Here is the second interview so far. I have another one coming as well.
Although I have just started this project, I am starting to see patterns. More importantly though, I am beginning to see the mistakes I need to work on. You may see them too, and I invite you to tell me about them.
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"I'm a freshman right now, about to become a sophomore.
Honestly, I never thought about coming to UTSA, I always thought about going somewhere out of the city. I always wanted to get out of here, but I guess when it finally came down to it- I had never even been to UTSA, I had never even seen the campus or anything. A lot of my friends, they don't come here at all either, and I just heard really nice things about it and one day I just went on Youtube. They have a video showcasing the campus and I watched that video and it just made me fall in love with it and it made me apply here. Just watching that one video about what the campus looked like, all the people walking around, and the activities they were showing, that's what made me apply here.
My major is sociology and I want to use that to become a social worker. I saw that [UTSA] had a good program for that. I've always had this drive to help people, but I didn't know how I wanted to use that. It's kind of lame, but I watched tv shows and there was one called "The Fosters." It was about these two women fostering kids and one of them was a social worker and for some reason I felt like... I don't know, there was just a feeling that I got when I watched it and I said, 'That's it. That's what I want to do.' I took sociology in high school and I knew I liked that class, but I just didn't know what I could do with a sociology degree, and then I found out you could use it for social work so it just made sense to do that.
My dad was in the military so I didn't move to San Antonio until I was four or five, I was born in Singapore. The hardest thing was moving around a lot or even just the idea of moving around. There was a couple of times that I was supposed to, and I was like, 'I can't do it.' My family was so excited to move to Iceland, or Connecticut, or something, but I didn't want to to leave. I like San Antonio. So that was the hardest part.
I would like to end each year with an 'A' GPA, I know last semester I did, but the Spring semester has been harder. It's not as easy as I thought it would be because I came in just thinking, 'I was a straight A student in high school' and I just came here with that mentality but it's way more work and it's way different than I thought it would be. For the near future, I want to change some of the habits I have had.
In high school I used to get away with doing things last minute and doing okay on it, but here that doesn't really cut it. Things I thought I could get an A on, they're B's just because I did them last minute.
I would tell my younger self, 'You don't need to go to a prestigious place.' Most of my best memories come from little hidden gems. My present self enjoys [UTSA] and I am glad that I didn't listen to anybody and I just did my own thing. It's a really nice campus, I really enjoy coming here."