Getting “plugged in”

Above and beyond the business school, UT in itself is massive. It is very easy to feel overwhelmed at times and even feel “lost in the crowd.” Regardless of one’s personality, it is difficult to shine at a school that hosts 50,000+ students. (Well, unless you are Colt McCoy or Jordan Shipley.) But remembering the words of my father, the greatest step to succeeding in college is “getting plugged in.” Continue reading Getting “plugged in”

MPA program helps cure “undecideds” like me

Wow–I can’t believe it’s already mid-November. This semester has flown by! I am still wondering where the cold weather is, though. Hopefully it’s here by December, or else I’ll have no incentive to stay inside and study for finals. Instead, I’ll keep enjoying these beautiful 70-degree days outdoors and not getting near as much work done as I should. Continue reading MPA program helps cure “undecideds” like me

Find that happy place

DSC01569I wholeheartedly second, third, and fourth Darrin’s earlier post (“Wanted: Sherlock Homes WannaBe”). I had a similar week last week. Thus, after I turned in my Tax Research case on Saturday (thank you, Prof. Zvinakis, for the extension!), you guessed it! I rushed to San Marcos with a friend for some retail therapy. San Marcos Prime Outlet is a familiar place to me since my UT alumna sister has also found her happy place there and took me with her many times. I have to say, after borrowing some of my future income to pay for that pair of designer jeans in Neiman Marcus (30% additional discount, no less!), I felt so much better about my busy week. For people who are not impulsive spenders like me, this outlet is also a good place for suits, blouses, slacks, and other business attire at heftily discounted prices. Continue reading Find that happy place

The good life

“The good life” requires some semblance of balance between work, play, service, family, friends, hobbies, health, travel, personal development, and eating at In-N-Out. We all know this.

However, it’s not always easy to

1 – Understand our own priorities


2 – Spend our time and efforts according to those priorities.

Fortunately, my good friends, I have it all figured out*. And so, without further ado, I give you . . . [drum roll crescendo and gong sound] . . . Continue reading The good life

Wanted: Sherlock Homes wannabe

Hiring Private Detective:

It is 5:03 a.m. and I have been in the B-Hive all night/morning. All I can think about is how I am pretty sure my professors come together and purposely put all my exams around the same time. Whether they discuss it over a poker game or they have some underground lair, I am not sure, but one of these days I will catch them in the act of conspiring against me.

I had an exam Monday, a five-page paper due Tuesday, two exams today (Thursday) and next week is not looking much better. Exam on Monday, another on Tuesday and to cap it off, a case and a paper due on Friday at the same time that I am trying to get ready for this Mr. McCombs pageant thing I signed up for. I know I am not alone and that there are students all across this campus going through similar situations, and believe me, I sympathize with you. Continue reading Wanted: Sherlock Homes wannabe

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