#ImFirst

Being a first gen student is such a unique and terrifying experience. It's one that's filled with uncertainty and worry but also with pride and self-confidence. Being first gen for me is being able to take pride in my work at school in terms of both academics, social life, and…

The Longest Short Week Ever

I always dread the week of Labor Day. You see, you leave for the summer, come back to school, and all the sudden you have another day off. Of course, our bodies aren't used to our routine schedules for school, so it's hard to return back on Tuesday. Especially me,…

Internship- First Day!

Today was my first day at my internship. I work under the Member Experience Director and I am a Member Experience Coordinator. I work for the University Club at Virginia Tech that is open to the VT community. Most of the members are alumni of VT or family members of…

The Journey of Being a First-Generation College Student

            Being a first-generation college student has many highs and lows. There are many positive moments that I experience while being a first-generation college student. On the flip side, there were also not so many positive moments that I underwent during my time in school. However, through the good and…

Back to School…

Today, August 31st, is the day I begin writing this blog. This says a lot about how stressed I am already with the amount of school work and we are just got back to class! Okay, let me rewind.... I am a senior and this semester I am taking 3000…

Senioritis- Where did the time go?

They say that time seems to speed up as you go from freshmen year to senior year of high school. It's almost as if you were on a roller coaster that slowly inches its way to the top. Then all of a sudden, it's senior year and you race through…

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

            When I first started college, I began to feel the weight of a college student. Exams, presentations, homework, attending lectures, and participating in club meetings outside of class were jam packed in my schedule. As my workload quickly increased, I began to feel as if I was not capable…

College Acceptance

When I first started applying to school, I never had a dream school or any particular career I was heading for. I did know that I wanted to attend college and become the first in my family to attend college. I started applying to a lot of different school. Some…

Midterm/Exams- creating healthy habits

“It’s that time of the semester.” This phrase can say so much about how a student is feeling at that given moment. When I ask it to a friend, it’s normally because I can see the worn out look of long nights and stress. When I say it in response…

March Madness- Giving Back

One thing to know about me is that I seek out and go to as many traveling opportunities as I can. This Spring Break I spent most of it in Little Rock Arkansas doing volunteer work and in the company of friends and family.  Outline: Little Rock AK. Alternative Spring…