What Comes Next?

SarahToday’s Tuesday With Tulsa comes to us from Sarah H., a senior Communications major from Norman, Okla.

As great as it would be to stay in college forever, I know life after TU is approaching quickly. I graduate in May and that is both wonderful and terrifying. It’s similar to how I felt as a senior in high school, but bigger.

I get to decide what comes next and thankfully my time at The University of Tulsa has led me to this point. I’m more independent, confident, open minded and adventurous now than ever before. So where will I move after graduation? Washington, D.C. – and I cannot wait!

I have been all consumed by the job hunt this semester and am excited to announce I accepted a communication position at a boutique law firm in Alexandria, Va., last week. I will learn about the aviation industry (something completely new to me) and how to best represent associations in our nation’s capital, all while providing public relations services to clients. And the coolest part? One of the firm’s attorneys is a TU alum and a member of my sorority. Gotta love connections like those!

I also know I will sell my car, move to D.C. in late May or early June and live in either a furnished room or in an apartment with soon-to-be-determined roommates. My post-grad plan is really coming together!

The University of Tulsa set me up for success and that is incredibly encouraging. I get to begin a new adventure soon because of my college experience. So on that note…Go TU!

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“Oh, no! I didn’t get my resume printed on time!”

“My suit didn’t get dry cleaned; now I’m going to look all messy for the recruiters.  Awesome…”

“Should I get business cards?  I’m sure they’ll remember me without them…”

Yes, I have heard these things many times in my days here as a senior in the Collins College of Business.  I don’t know what your thoughts are right now, but when I came to college, the furthest thing from my mind was looking for a job.  Sure, I was living the high life in high school working at Chipotle, but I thought, “Well, I’m going to be an International Business and Spanish major, so I’ll study abroad, do an internship, and then do so well I’ll get hired by that company and not have to worry about searching.”  Boy, was I wrong.

I once heard a really interesting quote, “Getting a job is actually a science.” You wouldn’t believe it at first.  But think about it.  Why do cities across the country have job fairs?  Why do recruiters go visit colleges?  Why do students polish their shoes, press their shirts/skirts, and why do they have professional legal pad binders holdings millions of resumes?  It’s because that is the way people impress. Continue reading

My Road Began at TU

Jennifer AllenToday’s Tuesday with Tulsa blog post comes to us from Jennifer A., a 2009 TU graduate with degrees in Spanish and Psychology.

If I had a chance to do it over, I would. College, that is. Choosing the University of Tulsa for my undergraduate education was the best decision for my life. I graduated from TU in 2009 with a double major in Spanish and Psychology. I could never recall all of the things I learned while at TU, but the further removed I am from college life, the more I realize the true impact TU has made on my life. Sure, TU was some of the most exciting and eventful four years of my life, where I met my best friends, my fiancé, made lasting relationships with professors, where I gained independence and the confidence to know that I could succeed in life…TU is where I was challenged to excel and supported to reach my goals. Continue reading