Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Keerin’s Brand New Job: The Prologue


Seated in a cushy office chair in a room down the hallway and to the left, in a little corner of The University of Texas at Tyler, there is a Nineteen-year-old girl with warm brown hair and bright blue eyes frantically banging away at the keys as she wonders how best to make an impression on her brand new audience. Her hands are trembling, face a little flushed, expression tight with absorbed musing. That girl is… Me.

Okay, Okay. Maybe I’m over thinking this a little bit. Let me just begin with my name. I’m Keerin deWet, and I suffer from consistent mispronunciations of both parts of my name, but it’s okay. I am used to a little variation. Here’s a picture of me to help put a face to the name:

I have lived in Tyler all my life, but my family moved to the United States from South Africa several years before I was born. I am going into my fourth semester as a student here at UT Tyler and I am an inaugural member of the new Global Awareness Through Education (GATE) Program. Just before the end of the Fall 2012 semester, I finally decided that I was going to major in Political Science and double minor in Psychology and International Studies.

Sounds a little crazy, right? Well, I have a wide variety of interests that plug into that decision, but all of it pools into wanting to someday go out into the world and foster happy and healthy relations around the world between businesses and Non-Government Organizations. I love cultural studies of all kinds, helping people work through their issues and coming up with solutions, and looking for new experiences of all kinds. These three components spawned my plan to someday become a mediator in the international sphere.

Until I get there though, I’m here attending school so I can chase those dreams and meet new people. I also have lots of other interesting hobbies besides people watching and cultural appreciation, though!

Here’s a little list of some of my other interests:
  •     Reading and blogging about fiction novels, especially fantasy!
  •        Writing fiction for fun
  •        Playing video games
  •        Cooking and food
  •         Dancing
  •     Coldplay and classical music
  •      Drinking tea
  •     Surfing the web for interesting but possibly useless information
  •     America’s Funniest Home Videos 
  •     Daydreaming about anything
  •     Being helpful

I guess I could list a couple of things I hate too (math, stranger danger, drama, movies about war, etc.) but let’s focus on the positives, right? I am so excited to be joining the crew here at the UT Tyler Admissions Center to help dish out the inside scoops and help give advice to make your journey into college and beyond that much less scary. Stay with me at the UT Tyler Blog and see what we get up to this semester! It’s a pleasure to meet my readers, and I hope all of you will let me know what you want to see from me in the comments as I bring you more blogs!

5 comments:

Chrissy Jones said...

Yay! I'm so excited to see more from you!

aharrell said...

Welcome!

Megan Allen said...

A wonderful inclusion to the team!

Kat said...

I know what it feels like to be the new girl, but this is SUCH a great job and opportunity in life, and this team has some of the most supportive people I have ever met in my life.

You're going to do so well! Have a great semester!

Keerin said...

Thanks everybody! I'm so happy to be here!

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