My First Week at UHCL
Let me start off by saying my name is Bianca Salinas, and I am a part of UHCL’s inaugural freshman class. I was fortunate enough to be chosen as one of the freshmen bloggers to document my experience at UHCL. Not only will I blog my personal experiences at UHCL, but I will give you all information I believe will make your transition into college run much more smoothly.
I am a first-generation college student and I plan on earning my master’s degree in psychology. What do I want to do with my degree? Honestly, I have no clue as of this point. It’s almost crazy how we as teenagers are expected to come up with our life plan when we are still getting to know ourselves. Luckily, we have many great programs and people on our campus that are glad to help us decide.
I will be visiting our Career Services Center in SSCB 3109 very soon to get an idea of which route I would like to take to my path to success. If you aren’t exactly sure about which path you would like to take be sure to take a visit as well. The expenses are covered in our tuition fees, so don’t hesitate to use this resource.
Hawk Launch, August 23rd, 2014
I had a great time at the Hawk Launch, and I enjoyed being around my fellow Hawks. Everyone had such a positive attitude, and it was great getting to know one another. I was on the Blue Team, we had on our blue capes and masks and we’re ready to win the Hawk Games. Unfortunately, the Green Team took the winning title, but it was okay, because it was all in fun and games. We were provided breakfast, lunch, and dinner, which was great news for me! We were offered a chance to listen and ask UHCL alumni questions. Everyone had the opportunity to take a personality quiz and break among four different groups and find the pros and cons of our personality traits. It was interesting talking to peers who had the same mindset as I did, and I learned more about myself this day. At the end of the day all teams emerged together and threw powdered paint at one another! I am extremely grateful to be a part of such an amazing community.
UHCL Welcome Back Bash
For all of you that came out to the #UHCLWBB know how exciting it was. My niece, Jocelyn, and I went by almost every booth to check out what my school had to offer. There were different games to play, prizes to win, and raffles to enter. There was even free Italian Ice! I also found out that we get FREE ADMISSION into the Armand Bayou Nature Center with proof of our student ID’s. So you all should definitely check that out. In case you all didn’t know we get Student Discounts.
College Tips to Academic Success
- Go into each class with an open mind, remain POSITIVE
Even if you don’t like the course, just know there is a reason you have to take it.
- Get a planner!
College can get hectic. Buying a planner will help you stay organized and on track.
- Explore the campus, GET INVOLVED
Research shows students who get involved have a greater chance of being successful in classes.
- Always be on time, don’t skip class unless absolutely necessary
Like I’ve learned from Hawk Leadership Institute (HLI), “Being early is to be on time, to be on time is to be late, and being late is UNACCEPTABLE.” If you are going to miss a day, be sure to talk to your professors about making up missed work prior to being absent.
Thank you all for reading. I will make this blog as interesting as possible. I’m looking forward to a great year. Hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend!