Skip to Main Content
  • IMPACTS
    16
  • HOURS
    49
  • GROUPS
    5

About

Causes

Skills

GivePulse Stats

Groups

Impacts

UT Thanks Day

I learned a lot how important it is to have people, such as donors, to fund our education here at UT. I learned to become more perceptive of how much they mean, or how much they should mean to us. It was a great experience and I would do it again!

Gave 3.00 hours on 11/06/2014 with University Leadership Network, UGS 303-Race in the Age of Obama (Fall 2014)
Open opportunities at UT Senate of College Councils - Service-Learning Weekend

For IntegrityUT week, I helped assist the Academic Integrity committee with tabling and promoting academic integrity on campus. It was a great experience. I gained a lot from this experience

Gave 1.00 hour on 10/22/2014 with University Leadership Network
Open opportunities at UT Senate of College Councils - Service-Learning Weekend

For IntegrityUT week, I helped assist the Academic Integrity committee with tabling and promoting academic integrity on campus. It was a great experience. I gained a lot from this experience

Gave 1.00 hour on 10/21/2014 with University Leadership Network
Open opportunities at UT Senate of College Councils - Service-Learning Weekend

For IntegrityUT week, I helped assist the Academic Integrity committee with tabling and promoting academic integrity on campus. It was a great experience. I gained a lot from this experience.

Gave 1.00 hour on 10/20/2014 with University Leadership Network
UT Concho Community Garden

For my service-learning project, I decided to volunteer at the “UT Concho Community Garden.” From what I have learned, the UT Concho Community Garden” is UT’s first community garden. The garden is kept and managed by students, staff, faculty, and residents of the Austin area. There are a plethora of garden plots at the community, all of which require intensive care by members of both UT’s and Austin’s public.
When I went to the garden, I was assigned a garden plot by the volunteer coordinator. I was asked to remove weeds from the soil and help create space for new crops to settle in. I spent roughly two hours doing this. As I was removing the weeds, it made me ponder about my environment and the type of care that goes into keeping our environment clean and accessible. The weeds destroy the plants. From what I have observed, it destroyed the tomato plants, onions, and other plants existing within the plot.
Though my task of removing weed from the garden plot may seem plain and objective, I learned a lot from my two hours at the garden. Pulling the weed out made me reflect on my studies and how that served as a metaphor to my life at UT. The soil covering the plants symbolized the foundation, or the coursework, that UT has laid out for me. The healthy plants serve as a metaphor to what I could achieve, or obtain, if I keep my mind focused on what truly matters. The weeds represents distractions and the idea that I need to cut myself off from those distractions every now and then in order to succeed.
As a result, I learned a lot while working at the UT Concho Community Garden. Though most of what I did revolved around beautifying the community, it sparked a light, or a sense of beauty, within me as well. What I got out of this experience was that I like the weed, need to take care of myself every now and then, in order to grow and succeed.

Gave 2.00 hours on 10/16/2014
Thursday Workdays