Welcome 2023!

We welcome a New Year after a well deserved break! I've been back at school for a while and I am able to manage my time efficiently now, but it was difficult at first. My break was spent at home with family. I was around them at all times and…

Fresh into Spring Semester

I am just beginning my sophomore spring semester and I can’t believe this will mark two years’ worth of college. I still feel like the freshman that came in the fall, figuring things out, debating if I should pursue something or not, and still working on making friends. While progress…

Happy New Year

It's been about a week since I returned back to campus and honestly, I missed it. I love spending time with my family and seeing them but at college, I've gained a sense of independence here that makes me miss my alone time. Over break, I spent time with my…

Post-Graduation Plans: What’s Next?

Can you believe it? Graduation is only a couple months away! Where has the time gone? This may be a scary subject for some and for others, it may not be. However, for those who are afraid for what comes after graduation, do not be! You will be fully prepared…

The End of a Semester

Wow, a couple of weeks ago I finished my sophomore fall semester, three-eighths of the way done! Quite honestly, this semester felt never-ending, despite the multiple breaks. While my freshman year gave me a strong foundation, as I built multiple skills throughout it, my course load definitely challenged me this…

Pushing Through Doubts

Hi everyone! My fall semester ended, and I finally received my final grades for all the courses I took, which inspired me to write about doubt. As a first-generation college student, I always wonder if my knowledge capabilities are good enough to apply to certain jobs or internships. I would…

Happy New Year, Happy New Semester!

It is now the new year of 2023; how exciting that we have all made it this far! This also means that winter break is coming to an end and we are all fixing to face the spring semester. In these last days of break I like to make sure…

We Did It!

That is a wrap for this semester! Whether you are still finishing up this semester with finals and projects or just completed your last final for the semester, I want to say what a FANTASTIC job you did this semester! Sometimes for me, I can get caught up in all…

Hello!

My name is Braden and I am a first-generation student. I am currently an undergraduate student at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. As a sophomore, it does not get any easier being a first-gen student. I am also the first from this campus to blog and share my…

Headed Home

Entering the second semester of my senior year, I have been reflecting on how much I have changed over my years as an undergrad. I've grown into more of a confident speaker, leader, and learner. Outside of classes this semester, I have been busy with clinicals at The Autism Place…