Why I Wanted To Be A University Ambassador

Brittany JamesWhen I started college, I didn’t know a lot. I wasn’t sure what my major would be. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to sign up for Greek recruitment. And I wasn’t exactly sure how to do my own laundry. But I did know one thing: I knew that I wanted to be a University Ambassador (UA). As a prospective student touring TU, my UA tour guides made a strong impression on me. To be honest, they’re the reason I’m a student here today.

I chose TU for three reasons: 1) the strong academics; 2) the Division I team sports; and 3) the people I met while touring. A multitude of schools met my first two points, but TU was the only university where I actually made a connection, and that is because of the people I met here. They were excited that I was on campus. They had a lot of passion for their university, and they were involved leaders and students on campus.  As a high school senior, I was impressed by them. In reality, I was awed. I wanted to be like them one day. I wanted to go to out-of-state football games. I wanted to become a student leader. I wanted to study abroad in France, and I wanted to eat dinner with my professors. Even more than that, I wanted to create my own fun memories in addition to the ones they had to tell. So, when the University Ambassador applications came out, you can sure bet that I applied.

I’m now in my fourth semester at TU, and I am terrified that I am almost halfway finished. I still have as much passion for my university as I did the first time I stepped on campus, and I love being able to share that passion with prospective students. That’s why I’m a UA. Each week I have the opportunity to share how wonderful my TU is and hope that others will see it too. I know how stressful the college decision-making process can be, and I want to be able to make that easier on high school seniors. I want them to know that I understand what they’re going through and I want them to be able to find a home here at TU…just like I have. Continue reading

Come and Preview TU!


As I hoped, it has been a beautiful few weeks here at TU! The weather has been perfect, and I have been busy as ever winding down my school year–fortunately, this week has been a lot less crazy than the past few months have been! I’m excited for this Friday, though, when we have Preview TU. We’ll have hundreds of future students and parents on our campus walking around and getting to know the University before they attend in the fall, and as President of University Ambassadors I get to spend all day interacting with them and helping them to find a niche that they love at TU just like I have! Having new students on campus is always really fun–it was the UAs at TU that convinced me of how great this University is, and I hope that I can be that person for someone else! It should be a pretty fun day, and then on Friday night the football team is having their Spring Game where they showcase all of their new coachers and players. I’m really excited to see how things go! Also, my parents are coming in town this weekend, so I have yet another reason to be excited! My mom hasn’t been here since Homecoming in October, and my dad hasn’t been here since fall of 2009! It’s definitely been way too long!

I’m looking forward to a nice, relaxing weekend, and I hope that you all enjoy your weekends, too! I’ll talk to you again soon!