Saturday, September 21, 2013

Starting at BYU: A New Job and Classes Begin

A couple weeks before I started classes at BYU, I finally found a job. I now work on campus at the SWKT (Spencer W Kimball Tower) as a Student Custodial Worker. I work Monday through Fridays from around 6 to 10 pm. It's really nice that I don't have to work on weekends, especially since my sisters, Becky and Sara, and I try to meet up once a month and the only day Becky has available is Saturdays. I am enjoying my new job. I have my own floor in the SWKT to clean each night and if I get done or need to leave early I can.

I started classes on the 4th, and I still can hardly believe I'm actually going to BYU. I'm going full-time and I've arranged my classes so I only have class Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. On Mondays and Wednesdays I have classes from 8 am to 4 pm. So, those days are pretty full, but I don't have classes the next day. So, I have those days to work on any homework I have.

I am taking 1 math class, 3 statistics classes, and 2 religion classes. Since, I transferred to BYU with and associates degree, I don't have to take any generals except one. I also took Institute for credit up in North Dakota, so I only need to take the first part of the Book of Mormon in specific required classes, which I'm taking this semester, along with Introduction to Family History.

I find that the oddest thing about attending BYU is the fact that in all but 1 of my classes, the teacher has someone say a prayer at the beginning of it. This is very different from any experience I've  had at any school previously, as I've never gone to a Church run school before where that was even an option.

BYU campus is huge and I had a hard time finding my way at first, but I only have classes in three buildings, two of which are right next to each other, and the other had the building I work in between it and the others, so it's pretty easy to find. I just have to head in the direction of the tallest building in the area and I find my way easily enough.

1 comment:

Larry said...

Congratulations Elizabeth. Nioe to hear how things are working out for you. Good luck in school.