First-Year Leaders

Braedon Taylor
Junior from Wylie, Texas
Major: Historical Studies

Why did you decide to attend UT Dallas?
Scholarship offers
This university offers undergraduate level history of science and technology classes, the specific field that I want to go into.

What do you like about UT Dallas?

The atmosphere of the student body, accessibility of faculty and staff, and the constant change and improvement that is going on at UT Dallas

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

Baptist Student Ministry, Orientation Team Mentors, Undergraduate Deans Advisory Council, Living Learning Communities

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

Working Freshman Orientations/ Comet Camps

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

I knew there was a great deal of independence; however the scale of it is difficult to communicate. Also, I learned that students must want to be social for them to get out.

What do you like to do to unwind after class?

Rock Climb, Hang out with friends, read

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

I saw the impact my FYL had on my schooling and wanted to have that same impact on students. Also, my experience as an OTM only reinforced this desire to impact incoming students.

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

Meet more people that are part of the class of 2014.

What advice do you have for the incoming freshman class?

Get out of your room and explore! Take chances safely, make mistake learning from them and get out of your comfort zone!


Updated: August 15, 2012