Thursday, September 18, 2014

Free Time is the Best Time

One of the great things about college is you are not stuck in class from 8 to 3 like high school. If you register on time your class schedule can be where you don't even go to class two days a week or you are done by lunch everyday, so knowing what to do with free time can be new. You can choose to spend it like many college students and take a nap. But if you feel like you need to make your free time more productive you can always use that time to do homework or study. That is what I tried to do with my newly found free time. A helpful tip is do your laundry during that time especially if it is a time where most people have classes. You won't have to worry about if there is a washing machine available. Also the rec center is not as crowded in the middle of the day as it is in the evening, so you could always get your workout in at that time. As a senior I would just like to say enjoy that free time while it last! This year I am interning Monday, Wednesday, and Friday then I am shadowing a physical therapist on Tuesday and Thursday. I also have classes every day of the week and I work so this year my free time is limited.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Go! Fight! Win!

It is the most wonderful time of the year again! It is football season. I love to watch football as much as any guy does. But there is just something different when you are actually at the game rather than watching it at home.That being said, I am so excited for the Mississippi State game this weekend. It is going to be a packed stadium which means the atmosphere is going to be electrifying! The student section is always so much fun. I remember my first South game. I went with  my roommate and we rode the shuttle to the game which was fun being on there with other South fans. We got to the stadium and walked around all the tents that were set up. Then once the game was about to start we headed in to find a seat. And let me tell you it was HOT that day! A visit to concession stand was a must for water.  Despite the heat we had so much fun sitting in the student section cheering the Jags on. You may not know this but it is a tradition to where the students don't sit during the game so I was looking forward to half time so I could sit and enjoy the marching band. Once half time was over though it was back to standing. Once the game was over we rode the shuttle back. I was tired but was so glad I got to experience my first South Alabama football game.

Riding the shuttle to our first game!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

From Senior to Freshman

How is college different than high school? Is a question many students ask their senior year. They wonder how they will handle the transition from high school to college. I personally had two transitions, high school to community college then community college to South Alabama. Both of these times shared things in common but were also different.

High school to college is the biggest transition of your young adult life. You go from seeing the same group of students everyday to not knowing anyone. That may seem like a really scary thing but actually it is a great way to force you out of your comfort zone and make new friends. Another big difference is what is expected of you. Your college professors expect more from you than your high school teachers. My tip to help with that is become organized and manage your time wisely. Another tip is don't be a afraid to talk to your professors after class or go by their office. Here at South we are lucky that we have smaller classes which allows us to have a more personal relationship with our professors. 

If you choose to do two years at a community college like I did, the transition to a university is not that difficult. If you use those two years to form good studying habits then you will not have any trouble. Some people may advise you that classes will be harder at your new college but don't let that scare you. Remember you are two years older and wiser than when you graduated high school. Its hard to believe that it has almost been five years since I graduated high school! It has gone by so fast! 

Graduation Night with my best friend 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Get to know me!

Hey y'all! I'm Sarah and this is my second year as a JagGuide. I just started my senior year as a Exercise Science major and I am applying to Physical Therapy school. That being said, this is going to be a busy year for me but I look forward to it. 

Some basic facts about me: 
I am originally from Jasper, AL which is near Birmingham
Blue is my favorite color
I have started kayaking and I love it
I love Chinese food
I am involved in the Exercise Science Club and the Pre-PT Club 
I am a Alabama and Auburn football fan 
I love to dance bad and sing all the wrong words to the song on the radio

If you ever have any questions please don't hesitate to ask me here or on Facebook. So make sure you join our group USA Class of 2019! 

We had fun this summer at orientation! Hopefully we will see you next summer for orientation!