Well, hello to Wildcat Country’s UNHTales.com. My name is Adam Babinat, and I am a 20-year-old senior English major from Waterloo, Iowa.
Yes, you read that correct. I am originally from the Hawkeye State; the home of the No. 1 party school in the country (University of Iowa), and the birthplace of celebrities Ashton Kutcher and John Wayne. Outside of that, however, there is not too much to talk about my home state.
With that out of the way – sorry, Iwill probably mention the state of Iowa at least once a month during my time as a writer for UNHTales.com – allow me to get into the meat of my post for this week. Since the semester is just getting started, there is not a whole lot to discuss related to student life here at the University of New Hampshire. Thus, I decided it would be helpful for me to offer you a little more information about who I am and what to expect from me.
One of the first things you should know about me is that I am the Content Editor for The New Hampshire – UNH’s student-run newspaper, just in case you weren’t aware. This leads to one of the biggest things that I will be discussing with you, the readers, this upcoming academic year – getting involved.
Getting involved here at UNH right away – I ended up joining TNH, Student Senate and became a member of the Upper Quad Hall Council – was one of the most important aspects of my first year of college. Especially as an out-of-state student, joining all of these student organizations enabled me to get in touch with a variety of different types of students here on campus, while also allowing me to build connections and friendships that have endured through the majority of my collegiate experience.
So, regardless of whether you are a freshman or an upperclassman, one of the best tips of advice any individual here at UNH could possibly give you is getting involved in a student org. There are so many options to here in Durham, and with U-Day coming up (on Sept. 10) now is the best time to dip your toe in the water and find a group that you can mesh with.
Another bit of information you should know about me, is that I’m working on my law school application. This is noteworthy just because a lot of the posts that you will see from relate to law school visits, LSAT preparation and the whole process that goes along with working on additional schooling past UNH.
This is useful because a lot of the students here at UNH, at least the ones I know, seem to think about grad school (or some equivalent) at some point during their academic career. Getting to see what that process is kind of like, at least to me, is interesting and I think could be helpful for those who are considering on getting additional education beyond their bachelor’s.
With that said, I look forward to what this year – my final – holds for us here in Durham. And I also look forwarding to sharing these experiences with all of you, my fellow Wildcats.