Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Experiences @ UT Lead

My experiences at UT Lead have been spectacular:)
I have learned many things about college, while participating in this program. Before coming to this program I thought I had already known everything there was to know about college, but i was wrong. When you get here you think, I'm ready I know how to take care of myself. Until you have to buy your own food, toilet paper, wash your own clothes, make sure you get to class on time, manage your own time, make sure you do your homework and study, etc... This program has taught me that only college experiences can prepare you for college. From participating in the UT Lead program I know that I will be prepared for college when I come back in the fall. I think my first real college experience while in the UT Lead program was when we all took a trip to Wal-Mart and I had to buy my own food. That is when I realized how high the cost of food was, so I had to put myself on a budget. After that it was just down hill from there.

My weeks I have spent at UT so far with the Lead program have been fun, and at times I wanted to go home. I still want to go home, but I know when I get home I am gong to be so ready to come back. I have met many interesting people here, and I have encountered many things that I usually wouldn't. The UT Lead program has gave me a small vision of the college life that I can not wait to live. Now I see that life is Orange & White... "Go Vols"


  1. This is great Yasmeen! I am so glad that you have been enjoying your time here at UT and in the UT Lead program. The things you mentioned are exactly what college is about--learning to fend for yourself and take responsibility for not only your well-being, but your actions. You seem to have learned quite fast what this is all about, and although it is not always easy, it is a necessary part of like, but I think one that has its perks sometimes. You begin to come into your own as a true adult and learn how to stand on your own two feet with less and less help from your parents. They will always be there to support you, but "cutting the cord" is a natural part of life that everyone must go through and I am just happy that you have the UT Lead program to soften the blow for you and offer you support when it gets a little tough. This experience will give you an advantage over your peers in the fall!

  2. Yes... I'm very glad I have participated in this program. Maybe i will be able to give other freshamn advice about college stuff that they do not know and I do.