First-Year Leaders

Huy Pham
Senior from Rowlett, Texas
Major: Biology & Business Administration

Why did you decide to attend UT Dallas?
Financial benefits

What do you like about UT Dallas?

Atmosphere, plentiful learning resources, and good people

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

Public Health Club, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Unicef, Peer Led Team Learning Leader

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

Random acts of nerdiness by me and my roommates.

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

Life is hard work, but it’s not without its benefits. Work hard first play harder later.

What do you like to do to unwind after class?

Take a nap

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

Now that I’m a senior, I look back and realize that I really do make use of several resources I learned from my own UNIV 1010 course, then named RHET 1101. Things like how to get to know your professor was very important, among other life lessons. I now have the time to give back to the program and hope to help incoming freshman as much as my RHET 1101 class helped me.

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

I wish I had stuck with an organization and made an officer of myself that year. I’ve kind of bounced around sophomore year, and now that I have found my niche, I only wish there was more time.

What advice do you have for the incoming freshman class?

The biggest thing that I’ve learned is that life goes on. When you’re hit with some bumps, you adjust. Stressing out is good because it makes you focused, but everything in moderation is the secret to a happy life.


Updated: August 15, 2012