Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Looking back at my first semester in college

As the first semester of my college career winds down, I look at some of the changes I have faced and tips I would offer for future college students.

Probably the biggest adjustment I have faced deals with self-motivation.

For one, college is different than high school in that you do not have teachers to continuously remind you about assignments that are due. In college, you need to supply  your own motivation and stay on top of things. Also, it is up to you to motivate yourself and attend class. it is important to remember that is why were are here in the first place.

It has been an enjoyable time, although sometimes stressful, as expected. I have had the opportunity to meet a lot of new people and to get to know about different lifestyles from the other students who attend OU-C.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Finals are just around the corner

Finals begin next week, and I would say i am halfway prepard. However, I plan to be fully prepared by the time I take my first exam Tuesday. My advice to students would be to give yourself plenty of time to study and do not wait until the weeked prior to exams to begin studying. Unfortunately, I did not entirely follow that advice myself, and, let's just say I will be spending quality time with my books and notes this weekend.

This has been the first semester during my college career. Overall, it has been good and bad. I enjoy having more time to learn the material and not time not being so crammed. However, down the stretch, it did seem to keep going. It was strange to have classes after Thanksgiving, but since I work on campus, it was not that big of a lifestyle change

Monday, September 10, 2012

Opportunity to meet with the dean


So far my experience at OU-C has been very good. I have gotten a lot of new doors opened to me, with all the new people I have met. I got the opportunity to meet and talk with Dean Martin Tuck to talk about my experiences here, and my feelings about OU-C as a whole. It was neat to me that the Dean takes students’ opinions into consideration before any big decision is made with the Branch. He is definitely highly involved with all the students who go here and you can tell he loves meeting new students, not only as their dean, but also on a personal level.

I hope to continue to meet new faces and become more involved with OU-C in my free time, and eventually expand my experiences once I go to Ohio University’s main campus in Athens.

Friday, September 7, 2012

First week smoother than anticipated

The first week of classes definitely was smoother than I had imagined. Although, I’m just starting to get in the routine of which classes I have each day. It’s nice to have a planner, so that I can always refer back to it for homework and other assignments that are due or coming up.

Professors have been extra helpful and whenever I get confused with something I never hesitate to ask for their help. Even though I knew OU-Chillicothe was a small college I never expected my classes to be as small as they are, and it’s super nice, because it almost feels as though you’re getting one on one attention. The professors interact with you a lot also. Overall, I enjoy college so far and these first couple weeks have been great! I am looking forward to the next few weeks, and the knowledge I’m going to gain from my classes.

Second week much more routine

So the second week of fall semester is wrapping up. The second week is always better because I don’t feel completely lost when I walk into the building. I feel like I know what is in store for me.  I am still trying to settle into my routine of classes. Between work and classes I have to get up early in the mornings. I am not a morning person at all; this semester is really going to be an adjustment to my sleep schedule.

One of my classes that I am taking this semester is a sign language class. I know that most people take Spanish or French in high school, I never did. So I was really intimidated walking into this class. I was really nervous, but after the first day of class I realized that I was just building up panic and needed to settle down and treat it like a regular college class. I think I will definitely need to study for this class and be prepared for it, but I have stopped panicking about the class. My first test will be this Tuesday, wish me luck.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hi. I am Ashley Beatty, I am currently finishing my associate degree in Business Management and also starting to take classes that I will need for the communication degree

From my work in the Student Services office, I interact with prospective and new students on a daily basis, and I am looking forward to using this blog to connect with other students and share what it is like to attend college, especially at OU-C.

The Chillicothe Campus has been a good fit for me. I was incredibly shy while a student at Huntington High School, but people who have met me during my college career would not believe it.  Attending college at OU-C has helped me come out of my shell. I even did a theater production; in high school I would have fainted at the thought of being on a stage in front of people. Also last week, I recorded some radio advertisements for the campus, which I was really nervous, but it was a pretty cool experience.

It is a friendly campus where I cannot walk across campus without someone saying ‘hi’ to me. The faculty, especially, are friendly and the small classes encourage you to express yourself. I am never afraid to raise my hand and offer an opinion or answer a question.

Anyway, I look forward to this blog and talking with you during the year.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Getting to Know Ashley


Hi. I am Ashley Beatty, I am currently finishing my associate degree in Business Management and also starting to take classes that I will need for the communication degree

From my work in the Student Services office, I interact with prospective and new students on a daily basis, and I am looking forward to using this blog to connect with other students and share what it is like to attend college, especially at OU-C.

The Chillicothe Campus has been a good fit for me. I was incredibly shy while a student at Huntington High School, but people who have met me during my college career would not believe it.  Attending college at OU-C has helped me come out of my shell. I even did a theater production; in high school I would have fainted at the thought of being on a stage in front of people. Also last week, I recorded some radio advertisements for the campus, which I was really nervous, but it was a pretty cool experience.

It is a friendly campus where I cannot walk across campus without someone saying ‘hi’ to me. The faculty especially, are friendly and the small classes encourage you to express yourself. I am never afraid to raise my hand and offer an opinion or answer a question.

Anyway, I look forward to this blog and talking with you during the year.