Challenge Yourself to Bigger Possibilities at the University of Kentucky

Challenge Yourself to Bigger Possibilities at the University of Kentucky

October 21, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


There is a great momentum on campus. I just think it’s really neat all the new
building going up. You walk into the new academic science building
like, ‘oh my gosh!’ All the technology is new. Everything is state of the art. It’s really promising that the university
is investing so much into its campus, its community, and its students. You know the academic level UK is at really
pushes you. It challenges you in way that’s not, ‘oh
I can’t do it,’ but in a way that’s ‘Yes! I’m going to learn this stuff. I love all my studies, I’m challenged in
all of my classes and I think that’s really cool to be challenged. The fact that they kind of push to not be
just honed it on your major alone but try to branch out you’ll find something that
you actually like and you might want to incorporate it into your future. The academic program at UK is great but then
being in honors is just that one step closer to having the smaller-knit community. You get to be around a lot of students that
are just like you. You know who have the same drive to succeed
in different fields. And so having that opportunity is such a great,
great thing. UK facilitates opportunities like the study
abroad, the research, the academics. They give me the tools necessary to make that
personal growth. With the emphasis on us being a research institution,
we have professors that are doing research in everything that you could ever imagine
on the planet. So, if you just go in and meet a professor
and say, ‘hey I’m really interested in working for you’ a lot of them are open
to that. They want undergraduate students to do their
labs. So, they want you to be in that process with
them, they want you to learn how to become a researcher so that once you’re out of
college you don’t just have a one-track mind, you have all these things you can do. There are a lot of opportunities that aren’t
just at the university. I’m most looking forward to that semester
I get to study abroad where I’ll go somewhere around the world, whether it be somewhere
in Asia, Europe, and just experience the world in a completely different way. It’s really enriching, there are many different
programs that no matter what you want to study, even if your majors and minors are completely
opposite, you have so many opportunities to study whatever interests you. I think it is really important to have professors
that make it interesting, that make you really fully engaged, and make you want to learn. Every professor I have had has really been
very passionate about what they’re teaching, and when they talk about it they just light
up and you know they really love what they are doing…and every teacher that is teaching
their staff is also doing research or some sort of work that is involved in what they’re
teaching. They are leaders in their field. It helps because they can add things that
a textbook can’t. And they are able to bring those experiences
back to share with you. The one thing about UK is not about what they
do but how they do it. Everything is done with the students in mind,
with our best interest, and what’s going to put us on the best path to our future.