s a nice day out, that’s where I’ll be. Most likely in my hammock either studying or watching Netflix. Or I might be playing frisbee on the grass with my friends. It’s also the best place to watch the sunset in Tulsa.
In five words, describe your experience at TU?
Exciting, defining, memories, unique and home
Why was TU the perfect choice for you?
From the first moment I stepped foot on campus, I knew I was home. The beauty of the campus is like no other school I had ever visited. The friends and memories I have made here are ones that I know I’ll have for life. And, all the faculty members are amazing. They all truly love teaching and want each and every one of their students to succeed.
How did you decide on your petroleum engineering major?
Since I was in the 5th grade I knew I wanted to go to The University of Tulsa and I wanted to be a petroleum engineer. Why is that? It runs in the blood, I guess. Both my father and brother attended and graduated from Tulsa with degrees in petroleum engineering so I thought I would give it a shot.
What advice do you have for high school students who are deciding on which college to attend?
Go with the school where you know you can make a difference, and then call it your home. Don’t just settle for a school. I knew TU was the place for me, and I have never once regretted my decision.