A Hold on Hope- by Erika Noriega

Like any semi-responsible member of society, I like to keep up with current events through different news platforms. Recently, however, it’s become harder for me to want to stay informed because it is as if I see more negative news than positive. I often find myself, like many others, feeling helpless in today’s political climate. […]

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” – Neale Donald Walsch by Jessica Wilson

The night before I left for my trip to Africa this summer, I was so nervous that I couldn’t sleep. I was absolutely terrified that I had no idea what I was getting myself into- what if I got half way across the world and was so homesick that I couldn’t function? What if something […]

The Benefits of Keeping an Open Mind- by Seth Cook

Some of the best advice I have ever received is as follows: Take every possible opportunity to travel, network, volunteer, learn, etc. that you can as an undergrad. It will expand your horizons indefinitely, make you a more effective natural resource conservationist, and ultimately make you a better person. Every new door, when approached with […]

“Internship of a Lifetime!”- by Lanier Forster

Internships are one of the most important elements of your college career. They provide great opportunities to gain experience in your field of study, network with people, and get out and explore the many possibilities that you can do with your degree. Personally, my internship experience was the best thing to happen to me during […]

“Hello from Hilo”- Laura Banister

To satisfy the field course requirement as a Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism major, I decided to go on the Discover Abroad Hawaii Spring Break trip this year. I used to always think of Hawaii as beautiful sandy beaches and piña coladas. However, our homes for the week in Hilo and Kona were much different. […]

Comfortable with the Uncomfortable- Jarrett Craven

Public land, while may not be abundant in my home state of Georgia, is plentiful in the western parts of the United States. I have never had a chance to travel west of the Mississippi to see these lands until the summer of 2016. That summer, I had first position within the U.S. Forest Service […]

Finding My Niche- Lora Haas

When I toured the University of Georgia for the first time, tour guides emphasized the fact that the school provides its students countless opportunities to find their “niche” and develop life-long friendships. This is in spite of the fact that UGA boasts an impressive number of students – 35,000 to be exact! They said that […]