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I made the right choice in choosing to soar at UHCL

Hey there, Hawks! Hope everyone had a great Easter. This past week was pretty calm. It was one of those chill weeks where not much is going on. I did go to my final MAP session for the year. I love going in and talking to my advisor. She is very helpful and talks to me about real questions I have with university classes. Having that one-to-one session with someone that knows a lot about a specific class is very beneficial when selecting classes.

Yes, it is that time of the semester where we start selecting classes for next fall. To be honest I was really unsure which classes to take. For me, still having an undecided major, it is tough to not want to waste money on classes that I won’t need for the major I end up choosing, but that is what the advisors are there for. She gave me tons of suggestions for what majors I might consider and I recently think I found the perfect major for me. I am in love with what classes that the major requires, and best of all it doesn’t require calculus. I am terrible at math so that is a plus.

Environmental management is the major I have my eyes set out to catch. I’ve been looking into it a lot and have found it to be really interesting major choice. Now that UHCL offers minors I think I’m going to have a great future ahead of me after college. I know I still have a while before I graduate, but time flies by so fast.

eric1Here I was in September of last year a freshman writing his first blog, and now I’m almost a sophomore. All we have time to do is think of the future because that is what matters. The past doesn’t matter because it already happened. I want to look at what is going to happen. I know that I have fallen in the perfect steps; everything is perfect. My school is just a blessing to have in my life. I will never get over the fact that I made the right choice in choosing to soar at UHCL. GO HAWKS!

I would also like to make a tribute to the person that inspired me to get involved at UHCL. If it wasn’t for her I wouldn’t be where I am today. Thank you, Sara Khalifa. You will be missed!

-Eric

Until next time folks !

I am so relieved this semester is coming to an end. It’s almost surreal. I’ve been working so hard this entire semester, and I know it will all be worth it once I receive my grades. I am very grateful to be part of the UHCL community, and I can feel the support. I feel very connected with this university, and I’ve learned so much this semester.

All my teachers were great! The ones that stood of the most to me were my Psych 1100 and Writing 1301 teachers: Dr. Wanalee Romero and Dr. Lorie Jacobs. I enjoyed their classes the most, and I love their energy. Dr. Romero is an amazing woman who always tries to engage the class to participate in group discussions, and I can feel her energy when she talks to us. I was a part of her first class at UHCL, and she encouraged us not to be strangers and I will not.

When I walked into Writing 1301 at the beginning of the year, I completely dreaded it. I looked at writing as a way to create stress, not relieve it, but as the semester went on I began to love it. I realized in order to communicate my message; I have to learn how to communicate it. I completed my assignments as they were assigned, and it really brought up my confidence when Dr. Jacobs told me she had faith in me. She told me I was a good writer, and I just had to work a little harder to develop my skill and that motivated me. On my first profile essay I received a D+ and that really brought down my confidence, but she assured me it was okay because we still had a chance to revise it at the end of the semester. On my second ethnography essay, I received a B+ and on my last proposal essay I received an A-. You do not understand how happy I was to see myself improve. I’m glad Dr. Jacobs was there for me and the Writing Center as well. I’m looking forward to taking Writing 1302 with Dr. J next semester!

At this rate, I expect four A’s and two B’s. I will have my wonderful teachers, my boyfriend and myself to thank for the support. I came into this semester with a strong mindset, and I will dominate next semester. I am now so much more confident because as a first generation college student I’m doing a damn good job.

Over the break I plan to volunteer my time at the League City Animal Shelter and relax as much as possible. My birthday is Jan. 7, and I plan on having an awesome party with my family members and friends because I deserve it.

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you all for reading my blogs and keeping up with my experience at UHCL. Until next time folks. 🙂

-Bianca

Being a Hawk is the best thing I could have done right in life.

ericWell, turkey break is over and it’s time to go back to reality. Time to face our finals and start studying hardcore. That turkey break wasn’t enough for me mostly because I procrastinated the whole week. Just when I thought I had gotten better at avoiding procrastinating too. Even though I didn’t get any work done during the break, I did get to reunite with my family. Family that I have not seen in many years showed up on Thanksgiving Day. It was amazing to see how happy everyone was. I did not get a full week of vacation like I used to in high school, but I don’t really mind since the semester is almost over. I still cannot believe that in one week classes are done.

This will be my last blog for the semester, Hawks. It’s a sad day, USA. It’s pretty insane how fast time flies. I have noticed that as I grow older time starts to go by faster. I hate time. I wish I could savor each moment of my life longer. I feel as if the semester has just started and now it’s almost over. I can still remember being in fifth grade. That was one of the best years of my life because I got my first girlfriend. Well, if you count sharing fruit snacks and holding hands for two days. Sounds like kindergarten love. I don’t want to grow up anymore.

College is hard and it’s only going to get harder, which is why I have to strive for the best. Being a first generation college student is really hard, and unfortunately my family hardly shows support. They don’t know how big of a deal it is to be a college student. They showed support the first couple of days when I got accepted into college but other than that not much. I really do need encouragement to keep going. Family is what keeps us fueled. Other than that my semester at UHCL has been outstanding. All the new people I met and all the wonderful activities I enjoyed were wonderful. Being a Hawk is the best thing I could have done right in life. I will never forget all the experiences I am experiencing at UHCL. They are some of the best in my life. I’m kept busy all the time and that’s a good thing. It keeps me from watching TV shows on Netflix. Finals are around the corner and I should stop distracting myself from studying.

Well, that’s it for this week, Hawks. Hope you all are studying because finals are coming up and they really know how to throw a punch. So get your gloves ready to challenge finals. Study, study, study! And don’t forget to catch up on sleep!

-Eric