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Trojan Bucket List

Submitted by Andra Onecic on August 28, 2014 – 3:51 pmNo Comment

Too many students go through college without taking advantage of what UALR has to offer. And, in most cases the services provides are already covered by tuition, such as the gym, health and counseling services. Following is a sample bucket list of things complete before you graduate college.

Study abroad. The UALR Study Abroad program gives students the opportunity to broaden their view of the world. There are many countries available to go study in and immerse yourself in the culture. If money is an issue, there are scholarships available.

Participate in intramural sports. UALR provides a wide range of intramural sports: basketball, volleyball, and even racquetball. Not only are sports fun, but staying active keeps your mind healthy as well. For more information, visit,

Take a course only because it interests you. A class such as drawing, a foreign language or even philosophy. Find something you’re passionate about and keep your dreams alive. It is so easy to get bogged down with school work and feel so overwhelmed that there is just not enough time in the day to get everything done. However, finding something you truly enjoy doing will give you the strength to get through the overwhelming piles of homework. Make time for what you love.

Learn how you work best and use it to your advantage. For example, are you an early bird or a night owl? Some people work better late at night or don’t even sleep some nights; others would rather go to bed early and get their work done early morning when they feel their mind is clear.

Join Greek life. Joining a fraternity or a sorority can offer life-long friends and a support group with shared values. Also, participating in various activates you may make connections for employment opportunities. For more information, visit

Make as many friends and connections as possible. Maintaining your social life and staying connected within the university is crucial to a successful college experience. Also, making as many connections as possible may provide employment opportunities later, maybe even ten years after graduation.

Make and/or build onto your résumé. Many students put their résumé on the back burner throughout college, but the sooner you get your résumé out into the workforce the better your chances of finding a career after graduation.

Take advantage of the on-campus gym. Although it may be difficult to find the time to exercise, the gym is conveniently located at the heart of the campus in the Donaghey Student Center. And while you’re there, go ahead and sign up for a Zumba or a yoga class—they’re free. There’s no such thing as a free gym membership or work out classes outside of the university.


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