First-Year Leaders

Jordan Price
Junior from Austin, Texas
Major: Neuroscience

Why did you decide to attend UT Dallas?
It is close to home, affordable, and up and coming

What do you like about UT Dallas?

It is cutting edge, diverse, and offers many of the perks of a big school while maintaining small school aspects as well.

List some clubs and organizations you are or have been involved in at UT Dallas.

UTD Varsity Soccer, Orthodox Christian Fellowship, Discipline Committee, AED, C-CORE Mentoring Program, Peer Advisor

What has been your favorite/best experience at UT Dallas so far?

Getting to meet and establish relationships with people from all kinds of different backgrounds and expanding my world perspective in the process.

What did you learn about college life that you didn’t know before?

In college, the only person you have to worry about each day is yourself. You’re on your own time. Deciding what you do with it is completely up to you.

What do you like to do to unwind after class?

Working out, playing FIFA, Eating

Why did you decide to become a First Year Leader (FYL)?

I want to give incoming freshman the resources and opportunities to smoothly acclimate to college.

Is there anything you wish you did during your freshman year that you didn’t?

I wish I had joined an organization or found a group that allowed me to meet more upperclassman. Upperclassman can be very helpful serving as mentors, advisors, or simply someone to lean on when you’re struggling in college.

What advice do you have for the incoming freshman class?

Introduce yourself to and meet as many people as you can at the start of college. Branch out as far as you can, and then as the year progresses, you can start to narrow down between your close friends and your acquaintances. It’s like a funnel. Start broad and then narrow down, and it gives you the best opportunities to find those people with whom you are most compatible.


Updated: August 15, 2012