Introducing... Tyler Haynes! He is a first year student at SUCCEED at University of Missouri-St. Louis. He started in Fall 2019.
What classes are you taking, and which is your favorite?
I'm taking social networking. We talk about meal planning and how to talk with different people around campus.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to play pool with friends. I play intramural basketball and hang out with my friends. I live on campus and like to eat at the dining hall.
What do you hope to do after college?
I want to graduate in 2023 and work at the [campus] recreation center, and work in guest services. I work there now and really like it. I want to be able to work with the computer programs and learn some minor computer applications so I can check people in and out.
What advice do you have for students who want to go to college?
You can go to college! You can go to classes. You can meet new people. You learn a lot, fill out an application, and ask parents or teachers for help if you need it. College is good!
What's good about college? I like going to college classes and going to tutoring for help. I can get an education and meet people. I wanted to get an education. I knew my friends were going to college. I get to meet new people every day.
What about parents of students, do you have advice for them?
Parents should let their children go to college so they learn about different things. College is exciting.
[Note: this question was asked before 2/2/20.] And how about one non-college question: who do you want to win the Super Bowl?
The Kansas City Chiefs. I was so excited [that they won]. We had a a lot of food: chicken and french fries and hamburgers and rolls and salad.
Thanks to Tyler for taking the time to share about his experiences in college. We wish you all the best this semester, Tyler!