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Hey, I'm Austin, and I'm currently a freshman here at Butler! I'm an ENTJ, a travel junkie, and an entrepreneur. I'm an Alpha Kappa Psi brother & True Blue Mentor, as well as being a part of Entrepreneurship & Innovation club, the volunteer center, and a student production crew member at the brand new Schrott Center. I also am a part of the student-run business, the Butler Bed Buddy. I'm always looking for something to get involved with on campus as well. Go Dawgs!

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Next Semester – Fast Forward

Today was the day that I FINALLY was able to register for next semester. It’s strange that my first semester of college is winding up, though. It’s all felt like one huge blur – but I’m ready for a new, fresh start.

This is a list of my classes for next semester:

  • FYS 102: Scary Stories – The Metaphor of a Zombie: This is just a continuation of my FYS that I’m currently taking this semester, which is about zombies. It’s a blast, and I really enjoy my professor and my entire class. It shouldn’t be too different.
  • MA 125: Business Calculus: Well, you can guess what this is about…
  • EI 201: Real Business Experience: This class is the second part to EI 101 Freshman Business Experience, which is what I’m currently in right now. Most people wait until sophomore year to take this course, but I wanted to get it out of the way this next semester.
  • PCA 241: Music in Action: This class is for my Perspective in the Creative Arts credit, which is part of the CORE curriculum at Butler. I don’t know much about it, but I’ll find out soon enough.
  • CN 101: Beginning Chinese: Well, yeah. I decided to take Chinese next semester because I think I’ve decided I want to major in International Business, which requires a foreign language. I’ve never been able to speak a foreign language (I took Latin in high school) so this will be really interesting.
  • MS 100: Basic Excel: Luckily this course I just take for the month of April due it it being only a one hour course. All business majors have to have excel, and I don’t have to officially until the end of the year!

Well, that’s my schedule. I’m at 17 hours for the semester, and it seems like a lot but I know I can do it. I’m currently taking 14 credit hours now, and it’s not that difficult. Registration might possibly be the most stressful part of college though. Oh well, at least that’s over with!

Day-by-day breakdown of my schedule for next semester. It's not that complicated- I swear!

Are we done yet?

Here it is- my obligatory “complain about homework” blog! Between this week and last week, I’ve had two mid terms and 3 papers to write…and it’s incredibly hard to get focused with all of this beautiful weather outside. I actually just got back my Urban Ecology exam on Monday and I made an 89 on it, which is completely surprising considering I’m a business major and can’t stand anything science related. I can’t complain much, though- the semester is half way over, and it’s only 23 days until Thanksgiving Break! (but who’s counting, eh?)

This week I have an algebra exam and a paper about zombies for my FYS due on Friday, as well as a short paper for my Urban Ecology class due tomorrow. I’ve been trying different ways and areas to study in, and I still haven’t found a good spot to study in and it’s been over two months since I’ve been on campus! I’ll figure it out soon enough.

I’ve discovered that I’m actually capable of doing homework while listening to music, and some of my favorite bands/artists to listen to while studying are M83, Lana Del Rey, The XX, and Imagine Dragons. Not necessarily sure why, but they just help me focus. This song in particular is one of my favorites by M83. You should check them out if you don’t know them!

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Get REAL

 

Today I had my “Get Real” business experience, which is a core part of Butler’s College of Business‘s curriculum. Like I explained in my previous post, it’s an all day event (9-4 to be exact) consisting of high ropes (38 feet high in the air, actually) and low ropes courses meant to challenge the participant physically, emotionally, and mentally…and let me be the first to tell you, it does. I never thought I had a few of heights, but when it comes to being almost 40 feet above ground and just attached to a wire- I definitely do.

The most challenging/exhilarating/best all around activity was definitely the “Breathtaker Swing,” which does exactly as the name says it would. You’re attached to a cable wire that hangs in the center of the course, and you’re sitting on the edge of a platform (once again 40 feet above ground) and yeah…you can predict what happens next. You’re supposed to slide off of the edge of the platform, which you drop down incredibly fast and you swing back and forth until you’ve stopped and they unhook your “claws,” which is what you’re attached to, and then you’re back on the ground. Needless to say, it definitely gave me and everyone else that participated an adrenaline rush.

When I toured Butler, I knew that the College of Business hosted such an event, but I didn’t realize how life changing it was. It sounds incredibly cheesy, but between the two events I feel a new trust/bond with everyone that was in my group for the day, and I also learned a lot by myself. I definitely recommend checking out one of the the open dates for the high ropes course, which as as follows:

Friday, Oct. 5 9:00pm – 2:30am (night course)
Friday, Oct. 19 1:00pm – 5:30pm
Saturday, Nov. 3 10:00am – 2:30pm

 

These dates/times are free of charge, and open to everyone! I definitely recommend it for the non-faint-of-heart types. Happy October, all!

My Freshman Business Experience class photo at our Get Real experience!

Sometimes the road gets tough, I don’t know why

First and foremost- HAPPY FRIDAY! I’m SO thankful it’s finally Friday, because I had a rough, yet interesting week. From exams to papers and assignment due left and right, I cannot wait to just relax…which won’t happen until Sunday. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though, because I have my “Get Real” event on Saturday.

The “Get Real” event is hosted by the College of Business for the introductory business course that all business majors take. Basically what it is, is an adventure course consisting of high-ropes and low-ropes courses used to create a team-bonding experience/atmosphere. We have to do it as a class because we’re required to write a business plan by the end of the semester, therefore we are going to see how well we work together as a team. I enjoy my team members and I’m very interested to see as to how well we work together in a physical environment. It’ll be interesting.

After the event, I’m going with a bunch of friends on Saturday night to a “Sk80’s” event that SGA is hosting where everyone is supposed to dress up in 80’s clothing and we’re going roller skating. It’s going to be an interesting night considering I don’t own a single item of clothing that looks vintage; I’m more into it because my friends are dressing up and I can’t wait to see what they come up with.

P.s. The title is just a Lana Del Rey lyric, nothing in particular. She’s the top played artist on my iTunes right now…haha. Check her out, I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Lana Del Rey taking the top 4 spots, actually.

Sweater weather is better weather.

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, fall is FINALLY here! It’s also come a lot sooner in Indy than it would if I were back in Tennessee-that’s for certain. I woke up this this morning and was shocked when I saw that it was 52 degrees at 8:30…but I’m loving it! Fall is my favorite season of the year, and it’s absolutely the BEST time to visit campus! The first time I visited Butler was last October, and as soon as I arrived on campus I knew that I would spend my next four years here…and here I am! Today I’m wearing jeans and a thermal and I feel so comfortable/warm; I almost just want to curl up and watch a movie instead of going to my next class!

Speaking of classes- I’m loving my classes and class schedule. This is what my week looks like for the most part:

  • FYS : Scary Stories – The Metaphor of a Zombie. - Yes, my FYS, which part of Butler’s CORE Curriculum, is about Zombies, but it’s also so much more at the same time. The class is very philosophical which is difficult to understand unless you’re actually in the class. I’m glad to be with the group of people I am with in the class as well as having such an awesome professor!  This class will probably be talked about a lot in future posts just because it keeps me always questioning things & on the edge of my seat.
  • NW: Urban Ecology - This class is about the ecology of not only Butler but also the entire city of Indianapolis (which is really interesting once analyzed). Everything we do in the lecture part of class we always follow up with a hands-on lab, and so far we’ve explored the city of Indianapolis and the Holcomb Gardens and I’ve only had the lab twice! This class also part of Butler’s CORE curriculum.
  • Algebra - Okay, so as part of the College of Business I’m only required to take Business Calculus….if I had tested into it. So my algebra class is basically a preparatory class and I’ll take Business Calculus next semester.
  • EI 101 : Freshman Business Experience - This is my favorite class by far not only because it’s a business class but it’s also the introduction to my major-once they finalize it-Entrepreneurship & Innovation. The class is very team-oriented and I’ve met a lot of people with similar interests that I have in the class, which is what college is about, right?

That’s all of my classes for the semester. It might not seem like much, but it is 14 hours and my adviser and I felt that 14 hours was a good amount for my first semester of college.

There’s a lot of stuff happening on campus lately. This past Friday my friends and I attended the Chiddy Bang show at Clowes which was a BLAST! My friend Whitney and I got separated from the rest of our group, but we ended up sitting in the very middle of the eighth row so getting separated wasn’t that big of a deal for me at least.

Chiddy Bang Concert

Chiddy Bang really knows how to put on a show!

There’s a lot more stuff going on campus soon, but I’m gonna save that for another post because I have to run to class. Have a great day, everyone, and I hope the weather is as enjoyable where you are as it is here on campus!