First-Year Leaders

Mayur Patel
Senior from Garland, Texas
Major: Molecular Biology

Why did you decide to attend UT Dallas?
Lots of scholarship money

What do you like about UT Dallas?

The atmosphere here is far better than I expected and has grown a lot recently.

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


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

Being a PA has been awesome

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

It’s honestly nowhere near as bad as I was expecting it to be. The course load hasn’t been bad at all and I’ve been able to have a lot of fun.

What do you like to do to unwind after class?

Work Out at the AC

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

I really did have a good time in my Rhet class Freshmen year and through my experiences I feel that I have a lot of good knowledge that I could give to freshmen.

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

Get to know more people – I really hung around mostly my high school friends my freshmen year.

What advice do you have for the incoming freshman class?

Work hard and have fun. It’s probably going to be the best 4 year of your life, but you’re going to have to be diligent in your efforts to succeed.


Updated: August 15, 2012