Tulsa Time: Get To Know Us!

IMG_0618Today’s blog post is from Brittany J., a junior Mechanical Engineering major from Lee’s Summit, Mo.

When I was going through the college selection process my junior and senior years of high school, people always told me that I would “just know” which college was best for me. This totally freaked me out. I was determined to research all of the schools in depth, make lists of the pros and cons and endlessly worry about where my future would be. Little did I know, Tulsa, one of my top schools, offered a unique opportunity to help high school seniors “just know” if TU was the right fit for them: Tulsa Time. 

Tulsa Time is an overnight program hosted by the University during which high school seniors stay the night with a Tulsa student to get a better understanding of what a typical day at TU is really like. The overnight stay offers the opportunity to get a feel for the atmosphere on campus and a personal look into the lives and personalities of the current students. The students who host Tulsa Time attendees are very excited to share their experiences. We enjoy being able to show off everything we love about TU and give others the chance to fall in love with it, too.

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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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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