Category: first impressions

Reflections on My First Online Class

Before this semester, I had no intention of taking an online class. I enjoyed the typical academic environment of sitting in a classroom at a certain time each week surrounded by other students with a professor lecturing in front of

Learning Financial Accounting As a Busy Father, Husband and Professional

The Desire: Learn Financial Accounting Financial accounting is very exciting to me from a personal interest standpoint. I enjoy learning about how companies organize and present their financial information and how this information is interpreted and used by third-parties in

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Why I Took an Online Class

A lot of people ask me why I decided to take an online class. After all, I’m a full-time undergraduate student, and I live on campus. It would be easy for me to take the traditional on-campus section of POLI

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Taking Blended Online/Face-to-face Courses

By Zhe Ji Hello, everyone! My name is Zhe Ji (but I prefer the name Sammy). I’m currently taking two online classes–Critical Thinking and Computers and Society. These are both fantastic classes, which offer amazing and insightful introductions to logic

Friday Center Student Nakia Hoskins

My name is Nakia Hoskins, intermediate blogger. I first enrolled at UNC in 2004, and am still in pursuit of fulfilling my undergraduate degree in African American Studies. Not finishing my degree in the “conventional” four-year allotment is becoming the

Online Classes: Worth It or Not?

By Natalie Dwigans I am a senior this year at UNC and I’m taking my first online class. I wasn’t sure if taking an online class would be the right move for me to make my senior year because of different

Friday Center Student Rachele McFarland

By Rachele McFarland The motto, “it’s always easier the second time around,” has held true in many experiences in my life, such as being a public school teacher, a Resident Assistant during my undergraduate studies, and even  a member of marching

First Impressions: Friday Center Student Bethany Painter

By Bethany Painter From the moment we enter Kindergarten, we are taught to treat the first day of school as a big deal. We want to make a good impression — we wear a new outfit, we might style our


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