The Perks of Working in TU Athletics

Katie

Today’s Tuesday With Tulsa comes to us from Katie Snyder, a sophomore Communications major from Des Moines, Iowa.

One thing that drew me to The University of Tulsa is that it is one of the smallest Division I schools in the nation. This means that our class sizes are small and we have a close-knit community, but we also get to enjoy competitive sports and an incredibly spirited atmosphere! The combination of these two aspects makes TU a really special place.

I played volleyball and ran track in high school, but outside my own athletic endeavors, it was unlikely that I’d attend many games. However, I found myself missing athletics when I got to college. When a friend recommended working in Athletic Media Relations, I jumped at the opportunity. Sports are incredible, particularly college sports, because they unite so many diverse individuals into a deeply emotional bond. The incredible triumph and joy of an unexpected win, the adrenaline rush of good competition, and even the crushing blow of defeat, coupled with the unrelenting loyalty of true fans; these feelings are worth preserving. What I love about working in athletics is that I get to be motivated by that type of passion every day. Continue reading

Q&A with… Carly C.

09-03-14 University Ambassadors-160Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa is a Q&A session with Carly C., a senior Political Science major from Tahlequah, Okla.

What are your plans following graduation in May?

I have accepted a job in the Denver area that will start right after graduation in May. I’m working for a mining company doing contracts, procurement, and inventory control in their supply chain department.

What is your “happy place” on TU’s campus?

My happy place on TU’s campus is wherever I can hang up my hammock. Or Chapman Commons where we play some intense games of soccer during the warmer months.

How has TU prepared you for life after college?

TU has provided me with a great understanding of what it takes to be successful. Not just academically- but how to work with people, be a good leader, take advice, and develop my creativity. Working with professors, having leadership roles in a variety of organizations, and school projects have been the gateway.

What advice do you have for high school students searching for the perfect school?

When looking for a school, it’s important to realize that most of the ones you’re interested in will all have great academics, qualified professors, and fun activities. You must look deeper into it- where will your professors will have you over for dinner, is campus a small community where you can make friends that become family, and is personal attention a priority for helping make you successful. That place is Tulsa!

Q&A with…Jesse K.

Jesse KeippToday’s Tuesday with Tulsa is a Q&A session with Jesse K., a senior Applied Math major from St. Louis, Mo.

What have you learned about yourself at TU?

At TU, I’ve been able to discover new things about myself that I may have never discovered at a larger institution. Having never before written for a newspaper, I jumped into a staff writing position on TU’s student newspaper, The Collegian. Filling the void for sports writing, I had my pick of the sports topics, and I even took on my own weekly column. After just a year on staff, I filled the position of Business and Advertising Manager. At a larger school, I don’t know if I would’ve been able to have as much opportunity in four years as I’ve had at TU in just one year. At a larger school, I don’t know if I would’ve had the courage to embrace something so new. But, at TU, my fellow students welcomed me into The Collegian community, and I discovered my love for sports writing.

What do you like most about serving as a University Ambassador?

I’ve embraced being a University Ambassador as an opportunity to both give back to my school and to help show high school students that they can find a home at TU. I’m honored to represent The University of Tulsa. Plus, it’s easy to talk about TU’s top-notch academics, competitive athletics, beautiful campus, and welcoming community. Ultimately, I hope to let prospective students know that they can find a home at TU. Continue reading