Ah freshmen year, the excitement being on a college campus without your parents hoarding your every move. The freedom to do what you want when you want. Even better, being an 18 year old man with a endless amount of beautiful, single women around you; however, I learned quickly that grades came first. I almost got kicked out of UMES my freshmen year because of my mischief but I quickly got my act together. Now, I’m in grad school and I’m running a news business. It’s about working smarter, not just harder. Here are my four tips for college freshmen guys
1. GRADES BEFORE ANYTHING: Yes, I know. In college they’re endless women, turn ups, and days where you will hang out with your boys. If you want to keep doing that, you need the grades that will allow you to do those things. It’s much harder to raise your grades than to maintain them so understand this…. YOUR GRADES MATTER!
2. SMARTER NOT HARDER: Don’t over work yourself to the point of careless exhaustion. Regardless of your work ethic, you will fail. It’s not about how hard you work to get your 4.0, it’s about the method you use to achieve that 4.0. If you’re a communications major,like myself, get a math and science tutor. They can help you achieve As in classes that a communications major would normally struggle in. A communication major will achieve As in classes that suit their strengths. That’s what you call achieving a 4.0 with less effort. The energy you would’ve used by yourself to achieve a 4.0 can be spent by getting involved on campus.
3. TREAT WOMEN WITH RESPECT: Fellas, yes we naturally flirt with women but do it respectfully. No means no, no matter what. One secret, women like men who can show restraint and not try to over pursue them. Don’t be the guy who hits on every girl he sees or is in the group of guys who hollar at every girl who walks by. Women don’t like men like that. If you like a girl, approach her by yourself. If she doesn't want you, it’s okay. You can just be her friend. Also THEY’RE too much women in college to obsess with one girl who is not your girlfriend. Don’t lie about her sex history because she denied you. That’s not cool, you wouldn’t want a woman calling you a “hoe”. Thus this is how I met my girl. I approach her by myself and just had a conversation with her. Then I got her number with the intention of being her friend but we clicked on a different level. Now i cuffed her and she's all mine.
Written by: Abu Sillah
Undergraduates from Spring 2017 who have earned degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics had job opportunities from Cisco, Raytheon, and Orbital ATK. Aside from that the past three classes of grad students who earned a Doctorates in Physical Therapy have received a 100 percent passing rate on the licensure exam on the first try. The University of Maryland Eastern Shore offers 37 undergraduate majors, 15 master’s degrees and eight doctoral programs.
Written by: John Livengood
I remember walking into my alma mater, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, with a sense of wonder and a hint of vagueness. I didn’t have any clue of what I wanted to do. I just knew I love media , so I studied english and telecommunications. I couldn’t find my classes, had no job, stayed on a weird looking campus dorm, was out of shape, and needed to sleep. Looking back, I wasn’t nowhere near ready to succeed my first week. I wanted to go home but I decided to stick it.
I went out and made friends that I still hang out with this days. The three friends were Omari, Jordan, and Terrell. Later on we became the first four original members of the HBCU Roundtable. “Turn up or transfer,” the motto for that first week in particular. It helped me transform from an introvert to an extrovert and the first week help me a lot with that process. I met people from Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey, and other places. Process the new slang from other regions of the east coast took some time, and it confused me.
Another thing I wasn’t used to, being a young man of the tender age of 18, is having a lot of beautiful, single women around me and having the ability get drunk every day. I learned quickly during that week that I had to make my grades a priority over desires. I learned to knocked out my school work during the week, and treat my desires during the weekend. From that point on I decided to stick with school and make it my comfort zone.
First Week of Grad School
That decision paid off big time! I know am a part owner of a media LLC., a grad student at a young age on a full scholarship, have a network of 300,000 plus, and have affirmed my faith in God. That doesn't mean i don’t have challenges but with a different sense of maturity, they don’t seem to be as big as it would’ve been my first week of undergrad.
Now I know what I want to be in life! I will be the best media practitioner, business owner, actor, and educator this world has seen so far. So far, I love the sense of learning from well rounded professors excites me compared to when I was 18, and had no idea of where higher education can take my career path. I even decided after I get my masters in organizational communications concentrating in public relations, I will pursue my JD in media.
The sense of nostalgia of having another first week of education hit me, and flashbacks of undergrad have hit me this whole week. It’ amazing God granted me this opportunity. Now it’s time for me to take this opportunity and run with it.
Written by: Sharon Mills
The following HBCU student you're about to see always made it a priority to be the flyest on the yard. With that being said, let's see if your schools flyest made it this week!
Kayla Mosegi - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Kayla is a stylist from New Jersey attending The University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Ms. Mosegi is a Fashion Merchandising major and stylist. This past summer, she interned with a designer showroom where she helped some of your local and celebrity faves.
Kayla has been featured on HBCUbuzz and the infamous Fashion Bomb Daily for her style and styling capabilities. She was the stylist for modeling troupe, Bazaar Models Entertainment and is now the head stylist for UMES' new modeling troupe, Haus Of Legacy. Take a look at some of her work!
Ventress Johnson (TXSU)