As a student in Professional and Technical Communications (PTC) at Montana Tech, I shouldn’t have been angered by a recent post on the Facebook page “Montana Tech of the University of Montana Confessions,” a page dedicated to anonymous confessions of Montana Tech students. The post reads: “Anything but STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) classes here is a joke. Especially PTC and Liberal Arts. Enjoy paying off your student loans with your minimum wage McDonald’s paycheck because Tech doesn’t give two sh*%ts about you.”
What does motivation mean to you? Generally, motivation is the desire or willingness of someone to do something. All of us know the best way to be successful in our lives and at school. In this article, I will focus on my own experiences here at Tech that motivated me.
If you asked me what is the best way to motivate myself, I would tell you what I do and advise you to do the same things. First of all, keep in touch with your family. My family is the best support for me and they help me when I have problems. Whenever I feel bad and I am having a hard time with life or school, I remember my family. They sent me to the United States to get my degree and to be successful in my life.
It has been suggested that Tech Students are sometimes known for being heavy drinkers. Some may have retaliated by claiming there is nothing to do in Butte besides getting plastered! However surprising this may seem, drinking is not the only activity Butte has to offer for students. Here are 5 easy things to do in Butte and the surrounding area:
1) Hit the Slopes: Discovery Ski Area offers $30 lift tickets for Montana Tech’s spring break, March 10-15 for students with Diggercards. Even if you are not an avid skier give it a try! Disco offers ski and snowboarding lessons and rentals for those who don’t have their own equipment or who are not as confident on the slopes. A day of skiing is a good opportunity to get outside and to get active.
Escaping the February winter chill was a plus for the Montana Tech SPE student chapter representatives as they recently headed to Houston, Texas to attend the second SPE Student Summit hosted by the SPE student chapter of Texas A & M University.
I was skeptical when first asked to review a night out listing to At Dawn We Rage, the electronic dance music DJs. However, as the night went on a whole new musical genre was discovered. Upon entering the Silver Dollar I was immediately greeted by the sight of people of all age groups dressed in loud outfits. There were women dressed as cats and there was GoGo dancers wearing bedazzled bikinis.