Best Study Spots on Campus

Noah Walters Experience, Learning

The University of Mobile has a beautiful campus, and UM students should be sure to make the most of it! With over 880 acres to choose from, it’s easy to find your favorite study spots. Here are a few of mine: Bedsole Commons  |  Bedsole Commons is one of the most popular places to study on campus. Within Bedsole Commons, …

Why College is for Introverts

Spencer Kahalley Experience, Learning

Starting college, I had no idea what to expect. All I knew is that I was terrified and intimidated. School had never really been my thing. I was coming to college with no friends or mentors to help me. But, once I got to the University of Mobile, everything changed. Some amazing professors went above and beyond their job as …

Is My Homeschooler Going to Be Okay in College?

Steven Schuler Experience, Learning

As a college professor and a homeschool dad, I hear this question a lot. Let me begin with a simple reassurance: if you are asking the question at all, the answer is almost certainly “yes.” Here are two facts that you should find reassuring:   1. Homeschoolers tend to do as well or better than their peers in college. It’s …

Why Journalism and Broadcast Media?

Hailey Morgan Learning, Sciences

For as long as I have existed, I have always been the person who loved to write and tell stories. When I was younger, my plan was to major in English and become an author so I could just sit and live in my own fantasy world, all-day, every day! However, God had another purpose for my life and totally …

Why I Chose the Master of Music in Piano Performance Degree

Rebekah Lipscombe Arts, Graduate Programs, Learning

Ten years ago, I was asked that dreaded question constantly: “So, where are you going to college? Are you going to study music?” I would shrug my shoulders. “No, I’m not really interested in going to college…maybe one day, though.” Friends were surprised but nonetheless supportive; I had decided I would start teaching piano lessons to young children that fall …

My MBA Added Value to Career and Life

Chuck Dean Business, Graduate Programs, Learning

Earning my MBA at the University of Mobile as an adult student while working full-time definitely was worth the time and effort. I saw this as an investment in my future, and it is one that has really paid off. I use the skills and knowledge I learned in the classroom every day in my job. After working in information …

“Freshman Year to Dream Career” Turns Dreams into Reality at University of Mobile

Hailey Morgan Learning, News

The University of Mobile’s” Freshman Year to Dream Career” program aims to keep students focused on fulfilling their purpose, both academically and professionally. “Be intentional with your college career, because college on purpose results in career on purpose,” said Lawrencine Mason, career services coordinator in UM’s Student Success Center. She said academic planning, recommended activities, campus community and involvement, and …

Why Double Major?

Noah Walters Business, Learning

As a sophomore at the University of Mobile, I have entertained the idea of quite a few directions to take my studies. At one point I wanted to study theology or English. After much prayer, I decided to go into business school. I have a desire to lead, but I also love to see an idea come to life. This …

5 Keys to Surviving and Thriving in Graduate School

Brian Boyle Graduate Programs, Learning

At a recent university commencement ceremony, a graduate student was overheard telling his family that his diploma should be printed in blood, sweat, tears and coffee. While I’m certain that is true to a large extent, I would be willing to bet that this recent University of Mobile master’s degree recipient would admit that some constructive habits were also a …