Financial Aid has a lot of resources, especially online and here on campus. They have really helped me make sure that I have all my paperwork done and that I'm all good to go for every semester. You don't have to apply for any scholarships. When you apply for the university, they will tell you what you qualify for, and then you can go from there. That's great because I didn't really know that I would be entitled to so much when I applied to UL Lafayette. I was very thankful to find out that I qualified for so many different scholarships that they offer.
I grew up in a home where it was just a single parent home. It was just my mother. And my mother took care of my older brother and my little sister. I knew I had to take some of that burden off of her, and I had to find some way to pay for school. I work on campus as a tour guide for our Office of Admissions. Being a tour guide has really helped my public speaking skills because it's really given me the confidence that, hey, I know what I'm talking about. Hey, I can deliver what I'm talking about. I can communicate what I'm talking about to the people.
I have a job on campus now, and I know that there are resources on campus that will help me get a job when I graduate, like the Office of Career Service. They have resume building. They also hold mock interviews. So they'll have employers come in, and you'll set up an interview. And they'll interview you, and then they'll tell you what you did wrong in the interview and how can you improve those interview skills.