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Bailey Nielsen

Web Design, Business Technology major and Student Ambassador at University of Advancing Technology (UAT)
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A bit of Advice

Posted on Jan 6, 2020 1:07:29 PM by Bailey Nielsen in Student Life, in Student Ambassador

If life hands you lemons, make lemonade. Life can be crazy and can throw you some curve balls and as a college student, this can be especially true. Compiled here is a list of advice from our very own UAT students.

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Day 1 at UAT

Posted on Jan 2, 2020 4:03:00 PM by Bailey Nielsen in founder's hall, in student life, in student orientation, in move-ins, in freshman

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2020 Astronomy Events You Can See at UAT

Posted on Dec 31, 2019 1:36:00 PM by Bailey Nielsen in events, in space, in campus life, in courses, in cool courses, in space expedition

While Phoenix is not exactly known for its night skies, Arizona is. On a new moon night, the desert lights up with the cosmos around us. There are quite a few cool astronomical events that will occur next year that you will be able to see within town and on the UAT campus.

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College Cooking!

Posted on Dec 16, 2019 12:00:00 PM by Bailey Nielsen in founder's hall, in Student Life, in cooking, in Student Ambassador, in uat cafe

College is an exciting time, and for many, the first time being out of a parent’s house. While the UAT Café is a great option for food, I found myself missing key meal times. The UAT dorms at Founder’s Hall, has an alternative to the UAT café. Its very own kitchen. Cooking can be a bit terrifying if you don’t know what you are doing, and as a ‘on a budget’ college student, what can you even make? Below I've listed some of my fellow students favorite recipes along with some estimated costs of the ingredients (and usually there are leftovers which is another meal to stretch your budget)  I recommend seeing what's on sale when planning what you are going to cook. 

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We Are All Just a BunchOfNerds

Posted on Dec 13, 2019 12:00:00 PM by Bailey Nielsen in student clubs, in Student Ambassador, in web design, in business technology, in game jams, in startups

Who wouldn’t want to own their own business doing exactly what they want to do in life? As a Business Technology and Web Design major I sure hope to own my own business someday. While I am not quite there yet, I have gotten the chance to help someone else start theirs.

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Awesome Apps for College Students

Posted on Dec 9, 2019 12:00:00 PM by Bailey Nielsen in student advice, in study tips, in college success, in educational apps, in mobile applications, in mobile apps, in college for nerds

In today's society, people use their phone for everything, so why not optimize your phone for the best college experience? There are millions of apps available for your phone, many of which can be useful for your day to day college life!

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Tours with Bailey

Posted on Sep 25, 2019 3:29:04 PM by Bailey Nielsen in University of Advancing Technology, in group tours, in student workers, in tours

The UAT campus tour is all about highlighting what sets us apart from other universities. And what better way to learn about the campus than from a current student, a student ambassador. We have an outline of the areas we take you through, but each of us is unique and so are our experiences. Because of that each of us likes to include those experiences which make the tour unique as well.

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Fall 2019 Provost Challenge: Maleficent

Posted on Sep 25, 2019 11:05:00 AM by Bailey Nielsen in Game Art, in Game Programming, in Competition, in Game Design, in provost challenge

UAT is all about challenges. From our project-based curriculum to our 48 game challenges, students are tested. And the freshmen are not excused from this. Orientation is a great time to meet new people but is also where our Provost, Dave Bolman, announces for the first challenge as a UAT student. The Provost Challenge. A theme is announced and students are tasked with making something around that theme. Working in predetermined groups, students have 10 days to come up with an idea and create a prototype. The possibilities are endless! A game, product, film, or whatever else they can come up with is open for consideration. At the end of the challenge, the teams present in front of a group of professors. With much deliberation, a winner is announced. And this semester has been no different.

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Getting Through Your First Semester

Posted on Sep 20, 2019 10:58:41 AM by Bailey Nielsen

As this is being written, we are finishing up the second week of the 2019 fall semester here at UAT. With an incoming class of over 250 students, things have been busy here on campus. Nervous and excited energies are abundant. Starting college is a new and sometimes scary experience. For many, college is a big move from home with a bunch of people you have never met and a newfound sense of adulthood. The challenge can be daunting but here are a few tips and tricks to making it through your first semester.

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What's it like in Space Exploration?

Posted on Aug 26, 2019 2:01:54 PM by Bailey Nielsen in college for nerds, in UAT Classes

The Space Exploration course is a Special Topic in Technology class offered here at the university. The overall goal of the class is for everyone to work together to go beyond their limits to create a functioning weather balloon payload. The course has been running for currently four semesters and each start with the same expectations of a successful weather balloon launch and a successful recovery. And so far, reality of each has been somewhat successful. With four missions we have failed to bring home two payloads and only had one failed launch, which was just delayed and successfully launch later.

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