Andrew Porubiansky

 

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Andrew Porubiansky

Carrollton, GA

Professional Golf Management

Hey, my name is Andrew Porubiansky and I am from Carrollton, GA. While in high school I was in numerous organizations. I was a part of National Honor Society, Beta Club, FBLA, and Outdoors Club. I was also part of the golf team all fours years and came to GSW to continue my education in golf by majoring in Professional Golf Management. I am looking forward to the challenges and experiences I will face here at Southwestern.

 

Studying and Basketball
January 18, 2012

MLK Holiday was this past Monday and as you all know, having a four day weekend is nice. Since I just got back down to Americus a week ago, I didn’t go home to see my family. I stayed here in Americus and hung out with friends and even got a little homework done for one of my online classes. On Saturday and Monday, we went to basketball games in the STORM Dome.

I think classes this semester are going to be a lot harder than last semester. I don’t have any early morning classes which are always good. And not having Friday classes is never going to get old. Getting back in the routine of classes was a little harder than I thought, but I’m ready to get his semester moving, and finish out my freshman year strong. I didn’t do as well last semester as I wanted, but I now know what it takes and I expect to have a great semester.

 

A Warm Winter Break
January 12, 2012

Christmas break was awesome. Though it did not last long enough, it was good to unwind and take some time off from school. With the warm weather I was able to get some fishing in with friends that I had not seen in a while and just relax.

Santa treated me and my family very good this year and brought us everything we wanted. Even though it did not snow like last year, it was still a very good Christmas break. It was nice to be able to spend time with family and friends.

I got used to being home and it was weird leaving again, but I was excited to get back and catch up with everyone here at Southwestern. This semester is definitely going to be harder than last semester, but I know what I learned last semester will help me this year.

 

Wow, Time Flies!!!
December 11, 2011

I cannot believe my first semester of college is already over. It seems like only yesterday I was moving in and getting adjusted to the college life. With finals done and in the past, I can finally relax and enjoy my month long break.

Finals were exactly what I expected: late night studying and spending the whole week in the library preparing. Now that I know what it takes and how much work is needed to get good grades on my finals, I feel more prepared for next semester. Winter break could not have come at a better time. I plan on going home and hanging out with friends that I have not seen since high school and spending some time with my family. I’m going to miss parts of GSW while I am gone, but this break is just what I needed.

 

Study...
December 3, 2011

One thing I have learned so far at college is that studying is very important in keeping up your grades. With finals around the corner, here are a few studying tips I have found useful this semester.

  1. Take good notes in class and make sure your notes are in some type of organized form or outline.
  2. Be involved as much as you can in class.
  3. Anything the teachers writes on the board is something you probably need to know, so write it down.
  4. Don’t be scared to ask questions in class if you don’t understand something.
  5. Don’t wait to study until the night before the test and pull and “all nighter.” It’s not all that effective.
  6. Highlight major points in your notes.
  7. Keep your notes for each class separate from other classes so they don’t get mixed up.
  8. Review your notes every day. Very Important…
  9. Make sure keep up with your course syllabus and you know all the dates on it. This could be the only way you will know if there is an exam coming up.
  10. Make sure you get a good night’s sleep the night before the test.

 

A Break from School
November 28, 2011

It’s about time we had a break from school! It’s starting to wear me out. It was nice to be able to go back home and see all my family that I have not seen since August. The break definitely did not last long enough, maybe next year we will have the whole week off.

 

With the break now over, we have one full week of classes left, and then a week of finals. I can’t believe this semester is about over. It seems like yesterday I was moving in, and getting adjusted to the college life. Finals week is also when the book buy back period starts, so it will be nice to have a little extra spending money for Christmas.

 

Halloween
November 4, 2011

For Halloween I opted out of the costume fun and went on a camping trip with my family and some friends. It was a great way to get away for school, out in the wilderness, and just relax. And like we do every year, we watched the Georgia-Florida game. It’s about time they beat the Gators!!!!

Now that Halloween is in the past, we only have a few weeks until thanksgiving break and the end of the semester. It’s time to hunker down and start preparing for finals. And I can’t wait for Christmas break.

 

Almost There
October 21, 2011

So far this semester is going great. I am slowly learning the ins and outs about college. With Halloween coming up, and midterms in the past, I can finally see the end of the semester. Now that midterms are over I can finally relax and enjoy Halloween.

I am really glad I decided to join a Fraternity and in a few weeks I’ll officially be a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity.

One of the things I have learned so far in college is that you have to learn how to manage your time. With all the things that go on in college and all the different classes you have to take, time management is critical. What I have been told by many people is to get a calendar and write down everything you have to do. I thought it was kind of weird at first, but with all the different activities, quizzes, and tests you have in college, I found out it worked really well.

 

Midterms... 
October 7, 2011

I have been here for almost two months now and everything is going great. I have met a lot of new people, and I decided to join a fraternity. As a part of the fraternity we play many intramural sports and flag football was the first one of the year, and it was a lot of fun. We didn’t win all our games, but we still had a good time. Looking back, I am really glad I chose to join the Chi Phi fraternity and I am looking forward to the rest of the semester.

Midterms are coming up, and I am a little worried. As most people know, midterm and final weeks are the most stressful times on campus. The library is especially crowded as people prepare for their midterms and everyone is studying extra hard, hoping to get A’s on all their tests. College is completely different from high school, and I am still trying to figure out the best ways to study and prepare for exams. Hopefully I have figured it out, and will do great on my midterms!!

 

Time to Choose
September 12, 2011

In some peoples mind, being part of a fraternity is one the best parts of college. Both my dad and brother were in a fraternity, so I thought I would continue the family tradition and join a fraternity. RUSH week started on Monday and there were four different fraternities to choose from: Chi Phi, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Chi, and Kappa Sigma. My dad and brother were both Chi Phi’s at the University of West Georgia, which meant I was a legacy. They had told me the pros and cons about joining a fraternity, and told me to do whatever was going to make me happy.

When bid day came, I was hoping to get a bid from Chi Phi, and I did. I met most of the brothers on move in day, and felt like I knew some of them already. I felt that being part of a Greek organization would keep me involved on campus and allow me to make friendships that would last not only through college, but throughout my entire life. Looking back on RUSH week and the choice to join a fraternity, I am very glad I made the decision to join a fraternity, and am looking forward to the fun times ahead.

 

Free at Last - Move In Day
August 13, 2011

Moving out of the home I have lived in for the past 18 years of my life was a little nerve racking, but it was something I had to do. Moving three hours from home… not knowing anyone who I was going to be going to school with scared me a little, but I knew I would settle in quickly.

Move-In Day was a blast. When I arrived there were numerous campus organizations there to help me move stuff in. The first people I saw were the brothers of the Chi Phi fraternity. They came up and introduced themselves and immediately started helping me move stuff in. I never expected to be greeted like that. From that moment on, I knew I had chosen that right college for me. I went up, found my room, and met my roommate for the first time.

I did the random roommate match and it worked out really well. We didn’t know each other before coming to college, but once we both got moved in we got to know each other, it felt like everything was going to work out great. We got all my stuff moved in and then it was time for my parents to leave. Once they left, all I could think about was… freedom. It was a little weird at first, but I got settled in and was excited for what is to come in the next few years of my life at Southwestern.